Hey tumblrs! Jenna. 22 years old. Gay. Single. I'm a college student studying nursing and working at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois. I love: skydiving, sports, working out, swimming (and anything in the water), adventures, and smart, athletic women. Currently in the process of slimming down for good. My blog: a hodgepodge of gay things, workout things, pretty girls, and things that I find funny or annoying. Take it or leave it. I'm ALWAYS here for any followers that need to talk about anything (anon or not) I love meeting people and hearing their stories. What's yours?
DISCLAIMER: I do not have any credentials for nutrition, lifting, working out, etc. If you ask my advice, know that I am giving you an answer based on a few college nutrition courses, my own personal experience, what I have read, what I have been told by my nutritionist/doctor, etc. I AM NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE.
I don’t know if anyone will actually read this (LOL) but I shall post it anyway. My overall thoughts on LiveFit is that I’m glad I did it. Even though I’ve been an athlete all my life, I’ve often felt a little lost in the weight room. I have been a cardio queen my whole life and though we did “dryland” at swim practice, it was usually running stairs and doing “body weight” exercises (planks/abs, push-ups, burpees etc) and not much with weights. So I occasionally used weight machines and such, especially when I went to Lifetime Fitness (ie: favorite gym I’ve ever been to) but never really used barbells and dumbbells and such. LiveFit told me what to do each day and gave me a framework to get me off of the weight machines and into the free weights. Even though I didn’t really need LiveFit by Phase 3 and doing circuits doesn’t work at my gym usually (too crowded) I always finish what I start.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 were definitely my favorites because I liked the way the structure worked. I think I would have hated Phase 1 if I followed the “no cardio” rule because I think I would go crazy without Body Combat and Swimming and the occasional run lol. I just like cardio too much (though I hate HIIT running). Phase 3 where I was doing circuits would not work normally because of the way my gym is. It just doesn’t work with the way my gym is set up if I need to use barbells and whatnot. All in all though, I think it’s a good way to get into lifting because it has videos you can watch for each move so you can make sure you have proper form doing everything as evidenced by my strained erector spinae muscles when I effed up my deadlifts. So if you’re looking to get into lifting and don’t know what to do, I do recommend LiveFit. That said, if the meal plan or a certain lift isn’t working out for you, MODIFY IT. There’s nothing worse than just following the plan and hurting yourself because a fitness model who you’ve never met says you should do this. Listen to your body and your brain. If you have questions, just ask :)
FRIDAY’S POST I forgot to track my workout and post it here so here is the last two days of LiveFit Workouts (Day 83 was just a cardio day). I will post a “Livefit Reaction” post when I have a chance but I’m at my mom’s and will be hanging with my grandparents soon for my grandpa’s bday so I’m a little busy atm. (saturday’s little workout is underneath)
Saturday’s “Workout” was just a little watch with my mom around the block after dinner
Today is the rest day and guess what? I actually rested. Like the whole day. Other than errands, I sat on my ass. I even took a nap lol. A real REST rest-day :)
*and despite calling at 10am about the fridge, they still haven’t called me back/come to do anything and it’s past 6pm. I am resigned to the fact that I’m gonna just waste more food. Such is life.
Here is my workout from friday (thursday’s and friday’s workout)
Had AM swim lessons today but no PMs because I have to get CPR certified tonight. It’s one class at 5:30 so that should work out fine. I’m just glad I’ll have finished with my clinical requirements and be able to get on with my life lol. I’ll be at the shelter after AM swim lessons tomorrow.
Tracked a workout for 2,507 pts
Tracked a workout for 2,235 pts