Here we go! Day 1 of Phase 1! You ready to workout with me (and Jamie Eason ^_^)? I will be posting the links to Bodybuilding.com’s resources for their LiveFit Trainer as well as my own comments. I will try my best to make it VERY clear who the author of the content is, but if you have any questions or comments please let me know!
Click here for the diet, diet tips, video about the supplement suggestions and even clips for exercises if you do not know how to do them properly.
I will not be taking any of the suggested supplements but I WILL be taking a multi-vitamin, Super B-complex and Fish Oil 300mg daily. This is merely a preference for me during my pregnancy.
- Wide Pushup (standard or on knees): 3 sets of 12 reps
- Dumbbell or Barbell Bench Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Flat Bench Cable Flyes: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Narrow Pushup (standard or on knees): 3 sets of 12 reps
- Overhead Triceps Dumbbell Extension: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Triceps Pushdowns: 3 sets of 12 reps
Click here for the workout (conveniently in printable format! Thank you Bodybuillding.com!)
If you are doing the LiveFit Trainer as well I would love to know! Let’s keep each other accountable and motivated! Twitter: @thefaithkeith
Diet Killer series based on the “6 Diet Killers” article from Bodybuilding.com
“A lot of people struggle mentally with eating frequently because they think they’re taking in more food than they should. But even skipping one meal can throw your diet off, so even when you’re not hungry, you need to eat. Your body must be constantly fed to keep its metabolism at an elevated rate.”
Portion control and nutrition value is always key, but that’s not what this post is about. The key is to NOT SKIP MEALS 🙂 I know so many people who try to slim down by cutting meals and that is not how to make it happen (and stick).
Skipping a meal may make you binge on the next – can we say “Sabotage”?? Also, when you skip a meal your body will go into survival by slowing your metabolism – a side affect is you may feel lethargic and tired. Boo!
Eat frequently – every 3-4 hours – and make them good choices!
Bodybuilding.com shared some tips on what could be sabotaging your diet and bikini bod!
Really, Bodybuilding said it perfectly, so I’ll quote:
This one may seem strange because they’re part of the food pyramid, right? It’s true, fruits do have vitamins and minerals, but they also contain a lot of natural sugars. You don’t want that extra sugar because your body should be focusing on the complex carbs you eat and the body fat you already have for energy.
Adding another source of energy will make it harder to shed those pounds. You’re dieting, so your pyramid looks a lot different than King Tut’s or the USDA’s.
Personally, I have a tiny amount of fruit (a few berries) in my greek yogurt as my pre-workout meal, but other than that fruit in my mind is a cheat-treat! I have met so many people who get fruit confused with health foods. Yeah, it’s natural sugar, but it’s still sugar! 😀
Polk-a-dot-bikini time ladies! Trim out some of the fruit in your life and let’s press on!