Monday, March 3, 2014

Becoming a Lean Lifting Machine

I thought I would show you all a little of what I've been up to the past 8 weeks.

I shoveled some snow after one of our bigger storms in December and had a nagging pain in my left shoulder for a few weeks. It was just a slight sharp pain that would occur a few times a day if I moved my arm in just the wrong way.

Being a physical therapist, I cannot afford to have any "bum parts". I decided I needed to do some strengthening. One of the most common issues I treat is rotator cuff tendonitis and rotator cuff tears. I did not need this to happen to me down the road.

Prevention is key.

However, I didn't want to start a strengthening program just for my shoulders. I wanted to work my whole body and start building up my muscle mass all over.  More muscle = higher metabolism = lower body fat percentage.

In addition to starting a strengthening program, I have over-hauled my diet too.  I'm eating cleaner, more whole foods essentially and less processed crap. I'm eating more fruits and veggies throughout my day than I ever have. I think I'm actually getting the recommended number of servings per day (5-7)!!

The strength program I'm following I found on BodyBuilding.Com - It's Jamie Eason's LiveFit Program.
Have any of you ever heard of it?

This is the program: Jamie Eason's LiveFit Trainer

I love it.  I had gained some weight over the winter months. Weight that I had kept off for about a year and a half. I had gained about 11 pounds back of the 22 I had lost. This is a lot on a small person.

I have now lost that weight and I'm on the track to losing more :)

Here are a couple pics to show some progress. I'll post another progress pic in a week :)

Week 1 

Week 6

Small changes, but I can feel them. Between the two sets of pics there is only a 6 pound difference. When I post next weeks pics there will be a 6 pound difference between them as well, for around 12 pounds lost.

My pants are looser, I feel stronger, I feel more energetic, and my booty is lifting!

Thanks for stopping in guys!



  1. Very nice resullts, carry on this road and you will get that 12 pounds loss you are looking for.