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Stick with the program and serious abs

Happy September and back to school!  I’m happy Fall is in the air.  I love seeing the leaves change and having a new change of pace.  I love the harvest decorations, the cooking, and smells of the season!  We are remodeling our yard and peach trees are on the list.  My favorite!

O.K. first matter of business, FOOD!  Our weekend in Heber was a MAJOR stay strong challenge for me.  I don’t want to even talk about all the amazing good food goin’ on up there.  I didn’t cheat once amidst chocolate chip cookie pie, grilled pizza, shakes, and more.  I’m proud of myself and I’m proud of this healthy meal I whipped up last night and then ate today for lunch!

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It’s spaghetti squash with pasta sauce and zucchini and a salad with tuna on top.  Did you know that real whole food tastes so much better when you’re not eating processed and sugary food?  I am weird, but my vitamin drink tastes so good to me!  I will say that while everyone was over eating and experiencing stomach pain on our trip, I was feeling great.  No stomach issues.

Next, working out.  I’ve loved my workouts over the past week minus my RUNNING! I’m doing perfect with my eating healthy, but I think I’m eating more like a body builder and less like a runner.  They are not the same!  That’s o.k. I’m going to add more calories 2 weeks before my half. I’ll give a full detail of my eating lifestyle in about 10 days. Let’s just say, I’ve never felt better and all my clothes fit perfect.  The more I lift the more I like it.  It’s my happy place.  This is the workout I did with my church group this week.  I loved the core and abs throughout.  Move fast and get it done in an hour!  We did each exercise for a minute and a half and then rested for 20-30 seconds between sets.  Do each station 3 times before moving to the next station.  My obliques are still sore two days later.

Station 1 X 3

Donkey Kicks alternating with ab jacks

Rear Delts

Burpees

Station 2 X 3

Tricep Dumbbell kickbacks

Walking Planks

Frog Hops

Station 3 X 3

Arnold Press

Tick Tock Abs

Ladders

Station 4 X 3

Hand Release Push Ups

Leg Lifts 

High Knees

I’ll finish with a few pics. from the trip and one outfit.  Life is definitely hoppin’!  I have many priorities and projects that I’m working on.  I’m grateful I can do so much and still stay sane and happy.  (:  Have a happy weekend.  FOOTBALL!

Soldier Hollow-Sheepdog Championships

Soldier Hollow-Sheepdog Championships

Ignore the porta potties.  My daughter must have overlooked our background!

Ignore the porta potties. My daughter must have overlooked our background!

Top-J Crew Capris-LA Idol

Top-J Crew
Capris-LA Idol

 

 

Preview to 3 month GET BUFF program

Hi!  Today I’ve been thinking about my 3 month program that I will be starting in August.  I’m always trying to improve my personal training business and I’ve decided to give everyone the 3 month schedule I’ll be following.  Here are a few thoughts about what will be included in my program:

  • Exercise 6 days a week.  Weights everyday, running 3-4 days a week, and a few extra classes I love.
  • No white flour or white sugar
  • 1 T flaxseed everyday
  • 3-4 days a week vegan
  • 25 grams of fiber every day
  • Increase in protein
  • 5 servings of fruits and veggies every day
  • No eating after 8:00 p.m.
  • 70-90 ounces of water every day
  • Huge salad every day

I’m excited!  August, September, and October will be my months.  I’ve been eating really well for 3 weeks now.  My cravings are gone.  Lately, my cute oldest son has been wanting to exercise A LOT!  He’s going to the gym every day and asking me for workouts.  Today he even went through a workout with me and my friends and one of his friends!  WOW!  He took a few snaps of our little posse!  We pretty much take over the gym and talk too much and too loud!  Here is the workout we did today:

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securedownload-1He told me the other day how he likes seeing results (duh?! 16 year old boy!) and how much he loves muscles!  Ha Ha (:

securedownload-4We are loving summer!  I was outside last week planting a little garden.  I love to walk around the front and back yard at night and water all the flowers.  The summer night air is relaxing.  These little guys have already started blooming this week!

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Well, my house is full of too many kids to count tonight.  My sister is in town and my brother is coming tomorrow!  I need to go clean the whole house…AGAIN!  This morning we had my family over for breakfast.  I love my kitchen so much and having people over to eat!!  One of my favorite things.  We have fun times ahead for the next week or so!

securedownload I’m going to end with several GREAT sayings I like right now.  Be happy and work hard always…

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It’s all about the FOOD!

Happy FOOD day!  I am officially on DAY 3 of my healthy challenge and I feel freakin’ awesome.  That sounds lame but I feel great for two reasons. One, because eating good food makes you feel better DUH?! and two, because I feel good about myself for stickin’ to the plan!  Today, I thought I’d talk about random things that I’ll be eating over the next 8 weeks. This is what we bought at Costco today: strawberries, pears, peppers, and this awesome veggie mix:

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I also bought a rotisserie chicken, hummus, shrimp, carrots, deli meat (that’s not really the greatest choice), and this cool lookin’ vegan dish!  I tried it already.  So yummy!

securedownload-6I think that’s all of the GOOD things I bought.  I’ve been keeping a mental note in my head today of what I ate.  Sometimes healthiness can get a little boring so here are a few ideas:

BREAKFAST: I cooked up this Steel Cut Oats recipe on Sunday and saved half of it.  This morning, all I did was add a little almond milk and heated it up!

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LUNCH:  1/2 a Veggie and Grain bowl, 5 shrimp, 1/2 c honey dew.  I was still hungry so I had a small bowl of wheat chex with almond milk.

SNACKS:  While playing UNO today I snacked on veggies and hummus and ate a hard boiled egg.  I also had a couple handfuls of lite air popped kettlecorn.  If I’m craving something sweet or salty and crunchy, I eat 1/2 protein bar and 6 cashews.

securedownload DINNER:  After a baseball game tonight (I’ll pack a bag of carrots to munch on) I’m going to stir fry up some of my kale and red chard super foods with a little rotisserie chicken!  That will be all for the night.  If I need an extra snack I LOVE these probiotic healthy ice cream bars or a casein protein shake!

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Today on my run I could feel that I had more energy although right now I’m utterly exhausted, but I will keep going…

Wednesday I’ll talk about my workouts for the week.  To end this beautiful day, here’s a song I’ve been hearing lately that I like to crank up and listen to with the windows down!

That’s all for now.  Gotta get to a game.  EAT ON!

 

8 Tried and true weight loss supplements

Well hello there!!!  I’m a little bit slow today!  I tried to run this morning and woke up to a rain storm.  I should have ran anyway because now I don’t feel like exercising…I know that is VERY rare for me.  This might be a BYE day.  I have two kids that say they’re sick and one other wanting me to pick him up in 20 minutes…looks like a BYE day for everyone!

Food and supplement talk today!  I bought these at bodybuilding.com, Max Muscle, Costco, and local nutrition stores.  Here you go!  The BEST!

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I struggled this weekend with stickin’ to my nutrition challenge.  We went to a Jazz game, saw a movie, had dinner at a friends, and my Mom made my favorite sugar cookies.  Difficulty in all directions.  I survived and did not cave!  I took a couple pictures of some crazy combinations that I’ve been eating lately.  It’s weird when this looks sooo good to me!

securedownload securedownload-2The top picture is sweet potato, hard boiled egg, veggies, and the inside of an enchilada!  The bottom picture is veggies with a yogurt artichoke dip, celery with PB and laughing cow cheese, and my favorite apple!  I’m hungry and need to go make lunch!

To end the day, here are three workout songs to get my butt out the door!

Breathing.  The Other Side.  Turn Me On

Have a good one!

 

 

Kick your trash time saving workout

I LOVE a day when I stay home and get stuff done around the house!!!  Minus my SWEET birthday workout with my girlfriends, one training appointment, and a lovely birthday lunch with my parents I’ve been busy with laundry, cleaning floors, organizing, and getting all my last to do lists together for Christmas!!  We have so many fun events in the weeks to come.  I am also thinking through a new and improved 6 week get fit program that I will be following to a T come JAN 1.  My New Years Resolution is to make resolutions that I WILL keep this year!  One part involves looking like this:

Jamie Eason

Jamie Eason

I’ll reveal how this can be done ASAP and before December 31st!

We had a GREAT turn out for our workout today!  For my birthday I asked my friend to teach Zumba for 1/2 of the class and the other half I did a fast paced weight workout I found at fitnessrx.  Lift heavy is all I can say.

AMANDA-HOLIDAY-WORKOUT-CHARTI only did the first 2 sets because I wanted to end with 40 donkey kicks against the wall, 40 v-ups with weights, and 40 burpees!  Three kick your trash exercises.  That’s what I get for turning 40 this week!

jump both legs on the wall and jump back down as fast as you can.

jump both legs on the wall or tree and jump back down as fast as you can.

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Keep working hard and eating clean.  Patience.  All things come to those who wait!  Happy holidays.

I love this!

I love this!

Get started…again!

Hello again!  I have a couple new challenges to share today and I found a GREAT blog that has everything rolled up into one.  By far, this has been the BEST blog I’ve seen on normal people getting fit and losing weight.  I will be referring to this blog for nutrition, motivation, and exercises for me and others.  Here is a page I especially loved called HOW TO GET STARTED WITH CLEAN EATING.  It’s encouraging to see people’s success with weight loss and fitness AND to see them sticking to it!  I’ll be starting to train my first real client this week.  So excited!!

I have had a few health concerns this weekend that have left me a little down.  Obstacles are always there.  After I get them taken care of I’m going to stick to my workout routine.  I’ll get back on my marathon training schedule and run 4 x a week and as far as weight lifting goes, I’m going to attend my WOD of the day classes, GRIT, and my own workout class at the track.  That will be it for now.  I love Jamie Eason workouts and lifting hard every day, but it’s difficult to train for a marathon AND be hard core buff girl.  It’s running season anyway!

Let's go for a run!

Let’s go for a run!

I’m BACK!  I wrote the first part of this post and then got in a whirlwind of driving all over the world and I’m finally back to finishing this.  My crazy life has given me…shingles.  That sounds so gross and oldish doesn’t it?  I don’t need to go into details, but it’s related to stress and a low immune system.  My husband would say I got it from working out too much (:  I think it came on because of the awful sickness I had a month ago.  Anyway, I’ll get better!  My binge over the weekend was so-s0.  I really don’t need crap in my body so I’m starting ANEW with 2 plans.  I’m going to do the 7 day SMOOTHIE diet that I tried 6 months ago.  I’m thinking it will help cleanse my sicky body!  Then, I’m going to follow Les Mills 21 day nutrition challenge.  Download it HERE.

Sooooo, enjoy these 3 GREAT websites to get motivated.

http://www.heandsheeatclean.com/

http://vedgedout.com/green-smoothie-challenge-2/

http://shbam-4-hhac.wikispaces.com/file/view/LES+MILLS+GRIT+SERIES+21+Day+Challenge.pdf

I’m going to get busy making some yummy soup and relaxing to my favorite tunes that always calm me down (:  Here’s a good workout song to add to your playlist today!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aQDOUbErNg  

Get after it!

Get after it!

Jump start to summer fitness

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Hello and happy morning!  Amid this crazy time of year with school getting out and the many parties, it’s nice to get out in the early morning cool hours and run in the daylight!  We have lots of ideas to keep us moving all summer.  We’re going to do a weight workout at the track once a week and also a 7 mile trail run on another day of the week.  I’m happy to hear so many people want to join us.  Exercise is therapy for me (:  Today we did a GREAT lower body workout at the church.  Our numbers were few with all the school activities, but it’s definitely one to do when you are feeling a little on the chubby side.  It will kick your butt, literally (:  I did this back in March and it’s already on my blog HERE, but I’m going to post it again with a few modifications.

Lower Body Love

50 Prisoner Squats

50 Side Curtsy Lunges

25 Push Ups

50 Stiff Leg Dead Lifts

50 Jumping Split Lunges

REPEAT 3 TIMES

 

50 Thrusters or High Sumos

50 Hip Raises

25 Full Sit Ups

50 Walking Lunges

50 Snow Boarders

REPEAT 3 TIMES 

50 Side to Side abs holding a weight

50 reverse crunches

100 side ups (50-R, 50-L)

Since I’ve been eating well this past week, I feel so much better.  Running is where I can see the biggest difference.  I need to keep this up until September 14th!  And I will.  Here is one more workout that we did at the gym yesterday.  I started teaching with the other instructors a WOD (workout of the day).  Every day they post a different workout and we teach it several times throughout the day.  I taught last night and it was a good one.  The best part about them is they are short.  This one was about 20 minutes!

5 minute jump rope and double under warm up

Tabatas-8 rounds of each exercise with 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off.

Hand Release push ups (My old class show up to this class and they’ve named this exercise Holly!)

Thrusters with a 35-45 lb. bar (Hardest one for sure)

Rows (I LOVE this machine!!  Popular with cross fit)

Full Sit Ups

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Speaking of crazy life, I’m off to a school party, in charge of the jump rope competition!  Right up my alley.  I feel like it’s the weekend already.  Live like it’s the Weekend anyway!!!  Here is a great quote I saw the other day.  LOVE*

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