Last week I finished up phase 2 of LiveFit Trainer. You may remember the post I did about my thoughts on phase 1. The sad news for myself? My feelings haven’t really changed. I’m still feeling bored and not excited about these workouts. My husband sees it too so he actually told me to do something else. He was actually doing this workout right along with me and this week he’s moving on to something else.
It Really Must Be the Timing
Given my love of lifting weights, I really just think it’s bad timing for me. I’m just not into it as much as I feel like I should be. I don’t wanna do a workout and feel like I’m going through the motions. I think I’m just itching to start something new and different.
Lifting Six Days a Week?
I think the biggest problem I’m having is the fact that this workout involves lifting SIX days a week and the fact that they’re taking 60-90 minutes EACH. I used to get my strength training + HIIT workouts completed in an hour or less. I like fast. :)
The Program Itself is Great
Obviously if you’re looking to build muscle, this program will do that for you. A split like the one in LiveFit can only really guarantee strength gains! I’ve increased the weight on every single exercise. Plus I got to know a few new exercises that I hadn’t done before.
One of My Frustrations…
is the fact that this really is a “gym workout”. I knew that going in and decided to just substitute things but it got to the point where I’d be skipping 1-2 exercises per workout. Makes it hard to follow a specific program when you don’t have the machines required to perform the exercises in the program. I’m a home workout junkie and refuse to pay for a gym membership. To each their own, right?
My Future Workout Plans
I already know what workouts I’ll be doing in the new year, I’m just waiting for one of them to get delivered! My plan for now is to continue on to LiveFit phase 3 – which I started yesterday. I won’t be doing the workouts exactly as laid out though. I’m going to combine some things and add in supersets where I feel like to make them move along much faster than they have been.
Bottom line: GREAT program. That’s expected coming from a program designed by Jamie Eason! There is nothing “bad” about it. I feel it’s just not the best thing for me right now. I definitely liked Phase 2 better than Phase 1 though!