Review: Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer Workout Program

There are, of course, several reviews on Jamie Eason’s Life Fit Trainer Workout Program. Because the workout program is such a popular one, with a ton of buzz, I figured that yet another review would be good for the Internets:) After all, when I was deciding whether or not to do it, I read as many blog posts on it as I could find.

I’ll break it down by phase. Each phase was 4 weeks long, for a total of 12 weeks.

Phase 1 (Weeks 1 – 4):

Phase 1 is where you’ll learn this new “lifestyle” of training and eating properly. The workouts are pretty basic, and definitely an honest amount of work, but nothing that is too taxing on the body. Many people have complained that they didn’t like this phase because there is no cardio. I have to say that while I was doing it I agreed. I craved that cardio. Other than my walks with Ryan and the dogs, I really didn’t do too much cardio. I cheated a few times and did some because it drove me batty –> at the time. Jamie’s explanation as to why you don’t do any cardio in this phase is simple,

This’ll ensure your body is adding the muscle you want, and not using up too many calories for immediate fuel rather than muscle building.

Your training is only 4 days a week, but your nutrition needs to be spot on. (More on nutrition at the end.)

Sample workouts during Phase 1:

Jamie Eason LiveFit Phase 1

Jamie Eason LiveFit Phase 1

Phase 2 (Weeks 5 – 8):

Phase 2 is where you really begin to kick it up a notch. You add cardio back in, along with various super setting.

During phase 2, you’re still lifting pretty heavy. Sets are usually 4+. You will lift 6 times per week, focusing on different body parts, but you will have 2 legs days per week. (Jamie does say that you can do 2 days of a different body part if you need it more, but since most people need leg work, she uses that.) I have to be honest, I was so excited for all those days of lifting.

Your cardio is done on 3 of the days, so you’ll need to plan for an additional 30 minutes. This is the point in the program where many people simply don’t have enough time. By the time you do 45 minutes – 1:15 weight training and 30 minutes of cardio, you might easily be looking at upwards of 1:30 in the gym. For me, this was perfectly fine because I began to crave everything about my new workouts.

However, the cardio Jamie recommended during this phase was, “30 min medium intensity (running, elliptical, step-mill).” 30 minutes of medium intensity on those “machines” make me want to scream. They spell b-o-r-i-n-g to me. Instead, I was doing other things for cardio at my gym such as: boot camp, TRX (which is not cardio, but still a switch up) and kickboxing.

And again, your nutrition needs to stay spot on during this phase.

Sample workouts during Phase 2:

Jamie Eason LiveFit Phase 2

Jamie Eason LiveFit Phase 2

Phase 3 (Weeks 9 – 12)

Phase 3 is where the program gets really intense. If you don’t like training hard and you don’t like the gym, then this is the point of the program where you will fall off for sure.

You will spend a lot of time in the gym; likely no less than 1:30. Your workouts are filled with both intensity and longevity. Jamie says that this phase is where you “burn unwanted fat, save hard-earned muscle.” You won’t lift as heavy, but all of your workouts will include: high-intensity interval training (HIIT), plyometrics, super-sets and active rests.

During weeks 9 and 10, you should plan to be nearly drenched with sweat by the time you leave the gym. The workouts involve less weight, but you’ll be doing about 15+ exercises, with little or no “active” rest. Once your “weight workout” is done, you then do 30 minutes of HIIT running sprints.

During weeks 11 and 12, you do circuit training -> 140+ reps per circuit, with less weight. You also do cardio, but now you’ll switch to 30 to 40 minutes per day back on medium intensity. (And again, I did not do that cardio.)

You will workout 6 of 7 days per week during the entire Phase 3.

Once again, your nutrition needs to stay spot on during this phase, but during this phase you also begin to carb cycle.

Sample workouts during Phase 3:

Jamie Eason LiveFit Phase 3

Jamie Eason LiveFit Phase 3

Nutrition

Jamie spells out the nutrition for you very clearly. You will eat a lot of protein, and you will learn to eat 5-6 times per day. For the most part you eat fairly normal until about mid-way through when you start to calorie count. Once you reach Phase 3, you begin to really calorie count and carb cycle. Click here to use the calculator to find out how many calories/carbs you would do on either your low/high carb days.

Did I follow her nutrition plan? Yes and no.

Yes, I: ate super clean, calorie counted when told do so and carb cycled.

No, I: Did not take the supplements she recommends because I just don’t do a ton of them period. I did use protein powders sometimes and did my daily routine of a multivitamin, fish oil, enzymes, HCL, Vitamin C (pure asorbic acid) and probiotics. I also did not eat the egg whites like she recommends, since my body cannot tolerate them. I did not do all the carbs she has on the plan either; I simply can’t or I’d be so bloated and miserable. Finally, I drank on some of those days. And one day a week I had a cheat meal or two. Yes, I adore fro yo – no judging:)

I’m gluten free. I have colitis. I know exactly what works for my body, so that’s what I follow….it’s not a diet. It’s my lifestyle.

If you are new to “nutrition” and a healthier way of eating, Jamie does provide a great template.

The Good

There is so much awesome to this program. I loved that all my workouts were written already. I knew what I would be doing each time I set foot in the gym. I loved that it was intense (but I also hated that – which you’ll see next). The program got me super excited and motivated, which I needed post this. I got stronger….mentally and physically (I also got weaker physically – which you’ll see next). I learned more about myself. My body changed.

The Not-So-Good

Notice I didn’t say “the bad?” I’m not going to rip on anything from the program.

At the end of the day, this was a mass program, one that is designed for mass appeal and not customized. It is the same for diet, one size does not fit all. Therefore, anyone who complains about the program and says that it’s “bad” clearly doesn’t understand that it was not customized for them – and only them. I believe 1,000% in the power of bio individuality, which is the idea that what works for one, will not necessarily work for another; what is a cure for one, is poison to another. This applies to DIET. It also applies to WORKOUTS. And mostly, it applies to LIFE. (And….end rant.)

All of that said, for ME, yes, the LiveFit Workout Program was exactly what I needed. However, it was so intense that by the end I felt stronger, yet weaker. Somewhere around week 8 or 9, I believe my body started to break down. When I wrote my blog post about “mental vs physical,” I thought I was being strong by mentally pushing through. I didn’t listen to my body. My right leg was becoming a dead weight. I couldn’t figure out why. The truth is that I still don’t know why or what caused it, but I am still having the problem….a completely fatigued leg. (I imagine it happened during the leg work, plyo, HIIT time). I have plans to see a chiropractor because the trainers from my gym thing it could be a pinched nerve.

Life threatening? Um…no:) A pain? Yes.

Phase 3 had me digging deep inside during each and every single workout. And while that was great for my mind, I truly feel that I over trained. (Keep in mind that most days I was doing even more than what she said as well – 2-a-days, going-going-going.) Admitting that is hard. But it’s the truth. For some – for many – this program can cause that. It would be the main precautionary I give.

I’m not one to post scantily clad pictures of myself on my blog. I took them each week, though. The progress in my body was amazing! I have some ab pictures that make me smile, smile, smile. These are just 2 (very covered up) ones:

LiveFit Training

LiveFit Training

LiveFit Workout Program

LiveFit Workout Program

I have a pullup bar in my house. The pullup bar is in full view of Ryan’s office. One day, when I got home from the gym, I stripped down. I got a firm grip on my pullup bar, and I slowly lifted myself up. As I was doing so, Ryan was clearly watching. He said,

Wow – look at you – you have the “V” you’ve always wanted.

That alone made me uber, uber, uber excited. How can I really complain about anything from the program when I have never, ever, ever in my life had that before? EVER!

Remember: Nothing changes if nothing changes.

What’s up next for me fitness wise? Yes….plans are being made. I will tell you next week. As for this week and next week? Random workouts, clean eating (per the usual) and resting every second I get. My new workouts will start July 9th.

I can’t hardly wait.

Question: Have you done the LiveFit Workout Program? Thoughts? Thinking of doing it? Questions?!

Love your guts,
SKH

Comments

  1. says

    Good for you and congrats on finishing it! I started Livefit back in the end of March/beg. April and stalled around week 8. I had about a month of travel for work and pleasure and just couldn’t get the full workouts in consistently. I said to myself I’d just repeat weeks until I could progress again but honestly, I just fell off the wagon. Unlike you, the time commitment in phase 2 got to me. I hated how long things were taking and how much of the time was just spent RESTING between sets. So I’ve stopped following it exactly and have started using the phase 2 workouts as inspiration, choosing about half the amounts of exercises from them, supersetting more and doing more HIIT than boring steady state cardio afterwards. I haven’t seen any loss of muscle (granted not a huge gain either) but I’m enjoying working out more and that’s worth something.
    I had really high hopes when starting Livefit and really wanted to be one of those people with an awesome transformation story/pictures but it just wasn’t my cup of tea in the end.

    • says

      Hi Gina! Loved hearing from you! Did you do a review of it on your blog at one point? I think I may have read it:) Like you, there are bits and pieces I would use to create my own workout program at some point. I have my next few workout programs in que, so not now. I have all my workouts, reps, weight, etc. written down to refer back to. Thanks for sharing your story!

  2. Judy Corbett says

    I completed the 12 weeks and also felt stronger yet weaker. I find it very interesting that you had/have a leg issue because I also have had one but on the left…my TFL is soooo tight that nothing seems to get it loose and I never had this issue until doing the program!! While my legs “felt” stronger, my performance in cycle class has decreased in terms of WATTS I can sustain….and it has not come back. I finished the program right around Mother’s Day…..

    • says

      Oh wow, Judy!!!! I had no idea. Question – have you been to a chiropractor yet? That has been the biggest let down I guess. I’m scared for it, too. Like you, mine is sooooo tight. I’m foam rolling and lacrosse-ball rolling.

      • Dena says

        Hi there. I may be a little late in my reply, but if you haven’t already been to a chiropractor, I would suggest going. I had hurt my back a few years ago doing squats and it became so bad a few months ago that I was breaking out in sweats and could hardly lie down…that’s how much it hurt. I went to the chiropractor and within 4 visits, he had me feeling great! I would ask around before choosing one though. I chose a chiro that also had back injuries so he was really gentle and sensitive to what was going on. Take care.

  3. says

    Interesting. My question: do you have to go to the gym? I workout at home because of where I live. Could you do this with just dumbbells or is there a lot of cable/machine work in the workouts?

    • says

      Hi Kerri! No, you really do need a gym. She does give the “at-home” option, but I don’t think that would work as well and/or provide the same results. You need access to things like leg press, squat bar, etc.

  4. Katie M says

    Hi Sarah! I took a look at the program and agree with you on most points. Not doing cardio is a bit nuts in my opinion, but different strokes for different folks! Have you gone for a massage yet? It sounds like you have a HUGE knot on your priformis (butt)! Look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piriformis_syndrome I hope that it gets better so you can move again! :) Love your blog!

  5. says

    Great review. I love reading about people’s experiences with this program. I’m almost done with Jim Stoppani’s Shortcut To Size also from bodybuilding.com and that is way more up my alley than LiveFit. It does seem like a good intro program to healthy living but I’m not sure if people who are just learning how to eat clean should be playing with carb cycling. It seems like the end of program is more of a comp-diet phase and I just don’t want to do that unless I’m competing, which I’m not, lol. Anyway, I did enjoy this detailed review and I’m you found lots to love about it!

    • says

      Thank you! Glad you enjoy it. I’ve never heard of Jim’s. I do enjoy bodybuilding.com, but I totally agree that a true novice should not be carb cycling. It’s very hard and stringent. I naturally do it due to all my food limitations, but I’ve learned so many things over the years. It’s a principle that takes time….

  6. says

    Very interesting and comprehensive review… likely the most complete I have read to date. Glad you completed the program and got some amazing and happy results. Appreciate your honest appraisal… I can see now it is definitely not for me and I had been waffling…

    • says

      Thank you, Elle! I am as honest as possible on my blog. And yes, it is definitely not going to be for everyone. The more we know and understand, the better, more-informed decisions we can make for ourselves:)

  7. Morgan says

    Thank you so much for posting this. I started this program while marathon training way back when, but yeah, hi. After 18 plus miles of running, I wanted a different type of ST than this haha. But now… Just wasn’t sure if this was the program for me to get back to ST (fell off the healthy wagon when I got sick and had to quit training). So I appreciate the review! What are your thoughts on adding in some cardio in phase one? Cardio is my sanity and I know from experience that ST simply foes not provide me the same mental release. This is really my only concern with starting this program up again. So it’d be nice to hear what somebody who has been through it thinks. Like you said, different people need different things, which just makes me wonder about the sanity thing… Haha.

    • says

      Hey Morgan! Alright, first things first. I could never, nor would I ever recommend doing marathon training + LiveFit. It’s just way too much, especially if you were getting to high mileage + hitting Phase 3. That would be super wear and tear and likely counter productive for your marathon. I used to be a long-distance runner :) I know that the “no cardio” is super duper challenging for so many. If you are a runner who is NOT injured and that is your outlet – cardio in general – I don’t think you should give it up. Personally, I’m not a huge advocate for tons and tons of cardio (like I used to be). But EACH OF US ARE SO DIFFERENT, so you might need it. Do it!!! Just know, though, that the reason she takes it out in phase 1 is because she wants you to build muscle and subsequently keep muscle. Cardio, especially a lot of it, will only break that muscle down. So then…by the time you hit Phase 3, you won’t have as much muscle, but instead just get even leaner, with less muscle…if that make sense?! Her program is written very specifically. After doing it, I see exactly what it does and what it can do. You just have to follow it. And one other thing to think about: what are your true goals? Let that lead you in your decision! Let me know if you have anymore questions. Good luck:)

  8. Teri Ryan says

    Hi,

    Interesting post. I think the reason you have a lagging leg(and many others have reported same or similar issues) is due to the lack of hip exercises (abduction and adduction) which help to stabilize the knee and the muscles between the hip and knee. Women tend to lag in this area anyway, and I would have liked to have seen some of these movements brought in for a bit of balance. I found doing a barre class(lot of hip work without sacrificing leg tone) on one of the leg days helped me out a lot when my hips/legs began to suffer.
    Also, the leg extension should be cut out of workouts. Substitute it with the leg press. About 90% of patients that use that machine end up with moderate to severe arthritis of the patellar joint.
    Just thoughts from a nurse that also did the program…

    I do agree, that it is a pretty great regimen–but one that should be tweaked a bit for each person’s unique nutritional and physical needs.

  9. Stephanie says

    Hi there,
    Thank you for this! I started this program today……first work out was easy peasy! I am spinning Tuesdays and Thursdays, I’m addicted and that’s just how it is! I’m glad to hear about the lack of hip exercises, I have issues when they are tight or not being worked my right leg feels like steel! It’s hard to run it’s hard to walk it’s hard to sit for too long…………..so it’s good to know that I should try and incorporate those in more! I am taking my before pics tonight and then will do then every two weeks.

    I am generally healthy and workout sorta kind of consistently but I just want to find a lifestyle that I can enjoy! I’m 42 now and I want to be on top of my game!

    Glad I found your blog, keep up the great work!

    • says

      Hey Stephanie! I’m so glad you found me:) I did love the program, but you just have to be really careful. The hardest thing for me is that I’m still feeling the dead leg and the problems that I acquired during the program. Just listen to your body and you will be golden. Keep me posted. Can’t wait to hear your progress! xo

  10. Jennifer says

    What a great review! I’m currently on week 8 of the program and I 100% agree with everything you said. This is actually the 2nd time I’ve done the program. The first time I never made it to Phase 3. I repeated week 7 and 8 and then just gave up. It’s tough and takes so long to complete the workouts and my schedule just didn’t have the room. However, I liked going in to the gym with a set plan and focusing on individual muscles for a change. After about 9 months of other things, I decided to give it a try again. I’m enjoying it even more this time because I did tweak it to fit my own body. I didn’t give up cardio in Phase 1 (or my sanity) and when I’m feeling over worked I take an extra rest day or substitute something else. There are solid things to work on and learn (re-learn) from this program. I’m not sure if I’ll make it through Phase 3 or what will be next but I’m feeling good!

  11. kristin bertorello says

    Hey Sarah! I enjoyed reading your blog and it has given me some extra motivation for starting the Live Fit program tomorrow! I was curious on the amount of weight to use or that you used? I know everyone is different and that it will change throughout the program. I liked your tone and muscle size in your pics. I am in decent shape but petite and I guess my worry is that I will bulk up too much. I just want to be fit, like the the program is called. Anyway any advice would help!

    Thanks
    Kristin

    • says

      Hi Kristin! I’m glad you are enjoying my blog. With regards to weight for Live Fit…it really depended on the number of reps I would do. Obviously if it was a high rep day, I did lower weight and vice versa. Trust me, you will *NOT* bulk up from weights. That is a myth. You could gain weight and fat over your muscles if your diet isn’t in check, but that has nothing to do with the actual lifting of weights:) I lift heavier now than I ever have in my life, and I like my progress and body much more:)

  12. Darcy says

    Hi Sarah, Great review. I am currently in week 9 of the live fit series. I have been pretty diligent throughout, of course falling off the food plan a few times (I’m a wino), but all in all kept to it. I have noticed changes for sure along the way, however I am wondering if you saw the bulk of your transformation in the last phase? I would say in my stomach area is where I would like to see a bit more change. I too have messed up my knee and hip flexor as of today, the impact on the treadmill is not something my joints are used to :S hopefully a few hot/cold pads will loosen it up! Thank You!

    • says

      Hey Darcy! Yes, I saw the bulk of the transformation beginning at the end of week 1 during the 3rd phase. This is also the phase that I think is probably complete overkill and why my leg has never truly recovered. Just be careful. Listen to your body:) Enjoy.

  13. Marci says

    I am in week 9 now. Had to take a week off due to leg pain. Muscles were so right inward afraid i was going to injure myself bsquata and lunges became unbearable. I after a week off I am still struggling to complete the workouts in even two hours. As a mom I just can’t be that dedicated. I will finish but it will end up taking me more like 14 weeks instead of 12.

    • says

      Hey Marci! Yeah, I felt the same. I always caution people against that now. Just listen to *your* body…take it easy. We’re in this for the marathon, not the sprint:) xo

  14. Joanna says

    Hi Sarah. Great job finishing the program and awesome blog, thank you! Today is actually my last day as well, although it took me longer than 12 weeks because of my travelling schedule. Like you, I didn’t take any of the supplements she recommended. I just took my normal vitamins and protein. I didn’t follow the nutrition either, but I tried to eat healthier. I definitely see and feel the difference. I was wondering after you finished the program, did you go back to Phase 1 again or did you go back to Phase 2? Or did you do a completely different program? I’m thinking about re-doing the program again, but actually follow the nutrition this time (or at least as close as possible). But I’m curious as to which phase I should start with.

    • says

      Hi Joanna! Thanks for stopping by. I didn’t do the program at all once I finished it. The program, unfortunately, caused an over-use of my right leg, which resulted in a “dead” feeling. I think I mentioned it in the post? Therefore, I spent a lot of time, actually every month since, trying to heal up. I still have not succeeded. If you are feeling awesome and loved the program, you could try it again and clean up the eats, if that’s your ultimate goal. Otherwise, if you are looking for another great workout program, I just finished a 15-week Muscle Sculpting Program from Nia Shanks. Loved it! Hope that helps:)

      • Joanna says

        I did read about your right leg :( Hopefully it’ll heal up soon! I’ll check out Nia Shanks 15-week program too. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Megan says

    I just wrapped up week one and I feel like I have more fat on my body then when I started, my clothes actually fit a bit more snug. I haven’t weighed myself yet since Jamie says you may actually gain weight due to the muscle development. Is anyone else feeling this way? Just a little more fat?

    On another note, I am only eating 1200 calories a day and I eat super clean. It’s what I am used to, the meal plan seems like a lot of food to me, any thoughts on that?

    • says

      Hey Megan, do remember that you are only done with 1 week. Mountains were never moved in one week:) I do think 1200 is likely way to little calories. Do not starve yourself….you won’t get the results you want.

  16. Karen says

    I heard about this program by someone at the gym, and am super inspired with it and your results.
    I like how simple she lays out every exercise day, the fact that the program is several months, and includes customizable menu suggestions.

    I too love running, and am training for a half marathon in a couple months.
    Any suggestion of another great workout program for toning one’s physique that I could combine with my runs 3x wk?

    Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Karen! Well I, too, am starting training for my next half…which is in August. I’m starting “official” training the week of May 6th, so I have a good 15-weeks. This is what I’ve been doing for now -> http://www.sarahkayhoffman.com/play/gutsy-fitness/ I am headed to Cabo this week and while there, I will be writing up my 15-week training program. I will put it up on my site when I get back:) You are welcome to join!

      • Karen says

        How exciting! I’d love to hear what you do for your workout. I’ve been doing a combination of a weight training program with Nike Training Center Get Lean workouts on my phone. I actually just ran my first half marathon last weekend! But I plan to keep up my endurance running through the first week of June.

        So I’m looking for a hardcore weight training program that will add definition to my body while I can still have fun running several times a week. I look forward to reading what your upcoming program will be!

        • Aimee Hemphill says

          Ok, I’ve decided to give this a try. I gained 50 lbs during my recent pregnancy. I have tried various things, none of which have worked. I have gained and lost weight all of my life, but I have never been much of a strength trainer. I’m throwing everything I think I know ;) out the window and am going to try and totally committ to this workout. I’ve got my shopping list ready, and plan to start tomorrow. Reading your review has made me more excited to start. Wish me luck!

  17. Rebecca says

    Hi,

    Thank you for your review. I am currently in week 7. I had a 20lb weight gain last year, strictly due to overindulgence, new job, new boyfriend..etc I am seeking to lean out and tone. I’ve always been a casual exerciser and wanted to make a serious commitment to getting fit. This program has helped me do that. Just how others have said, I love that I can go to the gym with a clear cut plan of what I am going to do, I have also enjoyed the meal plan and have followed it. I did injure my knee because of improper form but I am trying best I can to work through it. The only criticism I have about the program, and I may be totally wrong, is that I thought I would’ve seen a bigger change in my body at this point. I defiantly have made muscle gains, but do not feel as though I have lost any fat (I tend to stay away from the scale these days because it makes me so upset). However, I am going to see this program through to the end and hope that I really lean out in phase 3, as it says. When I finish this program, I am planning on looking for a program that focuses more on leaning out and losing fat. (Any suggestions would be awesome :) )

  18. Amanda Hernandez says

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for the great reviews. My question involves the financials of eating with Jamie’s plan for the LiveFit program. My husband and I are both full-time students and are super tight on money. We are interested in doing the program together in hopes that it would save time and money because we could carpool to the gym and buy food in bulk. However, when I looked at exactly how much food we would need to buy just for one week, I kind of freaked out!! Does anyone have any info on roughly how much it will cost in food alone (per week, month, etc)? Thanks so much!!

    • says

      Hey Amanda! Honestly, I have no idea. I didn’t follow her food plan, since I have that part all figured out:) There are a PLETHORA of ways to save money on food and still eat healthy. My site has a ton of ideas and resources. You can absolutely eat well on a budget. Good luck!

  19. Carmen H. says

    Hey Sarah! I found your blog looking for more reviews on Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Program and I’m glad I found you! I loved reading your review on it. At the beginning of the year I started this program and loved the results I got until I stopped – when daylight savings came around I got totally thrown off and didn’t return to my routine. Any shift in the universe kinda sorta throws me off lol Anyway, I got up to day 49. Recently, I started the 21-Day Clutch Cut (found this on bodybuilding.com) and I decided to go back to LiveFit again when I got done. Today was my first day. I wanted to ask what you ate in place of the egg whites or if you could share some of what you had throughout the day… like your typical meals. This time around, I want to switch it up. I’m so over quinoa and egg whites! LOL I really want to switch it up, but I feel I need more options in the nutrition dept. I really don’t want to slip up more than I should. Also, I work out early in the morning – 5:30 or 6am. Any suggestions? Oh, sorry! One more question – I also remember having a tough time counting cals… it was such a headache and since I wanted to be exact (afraid if I wasn’t it would totally screw up my goals and what I had worked so hard for) that I’d break my head overthinking. Any suggestions when I get to this point? Sorry for the lengthy post – thank sooooo much girl! :) – Carm

    • says

      Hey Carmen! Okay, I’ll try to address your questions, but KNOW that I’m not typical because there are so many foods I cannot eat (just search around my blog a bit :) )
      1. On a day-to-day basis I eat (and I don’t count calories, macros, anything – sorry!): chicken, turkey, beef, coconut oil, spinach, fresh juice, bananas, herbs, water, Kombucha, my sea salted cinnamon almond butter -> http://bit.ly/alssscab, fish, etc. I eat super clean 80% of the time, except for now when I’m in major gut healing mode it’s 100% of the time!
      2. Early am workouts. Again, I’m not typical, but I will either have 1/2 c. chicken and coconut oil OR 1/2 banana and coconut oil.
      3. You can do the calorie/macro counting if you want, but honestly, if it’s that stressful – DON’T. Stress keeps you from reaching goals…in every piece of your life. Remember that!
      Hope that helps…good luck!

    • says

      Hey Sara! So glad you found my blog, too. Good luck….and yes, PLEASE remember, it’s not a sprint to the finish line (though sprints are good!). One day at a time…do what you can, with what you have.

  20. Rebekah says

    Hi! I loved reading your review. I got close to finishing Phase 2, then things came up and lost track of time and never finished the program. I was really loving my results but I also had a work out partner, and we were very dedicated to the gym. I want to start the program again, but my partner ended up moving and now I can’t seem to find the motivation. Do you work out alone? If so, how do you find motivation? Also, some of the exercises she has are impossible to do at the small gym I go to. How do you remedy that? Besides my previous run with this program I’m a newbie to the gym, so any advice you have I will gladly take! :)

    Thanks,
    Rebekah

  21. Beth says

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    Hey Sarah, I have been doing Jamie Eason’s Live Fit program for a while now (finished phase 1). I like the program but phase two is tough. I fell off with my eating and following the program (not exercising) two weeks ago. I had just started the phase two (1 week in) . Should I start the whole program again or just phase two? Am I too far gone?

    any advice would be appreciated

  22. says

    Super excited I found your blog. I just started livefit last Saturday. As of today I completed week 1. So far loving it. I feel like we’re virtual kindred spirits. I’ve had a history of Colitis and I’m in remission. I have to of course watch my food. Just like you, I eat 80% clean. I’m also a health coach so I have an idea of what foods work for my body. Basically clean, whole foods w/limited gluten and dairy. I love weight lifting and have done it before in the past. I’m glad you made tweaks in the program. I find that for me it’s necessary. Because I have weak glute muscles I’ve tweaked the leg workouts and replaced a few of them with more exercises targeting my hams, glutes and hips. Most women are quad dominant anyway. As for NO cardio in phase 1. Cardio is how I release all the Bull crap from my day. So I’ve incorporated just 20 minutes of cardio with the upperbody days. I’m so glad you mentioned bio-individuality. I think a few years ago I would’ve been trying to do this program 100% and not listen to my body. Now I can tailor it to fit my needs. Awesome blog. Thanks again.

    • says

      Hey Joane! Yeah, I WISH I would’ve listened to my body more back then when I did the program. I’m *still* having leg issues today from overuse and not adjusting it enough for me. So glad you found my blog, too:) Love connecting!

  23. says

    Thank you for the in-depth view and honesty!! I did Day 1 today and really want to try to make this work (although I did a 45 min run after the strength because, well, I’m a runner :-). It was good to read a real life review of it!!

    Thank you!

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