Phase Two was much harder for me than Phase One was. I felt like it was the “hump” of the workout. During phase 1, I think I was still in the early “honeymoon” stage of the plan where everything was new and exciting (not to mention only working out 4 times a week!). When you add 6 workouts a week and only medium intensity cardio for 4 weeks…I can’t lie..it got tough.
I lacked a lot of motivation in phase 2. I missed a workout or two during Thanksgiving, which made me have days when I had to double up my workouts to make up for a busy schedule. Doubling up workouts is NOT EASY. I would either workout on my lunch break and then in the evening again….or I would do two workouts in one session. Both options are tough but I’d prefer to go twice in one day to split it up.
I know the main objective of phase two was to build as much muscle as possible before the “sculpting” done in phase 3. I do feel like I”ve added a lot of muscle, so hopefully my phase 3 results will make me proud. I’m guessing I will lose more weight in Phase 3, however I’m shocked at how much I’ve already lost in Phases 1 and 2!!!! I heard a lot of reviews about girls who gained weight in phase one and lost a couple lbs in phase two…well I lost a lot for my body size. Hey..I’m not complaining!!!
Here’s a glance at all the workouts that I did in Phase 2. If you click on the image..you can actually go to the LiveFit website to see each day in more detail.
Gosh…looking back at all these workouts makes me feel accomplished! That’s a lot of time, sweat and tears (yes, I am guilty of crying once on the treadmill, see why in this old post).
My measurements are below. The “start” column are my measurements from before I started the trainer. The “current” column are my stats today.
I haven’t been able to test my bodyfat that often, so my bodyfat may be inaccurate. I just listed the average of the last few measurements I took. Overall, I’ve lost 9 lbs and gained muscle!!! Can’t get better than that. Bring on phase 3 baby!