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LiveFit Update & Vegan Cheese Cookbook

14 Feb

LiveFit Update – Day 8!

Still sticking with the Jamie Eason’s 12-Week LiveFit program. So far so good. One thing I’ve noticed is how much better of a workout I’m getting by doing 4 days of muscle groups broken up, as opposed to separate sessions of full-body strength training! Before, when strength training, I  just wanted to get it out of the way. I’d find a few moves that could incorporate a couple muscle groups at a time, do a few sets, be done with it, and on to cardio. Now that I’m focusing on two muscle groups a day and working them out until fatigue I can already tell how much it’s improving my strength!

Yesterday was Day 8 – Tricep and Chest – I was still a little sore in my chest from LAST WEEK’s workout! Crazy! I did get through most of the workout but had to skip the last set of chest fly and last exercise, Tricep kickbacks because my form was so bad at that point from my arms being tired.

Vegan Cheese Cookbook

I bought the book, The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook for my hubby as a surprise Valentine’s Day gift.

We don’t normally exchange V-Day presents, but I saw this and thought he’d really like it. Before he turned Vegan about 2 months ago, his number #1 love of his life was …. CHEESE!!!!!!!! This kid had cheese in the morning with his eggs, cheese at lunch with his Chipotle, cheese at Dinner on his pizza, then a little cheese in between by sticking his hands in the bag of shredded cheese and shoveling piles in his mouth. So, when I say he loved cheese, it is NO JOKE!

This book has tons of recipes that use variations of different things (ie., tofu, cashews, almonds, nutritional yeast, etc., or combination of ingredients) to make a “cheesy” taste in various popular dishes. Perfect for an ex-cheese lover!

Uncheese Cookbook

Uncheese Contents

These are a few we want to try first!

Cheese Spread / Dip

crock cheese

Faux Feta Cheese

feta uncheese

I’m hoping they turn out well! Anyone tried anything from this book before they’d recommend? I read the online reviews and people seemed to like the ones I posted above, plus the “Nacho Cheese”. I’m excited to try it out!

WoW You Guys . . .

9 Feb

Wow …. it has been almost a week since I blogged last!

School is really picking up and between the group projects, homework, me attempting to understand Physics, quizzes, tests, and papers I have definitely been busy AND slacking on this blogging stuff!

However, I did want to make sure to write really quickly today because I did DAY ONE of my Jamie Eason’s 12-week LiveFit plan! I got a big slap-in-the-face of reality when attempting to do the tricep exercises. I really have almost NO arm strength, it’s pretty pathetic.

Day One – Chest & Triceps

The plan in Phase 1 (week 1 – week 4) is to lift 65% of your max and do 3 sets of 12 reps of each exercise. Each total workout, like the one from today, does roughly three exercises per muscle group. So, today was 3 chest targeting exercises plus 3 tricep targeting exercises. I got through almost everything, but it was ROUGH (couldn’t get all the way to 12 reps on the pushups and dips).

I did an hour of Zumba afterwards as well.

Between the strength training and Zumba, my back, shoulders, tri’s and chest are SHOT! I am so sore today, but hopefully that just means I worked hard!

I’m going to eventually think of a better way to keep track of this stuff so I can visually chart and see my progress, but just for yesterday I kept everything in notepad on my iPhone:

10 lbs. on dumbbell chest exercises: chest fly and bench press

10 lbs. on dumbbell chest exercises: chest fly and bench press

Off to the Gym to work on DAY 2 – Biceps & Back (awwwwlawdy, this is gonna hurt!).