LiveFit Trainer Overview…aka i survived


happy monday! i hope you all had a fantastic weekend full of fun:) lots of things going on over here so this may be a lengthy post so you can’t say i didnt give you fair warning:)

first on the list.  as many of you have probably seen on instagram or even facebook, i have had a second set of tests done to figure out whats up with me.  i chatted about my first set here, and now i am trying to eliminate all factors.  i asked my doc to run a second set of tests because i read that even thought the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) reads normal, there may be other problems that go undetected in the T3 and T4.  so i pulled up my sleeve and graciously gave more blood.  i guess i haven’t really talked about what is going on…well….since getting off the birth control pill a year ago, i have never been the same.  my hormones are all over the place and it makes it hard to loose weight, i’m tired all the time, and emotional.  my poor hubby deals with a break down way to often.  so i decided it was time to figure this out.  i took control of my eating and exercise by starting jamie easons live fit program which i’ll discuss in just a bit, when that didn’t solve the problems i knew it was something out of my control. i was super frustrated because i was doing everything right, killing myself doing it, and not seeing any progress.  now i am just waiting for results and i have also set up and appointment with a homeopathic dr.  i’m really hoping he has some answers for me as well because i feel more comfortable taking homeopathic than other meds. so…. now we wait..fun fun but if any of you out there are dealing with this please let me know! i would love for some tips!

second item of business. with all these weird dr changes i decided i needed a new me for the summer. so i did it. i chopped my hair that i had been growing forever and i seem to be constantly changing my hair.  i had short hair before i got married, got extensions for the show, took them out because my hair grew, and now i just cut it off.  but carson loves it.  he says it’s “jessie” hair. and i love it too:)

now what you have all been waiting for…

before & after

i did it! i completed jamie easons livefit trainer! 12 weeks of killer stuff but i learned sooo much and my body has changed as well.  to be honest, i was a little sad i didnt have a fitness competitors body by the end but that isnt realistic:) i still have a LONG way to go but i think it is a good start:) so don’t be too tough on me:)  i learned so much and im excited to continue, starting today, with a new lifting program to keep up my progress.  hopefully answers from the doc will help with that as well:) if you haven’t seen my first update click here to check that out! now that i survived this is what i think…

i mentioned that in phase 2 i felt like a whale and boy was that true.  some of my jeans didn’t fit because of all the swelling in my new muscles but dont give up!  thankfully, that went away as soon as i amped up the cardio in phase 3.  i fell in love with the sprints in phase 3 and i think that is something i will continue to do at the gym.  i think that i didn’t really notice how much stronger i had gotten until i realized i was lifting some heavy weights! and ladies let me tell you, there is no crazy bulk…don’t be afraid to lift heavy! its the best way to burn fat and boost your metabolism. i was skeptical at first because i didn’t want to be huge, but it really works. i feel really strong and i’m grateful i didn’t give up.  i did miss 1 workout due to not feeling so great but i really stuck to it! i also think i could’ve been better about not “cheating” but i also need balance.  i eat clean and pay attention to what i eat so i think that is fine.  i also have a bad habit of getting obsessive if i “diet” or count numbers too closely, so i decided to eat the best i could and still live my life:)  speaking of living my life, we are currently enjoying chilis chips and salsa in celebration of completing my 12 weeks.  probably not the best idea but we are enjoying it:) balance right? now i wish my after pics were even more impressive but it motivates me to keep going.  carson and i are training for the tough mudder so i better not give up any time soon:)


ps. don’t forget about the twitter chat tonight @ 8PM CST! we will be chatting about Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina and i would love to hear from you!


  • Courtney
    June 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Have you asked about Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? The T3 and T4 tests should be able to tell you for sure, but I have that and have the same symptoms you mentioned. I am on monitored dosage of Synthyroid and have to be checked every 6 months or so. If it turns out to be Hashimoto’s eating Gluten Free can help. Hoping for answers for you!

    • jessie.james
      June 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      thank you! i will write that down and ask the doc once i get the results! i am sensitve to gluten already and try to avoid it but maybe im missing some things in what i am eating! thank you for the help!

  • Jen
    June 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Love the hair! And I hope you find out soon what’s up. And love the pic taken at TP! Good times! You totally inspire me to get moving. . . . I just might need to try this workout!

    • jessie.james
      June 4, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      you inspired my haircut haha! and good ol TP gym haha so ghetto!! thanks jen!

  • Rachel Gubler
    June 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Jessie!! I am Carson’s cousin, Rachel. You inspire me! I am having a LOT of problems losing weight and if you can figure out whats going on with you, then maybe I can figure out what is going on with me. I have done all the diets and worked out and seen NO results. I have also had my hormone and thyroid levels checked and they are all normal. I am at the end of my rope. You make me feel better though knowing that I am not the only one struggling and I still have a chance at being a normal weight again. If you have ANY other tips or tricks, PLEASE share them with me? My husband Marty is trying to get ready for the tough mudder too! I think he is crazy but maybe he can train with you guys so he doesn’t kill himself? haha! Call me so we can hang out and train together. Sound good?

    • jessie.james
      June 9, 2012 at 3:52 am

      hey girl! its been a battle for a little while and i posted here about some answers. it’s taken me some time to experiment and figure out what works for me. my body responds well to plant based diet with lean chicken here and there. my hormones are thrown off due to birth control so i am taking an herb called Vitax to level me out. hopefully it all works out!

  • Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life
    June 5, 2012 at 2:26 am

    I love the new haircut. As soon as my hair starts to grow out a bit, I want to chop it all off. Seeing your haircut is making me want to chop even more! I hope your test results give you some answers. It’s so frustrating when you’re doing everything right and not seeing the results you want – even though you look amazing!

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