A few weeks ago, I first wrote about my Kayla Itsines’ BBG experience. I had just about completed week 5.
I wanted to follow up, as I’ve just finished week 8! A little confusing but, as I’ve finished BBG Round 1, Week 8, I’ve actually been doing her workouts for 12 weeks. There were four weeks of pre-training before that, just to be clear.
So, updates as of 2.9.16.
12 weeks of working out is three months!
I’ve never stuck with a training program for more than a month so this is really exciting. And I think it’s the most powerful part of BBG to be honest. There’s just something about the way it’s structured that makes you want to stick with it. Something about it that forces you to want to check those three workouts off each and every week.
I think it’s been because of the simplicity of it. You just flip the book open to the day’s workout and do it. There’s no thinking. There’s no driving to a gym or scheduling a class or even putting on sneakers if you don’t want to. So simple. I love it.
I’ve shrunk another inch around my natural waist and one half inch around my belly button. I feel like I’m actually going to have a toned stomach in the very near future! And as I write this, I’m realizing that I never measured or photographed my arms. But I can definitely see a difference there too. And my hips and bust are holding steady at the same size as last time. I’m hoping to firm up a bit more over the next four weeks. On Instagram, it seems like the real results start to show themselves around week 9 so, we shall see in the very near future, I suppose!
I’ve lost five pounds.
Fitness Level Progress
I have to say, I thought that as I got in better shape, the workouts, although still hard, would get easier. They most certainly have not. And although now 15 burpees in a row aren’t nearly as hard as ten used to be, she’s come at me with these crazy jump things (images above and below – I do not look that cute doing them, I assure you). I just can’t…. they’re so hard. My lung are burning at the end of each round. I guess that’s a good thing though, right? No sense dicking around. If I’m gonna do this, might as well go hard and get in shape.
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As I’ve turned the corner toward the last stretch, I’m more motivated than ever to finish this thing. And I’ve started to look at my diet to see where I might tweak things to support further progress. I’m getting real pumped, I suppose you could say.
I’m actually thinking about cutting out sugar entirely for a bit. I figure it’s a great time to give it a go as I’m already booze-free for 40 days with another 50 left to go! That’s a topic for a future post though.
So, who else is doing BBG? I know some of you have mentioned it. Where are you right now? What have you noticed? What’s been your biggest challenge or #nonscale victory? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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