Friday, February 10, 2017

BBG Week 1 & 2 Recap

Where are my fitness girls at!?! 

As I have mentioned several times, I just re-started the 12 Week Bikini Body Guide (BBG) program two weeks ago and I LOVE it! I have completed the 12 week guide once before and the results were AMAZING! And that was without restricting what I ate. I'm serious, pizza and chick-fil-a and still have abs?! Sign me up! 


So before I go into more detail about the past two weeks and my meals, I wanted to kind of announce that I'll try to be recapping my BBG weeks every other Friday. I need something to keep me motivated but I want this "series" to be super casual and would LOVE for you all to join along in the comment section and just have girl's chat about our goals, meals, tips, etc. I want to use this to encourage each other in our fitness journeys and share what we learned. 

So a little about BBG....
So basically it is a workout program (I said 12 weeks, but there is also a 2.0 version thats also 12 weeks that can be continued right after 1.0). There are three 28 minute resistance sessions a week that can literally be done ANYWHERE. In between those there are cardio days. There are also little bonus workouts as well if you're feeling extra motivated that week! I love that I can just pull out my workout shoes, mat and weights and be done with it in just half an hour! It's so convenient for me since I've been working from home a lot lately. 

When I first did the program, I bought the ebook which I loved but was a little inconvenient because there are two circuits, each 7 minutes with a minute break in between and then when you finish the two circuits, you do them again. I would set the timer on my phone and had to keep setting the timer every time the circuit was finished which would sometimes be a distraction since I had to pick to my phone. Then the app came out and I can't imagine how I ever used the ebook. The ebook was great and doable, but the app was a game changer. It's SOO convenient, times the workout for you, shows little videos of how to do the workout, and walks you through stretching at the end of the workout. It also has a whole section for healthy eating where it shares a TON of recipes and even makes you a shopping list (There is an ebook for meal plans too). It literally hands you everything in a pretty bow, you just have to make the time and effort to get it done! The app however is about $20/month so I totally understand not being able to keep up with it; the ebook is great too :)

The past two weeks haven't been too bad. After the first leg day though... I die. I literally can't ever walk normally until almost the end of the week everytime I take a break from BBG haha! I had to use my arms to help myself off of a chair lol! But then arm day came along, and I could only imagine how I looked trying to get up with sore everything hahah! By the second week, I wasn't as sore, thank goodness and it was more of the feel good soreness rather than the "oh my God, I'm dying" soreness lol!

As far as progress, I need to get better at taking pictures. Last time I completed the whole program start to finish, I took a full body/all around picture every Monday morning. So I mentioned above, I didn't really restrict what I ate, it's true. But knowing how much effort I put into my workouts and knowing that I had to take a picture Monday kept me straight and lead me to make healthier food choices. 

PROGRESS

My biggest progress hasn't been physical, it's totally mental progress! I never in a million years have thought I would actually ENJOY eating a salad or say no to Starbucks. This time around, I'm strict with what I eat. I'm not AT ALL a professional in knowing what's healthy and what's not, but I did cut out my Starbucks visits and when I go I get something off the healthy menu, and actually have been getting salads from Chick-Fil-A instead of my usual number one combo! Huge steps for me!

As far as physical progress, eating healthy and making sure I drink more water caused me to get rid of a lot of bloat! I haven't really noticed any changes in muscle tone, etc, but it's definitely made a difference in how tight my jeans feel when I zip them or sit down. I always believed that if your clothes stop fitting, don't buy new ones, DO something about it! #toughlove That's actually one of the reasons I started this program again🙈

SNACKS/MEALS FAVORITES

mixed nuts
berry smoothie
Chipotle bowl (without all the fattening stuff)
market salad from Chick-Fil-A (trying to stay away from the avocado lime dressing, but I'm eating grass for goodness sake, so I cave every time)
mixed fruit bowl


TIP OF THE WEEK

I never have been one to buy junk food to have at home because I know I'll eat it so I still keep that rule very strict! If you don't have it, you won't eat it. 



Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this wasn't too all over the place and somewhat helpful! There is so much I want to say but don't want to bore you all with the minor details! I can't wait to hear back from you guys in the comments below! What are some of your favorite workout tips or motivators?

See you in two weeks! XO


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