Fitness Journey / BBG

Hello!
Today I am going to talk all about my fitness journey. When I started BBG, Kayla Itsines Bikini Body guide program, I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into and if I could even do it. I am not 100% where I want to be, but I am so happy with the results, and I can’t wait to do BBG 2.0. I have been going to the gym doing low intensity things for years, as BBG is high intensity it was a huge shock. I was so so sore for the first two weeks, but you can’t give up it gets so much better. I loved BBG because the workouts are intense and not too long, and they’re so fun. I noticed a huge difference around the 5 week mark. If you decide to do BBG I highly suggest to take Before & after photos so you can track your progress, it makes you feel so good!
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BBG Program:
You can download the app and do it that way or what I did is downloaded the pdf version and take each sheet with me to the workout which was easier for me, since I used my phone as a timer. BBG- here Monday, Wednesday, Friday are your high intensity days (where you follow the sheet) I saved an example of one of the sheets so you can see what I’m talking about. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday,(Saturday is optional) are your LISS days – low intensity.(Running, walking, biking, etc.) I wanted to mention it is easier if you have a studio gym you can go to for these but I have definitely done some at home as well. Their are two circuits you do each circuit twice rotating every 7 minutes.  The program is 12 weeks long, I think I only missed one day because I was out of town. Monday/Wednesday/Friday you will either do arms, abs, legs. The first 8 weeks, each one mixes cardio and Friday is full body which I loved. Once I hit week 9 it’s just arms, abs, and legs so it was much harder for me!(But I did it!!)  A few people asked me how I have time to do BBG. It really does not take any time at all which is why I like it! The days for me are about 40 minutes. I work a full time job, blog, and freelance photography, and I have stuck through this for 12 weeks, you can make time!  For the workouts I knew what most of the things were, if I was unsure I just went to youtube and searched. For workout shoes, I wear the Nike Lunar Flyknit, they are amazing!(I linked them down below!)This is the basic required equipment you will need:
○ 1 Dumbbell
○ A medicine ball
○ 2 Weights (I did 8-10 pounds)
○ Two flat benches
○ A skipping rope

Results:
I can definitely tell a big difference. I am not one to weigh myself, I don’t even know how much I weigh, LOL. I am more of a before and after picture person. My pants do not fit I have to wear a belt with everything. I need to go out and buy new bottoms, which is a good thing. 🙂 I first noticed a difference around the 5 week mark, you’ll keep seeing more and more results as you go on.

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In my notes on my phone I wrote each week I was on and snapped a photo!

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Food:
I got asked about what foods I’m eating and if I changed my food diet! Yes, I did change my food schedule but definitely not drastically and I still eat what I love! I am a huge snacker and junkie I love all the chocolate, fries, and chips. Changing my food diet was definitely the hardest thing for me, but I knew if I wanted to see a change I had to do something! What I usually do is eat a lighter healthier meal, then the other meal will be more of a carb fest. I try to cut out sweets, have them once in awhile not everyday! LOL If I order a sandwich instead of ordering fries I may order a vegetable. Don’t worry, I still eat fries and chips but usually limit to once every week or two. I actually hate salads so I found only one kind that I actually love and can eat. (Eat salad about 3 times a week!) This is what I put in my salad: Spinach, tomatoes, garlic powder, onions, lemon, parmesan cheese, salt & pepper. Dressing: Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon. So simple and has so much flavor! This is a typical food schedule I have in a day:
Breakfast: Eggs with bacon or sausage.
Lunch: Salad, a fruit, and lunch meat.
Dinner: Pasta

WEEK 10
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WEEK 12
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Where do I buy my workout clothes?
TJ Maxx, Target, Forever 21.  These places have really good affordable workout clothes! I am going to link some of my favorites below! ↓

Favorite workout leggings – here
Sports bra – here, also similar here
Workout tennis shoes – here / also here – so worth it, I love them!
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Other workout items I love! ↓
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Under $60 – here

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Bra – here
Leggings – here

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Bra  – $13! here

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Leggings – I’m ordering these right now!! Under $20! Here

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Leggings – Love a good classic black leggings! Under $13!! Here

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Sports bra – here

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Workout long sleeve top – Here

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Sports Bra – here

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Workout leggings – These are pricey but this brand has unique workout pants that I love! Here

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Joggers – Here

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