I'm happy to announce I finished the first month of BBG by Kayla Itsines! For those of you unfamiliar with BBG (Bikini Body Guide), it's a 12 week workout program that consists of 28 minute resistance workouts. The resistance workouts are done 3 times per week and cardio is done on the other 3 days (1 day per week is a rest day). I wanted to share my BBG progress report for the first 3 months.
Here's what I learned so far:
- The program is surprisingly easy to stick to. I don't have child care, so making it to the gym 6 days a week isn't an option. I go to the gym 3 times a week for cardio and I do the BBG workouts at home. I love that the workouts can be done at home while Indigo is napping! I had to buy a couple of pieces of basic, inexpensive equipment, but other than that, all you need is a small space to exercise.
- These workouts live up to the hype. BBG has a cult following and after trying it for only a month, I can see why. At first I was a little skeptical that 28 minute workouts, 3 times a week could be effective. Around the 4 week mark I noticed that my abs were more defined and my butt was more toned! BBG really does produce results.
- It is hard! The first week I could barely walk- I was so sore!!! Luckily, the more you stick with the program the more do-able (I won't say easy) the exercises become. My lunges (and pushups) were terrible the first week because I've never done them regularly before. Around the 3rd week I noticed that I was able to do deeper lunges and better pushups.
- I am hungry!!! All the working out has me eating more frequently. I'm not following the BBG nutrition guide because it wasn't vegan-friendly. I'm trying to eat as clean as possible.