Bikini Body Guide, Fitness, My Weekly Workouts

WEEKLY WORKOUTS & BBG WEEK 5!

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Let me first say posting these progress pictures online is a lot harder than it may seem. It’s very personal to share your body but I truly hope that I can inspire someone to get up and get active and better their health.

Now for the celebration….

I did it!! Weeks 1-4 of Kayla Itsines’s Bikini Body Guide aka BBG are officially completed and I could not be more excited about the results I’m already seeing. I don’t notice much of a change in my arms or legs but WOW my stomach. I’m so pleased seeing that lower belly pooch shrink away little by little.

What I’m most proud of myself for is not just that I kind of have abs now but how much stronger I feel. It’s incredible not only seeing results but really feeling them as well. In weeks 1 and 2 I really struggled through the moves but redoing the same circuits in weeks 3-4 was so motivating. I felt so much stronger and was able to really push myself to levels I never even knew were achievable.

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On to weeks 5-8 and I’m terrified. Some of the moves stay the same but you do more reps and new much more complex moves are also introduced to really challenge your body. Kayla recommends for weeks 5-8 to do the following:

  • 2-3 sessions of resistance training or her BBG workouts which are broken down into (legs & cardio, arms & abs and abs & cardio) for these weeks
  • 4-5 sessions of LISS (low intensity steady state) training such as 35-45 minutes of power walking
  • 1 stretch session

I didn’t know there were 9 days in a week to fit in 3 resistance days, 5 LISS days and 1 stretch day? Kidding, but WOW that’s a lot to fit in. However, when I decided to do the BBG I committed to doing it right and not taking any short cuts so I’m going to have to adjust my personal schedule to make this all work.

Adjusting my schedule is going to be HARD! I pay too much for my Corepower Yoga membership and LOVE it too much not to go 3 times a week and am also training for my 3rd half marathon on January 17th…I’m crazy I know. “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” Words I live by.

Weekly Workouts:

  • Monday- BBG Arms & Abs + 35 minute walk on lunch break for LISS #1
  • Tuesday- 35 minute power walk on treadmill before work for LISS #2 + yoga for stretch
  • Wednesday- 35 minute walk on lunch break for LISS #3 + yoga for stretch
  • Thursday- BBG Abs & cardio
  • Friday- Slow 3 mile run before work for LISS #4 + BBG Legs & Cardio after work
  • Saturday- Yoga for stretch
  • Sunday- Run 10 miles for LISS

 

Have you ever completed all 12 weeks of BBG? If so please give me some advice on how to fit all of this exercise into your weekly workout schedule!

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply Linda @ The Fitty December 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Awesome transformation!

    Have you personally tried the insanity workouts? I’m thinking of doing BBG but I already have a pretty good athletic base.

    • Reply Diana Becker December 8, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Thank you so much. I’ve never personally tried Insanity but have done T25. I’d consider myself to be pretty athletic as well. Before doing BBG I was lifting weights 3x/ week and running 2x/ week and let me tell you BBG is HARD! Extremely challenging actually. I would highly recommend it! You can get a 7 day free trial here before you invest in the program: http://www.kaylaitsines.com/pages/free-workouts Please let me know if you start BBG 🙂

  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness December 8, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Congrats on completing a month of the BBG workouts! I’ve heard a lot about BBG but have never done it myself. I completely agree with you about finding a way to get things done – it’s all about priorities and having a plan to stay committed!

    • Reply Diana Becker December 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you so much Nicole! Absolutely have to have a plan or I’m a total mess haha! I would highly recommend doing BBG. The workouts are only 28 minutes which is so doable even for the busiest people. You can get a 7 day free trial from Kayla’s website: http://www.kaylaitsines.com/pages/free-workouts Definitely let me know if you start and thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂

  • Reply masala girl January 1, 2016 at 10:47 am

    that’s exactly what i’m looking for in my transformation!! not noticeable to some, but a HUGE difference if you notice. i’m pretty fit but gained some extra stuffs the past year and half in college, and looking for a solid plan to follow. congrats on all your progress so far!! and good luck with the marathon 🙂

    • Reply Diana Becker January 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

      Thank you so much. I’m telling you the BBG program is incredible. This is only my 4 week progress picture too…your body truly will be transformed so quickly it keeps you motivated.

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