I have a lot of discuss in this Weekly Workouts post so let’s jump right in! As of yesterday I officially completed week 8 of Kayla Itsines’s BBG (only 4 more weeks to go). You can read about weeks 1-4 here.
It’s been an extremely challenging 8 weeks of this program but so far ever single burpee, jump lunge and push up has been worth it. I’ve seen so much progress in my stomach area and can tell I’ve developed a lot more upper body strength in just 8 short weeks.
Taking these progress pictures is hard- I really hate putting my body out on social media but I want to inspire anyone thinking about purchasing Kayla’s guides to do so. The BBG program has been incredible and has transformed my body more than I ever thought was possible. A lot of people think $69.97 for the guide is too expensive but you have to think about how much a personal trainer would cost? $100 a session? DO IT! This is by no means a sponsored post but I just kick myself for waiting so long to try the guides and don’t want you to do the same.
Moving into the last 4 weeks of the program, she increases the intensity…AGAIN! Here is exactly what I need to do this week:
- 3-4 sessions of resistance training (BBG workouts)
- 2-3 LISS cardio sessions
- 1-2 HIIT cardio sessions (10-15 min interval training)
- 1-2 stretch sessions
Ugh that’s A TON to fit in with half marathon training! So here’s the Weekly Workout schedule I am going to try to follow:
- Monday: BBG Abs + HIIT #1
- Tuesday: Yoga + LISS #1 (35 min walk at lunch)
- Wednesday: LISS #2 (run 3 miles) + Yoga
- Thursday: BBG Arms + HIIT #2
- Friday: BBG Legs
- Saturday: Yoga
- Sunday: LISS #3 (run 8-10 miles)
I’m exhausted just reading that schedule. My schedule is crazy like that because I’m moving from BBG into marathon training where I’m going to be cutting down a lot on the resistance training so for now I’m just working out like a crazy person. All this working out has not only transformed my body on the outside but I also went and did a full body composition scan over the weekend so check in on my body fat percentage and basal metabolic rate so I could adjust my diet for training. Here’s my results:
I know it’s a little hard to read but I’m so excited to point out over the past 4 months I have gained 3 lbs of muscle, lost 3 lbs of pure fat, am currently at 10.7% body fat and have a resting metabolism of 1,572. With all the exercise I’m currently doing it’s so important to be eating enough so based on the fact at rest I burn 1,572 calories I’m currently trying to eat about 2,000 calories per day with 60% coming from carbs.
In less than 2 weeks I have my first half marathon of 2016 coming up which I’m scared to death for. Only running 1-2 days a week is not enough but hey…first race of the year is all about just getting out there and getting your feet wet.
Best of luck to you all in the crazy crowded gyms this week!