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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Workout Wednesday - BBG Progress & Tips to Stay Motivated

I've gotten some questions about how to stay motivated with the BBG workout, and I wanted to talk about my experience with the program so far and staying motivated. For those who aren't familiar the BBG (Beach Body Guides) workout is a fitness routine created by Australian trainer Kayla Itsines, and is designed to create that coveted beach body. To read more about the app, click here for a previous post I did. 

Week 10 Progress & Thoughts

I technically should be on week 13, but a little thing called life gets in the way making you repeat week 9 3x. Doing this program regularly has been one of the hardest programs that I have ever done, and every week I DREAD leg day. How do I feel? Great!!!! When I first started this program I thought that it was going to make my legs bulkier especially my calves. I naturally have very muscular calves (actually self conscious about them), and was dreading them getting bigger. DREADING!!!! After doing the program for a few weeks I noticed that I was completely wrong. The shape of my legs have actually changed for the better. 

When I first started the program I noticed that there were weeks when jumping was involved. Jessica doesn't ALL!!! The reason for my adversity for jumping is this. Since I am a runner it's high impact for my body, and I like to couple my running with low impact strength training (that's why I love Pure Barre). Also another reason why I don't jump is because when I do my right calf will throb for days. Why? Good question.... should probably go to the dr about that one. Going from week 0-week 7 I did no jumping, and just modified moves. After week 7 I decided that I wanted to do the routine all out, and to see how it goes. My calve throbbed for the first little bit, but now I am a jumping machine!

I have definitely noticed a change in my body, and a change in how my muscles are shaped. My changes are small because I am already in good shape, but I definitely see a change. I can't wait to show you my progress pictures one day. 

Tips on Staying Motivated With the Program

  • Take Pictures - Taking a picture at the end of every week will seriously help you to stay motivated. You will start seeing changes in your body, and that alone is progress to keep going. 
  • Do Leg Day on Mondays - Leg day to me is the hardest workout of the week, and I personally dread it. If you knock it out the first day of the week then the rest of the week is easier to get through. 
  • Do you workout at the same time - By doing your workout at the same time everyday then it's easier to plan it into your schedule. 
  • Grab a Friend - If you can make your workout a social thing then it will be way more enjoyable, and holds you accountable to another person.
  • It's ok to repeat weeks - Life gets in the way, and sometimes you can't complete a week. Instead of feeling defeated just repeat the week until you are able to complete it. Since I was so busy with moving to Dallas I had to repeat week 9 3x.  
  • Stalk Hashtags - As I was writing this I asked a friend about what motivated her to keep with the program, and she mentioned stalking hashtags. "If I wasn't ever in the mood or was having an off day I'd legit go to the hashtags #bbgprogress #bbgtransformation."
  • Giving yourself Time - BBG isn't a quick fix it's a lifestyle. Everyone's bodies are different, and everyone's progress will show up differently throughout the weeks. 


  1. My forthcoming trip to Ibiza is my motivation for now, been in the gym every morning this week! Nice blog Hun. Jacqui

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