Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BBG Day 1 Photo, Day 7 Photo and Day 14 Photo

Day 1
Day 7  (Just brushin my teeth...)
Day 14

So here are my thoughts so far... I LOVE THIS PROGRAM! I just started my third week on Monday, and I already feel stronger and leaner.
Monday is leg and cardio day.
Tuesday I do low intensity cardio for 35-40 minutes on the elliptical (easier on the knees)
Wednesday is abs and arms day
Thursday I usually take off because I go dancing at night
Friday is overall body workout
Saturday I usually take off
Sunday is another low intensity cardio routine
Her workouts are broken down into 2 sections that include 4 different exercises that you perform in a circuit. Each section is done in a 7 minute time window and you go through the circuit as many times as possible in those 7 minutes. You take a 30 second rest and start the next 7 minute circuit and then repeat both circuits including the 30 second rest in-between. By the time you are done with the 30 minute workout you are exhausted and you can almost immediately feel the soreness in your muscles. Especially leg day for me, my legs are so weak after but it's a really good feeling!  
I have already toned my abs in a matter of two weeks. Abs I didn't know I had. My lower abs have a ways to go still, but I am confident that by the end of this 12 week program even my lower abs will be visible.
What I  like: How quick the exercises are. Everyone has 30 minutes to workout. You do. Quit making excuses :)
I also like how direct the workouts are. It's like having a personal trainer but you motivate yourself (which I prefer). Monday you do this... Wednesday do this... and so on.
It works out muscles I am not used to working. My body type is pear shaped, so I gain weight in the bottom half of my body primarily. I have had these false ideas that if I do too many squats my legs and booty will just bulk up more, but that is not the truth. My legs are beginning to tone!! Which is what I am probably most excited about with this program.
What is hard about the Program: As most of you know I have arthritis in both of my knees from years and years of playing sports. So the leg day can be hard on my knees. Kayla incorporates a lot of jump squats and burpees so my knees have a bit of a hard time keeping up. I make sure to stretch afterwards and I take supplements to help with this, but still be aware of this if you have bad knees like me.
I have more thoughts on this program too, but will share more of my thoughts as I get deeper into the program. I will also share with you my nutrition/ meal planning side of this program. I also want to share with you the scheduling of when I do my workouts and how I make time for them, because that seems to be most people's excuses. Send me an email if you have more questions about the program and are hesitant to purchase it like I was! I would be happy to explain more!
Love and BBG

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