First off I want to apologize for not being more consistent with my updates on the BBG plan. If you haven't yet, read my blog post here that explains the workout routine I am doing. This workout routine is tough. 3 high intensity workouts every week and 2-3 low intensity cardio workouts of your choice. The high intensity workouts kick your butt and you want to just lay on your yoga mat in the fetal position afterwards... maybe that's just me... But regardless you usually have 1 day of legs and cardio, a day of abs and arms and a day of overall body workouts.
What I have found so far:
1) The ab workouts are killer and you see results quickly.
2) The leg workouts are hard for me because of my bad knees and I have even had to down scale the leg workouts for myself so as not to further irritate my arthritis. (wow, I sound cool and not old at all..)
3) If you do not watch what you eat, you will not see the results you want.
I was and still am really excited about this workout plan with Kayla Itsines. She has set the whole thing up very well and makes it easy for people who normally feel confident in a gym and for those that do not. It's fun to see your body change with all of your hard work, but to be honest with you my legs are the thing I am the least confident about. It's where I store my extra weight, and I often feel it is next to impossible to get any type of leg muscle definition. I don't store weight in my upper body so it's easier for me to gain ab, arm, shoulder and back muscles. It's the Carrie Underwood's of the world with these fabulous toned legs that I covet constantly!! Darn you Carrie and your ridiculous body, hair and singing abilities. Oh and cute hockey player husband and baby. End rant.
What I have found to be the most true in all of this, is that you have to remain consistent. And I'm not talking about killing yourself to no end at the gym or never EVER eating tator tots or nachos again, but I do mean consistent in your choices. I have gotten into a bad routine of over eating healthy food. I eat fairly well most days, but I find by the time I get home at night and I plop into bed to watch an episode of Grey's Anatomy, all I want to do is snack. So I end up over eating or I reach for chocolate. Chocolate every now and then is fine! Nachos from the Matador or Tator Tots from McMenamins is ok. Don't get upset with yourself when you treat yourself every now and then. For me I have been "treating" myself too often. So I am here to say that if I truly want to achieve the results I am working for, I need to watch what I'm putting in my system.
Also while on this workout plan, I had a pretty nasty cold. So I stayed away from the gym to let my body rest. You need to listen to your body so you can heal and stay healthy. If you are having a hard time fitting in the time to work out, I am going to lay out what my week looks like and when I fit my workouts in!
Monday: 6:15 Rise and Shine
Gym by 7:00 AM- High Intensity Workout
Tuesday: 6:30 Rise and Shine
Gym by 7:15 AM - Low Intensity Workout
Wednesday: Gym after work usually- High Intensity Workout- Bible study with my girls on Wednesday mornings
Thursday: OFF- I usually go dancing in the evening, so I get some cardio then
Friday: 6:45 Rise and Shine
Gym by 7:30 AM- High Intensity Workout
Saturday: Whenever I get around to getting there I do a low intensity Workout, or I go for a hike or something else that gets me active!
**All gym times are dependent upon if I need to wash my hair that morning or not... HA!**
Please send me a message if you have any questions about this workout routine! I like covering it on my blog because these are things that women are curious about! I was curious about this workout plan for a year before I finally purchased it, and I know for a fact that it works if you stick with it. I have some very early mornings, but I love it, and feel great the rest of the day. NOW, I just need to really get my diet in check. Summer is right around the corner, and so is swimsuit season.
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