BBG Fitness After Weeks 5-8
I can’t believe I have completed 8 weeks of my BBG fitness! 4 more weeks to go and I’m done! Compared to last time, I had no health issues and was able to complete each week’s circuit workout consecutively. There were days it was hard to convince myself to get up and do it, but I’m so glad I did it.
As each week progresses, the circuits definitely get harder. The number of reps and intensity are increased. I am shocked by the end of the workout that I even completed it. Even though each workout was tough, I can feel myself get stronger, and I noticed that I am getting better at doing the exercises.
It Wasn’t Always Great
Even though overall I am feeling great about how I feel and look, I definitely had doubts during this BBG fitness program and almost wanted to quit. The thing about BBG is that it tests you mentally. For weeks 5 & 6 I felt so bloated and I noticed that I put back on some weight. I know I mentioned that it wasn’t all about the number on the scale, but the bloatiness made me believe that this program no longer worked for me. I debated after week 6 if I should continue.
I’m not sure if something was off during weeks 5 & 6, but for week 7 the bloatiness went away and I had more energy too. That’s when I started noticing my body’s transformation. Everything just seemed to be more fit. For instance, ever since I started gaining weight from chemo, I noticed my jackets, coats, and long-sleeved tops were snug. Especially around the upper arms and shoulder. Now, it just fits more comfortably.
I sound like a broken record, but if you plan on doing BBG you really need to have the right mindset. Throughout my BBG fitness, I learned to not give up on myself. Considering I almost wanted to walk away after week 6, I’m glad I stuck it out. Otherwise, I would not feel as great as I do now; or worse, that feeling of ‘what if’.
More recently, I have been asked if I am on any special diet. The answer is no. The only changes I have made with regards to my ‘diet’ is portion control. I eat what my body can eat versus eating until I am so stuffed I can’t move. When I’m almost done with my first serving, I start to slow down. That way I can really assess if I am truly hungry for a second serving or if I’m finished eating.
Overall, I think I eat well-balanced meals. I definitely indulge more during the weekend and when I’m on vacation. But hey, that’s life. We should enjoy all the finer things, just in moderation. The only thing I have been obsessed with doing is drinking hot water with (fresh) lemon juice every day. I’ve heard it helps with digestion, but I am loving how I feel ever since I starting drinking my hot lemon juice water.
Start (January 1, 2018): 140 pounds
Pre-training (4 weeks, January 31, 2018): 137.2 pounds
Training Weeks 1-4 (March 2018): 136.4 pounds
Training Weeks 5-8 (April 2018): 136 pounds
Need to Work On
I mentioned last month that I should add more yoga and I probably only did yoga twice. So that is still a goal of mine. I also may want to challenge myself a little bit more during my LISS days. For those that are doing BBG, what do you guys do for LISS? I need some new ideas! Sometimes I dread these days because I don’t want to do cardio haha.
My current LISS is one hour of cardio. I do 30 minutes on one elliptical machine (with resistance) and then another 30 minutes on another elliptical machine (with resistance as well).
I know some of you started (or are considering) doing BBG, so if you do, don’t hesitate to ask. If I get enough questions, maybe my next post on BBG Fitness will be dedicated to answering your questions!
Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!
Looking great Rach! You go girl!
Thank you Sam!
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Wow you look incredible! I have been doing BBG for over a year now and honestly it has been the most life changing thing. It has mentally gotten me prepared to take on some of the hardest things this past year. I love that it’s not centered around a number but rather around how you feel about yourself!
Thank you so much Hannah! And I totally agree with you! It is all about how you feel! And it is awesome you are doing this too!
Marianna Lucas says
What a great transformation so far!! Congrats!
Thank you Marianna!
Well done. Go for your goals.
You are such an inspiration.
Thank you Esther!
Ive neber tried BBG fitness before. You look great! I always find it so hard to get started back into a routine. It is always difficult to push through the first week again So great that you stuck with it!
It is always hard to back to a routine! Thank you Miki!
Shira Rosenbluth says
I personally find exercise so much more sustainable without focusing on scale or numbers! Glad you’re feeling strong!
I totally agree Shira!
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You look amazing! It is so inspiring to see how far you have come
Thank you Freja!
OMG yes you go girl! I’m on week 12 right now 🙂
It’s sooo hard keeping up with the diet. Keep it up!
That is amazing Amanda!
Hey Look at you!!! That’s so inspiring! I’m proud!
Thank you Jessica!
Oh to Be a Muse says
I’m glad the exercises are getting easier for you — you’re definitely building up your endurance! Kudos to you for sticking with this. Can’t wait to hear your final thoughts after week 12!
Thank you Cheryl! Oh man can’t wait to share my thoughts!
Amy Arnold says
8 weeks is so impressive! That is a long time to stick with something. You look great and what is even better is that you feel good.
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I can’t believe I have stuck with it! Thanks Amy Ann!
Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels says
Wow, you look amazing! BBG definitely requires commitment and a hardworking mindset. I like BBG workouts at the gym, it’s perfect when I am in a time crunch.
Thank you Laura! So true!
Go girl! Keep it up! I just completed my 5th round of BBG last week. So worth it. Best workout I have ever done!
Thank you JoJo! You go girl!
Kimberly Smith says
You look amazing – congrats for sticking with it!
Thank you Kim!
I do BBG at least once a year and honestly each year it gets harder. For me, there was a lot of jumping and it was wearing my knees down. But I have never received the best result other than when I was on BBG. I am probably going to start it again for my wedding to tone up for sure though
I am definitely starting to feel it on my knees. That is awesome you have done it and will start again. Rooting for you!
Ruthie Ridley says
You are killing it mama!!! WOW! I love this program!
Thank you Ruthie!
Anna English says
You go girl! Keep up the great work!
Thank you Anna!
Such amazing progress Rach!
Pose & Repeat
Thank you Rubi!
heather noire says
You look amazing! It really does make you feel good when you can work out and eat right. Treating your body like a temple is such a good thing that a lot of people neglect to do. I just love your post gorgeous 🙂
Thank you so much Heather! Definitely treating my body well makes a difference!
Heather Rowland says
Woah you look absolutely amazing – major respect to you for keeping on pushing through with BBG even when it gets hard. Doing more yoga sounds like a great idea – I’ve incorporated more yoga into my day lately and I feel way better for it. Best of luck with the final four weeks!
Thank you Heather! Definitely will be trying to add more yoga!
Ankita Bardhan says
I have so much respect for you Rach! I can only imagine how tough it must have been for you to continue when you didn’t feel anything changing but I am glad that stuck with it! I am hearing about BBG fitness regime for the first time, but I really loved the ideology of not focusing on scale but how you feel internally! I need to get back on my fitness game!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
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Thank you so much Ankita! I just knew if I don’t continue, I will drive myself crazy wondering if I was able to do it. I hope you are able to get back to it. Best of luck girl!
Glory of the Snow says
Congratulations on completing 8 weeks of training! This is very inspiring and motivating! You look amazing!
Thank you so much Magda!
Omg congrats on hitting 8 week of your new fitness routine girly!! I feel like you can already see the change in your body. Keep on killin’ it!!
Thank you so much Hillory!
You look great! I did BBG 2x through before my wedding – love it so much!
Wow that is amazing!
Laura Leigh says
You are looking amazing Rach! Killing it gal! I just finished week 12 and am starting back at week 1. I have to say, finishing feels incredible! When you start again you realize how strong you have gotten. Such a great feeling! For LISS days I either do the elliptical or walk outside. Right now it’s SO nice out that I am loving the walks outside.
xo Laura Leigh
Omg you go girl! I’m considering re-doing it as well when I’m done. We shall see. And thank you for the LISS idea!
Wow! That effects! You look so great!
Thank you Ania!
Congrats on keeping up with the program even when you didn’t want to, that takes a lot of mental commitment! You look amazing!
Thank you so much Lydia! It definitely tested me!
lesley kim says
i really should look into this program! you look so good!!
Thank you so much Lesley! It is definitely one worth trying!
I can definitely see the difference
And im happy that your happy with the changes
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Thank you Jane!
Monica sors says
Well done!! You are amazing babe!
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Thank you Monica!
Oh yay you got it girl! This sounds like a great routine 🙂
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Thank you so much Carmen!
Ashley Wilson says
You look great! Inspiring me to get back on the exercise grind!
Thank you Ashley!
The progress is awesome! You are amazing.
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Thank you Katya!
You’re such an inspiration dear! Keep going for your goals.
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Thank you Jessica!
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