I’m a week late with posting this, and thank you to everyone who has reminded me! I have the best readers in the world. Here is the official month 1 review of Kayla Itsines’ BBG.
So, I guess I’ll start right out with saying that I am in love with this program. It challenges you mentally and physically and has introduced me to different exercises that I’d never think of doing on my own. I have gotten some more questions on the guide and here is the place you’ll find the answers.
Have you noticed a difference in your legs? I’ve only seen results in the stomach area.
Yes, I definitely have (see progress pics below). Every Monday there is a leg circuit workout Kayla has you do and they are absolutely killer.
How much weight have you lost?
I set a goal for myself to not pay much attention to the scale, because the scale can be such a misrepresentation of all of your hard work. For those of you who want number, it’s been about 4-5 pounds. Which may not seem like a lot to some, but I feel way more confident then I did just a month ago and I’m certainly losing the weight in a healthy way. My clothes fit differently and I feel better overall. What I love about the guide is it doesn’t encourage any “fad diets,” it stresses a healthy lifestyle. Sure, maybe I would’ve lost more if I completely cut out booze and didn’t have a single bite of unhealthy food, but it’s not about depriving yourself. It’s about maintaining a healthy, balanced life. If you’re looking for a program to drop 10 pounds in one month, you’re looking in the wrong place. It’s not just about losing the weight, it’s about maintaining, too. Don’t stress about the number on the scale!
Did you cut out alcohol?
See above^. No, I didn’t. I’m sure my results would be a bit more drastic if I did. However, I’m not a huge drinker. I drink once or twice during the week when I go out and go for vodka sodas over a beer or some sugar-filled mixed drink. Again, when I took on this guide, I didn’t want my diet to completely take over my life and miss out on social outings, especially because it’s my last semester of college. Minus the drunk eating on occasions (which needs to stop in Month 2), I try to feed my body with wholesome and healthy foods. However, I’m not going to completely deprive myself because I know I’ll go crazy. It’s all about knowing what you can do and what goals are realistic to set for yourself.
What does your workout schedule look like?
I kind of answered this in my last post, but I’ve recently incorporated more HIIT. So, I do Kayla’s guide 3 times a week, and on those days I usually do a half hour of low intensity cardio as well. Tuesdays and Thursdays I do a high intensity sprint workout on the treadmill and the other day I go for yoga or some other low intensity activity.
I hope this helps for everyone who is thinking about doing the guide. Again, I HIGHLY recommend it and have never been happier with a workout regimen. Good luck to all of my fellow BBG girls and keep up the great work! I’m so excited to see what these next two months have in store for me.
Any other questions/concerns, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org