BBG (Bikini Body Guide) app click HERE
First of all, thank you SO much for all your support and kind words! I wish I could hug and thank each of you in person because I feel like words are insufficient. This fitness journey of mine has truly been life changing and I love sharing and helping as many of you as I can. I have had tons of questions about the Kayla Itsines BBG workouts so here are some answers to some FAQ.
What is BBG? It is the Bikini Body Guide workouts created by Kayla Itsines and Tobi Pearce.
Do you use her app or the guides? I use her app and the link to it is in pink above.
Do you use her meal plans or do your own? I do my own meal plans. I’m not the most experienced cook so I prefer my meals to be as simple as possible!
What do you eat? I have started a new tradition that I start every January. I go on a strict only protein, fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and very few carbs diet for 12 weeks. I drink TONS of water and each week I have 1 cheat meal and dessert. My goal with this diet is to learn all about healthy options and substitutes for my favorite foods. It’s not necessarily a “diet”…. it’s a lifestyle.
Here is a food schedule that I like to do…
BREAKFAST: Kind Bar and a banana or apple (I don’t like to eat too much in the morning)
LUNCH: Avocado toast with sliced tomatoes on top or almond butter and honey toast
DINNER: Steamed veggies and grilled salmon
SNACKS: Fruits, veggies, almonds
DRINKS: I only drink water I make sure to drink 68oz (4 16.9oz water bottles)
How much of your diet did you change? ALL OF IT! 80% of how you look is what you eat. So don’t just workout and eat whatever and expect to look amazing. Change your whole lifestyle… don’t plan on this being temporary.
How do you complete the circuits? I do the circuits as many times as I can until the timer goes off. I go as fast as I can but make sure that I am keeping good form. Working out with correct form and making sure that you’re truly working the muscle helps you get the best and safest workout! Bad form = injuries! So make sure that you are listening to your body and if there is a sharp pain then you’re either doing the exercise in bad form or you need to take it easy. Her mini how-to videos on the app are great to help you know how to do an exercise.
Do you do strictly BBG or do you do other workouts as well? I strictly do BBG but lately I like to add some extra butt exercises. I like to do yoga for my LISS sometimes instead of walking on an incline (incline: 15 and speed: 2.5-3) all the time. It’s good to change things up!
Do you go to the gym or do you have equipment at home? I go to the gym.. I just can’t get motivated at home so it’s worth it to me to have a gym membership. Plus they have everything I need there and I get time for myself because of the childcare. But if you’re a home workout person then that’s great! these workouts require some equipment but not tons. So you can easily get by with some at home stuff.
How long did it take for you to start seeing change? 5 weeks… it took me 5 weeks to lose 2 pounds! it’s not going to be fast, it’s not going to be easy, it will kill you emotionally and physically. BUT it will be worth it! There is no pill or quick fix.. you won’t lose 10lbs in a week. give yourself a realistic timeline and just put your head down and work for it. In a year, you’ll look back and be glad you started today!
How do you stay motivated and consistent? COMMITMENT is KEY! You have to decide that you will keep up with your eating and workouts even on the bad days. Make it a priority and plan it into your schedule. If you don’t have a set time to go to the gym then you will always push it off and end up not going. And most of all!! Find a way in yourself to keep going… for me, I would look in the mirror and ask if I was happy with what I saw. If I said no, then I would get ready and go without another thought.
The only person in this world who can change your life is yourself!! So stop giving yourself excuses and do something about whatever it is you’re unhappy with. Be strong and believe in yourself! YOU CAN DO THIS!