BBG 1.0 - Round Two COMPLETE!

I honestly can't believe that it's been another whole TWELVE weeks since completing the very first round of BBG 1.0. But here we are 12 weeks later, with another round under our belts, and feeling better then ever!!

With any fitness related programs, you only get out of it what you put into it. I really have given this program everything in me! Not working out, is simply not an option for me anymore. I can tell you now that I feel so proud to be achieving what I set out to do. Not only am I lighter than I was pre-pregnancy now, but I have more muscle, I'm more toned, stronger, fitter, healthier, more confident and HAPPIER than I have been in a long time!

A couple of weeks ago, Kayla herself saw my progress photo and posted it on her own Instagram, which is a HUGE honour. I am so excited that she has seen the affect she's had on me. I hope she knows how thankful I am!

When I started back in August 2015, I had no idea how much I would love this journey. It's challenged me, changed the way I think, given me a new LOVE for working out, introduced me to a bunch of new friends, and it's become a part of my every day life.

Since I started (over 6 months ago) I have only missed ONE workout, and that's because of an injury that I'm still recovering from. And it was an extra workout anyway, so I'm not too bothered. When you make something a priority though, it changes you.

Oh hey there GUNS! Whaaa?! I know right, who would have thought!?
So as I've already said, yesterday I finished round two of BBG 1.0. And as of last night, I'm now the proud owner of BBG 2.0!! So that's what we're straight into today. After looking through it, I'm both nervous AND excited. I can't wait to see how I'm feeling after another 12 weeks of sweat and hard work!!

At the start of the last round, I wanted to work on food portions, drinking more water, and focusing on form with the exercises. I feel that I did pretty good with food portions and focusing on form, however I would still like to be drinking more water!! With the amount that you sweat during all the workouts, it's so important to keep hydrated! Something to focus on this round.

Also, going into this round of BBG, I will be keeping up with the extra workouts I've been doing since week 6 of the last round. I will go into that more later!

For those interested, here’s some information on changes and improvements! It hasn't really changed since the last round. Plus you can view my weekly workout schedule and (drum roll) my official transformation!

GIVEN UP.
Remember that this is a lifestyle change. Something that becomes habit. But also something that you want to maintain long term, so treating yourself on occasions is totally okay if you want to! Just don’t over-do it. So other than on really special occasions, I’ve given up..

Rice // White bread // Fast Food // Coffee // Cows Milk // Sugar // Lollies  // Sweets // Ice-cream // Cakes // Chocolate etc.

SUBSTITUTES.
Quinoa // Dark Rye Bread // Coconut Water // Coconut Milk // Homemade Nut Milks // Homemade RAW Chocolate and Desserts!

RULES.
I have some general rules I stick with that keep me feeling good.

I do at least one Green Smoothie a day as one of my main meals, usually that’s for breakfast. I often get asked if that sustains me - and YES it does. I often don’t feel like lunch until around 1pm. // I usually have two pieces of Dark Rye Bread to make some kind of sandwich for lunch. I only have two pieces of bread in a day. If I want toast for breakfast I can, but then I either do my Green smoothie for lunch, or make a salad instead. // Dinners are usually things like chicken and salad, fish and salad, steak and veggies, soup, quinoa & tuna salad, or healthy homemade burritos (with some sneaky sour cream and cheese), and we sometimes do spaghetti bolognese (but instead of having the pasta I have the sauce on some mushrooms! You get used to it, and it’s pretty delicious!) // Once a week we have family dinner night, and I use that as my cheat night. I have a Nando’s classic chicken wrap and some chips. // Snacks are important, I try and have one in-between meals (this doesn’t always happen) but I do things like homemade RAW chocolate, some Greek Yogurt with a dash of Honey and a piece of Fruit, some Fruit by itself, or Quinoa Crackers and Dip. There are a bunch of yummy sweet recipes on my blog, feel free to treat-yo-self, and indulge without feeling guilty!

WORKOUT IMPROVEMENTS.
It’s crazy how your body adapts when pushed to! I couldn’t do lots of things when I started. Over the first round, I greatly improved on the following:

Full Push Ups
Commandos
Ab Work
Skipping
Burpees

During the second round, I feel like I improved on all of the above again! Plus..

Jump Lunges
In the last week or so, Lara and I really worked on form with these. And OUCH! They burn so bad. But we did it! YAY.

Broad Jump Burpees
These never become easier, but I do feel like I'm not quite as unco anymore. It took me some practice to be able to jump with both feet at the same time!

Squats
Just all the squats in general. I feel like I'm going lower and can really feel it working every muscle now!

WORKOUT SCHEDULE.
Since week 6 of the last round, I stepped up my LISS game, and did 6 sessions each week. I'm planning to continue with this general schedule for BBG 2.0. I know that 12 workouts a week may seem extreme, and it probably is if I was to keep going long term. But this is not a permanent thing, it's only temporary. Once I get closer to my goals and where I want to be, I'll pull back a little and be happy to maintain that. But for now, I've been giving it everything I have and have been seeing amazing results. I feel really good about that!


Okay. So lets get into the figures. These are my totals since I started BBG. Honestly, I feel pretty happy about these numbers. I have worked my butt off (literally!) with each exercise, never missing workouts and eating super clean, and I think it's really starting to show.


MEASUREMENTS & TRANSFORMATION.

Weight (-8.4kg)
Waist (-10.5cm)
Belly Button Line (-19cm)
Hips (-10.5cm)
Butt (-6cm)
Thigh (-5.5cm)

So I've said goodbye to 51.5cm overall. MIND - BLOWN!

It never really gets easier putting up a transformation photo for all the world to see! But I think it's important because it keeps me accountable. I can't believe where I started and how far I've come! I have a long way to go before I'm where I want to be, but I'm not worried. This is a journey, and one I'm loving. I hope that by having these photos up, they encourage and inspire you and make you realise that everybody can do it.


Just like I did last time, I've continued to take a photo every single morning, and Joe has helped me put together another GIF of my photo-a-day transformation! So press play and enjoy! 


The crazy thing about this whole journey, is that it's shifted my focus in life. It's become something I really LOVE. I love accomplishing my goals, I love discovering new delicious healthy foods, I love encouraging the girls that are on the same journey to keep going! I want to do this all the time. I used to think I needed a personal trainer to force me to do things because I didn't have the motivation to do it by my own will. But that's not the case anymore. Now I don't NEED one, I almost want to BE one!
A huge thank you to Kayla again. And just like before, thank you to my husband for supporting me through another round, and thank you to Lara for doing each workout with me, and pushing me. And thank you to the whole BBG community!

YOU are the only one that can reach your goals, so I really encourage you to make the change today if you are not happy or feeling confident in your health and body. Don’t put it off any longer. I guarantee you won’t regret it. You can do this. You’ve got this. YOU are your own warrior. And you’re not alone, you'll have a whole army of girls fighting beside you. 

Come hang out over at Instagram & Snapchat! Especially if you're on a similar journey. We can inspire and motivate each other. Also, if you're doing BBG, and live in Australia or New Zealand, come join our support group on Facebook.

Instagram : @mrsdavisxo
Snapchat : @mrsdavisxo

See you on the other side!!

4 comments:

  1. Wow you have done such an amazing job! So stoked for you. Do you mind me asking if you could post your green smoothie recipe (or is it from the HELP guide)? And what do you do for HIIT?

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    1. Hi Kelly! I've already posted the two green smoothies that are my absolute favourite!! I'll try put links in here for you (but I'm not yet sure if that will work!)
      Choc Bomb Smoothie - http://www.smudgeblog.com/2015/11/choc-bomb-smoothie.html
      Go-To-Greenie - http://www.smudgeblog.com/2015/08/my-go-to-greenie.html

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  2. So inspiring, thank you! X (INSTA @afradeleeuw)

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