Well, that's another 3 months of BBG done and dusted for Lara and I, which completes our THIRD round! The BBG 2.0 guide has been amazing, and really stepped it up a notch in difficulty. There were exercises we hadn't done before which were great and challenging, and then of course there were exercises we were more familiar with. However, Kayla thought it would be fun to add extra reps to these PLUS weights. Sneaky girl. But we did what we were told, no questions asked!
It feels SO GOOD to have achieved BBG 2.0. It's something we were a little scared to undertake, but just like BBG 1.0, you just take it one workout at a time. What we also found to be great was all the personal challenges you get to do. They were amazing to measure your own personal progress and improvements. Each time a challenge came up, you wanted to beat your personal best from before! It really drove me.
I recently posted something on Instagram, but I'll write it here too because I think it's really important.
This is SO true. I want to be real with you. I have not always felt like doing my workouts! Sometimes I feel really grumpy about forcing myself do them. But you know what? About 10 minutes into them, every single time, I feel so energetic and happy about doing it. It's crazy how that happens. Sometimes you need to stop thinking, and start DOING. Just make yourself start before you can talk yourself out of it!
I'm also going to be real with you and say that I wasn't as strict on myself during this round of BBG. For the first 2 rounds, I ate super clean 100% of the time (other than 1 cheat meal a week), didn't miss any workouts, and did a lot of extra LISS. I saw big results which was what I wanted! However, there were a few times over this last round that I wasn't able to get a workout done. Thats life though. Life has been very busy for me! I'm still totally committed to this, and this lifestyle change, but I'm not going to beat myself up for running out of time to do a LISS occasionally, or going out for a coffee date with my baby girl and sharing a blueberry muffin! Having said that, my diet is still very clean, and I do my absolute best to do all my workouts, plus still doing extra.
Since I started back in August last year, I had no idea what I was in for! This has been such an amazing journey. It's pushed me to become a stronger person, both physically AND mentally. I never thought I'd have abs, but they've come to say hello recently! I've also noticed quite a bit of muscle gain in my arms which is fun! (Ain't nobody gonna mess with me now! hehe) I've also been feeling like my legs have slimmed down quite a bit which is nice! It's been really interesting to see that I'm putting on lots of muscle, but still dropping in weight. I must be doing something right. (Sneaky blueberry muffins and all!)
Fun Fact: When I bought these exercise pants, they actually didn't fit me! #winning
Like I said before, life has been very busy for me recently. I've continued to take photos of myself every morning, but I haven't actually had the time to put them together yet and make a day-by-day transformation GIF from the last round! I do plan to though, so once it's done, I'll add it into this blog post and notify people via Instagram. For now, I'll just pop in my last one for those that hadn't seen the one from the end of the last round. I can't believe I have a whole 3 more months of photos to add to it!
Like I said before, 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 used to think I needed a personal trainer to force me to do things because I didn't have the determination to do it by my own will. But that's not the case anymore. I've come to realise that I DO have what it takes and I CAN make it happen. And so can YOU.
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 stronger than you think, and you have what it takes to reach your goals. I promise you, the hardest part is just starting! What's holding you back? I was the queen of excuses, but when I finally let them all go, that's when my life changed. What do you have to lose? Let go of all your excuses, prove the world wrong, and see all the different areas of your life transform.
If you need any love and support, there are heaps of us out there to keep your butt in check. Come hang out over at Instagram & Snapchat! Especially if you're on a similar journey. We can inspire and motivate each other every day. Also, if you're doing BBG and live in Australia or New Zealand, come join our support group on Facebook.
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See you there!!