Kayla Itsines // BBG Week 9, Day 2 + Progress & Motivation Pics

I posted some progress photos on my Instagram last night – once again, I’m not going to pop them on here as I always started crosstitchery as a craft blog; my BBG posts are just such a big part of my life though, it’s hard not to post about them. I know I could start another blog devoted to BBG, but let’s face it, I can’t manage 2!

It was really hard for me to post these progress photos, because I don’t see much physical change still. I know there’s some; I definitely feel stronger during my workouts. I want to remain in tune with the whole BBG journey though, so I posted my progress pictures anyway, and I’m really glad I did.

We are always more critical of ourselves than what we are of others. I see people’s progress photos and then, ‘Holy wow batman – they are doing SO well!’ and yet I can’t see the same about my own progress photos. So by sharing them, I’m opening myself up to people who DO see progress, even though I don’t, and when they tell me they see progress, it’s so motivating.

So for anyone just starting, or half way through, or a lot of the way through, I recommend sharing your photos, even if you don’t feel like you’re had a huge transformation like some girls, because the BBG community will always motivate you, and build you up when you feel down.

My other piece of advice is to use a photo of yourself to motivate you. Taking progress photos is such an important aspect on this journey – the scales might not move too much, but tone and definition will happen over time, and tracking this is a great way to keep your motivation high.

I took a sneaky selfie on the weekend after one of my workouts, and it’s now my motivation pic. I’ve set it as my phone background as a reminder that I have made progress, even if I can’t always see it or don’t always think it. And when I want to give up and not do a workout, I’m going to look at this pic to motivate myself.


Motivational Pic :)

So I’m onto Week 9 and completed my first resistance which was legs – wowwwee! 50 jump lunges hurts. I mean, in reality, 40 jump lunges hurt but those extra 10 really take the cake. A new exercise that came up was X hops for 20 reps. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but boy does it have me walking like a cowboy today.

I also completed my first HIIT yesterday after work. I used our work cross trainer to do 30 sec on (level 6, 80 – 90 rpm), and then 30 secs off. I made it to 10mins before I had to pull the pin – IT WAS SO HARD! My aim is to increase my HIIT on the cross trainer to 15 mins as per the guides.

In other news, I got 2 new pairs of trainers, I ate wicked eggs on the weekend, and my foam rolling / stretching has done me the world of good – my recovery is a lot better and my sore muscles hurt a lot less after rolling!

Good luck BBG ladies – wishing you all the best in your week ahead!

Erin x


6 thoughts on “Kayla Itsines // BBG Week 9, Day 2 + Progress & Motivation Pics

  1. So nice to find someone who feels like I do! I’m also on week 9 of BBG and I have made some progress but not crazy progress like I notice some other girls on Instagram. I always hesitate to post a progress picture because of it but I plan to do a review on here once I’m down with the 12 weeks! Can’t wait to follow your journey, going to look for your IG now, mine is eenytiu !

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    • So glad someone can relate – I feel like it’s only me sometimes (even though I know that’s not the case).

      I’m planning on doing a little recap at the end of Week 12 too! Good luck for Week 10 and the rest of your journey xxx

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