Yesterday was officially my last day of my 12 weeks Kayla Itsines BBG 1.0 journey! I am so proud to have finished .. I quite honestly didn’t think I would. To get to the end is an amazing feeling, especially when I look back on photos and realise that I have made progress, both physically and mentally.
Our Perth BBG meet up was yesterday, and it was amazing! Meeting so many supportive, inspirational girls was so motivating. They were all so lovely, and getting feedback on each other’s experiences and feelings throughout different stages of the journey is wonderful – it is nice to know that others hate commandos and bench jump burpess as much as I do!
Our singlets went down a treat and we all looked fantastic – if anything can inspire team spirit, it’s matching singlets! :) We got amazing weather and completed pre-training Week 4 abs and arms – a killler workout. My shoulders and arms are well sore today, and it feels great!
Week 12 was pretty hard for me. I completed legs on Monday to start off my week in the right way, but I was lacking sleep due to late nights, and the trend seemed to continue throughout the week. My motivation was low, and I was having difficulty getting up early to complete my workouts. On Wednesday I realised why this was – I was getting sick again! People really should stay home from work when they’re sick so they don’t spread it around the workplace.
In Week 12 I completed;
Monday – Legs
Tuesday – Rest
Wednesday – LISS & HIIT
Thursday -Rest (Sickness)
Friday – Rest (Sickness)
Saturday – LISS
Sunday – Pre Training Abs & Arms
So I didn’t finish Week 12 as per the guide, and in the past this would’ve really bothered me. I’ve come to realise though, it’s never going to be perfect. I am not perfect, and I don’t have to be! Just getting up and working out, making changes in our lifestyle to ensure we are healthy is such progress – striving for perfection just means I will never be happy with the changes along the way, because I’ll always be focused on this huge end goal. One of the things I’ve learnt in the last 12 weeks is small goals are important. When you reach them, you’re inspired and motivated to continue. If you only focus on a huge end goal and not the small goals in the middle, it’s easy to lose motivation and feel like you have failed.
Here’s my progress for my 12 weeks on BBG 1.0.
I lost 6.5 cms in total, but gained SO much more. My progress isn’t just physical – so many mental changes have taken place and that’s what I am most happy with. I know that I wasn’t big before, but I had an unhealthy relationship with food, and my view of my body was warped. These last 12 weeks have taught me to love my body for what it is. They have taught me that I am capable of so much more than I ever realised. I am confident, healthy, and strong – that is the best kind of sexy there is!
I will be posting a review of my experience and thoughts of BBG shortly for anyone interested.