BBG Update

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you’ve had a great week! I am excited for the weekend and loved this shorter week! I wanted to give a bit of an update on BBG and how it’s going for me! You might remember THIS POST, when I explained why I chose BBG. I am on week 8 and it’s going pretty well. I’m still really liking it and don’t let it fool you, it’s SO HARD! In a good way! I’m still intermittent fasting and actually liking that as well. I still have days that I start to get hungry around 10, but for the most part, I am able to wait until 12 or 12:30 to break my fast. I usually do my food intake between 12pm to 7pm each day, unless we are out for dinner. Those days, I might try to push my start time a tad later. I’ve been really trying to eat cleaner for the most part and I think there is definitely something to be said for that. I do miss my weekly french fries, but I figure once I hit my goal, I can add those back in, in moderation. Ha! I’ll be honest, I haven’t lost much weight on the scale, maybe just a couple pounds that fluctuate, but as I said before, my goal was to tone up and feel better. I really don’t care what I weigh, as long as I feel good, in all aspects. I looked in the mirror a few weeks ago and truly felt like there wasn’t much of a change in my body, but then I took pictures and I can see that this is working…maybe not as fast as I’d like, but slow and steady wins the race as they say! All in all, I am really pleased with how it’s going and I really think BBG is an awesome workout, especially for the busy gal or guy on the go!

I have had lots of questions about what items I purchased to do BBG at home. For the first few weeks, the items needed were minimal, but I ended up needing to get the benches and I’m really glad I did. You can always do BBG at your local gym if you don’t want to invest in these items, but I am working out at home, so these were a must for me! I do plan to do another round of BBG (I think) after this is over and I feel like this is equipment that we will use again and again!

BBG essentials featured by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

 

BBG ESSENTIALS DETAILS:

MEDICINE BALL (I did a 6 pound ball. I’m glad I did. I almost bought a 10 pounder and it would’ve been too heavy for me!)

BENCH (I purchased two because you need two together some weeks!)

HAND WEIGHTS (I am using 3 pound weights because that’s what I had already.)

JUMP ROPE

 

This equipment is only used on certain days and during certain weeks. Just a reminder, I am doing the 12 week program via the BBG E-Book.

MY BBG RESULTS: BEFORE & AFTER

Now, onto some more fun things. Here are a few pictures of before, 6 weeks in and 8 weeks in. I think it is helping a bit, don’t you? I do want to tone my arms and stomach big time. Those were my main goals and really the reason I cleaned up my eating so much. They say diet is so huge in toning. But, all in all, I am pretty happy with the changes thus far!

BBG before and after featured by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

Here’s another progress shot of me at 8 weeks in…

BBG results featured by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

So, I also have to sport cute workout gear to keep myself motivated. It might sound random, but, looking cute while working out actually helps me stay on track! Here are a few looks that I’m loving right now! Since I workout at home, I could pretty much wear anything, but like I said, I like the cute gear! Plus, I can wear it for school drop off/ pickup and even on my fakeout days (Days when I wear workout gear but don’t actually workout! Ha!)

BBG results featured by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

BBG WORKOUT GEAR

Camo Leggings (size small) *Also comes in Python Print and Star Print // Raceback Tank (size small) *Also comes in White and Marine Heather

BBG results and Amazon favorites workout wear by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

BBG WORKOUT GEAR

Camo Leggings (size small) *Also comes in Python Print and Star Print //Fleece Cowl Sweatshirt (size small)

BBG results and Amazon favorites workout wear by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

BBG WORKOUT GEAR

Camo Leggings (size small) *Also comes in Python Print and Star Print // Fleece Cowl Sweatshirt (size small)

BBG results and Amazon favorites workout wear by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

BBG WORKOUT GEAR

Crop Top (Size medium for length) *Also comes in Black // Violet/Black Leggings (size small)

BBG results and Amazon favorites workout wear by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

BBG WORKOUT GEAR

Crop Top (Size medium for length) *Also comes in Black // Fleece Jogger Sweatpants (size small) *Also comes in Black and Slate

BBG results and Amazon favorites workout wear by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

BBG WORKOUT GEAR

Crop Top (Size medium for length) *Also comes in Black // Lattice Crop Legging (size small) *Also comes in Black and Denim

BBG results and Amazon favorites workout wear by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

Crop Top (Size medium for length) *Also comes in Black // Lattice Crop Legging (size small) *Also comes in Black and Denim

BBG results and Amazon favorites workout wear by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

Lattice Crop Legging (size small) *Also comes in Black and Denim // Sports Bra (size medium) *Also comes in Black and Denim

BBG results and Amazon favorites workout wear by popular Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

Lattice Crop Legging (size small) *Also comes in Black and Denim // Sports Bra (size medium) *Also comes in Black and Denim

 

I love to wear THESE HEADBANDS while working out or just in general! Aren’t they so cute?!

 

HEADBANDS

 

Shop all the BBG workout clothing gear below…

Violet/Black Leggings (size small) *Also comes in Taupe/Grey, Black/White and Black/Black

Crop Top (Size medium for length) *Also comes in Black

Sports Bra (size medium) *Also comes in Black and Denim

Raceback Tank (size small) *Also comes in White and Marine Heather

Camo Leggings (size small) *Also comes in Python Print and Star Print

Fleece Jogger Sweatpants (size small) *Also comes in Black and Slate

Fleece Cowl Sweatshirt (size small) *Also comes in Black, Denim Blue Heather, Electric Blue, Light Grey and Slate

Lattice Crop Legging (size small) *Also comes in Black and Denim

 

A few things Ive learned about myself in the past 8 weeks…I truly never thought I had the motivation to workout on my own. I was wrong. I’ve been so proud of how well I’ve stayed on track. I’ve had a few days where I didn’t feel like working out, but I pushed through and after I’m finished, I’m always glad that I pushed myself to do it! Believing in yourself is definitely a huge part of this. I was taking a spin class yesterday and legit thought I couldn’t keep going, but a voice in my head was like “look how far you’ve come!” It’s not always easy going through these seasons of life and struggling with weight/appearance. You can totally feel alone and isolated, but remember that you’re not alone and so many of us, myself included, can relate. You are enough. You are awesome. You are strong and you can do anything you set your mind to! Have a wonderful weekend! XO!

See my original BBG post HERE

 

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5 Comments

  1. Katie wrote:

    You look great! I can tell you feel great too which is the most important. Keep it up!

    Posted 9.7.18
  2. Megan wrote:

    Great job. You look fantastic. It’s obviously working.

    And your hair….you looked great before but straight hair on you looks so good. I don’t know if it’s just me but I think you look a lot younger.

    Posted 9.7.18
  3. Laurel wrote:

    Do you think those benches can be used on carpet? Or are they more stable on a wood or concrete floor? Thanks! You look awesome there is definitely progress there!

    Posted 9.7.18
  4. Elizabeth wrote:

    Bbg is a great workout. I had to modify after so many weeks of it bc it was too much “jumping”. Great job!
    Random question but can you tell me where uoubg your window shades in the pictures? I’m looking for some and I love those!

    Posted 9.8.18
  5. Sarah Sullivan wrote:

    You look great!! Thanks for reposting the camo leggings! Can’t wait to order!

    Posted 9.10.18

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