Since many of you asked about my Bikini Body Guide (BBG) progress and how it’s going, I’ll give you an update! As you could read on Instagram I’ve started training with the BBG again, after a long pauze of two months. When it’s winter it’s so much harder to get yourself motivated to work-out, when you could also snuggle up on the couch with tea, hot chocolate and lots of cookies. That combined with the lack of time made me not work-out for about two months.
What happened after BBG?
Since I’d come so far the previous time and I really missed the healthy and fit lifestyle I decided to start the BBG again. I was surprised to notice I didn’t gain much weight after I stopped working out. I went from six to zero days at the gym, so you can imagine I was afraid of being back where I started. That was not the case. I did feel unhealthy and bloated after a few weeks of doing absolutely nothing, but the effect of stopping such an intense program wasn’t as big as I expected it to be. After the holidays I felt extremely unhealthy, like we all I guess. But I regretted the fact that I was ruining all the progress I made. So it was time to start over!
BBG round 2
The previous week I began with week 4 of the BBG. I didn’t want to start at week 1 as I wasn’t that unhealthy as the first time starting the guide, so this seemed like a great point to begin round 2. I am currently at week 5 and I can say: I’m all back! I feel healthy and energetic again and my body is starting to shape. I’m not bloated anymore and my flat tummy is coming back! One of the BBG ‘rules’ is to photograph your body progress every now and then to see the transformation in pictures, instead of standing on a scale. It’s one of the things I love about the guide. I know so many girls (including me) are focussing on weight and losing pounds, but that is such a wrong focus! It’s of course different if you lost a booming 30 kg. But if you are a regular sized girl/woman like me with some extra kilo’s you want to lose it is better to take photos of the progress you make. In this way you can actually see your body transform which gives a boost to your motivation. The scale can fool you, photos not. Maybe you have your period or drank a lot of water prior to weighing, which gives you a few extra pounds at that moment. As example: the last time I weighed myself before quitting the BBG I had a BMI of 21.6, weighed 67,6 kg and had a 25,5% of fat in my body. Right now: I have a BMI of 21.1, weigh 67 kg and have a fat percentage of 27,9%. So this means I’ve lost weight of muscles and gained some fat. If I weighed myself on a regular scale I could have thought I made progress without doing anything, but in fact I did gain weight but lost weight in muscles! Of course it’s always a nice addition to see how weight you’ve lost, but it shouldn’t be the key factor. Ready to start over!
My personal goal is to feel healthy, fit and energetic and of course have a lean and strong body. I have 7 more weeks to go to finish this guide and after that I will start the second guide by Kayla Itsines. This time I’m going to finish them. I know what it feels like to quit and how hard it is to start over again, but it is so worth it!
I know I have a few followers doing this guide also and a lot of followers are thinking about starting also. Let me know what your experience with the BBG is! How far are you? How are you feeling! Any troubles or difficulties? Questions? Let me know in the comment box down below!