For the past 10 weeks (I’m currently on week 11) I’ve been working out with a group of girls and it’s been the best and most consistent workout I’ve had in years, so I feel like you guys officially need to hear all about it.
A few months ago, I had just restarted Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide for the ZILLIONTH time when I saw my girlfriend, Carly, post that she was doing it too. I immediately texted her that I had just restarted the program in hopes of actually finishing it for once and how excited I was she was doing it too!
Up until that point, I hadn’t made it past week two of training, when, I would inevitably get bored and give it up for something even less fun (and challenging) like the treadmill. She told me about the online accountability group (e.g. an e-mail chain of 13 women) she had joined and invited me in on the fun. I knew if I wanted to actually stick with it I would need a team. Without hesitation, I said “yes!”
Sweat App + accountability = success!
I only know a few of the women in our group and we are spread out all over the country… There are many I don’t know. Regardless, each week we root each other on via sob stories of burpees we couldn’t finish or the fact that we can’t physically walk up the stairs because our bums hurt so much. This group of women has kept me going for the past 10 weeks and I’m so thankful for their support and encouragement. If it wasn’t for them, I would have quit 7 weeks ago, I’m sure of it.
I’ve squeezed in workouts at 10:45 at night, early in the morning before Ryan’s chemo treatments, and even on work trips because I knew I had a group of girls lovingly holding me accountable. These women have totally changed the game for me!
Using the BBG Sweat App
The BBG Challenge starts with a 4-week training which helps you get into shape before you actually start the 12-week program. For me, this pre-training was BRUTAL, but I am so glad I did it. Also, now that I’m on week 7 of the 12-week challenge I totally understand why that 4-week pre-training was crucial. I would never have survived if I had just hopped right in! I’ve learned that in getting and staying in shape, there’s no cutting the line!
Each work out laid out for you on the BBG Sweat App. It’s 3 workouts a week that are each just 28 minutes long – 2 rounds of 8 exercises at a high intensity. I have done every workout in my back porch with just a set of 10 lb. weights and a yoga mat, so I’m telling you it’s totally doable!
When I started the program 10 weeks ago I could BARELY do 2 burpees without wanting to die. Now I can do 30. I love seeing progress like that and it’s been so much fun knowing I’m actually getting stronger each week. I haven’t stepped on a scale and don’t really intend to, but my clothes are definitely fitting better and I just feel all around more confident in my own body, which is a total win in my book!
Before starting this program I worked out 3-5 times a week without any real structure. Sometimes I’d go for a run outside, or watch a show while on the elliptical… I realize now that maybe I was keeping my heart rate up, but I definitely wasn’t pushing myself. This program definitely pushes me… sometimes right over the edge!
If you are looking for something new or maybe just a way to get re-motivated I, cannot recommend this program enough. Find yourself a group of girls, commit to checking in with one another and go for it! I promise you won’t be sorry that you did!
Tonight at 8:30pm EST, my good friend, Liz, from Sequins & Stripes, and I are doing a really fun giveaway over on our instagrams make sure you set your clocks! I promise this is one you won’t want to miss! 😉
P.S. Extra entry if you can guess what it is…
hint: I’m wearing it in the photo above…