Fitness: BBG Month 1

The first month has been completed! I've been doing BBG for 8 weeks already. This wasn't too bad. Just when you get used to the routine, it gets harder. I surprisingly didn't get much soreness but that might be a result of taking protein powder.  Leg days were always horrible for me but I prefer those days over arms now because my legs don't feel like falling off. I'm going to add in my stats below so it's easy to track from the beginning to each month. If you missed the results from pre-training then click here.

Heaviest weight: 132lbs
Waist: 29"
Stomach: 34"

Pre-training 6/18/2018: 
Weight: 124-125lbs
Waist: 28"
Stomach: 31.5"

Month 1 7/17/2018:
Weight: 122 lbs:
Waist: 27.5"
Stomach: 31"

I've lost 1" off my bust, legs, and arms. 
A total of 10 pounds down! I did drop about 5 pounds within the first week.  Since that time, there has been at least 1 pound loss every week and then maintaining it off. I've probably hit a plateau for now at 122lbs but I'm not actively trying to lose more. I'm not counting calories since I have a good idea how much I'm eating now.

I'm not sure what my goals will be. I don't really care for the number on the scale but I'll like to lower my body fat a tad more to see if abs can come through. I'm planning to go heavier with lifting soon. BBG is really good for shedding fat off so I don't want to focus on lifting gains too much. I remember this program got really hard towards the end.

The main difference has been my stomach. I've gotten a better handle on my bloating. Pants no longer feel constricting so that's the best part for me. I used to hate getting dressed for work! I'm not expecting much with other areas yet. I still have 2 more months to go so I'm assuming there will be more loss coming up.

Squats were becoming too easy for me so I contacted X Bands to place an order for only two of their resistance bands. I got 15lb and 30lb bands. I use the 15lbs for most squat moves for an extra challenge.

I did measure myself occasionally and at one point my butt went up to 37.5"-38" before dropping back to 37" lol

I've always had weak arms so my goal was to go hard this round. I increased the weights to 12lbs from 8lbs. I didn't want to do modified versions, especially with push-ups. By the end of Week 4, I was able to do more reps at one time instead of breaking it up. I could barely get in 4 pushups in a row without my arms killing me. Now I'm able to do more and sometimes up to 10. The same thing happened with burpees! I remember being so out of breath after a couple and having to take a second before resuming.

*I'm holding the 12lb dumbbells at my sides when I do lunges and knee ups.*


I've been biking as my form of LISS. I was worried about not finding an upright bike that would work for my height. I'm barely 5'2" and I can reach the pedals fine on the lowest settings. It even has a remote control holder that you place in the center but I usually put my phone in there. I always try to aim for the same amount of miles every time within 45 minutes.

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