2.11.2019

BBG 2: Why I quit towards the end


I jumped right into BBG 2 after finishing up 4 months of BBG 1. I was nearly back to my fit weight/body from a few years ago. This program that different exercises. Some were more challenging than others. Things were great for about 1.5 months until insomnia hit. My morning routine disappeared and I ended up sleeping in to feel better. There were excuses: I could do it after work or the day after. Eventually, I barely got TWO workouts done in a week. Sometimes I just didn't have the energy if I had to work that day. (Seasonal depression in denial)

My strength and endurance dropped halfway into the 2nd month. I was too weak and tired to continue using my 15lb weights. There was so much guilt since I didn't feel like I was moving forward. In my head: any progress is good. Apparently, this didn't apply to me.

I took too many days off due to getting sick a few times. I felt so behind that I tried cramming in 4 workouts and 2 LISS sessions in the same week. Motivation only lasted another week. I had a minor head injury last month and took 2.5 weeks off to be safe.  I thought I would've completed this program by now. I was really stubborn in continuing something that wasn't making me happy.


No one wants to fail or quit when they are so close to finishing. When I think about this now, I probably should have taken a break in between BBG 1 and BBG 2. HIIT is a super draining exercise. I've decided to put a stop to this because dragging something out that isn't working is a waste of time. My interest has shifted to lifting so that's what I'll be doing! If you are dreading your routine then you need to make changes.

So what were my results?

I documented my measurements and weight every other month.  I've managed to maintain pretty well. I had only gained 0.5-1" inch and possibly up to 3lbs due to the lack of consistency.

This progress image was taken during the 2nd month of BBG 2. I really don't look any different from this right now. My stomach was starting to have more definition, not so much my arms or glutes. My endurance did go back to normal but that's it.




9/23/2018:

Waist: 27”
Hips: 34”
Butt: 37”
Stomach: 31”
Left thigh: 19.5”
Right thigh: 19.5”
Bust: 34”
Underbust: 28.5”
Forearm: 9
Arm: 10”

Weight: 118-119lbs


12/15/2018:

Waist: 28”
Hips: 34”
Butt: 36.5”
Stomach: 32”
Left thigh: 20”
Right thigh: 20”
Bust: 35”
Underbust: 29”
Forearm: 9
Arm: 9”

Weight: 120lbs


2/4/2019

Waist: 28"
Hips: 34"
Butt: 36.5"
Stomach: 32"
Left thigh: 20”
Right thigh: 20”
Bust: 34"
Underbust: 29.5"
Forearm: 9"
Arm: 9.5"

Weight: 120-122lbs



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