AS OF LAST week I have officially finished 12 weeks (technically 16 weeks including pre-training) of BBG!! I have started and stopped and restarted that workout a number of times in the past and have never been able to complete it, so to make it this far feels like a huge accomplishment.
Like I have said before, it is definitely the hardest workout I have ever done, but considering it is only 28 minutes/3x a week + two 10-15 minute HIIT workouts on top of all the city walking I do, it is so doable.
As far as meeting my goals that I set in this post: I have lost six pounds during the 12 weeks and am noticing a lot of definition beginning to show, particularly in my stomach and my arms. I feel so much stronger. My endurance has definitely improved and I can do 15 pushups in a row without stopping, and have even managed to do the odd circuit straight through without stopping.
I am really enjoying the HIIT exercises in particular. HIIT workouts are high intensity workouts over a short period of time where you give 90% effort and then take breaks. A perfect example is to sprint for 30 seconds and stand still for 30 seconds for 10 minutes total. Since I only workout at home and don't own any equipment beyond a medicine ball and hand weights, I try to modify to do high intensity movements that I can do in my living room, such as doing five burpees with a tuck jump, rest for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times. They burn while you do them but since they are so short it feels good to move and it isn't hard to commit the time to doing them, plus I am loving making up challenging HIIT workouts to push myself.
As a part of my BBG support group we decided that we will do 1.0 again before moving on to 2.0 to continue to build up endurance and strength before moving on to the more challenging movements.
I wanted to set some goals for BBG 1.0 round two to help motivate and push myself. I am wanting to increase my endurance this time through while maintaining and perfecting my technique. "PERFECT practice makes perfect" is my motto this time around... I am going to focus less on how many times I can get through a round and focus more on doing the moves slowly and consistently. I know the speed will come eventually, but only after the technique is perfected! I am going to start incorporating yoga into my weekly LISS routine and I want to work on doing headstands. I also want to be more intentional about walking at least 5km a day, I want to get out more and explore this amazing city and what better way to see it then on foot!?
As of August 1st we have started BBG 1.0 for a second time and I am already feeling the difference of really striving to perfect my technique and doing the movements slowly. Here's to being a stronger, healthier and better version of myself after the next 12 weeks!
You can follow along with my fitness journey on Instagram @fitinthe6.