Pants that make that booty pop It's Thursday which means the weekend is fast approaching! So far I've gotten all my workouts in for the week and I'm feeling good! Yesterday Kira and I went on a hike with one of my besties and her sweet pup then week 14 arms How has your week been? Are you pushing towards those goals? Let's keep at it and finish this week strong!
I was still sore from BBG Arms & Abs yesterday, but that wasn't stopping me from completing the BBG 300 Challenge today! It takes 21 days to form a habit & you have to work for what you want - I'm doing just that! I got off track, didn't work out & ate my weight in crap food.... now its time to refocus and achieve my goals!
My absolute favorite/go-to granola bar when I'm on the go! @perfectbar
I have had a very productive day already, I did interval sprints bright and early this morning and got my Week 30 #bbg arm circuit in! Nothing feels better than being on a consistent routine #getoutandsweat#bbgfam#perfectbar
I used to wonder how some of my favorite health food bloggers or Instagram accounts ate so healthy ALL the time. It seemed like wherever they were, even on vacation, they constantly had healthy meals and it just felt so unattainable. Well guess what? They DON'T eat that way all of the time, that's only what you see. I realized that I only posted photos of the healthy foods I ate from my trip but believe me, I had my fair share of tacos, pizza and ice cream. These just aren't the most aesthetic photos so we don't always show them. While traveling I ate pretty healthy meals for breakfast and lunch, and then dinner would be a bit of a splurge, something I don't usually have. Eating 100% clean 100% of the time just isn't realistic. So don't beat yourself up
On another note, how cute is this water stand from @eatflowerchild?!
Ihr glaubt gar nicht, was ich für Muskelkater im Rücken habe. Von der Blackroll. Hölle! Laut Trainer hatte ich scheinbar sehr starke Verspannungen im Rücken die nun gelöst wurden Scheint wohl zu helfen. Auf diesen Muskelkater war ich definitiv nicht vorbereitet
Summer cut transformation
So this isn't a huge physical transformation But I set out what I wanted to achieve and that wasn't weight loss but to tone up and feel a bit leaner. Although the scales can be a guide I have found body measurements a much more rewarding way to track my progress as well as photos (obvs). I found that most of the way through this progress my weight changed very little but I was seeing areas like my waist and thighs loose a cm or two. My 4 tips for leaning up are:
Don't drastically cut your calories from the get go - your body adapts quickly and if you drop from 2000 a day to 1500 your body will quite quickly adjust to only needing that meaning when you eat more again you will likely put on weight) I started off dropping my intake by around 100kcal then worked from there
To loose fat you need to put your body in a deficit: I.e. Put out more than you consume. So put simply you either need to eat less or up your activity or a combo of both. Now food is life so I prefer the second option to up my daily activity.
Increase your activity gradually - I started just simply adding 15mins LISS on the treadmill 3 times a week on top of my usual 4 weights workouts. Again the body adapts so if you increase it gradually you are more likely to see results keep coming. So don't start at a pace where you can't build from.
I would say what's on your plate matters almost more than exercise when it comes to loosing fat. Having a good diet is and if I am honest I kept my alcohol intake to a minimum. Still enjoyed a cocktail when I wanted but no binge drinking or consecutive nights of casual drinking either (sorry to break it to ya - for me I just preferred to have calories from food while trying to maintain a deficit) •
P.S shoutout to Abby @gains4girls who was my coach and helped me along the way
this flourless chickpea pb & banana breakfast pizza-omg! the easiest, tastiest breakfast possible! this pizza is inspired by Alexis @hummusapien. i followed her recipe (which is originally vegan) and i added my own twist: i subbed maple syrup with coconut sugar and added @vitalproteins collagen peptides for an extra protein kick (this makes it non-vegan) . the other ingredients are chickpea flour, almond milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon. for for the full recipe go check out @hummusapien's blog. pizza toppings: @wild_friends pb, bananas, cacao nibs, hemp seeds & shredded coconut. happy almost friday friends!