I decided to start my BBG program this week. I wanted to have more definition on my abs. I stumbled upon this program on Instagram and after some research on it, I decided to give it a try for 16 weeks of resistance training, cardio training, and stretching. I will try to post status updates per week and progress photos every other week.
- Monday: Legs and Cardio
- Tuesday: LISS (I chose to walk for 45 mins as my LISS training)
- Wednesday: Arms and Abs
- Thursday: LISS
- Friday: Optional full body workout with combination of different sets from Monday and Wednesday exercises.
- Saturday: LISS and Stretch
Each workout is a two different circuits repeated twice. Each circuit consists of 4 exercises to be repeated as many as I can in 7 minutes. So all in all, it should take about an hour with a min resting between circuits including warmup/cool down exercises.
Monday: Wow, I didn’t know what I signed up for. I got my ass (excuse my French) handed to me. I remember wanting to quit half way. I remember kept looking at the timer and wondered how 7 minutes seemed to last forever. I thought about maybe do less this time and do more next Monday. I remember QUITTING. But I stayed with it until the end and I survived and I am glad I did not listen to the voices in my head telling me it was okay to QUIT. The next couple days, my legs and my ass were sore so much I barely could sit or walk comfortably. I was miserable but also was happy as I know the exercises worked. No pain, no gain!!!!
Wednesday: Today was Arms and Abs day. Well ab exercises were a piece of cake as I had been doing quite a bit of abs exercises over the year. I couldn’t say the same for arms exercises though. I realized I didn’t have much upper body strength. I couldn’t finish the half push ups (on knees) on the second circuit. My arms were shaking and sore and I almost cried trying to lift the upper half of my body with my arms during second round. Epic failed. I found myself resting more and longer in between exercises. There was another person in the gym at the same time. He probably was wondering what kind of workout I did that had me laying flat on my tummy with arms extended in front of me (most of the times). I remember cussing like a sailor quite a bit throughout this push ups exercise.
Friday: due to travel I had decided to skip today. 🙁