I want to share two amazing transformations this week, super proud of these girls - make sure you read their stories!
This is the lovely @fruityliana who sent me this email:
I am so happy that it has been a year (and shocked) I posted this on Instagram :
"Today is my one year anniversary of doing the BBG workouts from the beautiful @kayla_itsines
When I look back not only on these before pictures but also of where I was in my life, how I felt in my body, what I was putting into my body and how my mind worked, to be honest I don't even feel like this person was me! I am so very happy in my life today that I am never going back.
I never really exercised properly before, I was so unmotivated to do anything really. I was treating my body really badly, feeding it unhealthy foods and I always felt like I would never manage to get healthy, fit and strong. Ever! I never stuck to a training program before in my life.
I went on so many fad diets before and exercised for hours and hours in the gym to "burn more" than what I ate that day. I was obsessed and I was really unhealthy, overweight, had bad skin and truly unhappy.
I stopped all this when I started BBG and it helped me find a way to exercise and have fun with it! It helped me understand the benefits of exercising and this community helped me through everything too! Without this amazing community and all this support, I would have never managed. Thank you all so much and @kayla_itsines for always believing in me.
I can't believe it has already been a whole year!!! Progress takes time but I have accepted this and I know that this is a lifestyle and that all progress that will last forever will take time.
I feel happy and I can finally say that I am confident in my body, for the first time in my life!
This is my lifestyle now, and I love it!"
My Instagram is : @fruityliana
Thank you so much and have a beautiful day!
You look amazing Liana! You should be SO proud of yourself for the dedication you have shown and the progress you have made! xx
I just thought I'd send through a couple of my recent transformation photos to show you how happy I am that I started your BBG guides 22 weeks ago!
In the first photos, I could never show my face. The first reason being that I don't wear make-up when I work out, and I hated showing my face without make-up. The second reason being that I was just simply embarrassed about my body, and I never intended to put those photos on social media for the world to see. Eventually I did, and now I am grateful for it because I can see my progress and I get so much encouragement from the BBG Community on Instagram, some of the girls now being friends that I met back at the start of my journey.
It's sad to see the left photos - it really reminds me about how I felt about myself and I'm ashamed that I hated my body so much. I always wore lots of make-up, covered my belly by crossing my arms, wore loose clothing, and avoided going swimming at the beach at all costs (I'm an Aussie girl, so this is my favourite thing to do! I missed out on so many fun days with my friends!). I constantly compared myself to others, and I consistently told myself that I was ugly and fat. I was also always jealous - I went on a 1.5 year trip around the world with my then fiancé, staying in backpacking hostels and spent most of the time getting jealous about other girls and comparing myself to them. I had no idea about nutrition, I was just confused about all of the contrasting information out there these days and often feel into the trap of going on fad diets and being starving all the time. I also just ran - a lot.
The photos on the right show a different person altogether - I never wear make-up anymore and I'm comfortable with it, my skin is glowing and clear, I feel confident, my body feels firm and I can feel muscles all over the place! I feel like I could just jump around, instead of moping around the house like I used to. My energy levels are up, my knowledge about nutrition is now far more advanced and I have a strong passion for it, and I love being able to do different types of exercises throughout the week, such as sprints (HIIT), resistance, weights, walking and running (I also throw in a bit of yoga for some stretching, to make it fun!). I went to the beach yesterday with a friend that I always used to feel really self-conscious around (her body is so lean and strong), and I didn't feel self-conscious at all, quite the opposite! The best part is, I just simply never feel jealous when there's gorgeous women around my (now) husband! I just feel so happy, comfortable and confident in my own skin, and it is so, so nice.
I really feel like I owe it all to you and the beautiful community that you've created. You monitor the community and invest so much passion into it, and it has meant that we are all receiving so much support and encouragement from each other, it's just so empowering!
Thank you for packing your guides, both the exercise and nutrition guides, full of reliable information but still making it so fun and easy to read and understand. IT's made so much of a difference! I'm now attempting to use your recipes/shopping lists more on the Sweat By Kayla app and I'm loving it! Looking forward to seeing how it helps with my progress!
Thanks again Kayla, and please check out my attached progress pictures. One is straight after a workout (week 21), and the other is after a week of being bedridden with bronchitis - but still feeling amazing (week 22)!.
Lots of love, Ari (@befitbehealthyandtravel_bbg) xxxxxxxxxx :) :) :)"
You look amazing @befitbehealthyandtravel_bbg!! You should be proud of yourself, and it makes me SO happy to hear how our amazing community has supported you through this journey. xx
If you have a transformation you would like to share with me, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Love, Kayla xx