Need Workout Motivation? Read These #BBGStories
So proud of these two women who talk opening about how they felt in their bodies before opting for a change! #BBGResults
This is the lovely Lena who sent me this email:
Throughout my life, I never really took care of my fitness and health. I have felt self-conscious of my body for as long as I can remember. I was never a person who could motivate myself; I'd set so many goals but when it came to pushing myself and working hard, I could never go through with my plans. Not just with my fitness, but with school and work as well. Finally, in my first year of university I reached my low point. I completely stopped taking care of my body, gaining 30lbs in the span of a year.
That is when I was introduced to the BBG program. At first, I had to force myself to stay on track with the workout schedule and to eat healthy. But soon, I didn't have to force myself, I found myself looking forward to the workouts and wanting to fuel my body with most nutritious meals.
The longer I stuck with the program, the more motivated I got. I have never been happier with myself. I feel powerful, like I can conquer anything. And once my health and fitness fell into place, I learned to love myself and motivate myself in every aspect of my life.
I decided to change my lifestyle because I wasn't happy with who I was. I felt weak all the time, having to catch my breath after climbing a flight of stairs. I realized I wanted to be strong, I wanted to feel like my body could take me anywhere. I have always struggled with weight loss and I've looked at endless "magic" weight loss pills and quick fixes. But I realized that wouldn't help. If I wanted to transform my body, I had to transform my entire life.
I saw changes in my body in every way; bit by bit, I was less and less repulsed by my reflection in the mirror. At the start of the program, I couldn't look at my reflection for longer than a minute before I felt the need to look away, I felt so upset and guilty by image, like I had let myself down.
Once I had started the program, I looked to the mirror for changes almost immediately. Although my body hadn't changed yet, I no longer felt guilty; I was finally treating my body with the respect it deserved. After some time, I'd even catch myself staring at myself and feeling proud of how far I had come. Since then, I feel so much more confident in the clothes I wear and even just in having simple conversations with people.
I finally feel proud of who I am because I've worked so hard to get here. I also feel so much stronger, like I could conquer the world. I used to find it so difficult to get through the day without having to take a nap, I felt exhausted every single second of the day. Now, I get through the day with ease. When I began the program, I could barely run for 10 minutes before I had to stop. The other day, I ran for an hour and I felt like I was flying the whole time.
The BBG program has made me feel so powerful, I feel unstoppable.
Lena — @lenaselitser”
Lena, thank you for speaking so honestly about your BBG Bikini Body Guide journey! SO proud of you and your results xx
This is the lovely Nicole who sent me this email:
Growing up I never struggled with weight. On the contrary, I remember being made fun of for how thin I was. “Bean pole” and “where do you put all that food?” are phrases I was familiar with. When I went to college, I gained the “freshman 15” plus 2. At that time, I started eating as little as possible and doing crunches at night to try to look better. Fast forward a few years and I gained 50 lbs while pregnant with my sweet son.
Exercise and eating well had never been a part of my life, so I started trying to figure out how to drop the weight, which led to a borderline eating disorder and cardio everyday. I only ate around 800 calories a day, felt accomplished when hungry, and restricted myself so severely from anything containing gluten/sugar/salt/beans/potatoes/anything processed. I would also detox if I slipped up and had something “bad.”
Eventually I got burnt out from living that way and stopped working out and did not think about what I ate at all. I went back and forth getting skinny and gaining the weight back around 5 times or so. In 2016, my husband and I started drinking alcohol pretty often. A few times a month led to every weekend which led to a few times a week. This of course made me gain weight and become more unhappy with myself.
My husband and I had an eye-opening experience one weekend and realized that drinking alcohol had become a problem for us and that, because of it, we were not being the parents or spouses that we needed to be. We decided to stop drinking alcohol unless we could do so in a healthy manner. By October, I had dropped almost 10 lbs just from no longer drinking alcohol excessively and I decided it was finally time to work towards being truly happy with my body.
I was tired of the back and forth and ready for a lifestyle change. My previous unhealthy lifestyle had me exhausted, unhappy with myself, not able to fit in my work clothes, and I was 133 lbs. After 14 weeks of BBG, I am 129 lbs, my clothes that did not fit are now loose, I have much more energy, but most importantly I have found self-love.
Before BBG, I would find motivation to workout by being disgusted with my body. Now I find motivation in knowing that I am taking care of myself. I love my body for what is has done and will do instead of hating it for what it cannot yet.
I have also found a passion for helping others achieve a healthy mindset and all that comes with it!
Again, thank you so much for your reply! Your reply alone was so encouraging to me!
Nicole — @bickfitness!
Wow, Nicole, your progress is amazing! What I loved hearing is how the BBG has helped you achieve a healthy mindset and that you now love your body! Very proud xx
If you have a transformation you would like to share with me, please email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love, Kayla xx
* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.