BBG + Blogliates

Hello, Hello…

I completed another 12 weeks of Bikini Body Guide or better known as BBG, but this time I put my own little twist on it. Workouts are not a one size fits all; find what works for you. Consistency is key to success.

I followed the BBG guide each week, except I only did 1/2 the workout. Meaning I performed two 7 minute rounds instead of the prescribed 4. Once I completed those 2 rounds of the BBG workout I would complete the given workouts from that days blogilates calendar. In the end my entire workout would be about 60 minutes. Pretty simple and kept me from getting bored. When it comes to working out I love to keep things interesting. I have loved these 12 weeks and they sure did kick my booty. I feel strong and energized. I love the variety these workouts have given me.

Sample Workout:

7 minutes:

BBG Circuit 1 (complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes)

30 second break

7 minutes:

BBG Circuit 2 (complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes)

Complete these videos immediately after finishing 2 rounds of BBG:

Blogilates – Strong Like Wonder Women, Total Body Pilates Workout, Total Body Tone Fest, Total Body Workout Challenge

 

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Reverse Update – 18 Weeks

Oh my goodness I can’t believe I have been reversing for 18 weeks and still going strong!! Seriously, when I began this journey 18 weeks ago I never thought I would make it past 12 weeks (the recommended minimum for reversing). Before finally making the switch to reverse I imagined I would gained 10 pounds overnight, but you know what I have actually lost 3 pounds. Yes, 3 pounds all while eating 500 more calories per day (1450-1950). Believe it or not these calories are continuing to go up, all while getting leaner. Yes, I am still baffled by the weight loss, but there is actually science behind why this happens (google it, there are a ton of articles out there). My body is loving the extra fuel and my metabolism is revving up like crazy.

I feel better than ever. Yes, this reverse has saved me from myself. It has truly saved me from years of disordered eating.

The biggest change has been in my mindset. I am no longer afraid of food. I am no longer afraid of spur of the moment meals out (I used to dread eating out, it would give my anxiety.). I have more energy. I no longer have to ignore my hunger signals. I feel full and satisfied. My cravings have disappeared because if I want something I eat it. It’s that simple. If I can’t make it fit one day I will make it fit the next. I no longer want to eat everything out of my pantry all at once. Nigel are a thing of the past. I don’t feel the need to binge because I can eat what I want when I want. No food is off limits.

 

I am forever thankful to Quincey @iheartmacros for getting me started on this amazing journey. Quincey surely showed me the ropes of macro counting. All of her tips and tricks made the early stages of macro counting easy.

Avatar nutrition has been life changing. For someone who went through an eating disorder to feel the freedom I do around food is a blessing. To finally be a peace with that part of my life is a beautiful thing. I never once thought I would be able to eat so much food all while being healthier and leaner than ever and after 4 kids too.

If you are in a rut with your diet and have been eating low calories for quite some time you may want to consider macro counting. A reverse may be just what you need. I am not an expert, but it’s definitely worth looking into.

 

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Halloween 2017

Halloween began with McKayla and McKenzie’s school party and ended with trick or treating and candy eating…

{Moana, Poppy, and Belle}

The fun continued with class parties and trick or treating…

At the end of the night we had some tired, yet happy little girls…

Oh to see Halloween through our daughters eyes is a beautiful thing. Life is good!! My heart is full. Pure happiness.

We couldn’t be more blessed. We love spending holidays with our family and friends and this year was no exception.

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Life Lately – October 2017

Oh my goodness October has come and gone. Seriously?!? I can’t believe how quickly this year is coming to an end.

We had a wonderful, yet busy October, but man did it come and go quickly. I truly love this time of year. Yes, I still LOVE my summers, but this time of year is definitely at the top of my list too.

Experiencing holidays through my children eyes is the most wonderful thing in the world.

 

Our month began with our girls’ first ice cream truck experience and they loved it.

McKayla and McKenzie’s went on their first field trip. I still can’t believe they are old enough for field trips.

Seeing these two holding hand ALWAYS melts my heart. Their connection still amazes me each and everyday.

Of course picking pumpkins was their favorite part of the day!! Seeing their smiles is all this Mama needs to be happy. My girls happiness fills my heart with joy.

Sophia and Isabella cheered at their first high school football game. It was the perfect evening. The weather couldn’t have been better, our team won, and our girls loved every minute of it. Both of them can’t wait to do it again next year. And of course we were all their to cheer them on.

We spent a day watching our Sophia and Isabella at the school’s fun run. We never miss anything. Sisters are forever…

Of course, we can’t forget about our Mimi. October is her month. We celebrated her birthday in the middle of the month. Where do I even begin. Our Mimi is the most amazing person in the world. She would do anything for her family and shows us day in and day out what how to love each other. I truly aspire to be just like her. Mimi has a heart of gold. We are blessed to have her in our lives. We love you Mimi!!

Sophia had her first gymnastics fun meet and she was/is AMAZING!! I can’t believe how much she has grown in this sport throughout the years. I am one proud Mama. When she wants something she works day in and day out. Sophia is one determined little girl.

Our month also consisted of lunch with Mimi and Gigi and a spa day with Mama.

{Grande Med Spa}

The Friday before Halloween we spent our evening with Mimi and Papa. Time with them is always the best.

If you haven’t eaten at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt you are missing out. It is not only fun for everyone, the yogurt is delicious. Find one near you and put it on your must visit list ASAP!!

October was quite a busy month and I haven’t even touched upon Halloween. Oh my!! This post could go on and on, but I will continue with Halloween fun later this week. I would love to tell you I will post about it tomorrow, but no promises.

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