I have successfully completed week 1 of the pre-training and I’m feeling excited! Today is the start of week 2.
Although, my goals aren’t to get that “bikini” body but more to stay strong and injury free for running, I thought it would be interesting to track my progress via a photo as suggested by the program (but am not going to share just yet). I am curious to see changes I see and feel with my body. A lot of people said that I probably don’t need the pre-training but I want to do it anyways. BBG is a different style of workout than I typically do so I want to do the prep work to make sure I get the most out of the workouts.
Initial thoughts…I thought I might be bored because of the format of the workout (2 cycles with 4 exercises each, and you repeat each cycle twice), but I wasn’t bored! Eliza Orlins said that she tries to focus on her form and likes to see the improvement. I tried to do that and it does keep me pretty distracted. I also am really liking the fact that the workouts are only 30 minutes. I have been doing a 3 mile easy run before and then the workouts.
I just ordered a pair of wireless headphones so that I can listen to music while I do the workouts. A lot of people said they loved their Jaybird headphones and Dave recommended them too (he watches so many tech reviews!). The workouts involve some jumping and moves that would be just kind of annoying to do while having an armband on. I also like to look at my phone for the exercises or my timer but I might set up my Garmin to have the intervals set.
Some other exciting news…I am partnering with Republic Fitness and will be able to use their facilities to get my workouts done! Their gym is just a short walk from my work. An informal BBG meetup at Republic is in the works–let me know if you are interested in joining (you won’t have to be a member or a veteran BBG-er to join me)! I want to try to see if I can get some partners for some post-workout treats too!