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Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey! I’ve never been a morning person, but over the years I have forced myself to get into a morning routine that starts at 4:45 AM Monday-Friday. Fitness is one of the most important regimens in my life, and I have my mother to thank for that. As a teenager, I struggled with a severe imbalance in my hormones, and the only thing that seemed to keep life somewhat even keel, was fitness. Bless my sweet mama’s heart, she put up with a lot back then!
Like most young women in their 20’s, I’ve tried everything from eating Paleo, to no carb diets, to working out with a trainer and now BBG. Generally, the diets are short lived and the results are mediocre, but BBG my friends, not so much.
I am currently starting week 13 of Kayla Itsines 24 week program, and while it is seriously kicking my you know what – I’m addicted. I still eat clean as much as possible, but let’s be real, I’m human and I cheat. Even with my cheat meals, the results are unmistakeable and keep me hungry for more. I absolutely loved working out with a trainer, but I love BBG even more. I think everyones body reacts to certain types of fitness differently, but this program was built perfectly for my 5’8′ athletic build.
BBG is an ebook or app (whichever you prefer, I prefer the app) that now contains 24 weeks (used to be 12 weeks) of 28 minute resistance workouts three days a week. I workout six total days a week, so the other three days I typically do 40 minutes of cardio on the eliptical or run on the treadmill.
Therefore, my morning routine looks like this:
4:45 AM – wake up
5:15 AM – coffee is made, Swell bottle is full, and I’m out the door to the YMCA with an apple in hand (high in fiber)
5:30 AM – 15 minute warm up on the elliptical
5:45 AM T,TH,F – start 28 minute BBG workout
6:15 AM – stretch
6:30 AM – home to shower
7:30 AM – out the door to work
Sub 40 minutes of cardio starting at 5:45 AM on Mondays and Wednesday on the “off days”. Saturdays I come in later so I can sleep in.
For breakfast I try to eat some variation of eggs, or egg whites. Wether they are scrambled or hard-boiled, my body needs the protein to refuel. If I’m on the go and don’t have time, Starbucks just came out with Sous Vide Egg White Bites that are low in calories and high in protein.
For lunch, I almost always eat a salad with mixed greens, grilled chicken, a little avocado and balsamic dressing on the side.
For dinner, we cook a variation of healthy options. I get bored with food easily so we try to keep it interesting! I think my favorite healthy dinner meal is Speedies chicken, roasted sweet potatoes or cauliflower rice, and brocolli or brocollini with a little lemon juice.
Anyway, that’s a little glimpse at my morning routine & workout regimen! I’ve gotten a ton of questions about BBG and my progress thus far, so I hope this is helpful to some of you! Please let me know if you’re interested in seeing more fitness related posts like this one! As always, thanks for following along, xoxo.
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