How did you get started in Health & Fitness?
A lot has changed in my life over the last 10 years. One of them being my obsession for a healthy lifestyle. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. My extended family always said it was in our genes to be big boned and overweight… but I’m starting believe otherwise. I do believe that your genes play a role in how your body metabolizes food and how your body works, however that doesn’t mean you’re doomed!
I had a fairly stereotypical grade school experience of bullies because of my weight and it wasn’t until 7th grade that I really noticed my size. That’s when I first became interested in working out. My mom and I had joined a women’s gym and we started going there regularly – for a while. I recently found my assessment from the gym; at age 13 I weighed 168…
It was a rough time because I was a fairly active child, I played every sport, but I binged… ALL THE TIME. The eating disorder of Binge Eating has only started to get recognized in the last few years, which is great that there is a name, but when your 13 and can’t figure out why you can’t stop stuffing your face it’s extremely hard.
To Be Continued…
What is BBG?
BBG stands for Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide – a 12 week work out plan that typically consists of three resistance training sessions and three cardio sessions. The workouts are only 28 minutes and are basically do-able anywhere! Get your free trial on Kayla’s new app and get sweating with me and millions of girls around the globe.
How can I sign up/join?
There are so many ways to join! First, check out this site to learn more about the program.
Next, you can either buy the guides as PDFs or download the app (The app is currently only available for those with iPhones, iPads & iPods)
That’s it! You’ve join BBG! If you want to take your experience to the next level, I would highly recommend creating a Fitness Instagram! The BBG community on IG is incredible & they will keep you motivated and accountable! You’ll also makes loads of new friends and who doesn’t love that <3
How many days do you workout per week?
I typically workout six days a week, I usually do circuit training MWF & cardio TRS. However I often workout everyday… I know rest days are important but sometimes there are BBG meetups that I just can’t miss!
How tall are you?
I’m 5′ 5″ 🙂
What is your diet like?
To be honest I have no idea what I’m doing with my diet. I get easily distracted and bored with food so it’s constantly changing. However, I am gluten-free (I’ve never been tested for a gluten intolerance, but I’ve given it up for so long I now have adverse reactions to it) & I usually stay dairy free because I have found a direct correlation between dairy and cystic acne on my cheeks. Other than that, I’m all over the place. I love healthy foods. I’m a dork about chia seeds, coconut water, tofu, however, I’m severely anemic so I cannot become vegan, however, I’ve considered it many times and will most likely be doing the 22 Day Vegan Challenge this summer and I’m stoked!