I held a Twitter poll (@arumlilea) last week asking whether you’d be interested in a post about my workout routine. Over 80% of you voted yes so here it is! As you will know from this post, I started the BBG workout in January. I initially started this workout years ago after recovering from my stroke to try and regain some strength but, obviously, I was unable to follow it 100% so I used it more as a guide to getting fitter and stronger. In January this year, I started the program again along with all the dedication that it requires. I completed the program at the end of April and I’ve seen such a transformation in my body. My resting heart rate is now a lot lower than it was. I’ve toned up so much in my arms and abs. I also feel so much stronger. I can now do full men’s pushups without a struggle and I have no problem carrying the groceries in from the car at all any more. After seeing that this workout has really been beneficial to my body, I decided I would repeat it now that I am so much stronger.
To give you a little bit of insight into my workout routine, I do BBG on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I am also sure to incorporate HIIT training on two occasions during the week by doing either a spinning class or setting the interval program on the treadmill. By Wednesday evening my body is sometimes a little tender so I have been opting for a more gentle workout on Thursdays. I absolutely love yoga and have done since High School so I like to include a session of yoga a week and Thursday is often the best time to do so when my body is in need of a gentle exercise. I have, however, signed up with a pilates studio for 10 weeks of pilates which I have never done before so I will be substituting my yoga sessions for pilates temporarily. If, for whatever reason, I’m unable to attend my Thursday classes, I take a brisk 30-minute walk around my suburb while listening to a good podcast or on the treadmill while I read a good book and it’s always such a welcomed time-out of my day. By Friday I’m generally ready to pick up the pace again with another BBG workout and some more cardio over the weekend.
Here’s a more detailed look at the workout routine that I follow:
Monday: BBG workout
Tuesday: Spinning class/Interval training 30 mins (5km)
Wednesday: BBG workout
Saturday: Interval training 30 mins (5km) / Park run (5km)
I absolutely love this workout routine and I follow it very closely. I start each day with this program by an early morning gym session and I find that it’s the absolute best way to start the day. I feel energised and so excited to tackle the rest of the day. As I mentioned, I’m now repeating BBG 1.0. Once I have completed my second round of BBG, I will be moving on to BBG 2.0. It has really become such an amazing challenge for my body and you get such satisfaction from completing each and every workout.
If you have any questions about my workout routine or anything related, please leave me a comment and I’ll be sure to answer any queries you have!