I am so happy to be back this week and writing about something I love. Working out is not only something that I enjoy, but it is also a major stress reliever for me. Personally, I am the type of person who needs to workout, because my body type can very easily become out of shape when not doing any physical exercise. Some of you reading this might be thinking to yourself, why am I taking workout advice from Taylor? I am certainly not a fitness expert, however, I have managed to change my whole entire mentality around over the past 9 months.
By the end of senior year I had gained a lot of weight. This mostly came from not working out as much as I should have, eating and drinking the wrong things, going out to eat a lot with friends and I kind of stopped caring. Two months before college rolled around, I had managed to lose around 20 pounds and lose a huge percentage of my body fat. For me it is not so much about losing the weight anymore, it is about maintaining my weight and becoming more toned and strong.
If you are looking to become more physically active, want to learn something new, or just curious, then keep on reading!
Lets Get Started ( M,W,F) : I do BBG 3x a week. Bikini Body Guide is a book written by Kayla Itsines. It is a 12 week program that you can do multiple times. I highly recommend it for people who like cardio based workouts.
- I aways do some type of cardio for about 30 minutes. Usually I run on the track, walk incline on the treadmill, or use the elliptical.
- After I am done with that, I walk for about 5 minutes. The reason I walk after my run is so I get a chance to cool down, before jumping right into my BBG workout.
- BBG circuit – The BBG circuit gets harder as the weeks go by. Currently I am on Week 10 and already see a tremendous difference in my strength. For example, I am able to do more burpees and more push ups, without having to stop as much. There is a series of 8 different circuits, with a certain amount of reps. Personally I really enjoy the program. I will link Kayla Itsines’ page down below, incase you want to check out the workout books and plans she offers 🙂
On days that I do not do BBG ( Tuesday, Thursday) , I still do the same amount of cardio. Instead I will use more weights and machines. The reason I do this , is because I like to change it up. I used to be so scared to use the machines, because I had no clue what I was doing. Eventually, I kind of eased into trying certain machines and finding the ones that I like. Even now I still get hesitant, however, it gets better with time.
I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post. Definetly checkout the link I shared above. Another thing I sometimes do, is save my favorite Instagram workout videos that I find. There are some really awesome fitness people you can follow on social media now. Sometimes watching their short workout videos will give you another thing to incorporate in your workout 🙂
Till next time,
XOXO Taylor ❤