Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bikini Body Guide Results: BBG 36 Weeks / 3 Rounds

I have completed 36 weeks of BBG 36 or 3 Rounds as they call it! Wow, wow, wow!!!

When I started this fitness journey, I told myself that I was sticking to this program for a year. I almost trip out when I think that in December, it will be a year of consistently doing the BBG program. I was going to start at the New Year this last January and thought why not get a jump on it and start in December?! After all, I knew I was turning 39 on December 31st, so I figured this would be a great way for me to feel and look my best while entering 40!

I cannot stress enough that BBG is easy to do at home. Whether you are a busy mama or working professional, it only takes 30 minutes and is super effective. Most people fall off though and never reap any of the results and benefits.

parlor girl BBG 36 week results fitness transformation
(all unedited pics!!)

4 weeks was a good start, 8 weeks my hips started slimming and I was definitely in the groove, 12 weeks was probably my smallest weight so far and leanest, but my muscles were flat and dry looking. 
I started skipping pictures and can't find the randoms in between but look at my quad in the last one at 36 weeks Woohoo the legs are beginning to take more shape and my calories are about 400 more a day. I am still the same weight as when I started but my body is changing shape. 

Progression is everything you guys. 

Take it slow and steady. 

Nothing big happens overnight. Not even weight gain. 

Each persons goals and desires for their body are totally personal to them and their particular journey. For instance my start or 4 week photo may seem as if nothing more is needed to some and it may also seem overweight to others. 

That is OK! Because it's my life and journey and what I desire or you desire for your body is just that "It's YOURS" and always remember that. 

Your own personal trouble spots are yours. You own personal sweet spots I call them (the areas that are always great) are yours! Enjoy them. Love them. Honor the good and bad because it is what makes you YOU. 

Is my body perfect? NO! And I do not expect it to be. I want to be agile, walk with my husband and daughter and live healthy. 

Nutrition is another HUGE aspect of changing your body. Stay tuned for another post as I will share what I eat in a day.

The BBG app also has a food plan in app you can follow as well. I mean can it get any easier other than Kayla coming over and walking you through it?!

This post is full of juicy info all about BBG and how I do it. So I will not bore you by repeating the same old story. I also included my previous BBG posts down at the bottom for quick reference as well.

The biggest changes I have noticed at this point so far:
-increased energy and stamina
-more strength for lifting weights
-decrease in body fat
-stomach is flatter
-less love handles
-thinner/leaner and more defined legs
-obliques popping through
-mental strength/can do attitude
-feel more confident in clothes/swimwear

Things I would like to work on more:
-popping my shoulders out (lift heavier)
-building out my quads more (eating and heavier lifting)
-overall leanness (totally diet based)

Overall I am very pleased with my results after 36 weeks. There have been times it was hard AF to get thru a workout, times I actually gave up, times I felt like I could run 300 miles without stopping and times I thought I could squat a horse.

The most important take away is CONSISTENCY.

Thats all friends.

Each and every day is a different journey so give it your all, whatever that may be that day and know you did your best.

Move on.

Repeat.

parlor girl BBG fitness transformation results 36 weeks
start -----------------------------36 weeks

As always, if you have any thoughts or questions please feel free to reach out♡

Previous BBG Posts:

BBG 4 weeks

BBG 8 weeks

BBG 12 weeks

How BBG Helped Change My Legs

Thanks for reading... xx PeeGe

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cutoffs + Sweater

Your end of Summer clothing transition does not have to put a damper on your mood or style. I like to use these in between weather times as a step in and out of both seasons.

I usually try to pair something ahead like this grey sweater and from behind/current like my cutoff shorts together.

California's been having the strangest weather, as in where the heck did summer go?! But then by afternoon, it literally warms right back up. Thank goodness as I am not quite ready to give up my Summer. An outfit like this is perfect for just that, as you could always put on a tank underneath to take off the sweater layer as the day goes on.

cutoff shorts sweater style parlor girl

grey off shoulder asymmetrical sweater parlor girl

cutoff shorts with sweater fringe booties parlor girl

grey fringe booties parlor girl

long grey free people sweater parlor girl

gucci logo belt parlor girl

booties with shorts end of summer style parlor girl

parlor girl fall transition style

vintage levi cutoff shorts parlor girl

parlor girl style summer to fall

cute brunch weekend outfit parlor girl

parlor girl cute summer fashion styles
vintage Levi cutoffs- similar
grey sweater- Free People
fringe booties- Steve Madden (old) similar
belt- Gucci
bag- Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM
sunglasses- Quay
necklace- Herringbone



Thanks for reading... xx PeeGe

Monday, August 21, 2017

Five Things To Love About This Week


1. Eclipse Phenomena- I Am so excited for this amazing event today!!

total solar eclipse la times

>What does this mean? A total solar eclipse is when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth blocking the sun, momentarily causing darkness.

>Can you see it? Yes, with special viewing glasses on or making a pinhole on cardboard shining down on a white plate or piece or cardboard. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE ECLIPSE!!!

>Will it literally black out our sky during the day? Yes, but typically for just a couple minutes of time.

>What does this mean spiritually?? Well, I thought you'd never ask. This is an incredibly powerful time for us. Mostly because it signifies new beginnings. Best part is, the effects of this amazing phenomenon can last up to a year after it takes place.


2. Life after 3 rounds of BBG- holy moly did I really just complete 36 weeks/3rounds of BBG?! Say whaaaat. I plan to do a full review on it later this week.


3. The Sinner-

best new series the sinner jessica biel


O.M.G. Obsessed!! Jessica Biel is absolutely amazing in her role and the story will have you on the edge of your seat craving the next episode like crazy. Cheers to a new series!


4. Last Minute Vacations / Labor Day Weekend Plans- Can you believe that Labor Day weekend is right around the corner? Do you all have any last minute vacations/end of summer plans you're wrapping up? I am beyond excited to countdown until that weekend as I am heading out of town somewhere fun to kick off my birthday celebrations. I mean why not start 4 months out? I think this birthday deserves some ample time to get into the swing of celebrations...

5. Water- I wanted to share and remind you all to drink your water. I have been feeling a little more sluggish lately and I realized that it was because it had been a little less hot here and I have not been drinking my normal amount of water.

Most days, I try to drink 1/2-1 gallon a day. I love that water also helps to keep you feeling full, it is so amazing for your skin and really helps to removes toxins (especially if you're using the fascia blaster ladies!!).

Here are some other awesome water tips I found for you all:

>2 glasses of water upon waking up helps to activate internal organs

>1glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion

>1 glass of water before taking your shower/bath helps lower blood pressure

>1 glass of water before bed helps avoid stroke or heart attack

And as they say: don't medicate, hydrate!

photos via: 1, 3

Happy Monday ♡

Thanks for reading... xx PeeGe