SHOP MY CURRENT FAVORITES


Starting the BBG 12 Week Challenge

So this year is definitely the year when some changes has to be made. I let myself go way too far and have gained all too much weight an fat to feel good about myself. I think that is mainly why Im no longer comfortable in my body and hate taking photos of myself. So, I decided to go all in with BBG and also going the 12 week BBG challenge that started yesterday.

I am using the SWEAT app and Kayla Itsines BBG program. Right now they do have a special offer and if you’re a first time user you get the SWEAT app for only $1 for 3 months. A super deal if you ask me AND you can join the 12 week challenge! I made a separate BBG only instagram account so if you want to follow my journey on a daily basis you can go follow me there at @sof.bbg

1 week into the program. 158.9 lbs and 37.1% body fat.

My must-have workout bag and fitness items

As you all know I have been on the fitness path for quite some time now. I have been adjusting my diet and added more exercising to my daily routine. Keeping active has really made me a happier person and I have learned a whole lot about myself. Therefore, I wanted to share some of my favorite and must have fitness items with you! These things haven’t just made it easier for me, but also happier. And, they have also given me motivation and encouragement to continue on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

Ultracor Leggings

These leggings are hands down the best things I have ever worn. The almost $200 price tag do make them justice. It feels like I am wearing a second skin and no matter what activity I am doing, these will stay in place, suck everything in, but not feel like they’re tight. Thus far I own 4 Ultracor leggings and they are the best!

Fitbit

I cannot rave enough about my Fitbit. Ever since I bought my first one about a year and a half ago I have been constantly obsessed. I recently upgraded my Fitbit Charge to a Fitbit Charge 2 and I got even more obsessed. They have different variants for different needs. I like the Charge 2 because it measures my hertrate and therefore also how much sleep and exercise I get each day. It even recognizes what kind of exercising I do.

U By Kotex Fitness Tampons

It doesn’t necessarily imply to only when I need to workout. But being on your period when you’re int he best groove and want to workout is the absolute worst! These new fitness compact tampons from U By Kotex are amazing! The tampons come in compact packages so they are so easy to carry with you. You even get a little holder to put them in so you don’t have to have them laying around loose and risk having someone see them. Along with the tampons I like to get the liners for some extra protection.

Right now you can get a $2 rebate when you buy any U By Kotex product at Walgreens. Find the rebate coupon here.

SWB Booty Bands

Okay, so I am all about this booty workouts this year and these bands are SOOOO good for you! They will just give you that extra resistance for the otherwise easy exercises and help out on the way. I randomly came across this Aussie girl. Not only is she super fit and look great, but she makes these booty bands! Seeing all the photos and videos people and posted with them made me want them. I now have 3 of these on their way to me. Im upgrading from my old bands!!

Swell water bottle

It keeps it cool and it keeps it fresh for hours! If there is one thing I hate when working out, its warm water. It should be cold and refreshing. Nowadays I don’t use anything else but Swell bottles. Both inside and outside of the gym.

What are your favorite fitness essentials? Please share in the comment section down below!

Just ordered

School is about to start and I need to get into a routine. Ive been thinking about joining the gym in my neighborhood. Its a lot of boxing, kickboxing and stuff like that there which I find more fun then going to a “regular” gym. I will still train with Nicklas every now and then like I have been for the summer but my guess is that our schedules aren’t gonna match much as I have nigh classes twice a week and then day classes.

Anyway, I just ordered some stuff from Adidas. A big bag for all my workout stuff. I need somewhere to put my boxing gloves, jumping rope, towels, shoes and so on because now everything is laying everywhere basically. I also got a pair of leggings, they are so comfy and kind of sporty chic so I could still wear them out.

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Training with my PT

One of my closest friends here recently got his PT certificate so I’ve decided to start training with him. A few days ago we did a test run and I love it. We used to workout together basically everyday so it feels good. I know that I’m already fairly active, at least much more then I used too but I want to take it even higher.

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Do the 30 day plank challenge with me!

Hey guys, hope you all had a great weekend. Here is a challenge I want you to do with me!

If you don’t have MyFitnessPal on your phone yet, GET IT. It is great for keeping an overview of you daily exercise and food intake. (It counts your daily steps through your phone) And you can set up your fitness goals through it, all for free!  Whats even better about it is that they have a blog, which you can see all the updates on through your phone. They update about training, health and shares great recipes to try out. The latest post is a 30 day plank challenge which I want all of you to join me on!

Take a piece of paper, or a journal and write down your time before starting the challenge and then on the last day of each week, the goal is to plank for as long as you can, holding it longer and longer as the challenge goes on and timely build up your core. Remember, core is not only your abs but also butt, back and hamstrings! 

You can save this picture for yourself or write down all the days. Keep in mind that every week have different rest guides that should be followed.

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Keep these things in mind as you progress through the challenge:

  • Practice proper form above all else.
  • Each week will get progressively harder.
  • At the end of each week, you’ll test to see how long you can hold a plank.
  • Rest days are a must—these allow your body to recover and get stronger.
  • Schedule time on your calendar each day to get your workout in.
  • Adjust the time you hold the plank and the rest intervals (either increase or decrease one or both) depending on your fitness level.
  • All of these exercises can be done at home without any equipment.