Fitgirlxtina, is a BBG success with an inspiring journey to follow on instagram. See what we learned about her and how she stays on top of her game and committed to the BBG program.
You’ve had an extraordinary journey. We’ve seen your before and after pictures – you looked great before, but your after pics show an obviously super toned girl who looks very happy. How has making a commitment to the BBG plan changed you and your future?
Thank you so much! Well for me, it all started on Instagram. I caught buzz of Kayla’s social media empire as it was just starting to take off. I was SO inspired at how fit, healthy, and toned she was! I soon realized she had a 12 week program, Kayla Itsines BBG , that women across the world were following. I was immediately intrigued because the results spoke for themselves. I was hesitant to start at first, but this guide took me way past 12 weeks. I’ve been following Kayla’s guide for 70 weeks! Not only did I invest in a guide, I invested in MYSELF! I have come so far with my fitness level thanks to BBG. Making a commitment to this plan changed me because I realized it’s important to always strive for progress not perfection. My journey has taught me discipline, self control, patience and so much more. I love being fit and healthy on the inside and the outside and this is something I will take with me through the future.
Was it difficult to get started?
It definitely was. During college I was quick to hop on and off the fitness train. I always gave into my excuses and threw in the towel when I wasn’t seeing instant results. When I started my fitness journey, I was determined to get myself healthy instead of focusing on losing weight. THAT was the goal. THAT was the motivation. It’s been since September 2014 year since the ‘health switch’ has been turned to ‘ON’ and I have never felt better!
Did you ever run into obstacles in your journey?
Absolutely, obstacles occur all the time! Life will always throw things at you and you can either work through them positively or let them affect you negatively.
Managing my time between obtaining my doctor of dental surgery degree, being a wife, a friend, and my healthy & fitness journey has not been an easy task. I don’t see these as obstacles necessarily, because everyone has to balance their everyday life! What a lot of people don’t speak on is the mental obstacle many athletes struggle with. One of the biggest downfalls to personal growth and happiness is comparison to others. My Instagram feed is filled with beautiful women who have washboard abs and perfectly toned arms, bums, and legs. I used to compare and doubt my progress after seeing others success. Instead I took a step back and focused on how far I’ve come in my own journey. Be proud of what you accomplish and celebrate your small victories. They will keep you motivated! /Just make sure you don’t turn your obstacles into excuses, use them to propel you towards your goals.
What does a typical day look like to you?
I usually wake up around 7:30am to get ready for my day at the dental school. But before starting my day I glance Instagram, Snapchat and emails then I roll out of bed to get ready for the day. After brushing my teeth and getting into my scrubs, I give my husband a kiss and make my way to the kitchen. I prepare my breakfast (usually a homemade egg white, avocado, turkey sausage breakfast sandwich) and enjoy a cup of coffee, grab my gym bag and I’m out the door. I make my way to campus to set up for my morning patient appointment. After a full day of dentistry my first stop is to the gym. I eat a quick snack on my way and I’m looking forward to my gym session. I’m currently on BBG 3.0 week 35 & every workout is a serious challenge. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday I do resistant training and I’ve recently started a 1 mile jog warmup. Tuesday’s & Thursday’s are my LISS & HIIT days and lastly, I love doing Title Boxing on Saturday mornings. So I usually find a spot in the gym, gather all the equipment I need, blast an awesome playlist, and get my workout finished. I’ll get home and catch up chores, play with my dog Avery, and start prepping dinner. Between 8-11pm I’m spending some quality time with my Aaron, watching Netflix and exchanging stories from our day. By 11:00 it’s time to set aside my gym clothes for the next day and get ready for bed and I’m usually dozing off around 11:30 pm.
Do you have words of advice for women thinking that they can’t get your results?
Yes, we’ve all been there! My number one advise is to give it time. Not seeing instant results was the main reason I would quit working out so many times in the past. Also, when I stopped comparing my journey to the thousands of insanely fit women I would see on Instagram, my results came. It’s not easy. You’ll need to be strict with yourself but don’t forget to enjoy the journey and reward yourself from time to time! Make it a lifestyle change instead of a quick fix! There’s nothing more gratifying than working to improve yourself whether it be mind, body or soul.