BBG Workouts: Can I change the day of the workouts to better fit my schedule?
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably seen the amazing transformation posts on Instagram and have heard about the world-famous BBG fitness program by Kayla Itsines. It's arguably the biggest fitness craze since Crossfit and Beachbody, and women around the world swear by it.
Like millions of other women, you've probably downloaded the PDF guide or app and have been eager to start. You read through the instructions, maybe got through a few workouts, but like many, gave it up after a few weeks.
While there are dozens of reasons why one would quit the guide, one of the most common reasons is that it can be hard to fit into your schedule.
If you read through the PDF guide, you'll know that you are supposed to do 3 resistance workouts per week, scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. In addition to these, you are supposed to do between 2-4 liss (low-intensity steady state) workouts.
THAT'S A LOT OF WORKOUTS! --especially if you haven't worked out regularly before. Even though the workouts are short, that's still a lot of commitment one must have each week.
Working out every Monday, Wednesday, Friday can be a challenge. Because of work, family, school, and other commitments, it's hard to say if you will always have the time on those days to get the correct workout in.
When beginners talk to me about my BBG journey, one of the most common questions they ask is:
Do I have to do each workout on the correct day: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday?
I always tell them, no! While the guide is set up that way so that you have a day to recover between each resistance workout, you definitely don't need to follow the exact schedule to see results.
When I started BBG, it was during my first year of working in the real world. I had a busy and stressful job that was not always predictable. Because of this, working out 3 days during hte work week wasn't always possible.
So, I started altering my schedule to doing the resistance days on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This was a game-changer!
Dropping to two workouts during the work week was much more manageable and working out on Saturday meant that I was well-rested and didn't have a time crunch.
So, if you're having trouble sticking to your workouts, try altering the schedule! Pick days that work best for you so that you can ensure you'll have the highest chance of doing your workout. While it's best to have at least one day in between each resistance workout, sometimes you have to do two in a row to make it work.
If there is one thing I wish I knew before starting BBG, it's that it's more than just a workout plan, it's a lifestyle change. To see real results, you have to commit and be serious about it. This means you'll have to prioritize your workouts and make time for them.
Now that I've been working out consistently for two years, it has become an essential part of my life. I can't imagine not working out each week. Now that I feel this way, it is a lot easier for me to get workouts in during the work week, because I prioritize my workouts over other things.
However, this mentality didn't develop over night. It happened after months of continuous workouts. If I hadn't made BBG fit into my schedule instead of the other way around, I probably wouldn't be where I am today.
To recap, don't be afraid to switch up the standard schedule if you need to. It's more important than you get your workouts in consistently than it is to get them in on a specific day of the week.
As always, thanks for reading! If you have any questions about BBG or working out in general, feel free to ask in the comments or send me an email.