Jess Ann Kirby prepares for an at-home workout with her Yeti, yoga mat and workout bands
Happy Friday friends! As most of you know I’ve been in Philly the last few days visiting the Anthropologie team and shooting some content for spring, I can’t wait to start sharing it. It was just truly a dream come true trip and I’m feeling so thankful for this opportunity. More to come on that, but I wanted to give some initial reactions to BBG.
Week one was really hard. Harder than any other workout I’ve done and left me feeling very sore for pretty much the entire week. I think you have to be really mindful of your form and posture doing these workouts. My goal with each was to complete the sets and do at least two laps per circuit, but I focused on doing the exercises correctly vs rushing through the workouts. I like that I can do the workouts at home, I can pick my own music and there’s no annoying instructor (there’s nothing worse than a workout video with an instructor that makes you want to punch your first through a wall am I right?!). I also like that there are other workout options within the app, yoga for example, so I can swap that out one day if I’m just not feeling a BBG session. I am definitely committed to getting through the 12 weeks, and we’ll see after that. As sore as I was this week, I also felt really strong, even after just a few workouts, and that felt great. Here’s my day-to-day recap:

Monday- BARF. I was dying you guys. I also somehow ended up doing a legs circuit from week 2 as my first workout, oops. I felt like I was going to puke for more than half of the workout. I only ended up finishing two rounds instead of the three in the allotted time. I was sort of confused by the app the first time around but it got easier and I eventually figured it out by the end. Given it’s such a high impact workout I really focused on having good posture and doing the exercises correctly rather than just rushing through it. The last thing I want to do is get injured. Needless to say, the first workout was rough.

Tuesday- I woke up feeling REALLY sore but as I got moving it got a little better throughout the day. We had A DAY on Tuesday (some of you might’ve seen it on my IG Stories). So after a lost (and recovered) phone, and a dead truck (it has since been fixed) I didn’t get a ton of cardio, probably 15-20 minutes.

Wednesday- I did arms and abs in my hotel room after I checked in. I definitely didn’t make it through all the circuits, by the end I couldn’t even do a push-up. But it wasn’t as bad as day one.

Thursday- I shot with Anthro all day so I didn’t really have time for cardio but we were out and about so I feel like I got enough steps in for sure.

Friday- I am exhausted. Today is supposed to be a full body resistance workout but I am so tired from yesterday and traveling I don’t think it’s going to happen. I might try and do it tomorrow at home, my arms and abs are still pretty sore from Wednesday and my legs are STILL sore from Monday.

Sat/Sun – BBG gives you one day of rest so I’ll probably workout Saturday and take a break on Sunday.

I want to hear how all of you did this week as well. Let me know.