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My first Better Body Bootcamp experience

on May 25, 2013

This week marks the end of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp — it’s hard to believe that the 8 weeks are already over — it seriously FLEW by! I joined BBBC after some careful thought — I had read many people’s personal accounts on their blogs and decided to check out Tina’s site — I knew I needed a change in my workouts. I was starting to dread working out, I was frustrated with my lack of progress, and I had no new bright ideas. It seemed like jumping into the program was almost a no-brainer for me.

So, I jumped on the proverbial bandwagon 🙂 And boy am I glad that I did!!

In true, Brittany-list form,here are the things I’ve noticed throughout my experience with the BBB:

  • I LOVE the pre, mid, and post-fitness test that we do — It’s such a great way to track progress!! And I’ve seen improvements in every exercise
  • My running has improved thanks to the strength workouts, core workouts, and intervals
  • I have taken multiple body measurements throughout the program too – actually, every week I’ve done it. It’s been a great tool for me to measure progress as well – I actually have NOT lost weight – this has been hard for me. But I have lost inches on various parts of my body!

  • I have looked forward to working out again – and it makes my life so much easier when my workouts are all laid out for me — no thinking needed!
  • I LOVE strength training! I love that it makes me feel so much stronger, I love the burn, and I love when I feel sore the next day! I’d never feel confident enough to develop my own strength training program, but with the BBBC, I just have to follow the plan
  • The cardio workouts have me doing interval training again – I know that this is important in cardio workouts, but sometimes it’s just easier to just start running and not look at the time or speed — I could still do this on the program, but I also did my speed work as well
  • The BBBC community is awesome — I felt so supported and motivated – and it’s always more “fun” to talk about those super tough moves (aka the frogger!)
  • Flexibility in the program is key. Sometimes, you just can’t control life, and I had to move workouts around during the weeks to make them work for me. I could do this easily with the BBBC program
  • Tina’s workouts are TOUGH – and I felt like such a badass when I completed them (yet, she still offered ways to modify moves that were just too difficult) — plus, I got stronger — I was quickly needing to increase the amount of weight I was lifting!! LOVE IT
  • I do all of my workouts at home, and I had no problem completing all the moves — for the few that were originally written to be done with machines, I was able to use my handweights — plus, you don’t need to purchase a ton of extra equipment – I actually had everything I really needed.
  • Weekly goals — I loved that I was able to set my own set of goals each week, and I also kept track of them!

Bottom line: this is a great program — and Tina is a genius 🙂 I have loved just about every workout, and I’m already a little sad that come monday, I’m on my own for planning my own workout — you can be certain that workouts from the past 8 weeks will be making a reappearance!

But — I’m not on my own for too long — I’ve already signed up for Round 6!!!!! Tina has made some changes to her program for the summer session, and I’m excited for all the “extras”

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So, you should probably join me….. when you decide to sign-up, you can just click here!  Come join in the fun — you won’t regret it, I promise! 🙂


4 responses to “My first Better Body Bootcamp experience

  1. I do an australian program called 12WBT run by the Australian version of Jillian Michaels – Michelle Bridges, once I finish this next round (currently in week 3) I might give this a go as I’ve been curious to try it myself!

    This is my first visit it to your blog and I love it, I’ve just subscribed 🙂

    • Brittany says:

      Hi Jan!
      Welcome to the blog 🙂 I’m so excited to hear that you’re a new subscriber – what a great way to start off my work week! I’ll have to look into your program, I’ve never heard of it – is it strength/cardio/both? I do love me some Jillian Michaels! Definitely let me know if you sign-up for the Best Body Bootcamp — I have gotten so much out of the experience 🙂

      • It is both, it has 2 days of straight cardio, 2 days of strength, 1 day of core/balance and then 1 day which is a hardcore day that is a mix of everything. The website is if you are interested 🙂 I’ve done 4 rounds of it because I love having an exercise program set for me and I can just do it without thinking about it and it also challenges me to do things I don’t want to do like burpees!

        I will let you know if I sign up for Tina’s bootcamp 🙂

      • Brittany says:

        T hanks for sending me the website! I am definitely going to look into it — It sounds hardcore (which I kinda secretly love!)!! Your blog name is so cute, by the way 🙂


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