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all of my thoughts and love are with those in Manchester ๐Ÿ’”
It's absolutely heartbreaking and I can't begin to imagine the pain that those families will be going through. ๐Ÿ˜”
All I know is that hate and violence will not win. Ever.

โ€ข REALITY CHECK โ€ข
(sorry, a bit of a long read ๐Ÿ‘€)
Truth be told, I almost didn't post the photo that I posted on here yesterday.(can swipe to see it)
I saw it and immediately had some (silly) negative thoughts about my body and how it's not the most flattering photo and doesn't show me at 'my best'. (๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„) How my posture wasn't the greatest or how my abs weren't 'defined' and that I'm not lean at all etc etcccccc and I became really self conscious/insecure and was like 'yeah that's not a good photo of me.'
Until I gave myself a MASSIVE reality check and realised that that photo encompasses what I preach about on here so much. The fact that INSTA IS NOT REAL LIFE. Like okay yeah there are gonna be *a few* people who walk around all day with the holy grail of abs๐Ÿ˜› but 99% of the time, when you're walking and smiling and whatnot, you aren't flexing or giving your 'best angle' or finding the best light and you aren't going to look like you just walked off a VS fashion show catwalk ๐Ÿ˜œ
That photo was a candid taken by a stranger and I really liked it because of how happy I was. & for me (although from time to time I have to remind myself), that's what's most important! BEING HEALTHY AND HAPPY โ˜บ๏ธ
Why did I get self conscious? Despite my best efforts, it's still sooooo easy to get caught up in the 'picture perfect' insta bikini bodies or the bodies you see on billboards or magazines etc and then you compare yourself against them and feel like ๐Ÿ’ฉ
Each day I try my hardest to stop myself getting sucked into that mindset but I guess we all have off days ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
ANYWAYYYY๐Ÿ˜›
That brings me on to these three photos ^^^
highlighting again how insta (and the majority of magazines) is not real life. How stomach rolls when you sit down are soooooo normal or how when I sit down, not only do my thighs expand; the butt dimples and cellulite make an appearance ๐Ÿ˜› (but then tbh they also make an appearance while I'm standing up) ๐Ÿ˜œ
So yeah! Just because it's not always talked about, please don't ever think that these so called 'imperfections' are abnormal or make you believe that they stop you being awesome and beautiful. BECAUSE THEY DON'T!
โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

spent my afternoon relaxing on the beautiful Whitehaven beach ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
It lived up to (and exceeded) all my expectations ๐Ÿ˜
sorry (not sorry๐Ÿ˜) in advance for all the beach photos that are gonna come from this ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜›
Hope you're all having a lovely day!!
I actually went for a morning jog today (with sprints in the middle of it) and I died. ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜‚ I suddenly remembered why I hate working out without having eaten anything beforehand ๐Ÿ‘€ buuuuut I got it done and rewarded myself with chocolate croissants so all good ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

when no filter is needed ๐Ÿ˜
It's officially less than a month before I head back home so I'm spending this weekend on the last of my Aussie travels by visiting what's right at the top of my bucket list; the Whitsundays โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒž
Not sure if I'm going to be able to get in my final BBG resistance workouts but I'm going to go for a run tomorrow to kickstart my cardio promise ๐Ÿ˜›
I hope you're all having a lovely day and have the awesomest weekend!!

using myself from last year as some motivation today to figure out what my main goals are ๐Ÿค“
#throwbackthursday flexed v unflexed ๐ŸŒŸ
What I've noticed since coming to ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ is I've kinda unintentionally majorly cut down on cardio, which although has meant I've been building up my strength ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ, which I LOVE, I know I'm not as physically fit as I was here ^ when it comes to playing sports.
Although this semester I've been playing touch rugby, I'm definitely not doing the same amount as I was last year and I'm also not playing any netball, of which a combination of both has meant my fitness levels have dropped. I've also realised that I've been slacking on my LISS the last few months and not getting my heart rate in the right zone either.๐Ÿ‘€ But like that's all been okay! The spare time from not being as committed to the sports has allowed me to focus on other really exciting things like travelling around Oz and although my LISS hasn't been exactly the right speed, the slower walks have been super awesome mentally.
However!!! I've been thinking about my goals for the rest of the year and it's time to change that!! The upcoming university year (aka starting in September), I want to be at my peak fittest for touch rugby and netball. I love love love playing sport and one of the main reasons I started BBG was so I could get fitter for them and that's taken a bit of a sideline the last 10 months or so.
So I'm still going to keep up with BBG and increasing the weights within the circuits (obvs because I still absolutely love BBG) but also start a proper cardio routine before I head back to uni in September when I'm back playing regular touch and netball.
I know lots of people aren't a fan of cardio but I absolutely love the feeling of getting fitter and being able to run longer distances or sprinting faster ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜‚ major feels right now ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด
that super tired but still happy feeling is currently me ๐Ÿ˜ด
Busy but good day!! It felt like I finally had a breakthrough on a project I'm writing for my internship and then I had a really great touch rugby training session!! However three days of intense workouts has got me mega achey and sleepy ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด
Tomorrow is definitely only going to be LISS!
Sooooo I predict some stretching and foam rolling and then I'm gone ๐Ÿ˜ด
Goodnight ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ดโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ anyone else have this problem? ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ
genuinely have the worst eyesight and if there was a zombie apocalypse and I lost my glasses or contact lenses, I'm a goner โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜‚ (However, there are definite upsides to bad eyesight.๐Ÿค“ When I was like 5 or 6 I used to have to visit the hospital for my eyes and in return I always got to pick some sweets as a reward, so that's definitely winning AND when I was 13 and started wearing contacts, I got entered into a prize draw and won a TV๐Ÿ˜‚ so many upsides ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›)
Hope you're all having a lovely day!!!
Today was another fitness class, which this week was a full body HIIT style workout โ˜บ๏ธ I also had my dressings off yesterday, which means I can get back to touch rugby so that's the plan for tomorrow ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽ‰

very happy that leg day is over for another week ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
I've only got a month left in Australia, which means only a month left of a gym membership until I'm back to uni at the end of September so I'm definitely going to try and make the most of the next 4 weeks with hitting my goals ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโ˜บ๏ธ and really make an effort to get my cardio in!
I hope you're all having an awesome day ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
(also featuring the truly beautiful @danielwellington #dwclassicpetite watch!! Just a reminder that the code HELBBG gets ya 15% off a watch from danielwellington.com (no commission!) and that's valid until the end of today! 15th may!!)โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ #danielwellington)

โ€ข one years difference โ€ข
๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”
Looking at these two photos and I have some mixed feelings.
It's quite common to hear that 'progress isn't linear' and I definitely agree with that because we all go through times with lots of motivation and we're hitting our goals but then sometimes we may be injured or lose the drive and we may back pedal a bit. The thing with this, is that when I look at these photos, a part of me can't help but think that this applies and I've lost some progress. But then I'm like why do I think that? Is it because I'm 'thinner'/leaner in the left and my BF % is less? (and my abs were a lot more visible?)
I do know that a part of it is because on the left I had finally lost my 'love handles', which had been my biggest insecurity for so long. Although they haven't exactly come back now, I'm definitely 'fluffier' and every now and then, I do still get self conscious about them and then there's just that old worry that I'll revert back to how I was.
But then I'm also like why on earth do I think I've lost progress and that I need to stop being silly. One of the biggest things I've learnt on this journey is that getting lean is not the only indicator of progress or health or fitness or whatever. For example, I'm a lot stronger than I was on the left ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ I guess it's just hard wrapping my head around that being fit and healthy comes in all shapes and sizes and that just because I'm 'bigger' than I was, it doesn't mean I've lost my progress. You could say I'm just awesome in both?! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ hahahah
So yeah ๐Ÿค” a bit of a ramble but I've always used this account as a place to just write down how I'm feeling so yeah ๐Ÿ˜†
I hope you're all having a lovely day ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
(also featuring the truly beautiful @danielwellington #dwclassicpetite watch on the after pic!! Just a reminder that the code HELBBG gets ya 15% off a watch from danielwellington.com (no commission!) and that's valid until the 15th may!!)โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ #danielwellington)

I mean, in an ideal situation, there would be 2 of these so it covered the whole plate but y'know ๐Ÿ˜› can't complain....still mega tasty ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†
treat meal today was this chocolate fondant and it was awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Hope you're all having an amazing weekend!! I got to the gym earlier today for #Week14 arms and then tomorrow is gonna be ab day!!
I'm also ready to get up in 4 hours time (4am) to watch Eurovision ๐Ÿ˜› excitement levels = ๐Ÿ’ฏ

I have nothing to say except I wish I was currently eating this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Disney + anything chocolate related = my heaven. ๐Ÿ˜›
Hope you all are having an awesome Friday!! & that you have a super fab weekend โ˜บ๏ธ I'm taking tomorrow as a treat day and I am exciteeeeeeeeed!
โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
๐Ÿ“ธ @disneyfoodblog

yeeeeeeeeah๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ
like I love the cooking and the eating part but washing up is such a bore ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Hope you're all having an amazing day!! I had a ton of uni work today so unfortunately no time for the gym ๐Ÿ˜“ thought I'd have had it done by 10pm or so for a late night sesh but noooope ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ so I suppose today is my rest day ๐Ÿ˜† thinking arms tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ my faaaaaaave!

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