Kayla Itsines BBG Program RESULTS – it works!

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

A while back when I first started BBG I promised you guys to update you on my results. These 12 weeks past faster than I expected.

First of all I have to admit I didn’t finish the whole program. I finished my 11th week before I was going to see my family in Chicago. The time there was so active and whole days filled with activities I din’t even have a moment for myself to go through 12th week’s exercises. At least I walked a lot, right?

From all 11 weeks of bbg workouts I have learnt that I can achieve more than I thought. I had more time than I thought as well. I could somehow squeeze in every workout into my busy schedule. I started to really enjoy exercising even thought it was very hard to go through all resistance trainings from begging to the end. It didn’t get easier, I could just do more. It was kind of addictive.

Resistance trainings I performed at my home and for LISS and HIIT I was hitting (no pun intended) the gym.

I saw that my body is definitely stronger and looks leaner. I took photos before and after program and saw a very big difference (I’m still embarrassed of them, therefore not gonna share them with you, sorry)! I lost 2 kg through the whole process even though I didn’t change my diet at all. I didn’t want to drastically change everything about my lifestyle. Coming from somehow not so good diet and zero exercises to restrictions and working out like crazy didn’t sound good to me. I know I could have achieved so much more by eating well while doing the program, but I just couldn’t make myself do it.

When I came back from Chicago I din’t continue the guide through the last week. For 11 weeks I’ve not missed even one workout. It was a very hard work, but also very rewarding. I decided to take a break.

Now I’m trying to keep an eye on my diet and I’m getting ready to start BBG again soon! Maybe even next week! I highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to learn how to value your body and feel better and stronger in your own skin!

xx, Olita


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SPRING in CHICAGO

Hello Loves and happy Tuesday!

Sorry for being absent for such a long time! I have a lot of things to care of these days and almost zero free time! Thank you for you patience and still hanging around. I’ll try to post as I used to, once a week (usually Monday or Tuesday). 

Today I’d like to share with you photos of my latest trip! Me and my boyfriend went to Chicago for a family reunion. Hope you’ll like the pictures I took of the city!

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Do you have any plans for your summer holidays? Let me know in the comments!

xx, Olita


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3k Followers Q&A + follow back

Hello Loves and happy Tuesday!

This week as promised I’m gonna answer all your questions and follow 5 of you who asked the most creative ones!

Let’s get to it, shall we?

I’m interested to know how your life has changed as your blog has gained momentum? A follow up question would be, is your reason/inspiration for blogging the same now as when you first started? – beauty0bellini

To be honest I feel like it didn’t change at all. Definitely the reason to keep blogging for me is the same. Just because it gives me joy! I’m so grateful so many of you are willing to share it with me and keep reading my posts. I’ve never thought about I could have 3000 people subscribed to my page! It’s insane! ❤

So as this milestone is goals for many fellow bloggers, I’d like to know: What are your tips in regard to expanding your blog following and engagement? Also, how do you get inspired to come up with new blog ideas? – FebruaryCircus

People ask me about the tips to grow a bigger audience all the time. Tbh I never had a plan. Just write about what you truly love. Pictures should be a good quality, that definitely catch an eye. And the last tip would be stay present and connected with the community. About inspiration I’d always write about what I’m into atm.

When did you start your blog and what is your blog’s purpose? How does your blog add value to the world and make it a better place? – Chrissy

I started my blog April 14th as a get away place just for myself. Somewhere I could write about anything I’m passionate about. Well, about making a world better place… I’m not sure it does haha! I just hope I could bring people together and share our interests and hopefully also somehow inspire them.

What motivates you to continue blogging and helps you through writers block? Congratulations!! That is an amazing achievement! – learningbeaut by Ruth Garcia

Thank you Ruth! Definitely what helps me with my writers block is knowing how many people awaits my posts, which is so nice! Also when I can’t write I just think about what I’m excited/passionate about at the moment and then the block disappears, because I find a purpose to make another post. I usually like to plan ahead what I’m gonna write about, so the block is not a very big struggle of mine.

 

All authors of questions above are followed by me! Thank you for your Qs! ❤

xx, Olita


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OVER 3000 FOLLOWERS! Ask Me Anything + Follow Back

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Thank you so so much! Thanks to all of you I just crossed another milestone! I couldn’t be happier! I’d never imagine to have 3 thousand followers!

As always, I’m making a Q&A to celebrate hitting another thousand of lovely people who decided to follow me! So ask me anything! Anything comes to your mind. It can be private or not, as you wish!

I’ll follow back 5 people who asked the most creative questions! 

Good luck!

xx, Olita


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How Do I Edit My Instagram Pictures

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Today I want to share with you how I usually edit pictures for my instagram. For a while I was looking for a best combination of different apps and their features to make all the photos look brighter and cohesive. I wanted to create my IG theme and little did I know, it just came to me with every pic I was editing.

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Even though as you can see on my profile photos where changing, all my photos are kept in neutral and warm tone with a splash of contrasting colour in a detail.

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I always prefer to take my pictures with the natural light. Usually they look too warm or sometimes even with an orange tone. What I like to do is to use Facetune and with the tool whiten, whiten all the yellow tones off the photo

After Facetune I use the VSCO app to adjust brightness and contrast to my liking. For the effect of an analog camera I like to add some grain to the picture. Usually I keep it between 3-4, but of course the intensity of this effect and other adjustments depend on an individual picture.

And that’s how the fully edited photo look like.

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Hope you enjoyed the post!

Let me know in the comments how you edit your instagram pics and what apps you’re using! Do you have any cool tips?

xx, Olita


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BARELY THERE – My Everyday Makeup Routine

Hello Loves and happy Tuesday!

How was your Easter? Did you celebrate? Mine was pretty hectic this year. Being very busy and keeping up my workout routine (I’m currently on my second week of Kayla Itsines’ #bbg) really got be exhausted! I hope to get some rest soon!

But for now I want to share with you my minimalistic makeup routine (previous makeup routine click here) that happened to become a lazy routine since I prefer to get some more sleep lately.

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First I start with moisturising my face and then priming it with NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer. When I feel that my face is too red I like to use Color Correcting Liquid Primer in Green by NYX. On my lips I use my trusty DIOR Lip Sugar Scrub which unfortunately is almost all gone!

 

C O V E R A G E  &  B R O N Z E

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Lately my skin is good enough just to use a NARS concealer under my eyes and on places of hyper-pigmentation. If I have a bad skin day, before concealer I use MAC Studio Face and Body. To add some dimension and color to my face I use Hoola bronzer.

 

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The last thing I focus on are my eyebrows and eyelashes. If I feel going super natural (as recently almost everyday) I just use on my brows Tinted Brow Mascara by NYX . Not even everyday I use mascara, but when I care about it at all I use sample size of Benefit’s They’re Real mascara. I find it more efficient since I never go through the whole mascara container in 3-4 months, and after that time you should throw it away anyways. I prefer not to play a “dangerous old mascara” game with my eyes after surgery.

 

How about you? What are the products you use daily for that “no makeup” look? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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I’m Starting Kayla Itsines #BBG Program!

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

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Recently I’ve been really into going to the gym. I enjoy my time there so much! It seems so special, moment just for me. I go every other day. In total it gives around 4 days a week. Some weeks more. My workout routine started from my idea to do what the hell I want to do to make working out pleasant and not discouraging (I used to hate gym!). Usually I spend 40-45 minutes on stepper, and then going to exercise on a few machines of my choice. Most often they’re leg abduction, crunches and leg press. I gradually add more weight when I feel too comfortable.

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I go to the gym very regularly, for now it’s around for 2 months. I can see small results but I wish for something more that will help me achieve my goals faster and more efficient. I don’t have much knowledge about fitness that’s why I wanted to try someone else’s professional program and try to stick to it. I’ve heard a lot about Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide (#BBG). Articles on the internet, magazine covers, transformations photo and suggested posts on facebook made me want to look deeper into the whole Kayla’s program.

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On instagram I’ve seen so many transformations photos that today I decided to also make a change about my lifestyle and start the #BBG program!

I downloaded an ebook because honestly I cannot afford the app. $19,99 USD per month is too much for me since I’m already paying my gym membership. Ebook is the same program as you get with the app, just in different form.

The program consist of 12 weeks worth of workouts. And it’s divided by weeks 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12. In each amount of weeks you have four different kind of trainings:

Resistance training (circuit workout prepared by Kayla that take 28 minutes to finish), Cardio (HIIT= 10-15 mins sprint training and LISS=35-45 mins power walking) and Stretch. 

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In each week you have several amount of those trainings to complete. It depends on the week number. The further you are in BBG, the harder it gets.

Actually if you think about it, it will all take around 30 minutes 5-6 times a week. As I’m getting more familiar with the whole idea it seems like it’s very flexible plan, that a lot of exercises you can do at home. Some exercises need gym equipment, but if you’re creative (or you can just use google) all can be performed at home!

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I started first day today and hoping that I won’t fail, I’ll update you with the program and my progress! If I won’t be shy, maybe with transformation photos as well! Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my progress (and life) before first blog post!

LINKS:

Kayla website

Kayla Instagram

BBG/SWEAT transformation IG

Did you try #BBG yourself? What do you think about it? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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