Summer is quickly approaching and most of us are wishing we had started working out months ago, training ourselves as dedicatedly as health blogger Jessica O’Brien. With the help of fitness guru Kayla Itsines’ aptly-titled ‘Bikini Body’ aka BBG exercise plan, O’Brien has transformed herself into somebody she never thought she could be.
Her case is a little different. While we all try not to tip the scale with our weight, Jessica O’Brien’s goal is the opposite: to gain weight. With the help of the BBG plan, she showed how to say #screwthescale, gain weight and look thin and healthy.
Wednesday, Jessica Instagrammed a snap showing how much eight pounds of muscle could really transform her physique for the better.
“I never had the confidence to wear a crop top before BBG. Sure not every day is a good one workout wise, but it has given me such a great sense of purpose and that’s where the accomplishment comes from,” O’Brien, who is originally from New Zealand, wrote in a post on her Instagram page.
She told Daily Mail Australia, “I used to do a lot of cardio, mostly running, and sometimes yoga. I guess I was fit for a runner, but not fit in the general sense.”
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#transformationtuesday . My progress from after two rounds versus three rounds of #bbg 🤗 The pic on the right is after I had completed two rounds of #bbg1 as well as my first round of #bbg2 💪🏻 . I love BBG2 because I feel like it really helped me to start seeing some definition. I've actually heard lots of girls say they prefer/see better results with BBG1 so it just goes to show that everyone is different and that everyone's body will react differently to the guides. The one thing that stays the same is that @kayla_itsines and @tobi_pearce are basically geniuses and you will see results no matter what! It just takes a different amount of time for everyone. So keep it up ladies because sooner or later you will not only be seeing results but you will be FEELING amazing! We got this 😍👯💪🏻
“I started to notice my body changing after taking transformation pictures,” she said.
But while Jessica was definitely looking slimmer, her weight was increasing.
After observing her results and realizing that she was looking and feeling better, O’Brien began to promote the empowering movement of #ScrewTheScales in protest of worrying about the never satisfying number on the scale.
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I ran 15km with my running group yesterday and woke up this morning feeling super tired and lethargic 😴 I'm so proud I did it though! Half-marathon training really feels like it's underway now 🏃♀️🎉 . Today was all about yoga and rest and lots of nutritious food to get me ready for #bbglegs tomorrow. Don't be afraid to switch your BBG schedule around girls- as long as you are consistent it doesn't matter if you switch around the #liss and #resistance a bit 💪🏻
Jessica is definitely a great reminder that we’re all capable of reaching our ultimate body #goals, all we have to do is be confident, be fit and remember one thing: weight is just a number.