Hi BBB babes,
Karina here! I get asked about my booty every day. And here is the answer; if I can transform my body, then you can too!
But, before I get into answering your question properly, I just want to say that each and every body is different and perfect just the way it is. While I am so flattered that some of you aspire to look like me, instead of aspiring to look like me, please aspire to be healthy and fit!
Firstly, I started resistance training to feel better, not to change my body. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt after just a few weeks of working out, I was hooked! Looking at the physical benefits that I have reaped from sticking to my training, I am the happiest I have ever been in my own skin!
So, now that I’ve said that, I’ll get into what you really want to know… how did I do it?
Basically, I stopped running long distances and started resistance training!
The first photo is before I started resistance training with Simon at Starke Fitness. The second photo is about a year or so into my training. And the last photo is quite recent, two and a half years into my training.
For those of you who have my 12 Week Guide, you will notice how much smaller I am in the photos versus now. Those photos were taken in the middle of 2015, and my body had already changed so much by that point. I can’t believe how much more it has changed with consistent training and eating well!
There has definitely been a big change in my appearance and structure, you’ll see it if you scroll back through my Instagram photos. But what you will also notice that it is a gradual change, and it’s only when you compare photos next to one another, from a couple of years ago, that you really notice the change.
I stopped running long distances - I was the definition of a Sad Sally - and started resistance training at Starke Fitness. I trained, initially, two-to-three times per week for 45 minutes, then upped it to four-to-five times per week. I also go for a three kilometre run once or twice a week, because I still love running on the beach and being in the outdoors – I just don’t run for long distances.
The workouts that I did, and still do, are in my 12 Week Guide. Some of you think that they’re not the workouts that I did because they aren’t booty focused. Simon taught me that you get the best results from whole body workouts, and the proof of that is in my booty! I don’t specifically train my legs or booty, I do the workouts in the 12 Week Guide and I have increased the weight amounts as I’ve gotten stronger.
Any guides that purely focus on only one aspect of your body (i.e. your booty) are not doing you any favours; they will lead to an imbalanced body and don't focus on your overall health and fitness - which, after all, is why you're here, right!?
I hope that this has answered your question, lovelies!
Lots of love,
- Karina xx