So, I’ve just spent the last few weeks completing the 4 week Brazil Butt Lift fitness program! (well, it got stretched closer to 5.5-6 weeks due to being sick then having a wisdom tooth pulled and not wanting to do any type of exercise for a few days….) But, regardless of how long it took me to do, I can finally check that one off and say it’s COMPLETE! So, my review:
When I first started this program, I was 2.5 weeks post partum. Here are my before pics:
* Disclaimer —–> after I have a kid (going on my 3rd now), I typically very quickly lose almost all of my baby weight, then gain back some of it where I plateau out during the duration of my nursing. I’m sure it has something to do with hormones? In any case these pictures were taken after that quick after-birth weight loss. My thighs were jiggly, my tummy was squishy, I had no stamina going up and down stairs…basically I was starting from ground zero.
SO, I started my Brazil Butt Lift program. Basically, it consists of 5 workouts (Bum Bum, High & Tight, Sculpt, Cardio Axe, and Tummy Tuck) that are rotated in a specific order in order to get your desired results. There are 4 workout plans to choose from (each being 4 weeks long). These include Lift & Shape (for flat bottoms), Slim & Shape (for pear shaped bottoms), Slim & Lift (for “too big” bottoms), and Combination – the classic solution. I chose to do the Combination workout. And man, that first workout was intense! (it was a combo of Bum Bum and Tummy Tuck) I remember I had to stop half way through to nurse Monroe who was crying (she was just about 2.5-3 weeks old at the time)
Luckily it was a weekend and Marv was there to help watch the other 2 who eventually got in on the action with me, lol 🙂
During that first workout, my squats were barely squats – thighs were BURNING – and my muscles were so tight, it hurt to stretch:
BUT, it got easier with every passing day. My squats got deeper, my stamina increased, balance improved – I started having fun with it.
I must admit though that there were 2 particular workouts that were not my “favorites” – Bum Bum and Sculpt. Bum Bum because it WORKS YOU! That one is no joke and you work hard from the moment it starts. But, those types of workouts are there to get you going so you can see results, so even if I didn’t necessarily “like” it, because it was hard, I knew it was getting me to my goal of that “Brazil Butt”! I didn’t much care for Sculpt because it was 50 mins long. Something about my mind knowing that it was 50 mins long made it draaaaag on. But the workout itself was totally do-able and the 50 mins in reality wasn’t so bad. Mind over matter right?
Surprisingly my favorite workout of the 5 ended up being what I initially thought was my least favorite – Cardio Axe. This one is like teaching a dance routine. Leandro teaches it to you in 4 segments – just like you’re slowly learning a dance and adding on more moves once you get the first ones down. I have BAD coordination, am a horrible dancer, and to be quite honest felt like a jellyfish trying to rollerblade the first time I attempted Cardio Axe. I did NOT like it that first time. Even though I did this workout alone (with no one watching me), I was still embarrassed at how uncoordinated I looked initially! Well, to get good at anything, you need to stick with it right? By the end of this 4 week program, I looked forward to my Cardio Axe days! I had fun with the “dance” workout and no longer felt uncoordinated at all! I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone with that workout (since I hate dancing, lol) and it paid off! Having fun….while working out….and dancing?! Made the time fly by, got a good sweat going, and enjoyed myself. PLUS PLUS PLUS!
Final results from the 4 week Brazil Butt Lift program? As far as my weight goes, I GAINED 4 lbs. Now, I know for most people, you do NOT want to hear you gained weight after completing an exercise program! Well, for my situation, I know I’ve gained a couple lbs from my weight stabling out while continuing to nurse Monroe, but I also am POSITIVE that I’ve gained a couple lbs in muscle! My thighs are firming up and not so jiggly, my stomach (although it still has a layer of jiggle and loose skin on top) is getting firmer underneath, and my clothes are fitting better. Although I may not be so confident going to the beach in a bikini just yet, I know I’m well on my way thanks to this Brazil Butt Lift workout giving me a jumpstart to getting my body in gear post baby Monroe! SO…….here are my “after” pics. You may not see a huge difference from my “before” pics, but again, “jiggle” doesn’t translate in pics, and I’ve lost lots of that! Also, it’s probably hard to see in the pics, but I think my tush has some “pop” to it now, 😉 ALWAYS a good thing…..
Now, I know what you’re thinking, how do I get on this program! …. 😉 Am I right?!? lol… The Brazil Butt Lift Challenge Pack is $140. This Challenge Pack will include the complete Brazil Butt Lift workout, a yellow stretch band that’s used in some of the workouts, a body tape measurer, eating plan, AND a month of Shakeology (shakeology alone will run you $130, so you’re basically getting this whole workout for just $10 more!). I AM A FAN and fully endorse the Brazil Butt Lift program coming from this mama who just completed it and SAW first hand results! (Even Marv mentioned that my clothes now fit better) You can click HERE for more info on the Brazil Butt Lift Challenge Pack. Feel free to also comment below or FB private message me for more info!