"It's more than okay to be the only girl in the weight room!"
SSBM introduced me to so many things that used to intimidate me AND taught me that it's more than okay to be the only girl in the weight room!
The videos were extremely helpful. I even found myself watching them towards the later weeks in the program if I needed a refresher on proper form, equipment needed, etc. I like how every 4 weeks the routine was changed up a bit. I never got bored!
Thanks to SSBM, I realized how much I prefer lifting weights! Initially, the HIIT in weeks 9-12 scared me because I have never been a runner, but I actually look forward to my 20 minute sessions on the treadmill now. Running came more naturally than I thought - maybe because I built up some endurance.
I feel stronger now and definitely started to see some muscle definition. I can't wait to start the guide over next week!
"After 12 weeks of SSBM… I feel stronger and leaner!"
I have always done cardio after cardio, and I was not getting the results that I needed. I really wanted to build lean muscle, and burn fat (especially off of my abdominal area).
SSBM helped me think more clearly about what results I wanted. I like how the plan is divided by different muscle groups, like on a Monday I may work on my shoulders and abs, and on a Tuesday, I work on my legs. It’s helped me work on all of my major muscle groups every week!
I really liked about SSBM the home modifications for different workouts. I had days where I could not make it to the gym, so I used the home modification workouts to make sure to still get my workouts in every week!
After 12 weeks of SSBM, I have really great results in my triceps, biceps, and glutes. I feel stronger and leaner!
"I still lost weight, even though I added calories"
I loved working out on this program. I didn't miss a day! It was motivating to see my strength increase. I gained muscle in my arms, which I love.
The videos were very helpful, and I loved that I didn't have to spend hours on the treadmill. The circuits and supersets flew by, and changed often enough that I didn't get bored. I was able to complete all of the workouts at home, which is perfect for my busy schedule.
I also learned that I wasn't eating enough before SSBM. I increased my calories from 1100-1200 per day to 1600 per day and made an effort to add more protein to my diet in order to hit my macros.
I still lost weight, even though I added calories. Now, I'm focusing on adding muscle. SSBM taught me a valuable lesson about the importance of nutrition… Now I understand how important it is for me to fuel my body properly.
I'm so glad that I purchased this program. I've completed other programs that I enjoyed, but SSBM is my favorite
"Getting into weighlifting… has given me a newfound confidence"
BUY THIS PROGRAM!!! If you're questioning whether it's worth it or not....it is!
I had been using the same workout program for over a year and felt like my body and mind needed a change up. I wanted to focus on building lean muscle and overall tone my body.
Each of the 12 weeks is different and you're continually being introduced to new moves. And the bonus back and booty guides are killer. Plus, Paola is incredibly supportive and is there to answer and questions you have along the way!
Paola's guide has given me so much both mentally and physically! Getting into weightlifting and learning more about the gym has given me a new found confidence and knowledge when it comes to fitness.
Thanks to SSBM I've grown to appreciate what my body is capable of. I feel so much stronger and confident. SSBM reignited my motivation for working out.
"I would never lift weights because I thought it would (make my arms) bigger"
SSBM made me love lifting weights!! I used to be a swimmer and have always had larger than average shoulders and arms, so I would never lift weights because I thought it would just make them bigger.
But so wrong! My arms have actually gotten much more toned and thus look smaller.
Love the video links for every exercise and really like the superset layout.
SSBM is fun, easy to adapt to, and will make you feel so much better about yourself because you'll feel strong and not focus on losing weight.