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BIKINI BODY MOMMY CHALLENGE 2.0 - THE FACTS

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Hi BIKINI BODY MOMMIES! I know that you are as anxious about the release of BIKINI BODY MOMMY 2.0 as I am!  It's going to be all NEW and SO fun... I can NOT wait to get started with you.

I also know that there must be many, many questions looming out there from those of you who are brand new to the challenge, and even questions from all the long time BIKINI BODY MOMMIES!

I want to make sure you are PREPARED and ready to hit the ground running on Monday with the new release, so I'm dedicating this post to answering all the open questions that may be out there.  Have a specific question relating directly to BBM 2.0 that I've missed?  Be sure to comment below!

xx, - Briana

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What is BBM?  What is BBM 2.0?

I created BIKINI BODY MOMMY in September of 2012 after successfully transforming my body and losing 100 POUNDS in 11 1/2 months after giving birth to my 3rd child.  It is a 90 day fitness challenge meant to help all the busy MOMMIES out there fit in Daily exercise into their busy, busy schedules.  After having put back on 30 pounds during my 4th pregnancy (which unfortunately ended in a devastating miscarriage) I am launching 2.0 as a BRAND NEW version of the 90 day challenge that will follow my same philosophies but help keep things fresh, fun, and new for everyone who is looking be part of the global Bikini Body Mommy Movement.

When does it start?

BBM 2.0 will start on Monday, May 5, 2014... however you can begin the 2.0 challenge as well as the original whenever you find it and are ready to begin. The videos for both challenges will remain on YOUTUBE, FB, and my Website COMPLETELY FREE for you to follow for all of internet eternity.

How/Do I need to register?

No registration needed! I highly recommend subscribing to my YouTube channel and Blog to be informed when new workouts are posted.   I post all workouts on my Blog and FB at midnight Eastern Standard time.

Do I need to complete the original 90 day challenge to start 2.0?

No!  Completing the original BBM is not required to start BBM 2.0.  In fact, if you haven’t even heard of the original challenge, I recommend starting on May 5 with 2.0.  There is motivation and support, excitement and encouragement, and ACCOUNTABILITY  that will come with starting with the new challenge.

How will 2.0 differ from the original?

The workouts will still be beginner friendly, but will provide FRESH NEW workouts to help you transform you body based off of the same principles outlined in the original challenge and my book, the “Bikini Body Mommy Blueprint.”

Do I need any equipment to complete BBM 2.0?

You’ll need a set of Dumbbells, and possibly and exercise mat if you are working out on a hard surface.

How long will the workouts be?

There will be two types of workouts in this series, (1) Strength training and (2) Cardio.  Each session will not exceed 20 minutes.

Can I complete the challenge if I am brand new to exercise?

ABSOLUTELY! The workouts have modifications to make them easy to follow for even someone who has never formally worked out a day in their life

Can I follow your challenge if I am pregnant?

I can not give medical advice, which is why it is important that regardless of whether you are pregnant or not that you have been cleared to perform exercise from your medical doctor.  If you have a “normal” low-risk pregnancy -- YES these workouts should be safe to follow.  If you are in your second or third trimester Some modifications will need to be made in terms of avoiding the structured ab work/plank exercises in the challenge.... and the biggest piece of advice would be to LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.  If you feel like you are doing too much... less the intensity, do the modifications, or extend your rest periods between exercises to help you recover.

Can I follow your challenge if I am nursing?

ABSOLUTELY.

Will modifications be noted/provided if I have Diastasis Recti?

Please reference the extensive post that I have written on this subject: https://www.bikinibodymommy.com/blog/2013/04/28/diastasis-recti-101-why-some-moms-shouldnt-do-crunches/

Do you have any nutrition tips that you can provide?

Absolutely!  I have a blog post of my top 5 nutrition tips that you can read here: https://www.bikinibodymommy.com/blog/2013/02/15/summer-bodies-are-made-in-the-winter/.

I also have a weekly subscription meal plan where you can eat EVERYTHING I’m eating 5x per day ... here:  www.bikinibodymommy.com/meal-plan

If BBM 2.0 has HIIT workouts, may I substitute longer cardio in place of them?

Doing activity above and beyond the workouts wouldn’t be a negative thing, however I am personally trying to prove that nothing “above and beyond” the workouts I am posting is “needed” to get unbelievable results.

When should I expect to see changes in my body?

Every person is unique, and depends on the actual adherence to not only following the workouts.. but also the NUTRITION.  No matter how hard you workout, you CAN’T OUT TRAIN A BAD DIET. If your nutrition are workouts are in-line 90% of the time.... most people notice and immediate change, while others might take a few weeks for their bodies to get with the program.  The most important thing to remember is constancy is KEY

What is the approximate calorie burn for your exercises?

There is no way to accurately answer this question as everyone will burn calories differently based on their individual circumstances such as current weight, height, Body fat %, intensity of exercise, etc.)

Do you have an app?

Unfortunately there is not one available as of yet.... but it IS IN DEVELOPMENT.  It will be launched in the future, and will hopefully make your BIKINI BODY MOMMY experience more fantastic then ever!

When will the success journal be ready?

The success journal will be ready for purchase on May 3, 2014.

Any helpful advice for success? 

One of the best things that you can do for yourself to set yourself up for success is to grab one, two, three, HECK .. A DOZEN .. accountability partners to join you in this journey.  Challenge yourself to check in with one another DAILY .. call, text, email, set up a FB challenge group .. do WHATEVER IT TAKES to push yourself and each other.  Check in with ME daily too!  Let me know how it’s going .. share your LOVES of the program .. share your CHALLENGES!  I want to hear it all!

DAY 90: MY Personal Progress Update...

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ITS HERE BIKINI BODY MOMMIES... DAY 90 Of My BIKINI BODY MOMMY CHALLENGE  and MY OWN Personal Progress Results Are IN!

I want to let you all in on a little secret.... Just because I founded Bikini Body Mommy and lead this unbelievable movement, doesn't mean that posting these types of personal progress pics or VIDEOS of myself after 4 pregnancies is any less terrifying than when the rest of you share yours. (Eeeeek! Please pass the wine and bottle of diazepam.)

On a serious note ... I REALLY WENT ALL OUT on DAY 1 and showed things about my body that most women wouldn't accept a million dollars to display.  Yes, you read that right ... A MILLION DOLLARS.

90 DAYS LATER –– sans the 8.5" inches of hanging, flabby, saggy mommy-belly, I'm SO glad I captured the state my body was originally in when I started.  I still have a ways to go, but if my progress footage inspires, helps, or empowers even one other BIKINI BODY MOMMY to realize that your body ISN'T RUINED and it ISN'T a "Lost Cause" after having kids -- Then it was worth it. I can't wait to see YOUR OWN PROGRESS PICTURES and read your stories about how the challenge over the last 90 Days has changed your own bodies... and lives.

I'll go FIRST and let the VIDEO take it from here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNjJ1Wmbkts

xx,-Briana

The Price of Public Exposure...

Bikini Body Mommy Briana Christine

While I am beyond grateful that my 100 POUND Bikini Body Mommy Transformation has been able to reach and inspire the shear numbers of people it has the last few months... unfortunately, there has been a nasty downside.

I have been receiving dozens of emails over the last couple of weeks from protective and dedicated Bikini Body Mommy followers all notifying me of the fact that there are dozens of gimmick supplement and body wrap companies who are illegally mis-using my transformation photo (pictured above) to peddle their product(s) and services which falsely misrepresent my results as being anything but what is was -- 11 1/2 months of blood, sweat, tears, and BUSTING ASS.

I have written my own book (and an additional cookbook) which outlines every aspect behind how I transformed my body after having 3 kids.

After doing a reverse image search, the illegal use of my images is FAR WORSE than anything I ever imagined! Seeing first hand how viral and wide spread the abuse of my image has become –– is nothing short of nauseating! You can see what I mean here: http://goo.gl/kk7nIo

I DID NOT USE ANY "FAT BURNING" SUPPLEMENTS, "FAT LOSS TEAS," or BODY WRAPS to achieve the weight loss results you see above. Similarly, I did NOT work with celebrity trainer Andrea Orbeck as Shape Magazine suggested recently through the illegal misrepresentation and use of my photo in one of their featured articles.

As my friend and business mentor Tim Ferriss sympathetically advised, "It's a price of public exposure, I'm afraid...and there is no super quick solution."

While I have a legal team actively after the offenders ... I NEED YOUR HELP!

PLEASE. If you see my photo being used to represent another

company, person, or product

I need you to:

1.) PLEASE COMMENT UNDER THE PHOTO, AD, or WEBSITE THAT IS USING IT: "This is Briana Christine of 

Bikini Body Mommy Challenge

 -- You STOLE HER PHOTO and SHE DID NOT USE YOUR PRODUCTS!"

2.) If the image is being used on FB: Click the "X" in the top right corner of the photo/Ad and "report it" to FB so that they will take it down

3.) NOTIFY ME directly by emailing info@BikiniBodyMommy.com with the hyperlink

to the page so that I can forward it along to my attorney.

For websites: I will definitely have more to go on.  Please make sure that you email me the link so my attorney can work to have it taken down! info@BikiniBodyMommy.com

Thank you to all of you amazing do-gooders and supporters who have been protective enough over the integrity of my transformation and what it means to the BIKINI BODY MOMMY COMMUNITY to want to proactively make me aware of this issue.  It means more than you will ever know...

All my love, xx-Briana

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VALENTINE'S DAY PROTEIN PANCAKES

Bikini Body Mommy Protein Pancakes
Bikini Body Mommy Protein Pancakes Recipe

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY BIKINI BODY MOMMIES!!! Are you ready for your first Valentines Day surprise? Set the tone for the day with the Official Bikini Body Mommy Challenge Valentine's Day Protein Pancake!!! ♥ ...Here is the recipe:

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I use this PROTEIN POWDER) 1 Cup Quinoa Flour 3 Egg Whites 1 Whole Egg 1/3 Cup Coconut Milk (or almond milk) 1/2 Cup Fresh Cranberries Olive oil cooking spray Agave Nectar (or Organic Maple Syrup) **You'll also need a Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter to form the batter

1. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat

2. Whisk the quinoa flour, egg whites, whole egg, coconut milk, and fresh cranberries together to form the pancake batter.

3. Lightly spray the heart shaped cookie cutter and place it down on the preheated skillet.

4. Spoon the batter into the cookie cutter until the shape is filled and roughly 1/2 inch thick. Once batter forms on first side, gently remove cookie cutter and flip pancake to cook the other side.

5. Once cooked to a golden brown, remove from heat and serve with a drizzle of Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup.

ENJOY! ♥

Have you started My TRANSFORMATION Challenge Yet? There is NO EXCUSE not too -- I post all of my workouts (the same exact ones I did to transform my own body after having 3 kids) recipes, and nutrition advice for FREE.  Thousands of other women and mommies who are unhappy with their own bodies are joining EVERYDAY -- I hope you decide to be one of them! xo,-Briana