Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Getting my feet wet with the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide

Summer is right around the corner so I decided to start documenting and sharing my fitness experience with you. I hope you'll find some inspiration along the way. I consider myself a healthy person. As you may recall, I completed several races in the past. I always try my best to stay healthy and fit. However, I am the perfect example of skinny fat. At 5"2' and 100 pounds, I am on the low end of the ideal weight scale (borderline underweight). However, I have no muscle definition. I had a C-section with my second child and let's just say my lower belly pooch is a very tricky and insecure area for me. After booking our summer vacation, I want to make fitness more of a priority and hope to tone up before the trip. I did some research and decided to give the 12-week Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines a try.


I chose this program for several reasons: # 1 - going to the gym does not work for me. It takes so much time and I do not have a sitter to watch the kids # 2 - it's getting super boring to run on the treadmill several times a week and running does not target my entire body. I need someone to tell me exactly what to do, how to do it to achieve my goals. I did a ton of research and the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) seems like a good fit for me. You can learn more about the program here but basically, it's a 12-week program that targets your entire body. The fitness guide tells you exact what to do, when to do it, how to do it every single week.


Above is my 12-week training plan. I am on my 4th week and liking it so far. This program is exactly what I was looking for. She put together a series of work out moves that target your entire body. It's not something ground breaking by any means but works well if you don't have a personal trainer. For low intensity workouts, I do 30 minutes on the stationary bike. For high intensity workouts, I run 4 miles at 5 mph (approximately 40 minutes) on the treadmill or outside. I will share the progress pictures in a later post. I've been eating clean and working out 6 days a week for the past 3 weeks. I'm very optimistic and excited to see my end results. Have you tried the BBG program? If so, please share your experience.


Tara | The Mix said...

I've heard great things about this program, can't wait to hear all about your results :)

Rosy Outlook - Fashion & Lifestyle by Kelly Rose said...

I've definitely been jumping into working out full-force this month and the struggle is real! I've heard really good things about this program and Kayla is so adorable! You already look great so I'm sure you'll get the results you want super quickly!

MyHanh said...

That Bike looks awesome! I did 11 weeks of BBG, minus the LISS, stretch days, and diet plan. Lol, so not much of the BBG, I guess! I liked that it got me active throughout the week and could be completed in 30 minutes. :) I'm at a gym that offers a HIIT class, which I recommend over the running that you're doing. Think one of the workouts but truncated to tabata intervals (8 reps: 20s on 10s off), and the push from working out with others. My other thought is to make sure your form is correct to reduce injury AND maximize what you get from the exercise.

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I don’t suppose many of websites give this kind of information.