Kayla Itsines. Bless the day I heard about her and started following her on Instagram. Because that day changed my life.
I have always been fond of sports. When I was young I was always juggling 3 sports at the same time. I swam, played basketball and danced. When I got older and started travelling, I started running. And I’m still running. The thing I love about it is that you can do it anywhere and at any time. Furthermore, you’re gross and net excersise time are practically equal. You run out the door, run back in, take a shower and you’re done. Great when you have little time on your hands that you want to spend as efficiently as possible.
What’s great about Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide?
The same as with running, Kayla Itsines’ BBG program provides me with the same advantage. I can do it anywhere and at any time. More advantages?
– Anybody can do it. Maybe not as well as she or some of the girls in the BBG community do, but you still can do it at your own level. Adjust the excersises if needed and just go for it!
– The program gives almost instant results. First horrible muscle aches (no really, horrible!) followed by a more fit and toned body.
– The BBG community is amazingly supportive. If you need workout buddies, you have them!
– You automatically adapt a healthier lifestyle, even if you don’t make use of her recipes.
Disadvantages Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide?
I’m not going to lie. It’s going to be hard. VERY hard. There will be times you thing: what have I started? There will be times you hate Kayla. There will be times you have muscle aches in places you didn’t even know you had muscles. Muscle aches so bad you can’t even sit on the toilet without support from your hand (don’t forget to ALWAYS bring babywipes to public toilets when you do BBG). There will be times you feel physically sick because of the effort. But I promiss you, after the 28 minutes you’ll feel great. And the harder you train, the better you feel. Guarenteed!
Why did I start the BBG program?
I’ve been pregnant 4 times, gave birth 3 times and have 2 happy and healthy children. Unfortunately, I have had major problems with my pelvic floor since my first son was born. Before my pregnancies I was always excersising. I ran marathons, was a zumba instructor, was at the gym every single day and even finished an #ironman 70.3. After giving birth for the first time, I couldn’t even walk for half an hour without having a ‘heavy’ feeling in my pelvis. I know a lot of moms will recognize this from the first few weeks after giving birth. I still had the same feeling after 2,5 years! My gyno, who I’ve been seeing and practising with for the past 2,5 years, told me that I would definetely have to have surgery after having my children. I started an adapted version of Kayla’s pre-training only 7 weeks after my youngest was born. 4 Weeks into that I felt strong enough to do the exact exercises stated in the pre-training. I’ve now just finished week 6 and I feel great! It went with ups and downs, even some quiting and starting again. But in the end I did it and I couldn’t be happier!
If you fall, you get up again
Please don’t get discouraged when you have a period where you don’t follow the program like it perscripes. Everybody gets excersise dips because they’re not feeling well, are very busy or just on holiday and in need of some rest, food and drinks. I know I had more than a few of these periods during my BBG experience. My advice? Just exercise however often you can and pick up the program again as soon as you’re able. You can even start over. Just don’t quit. You’re robbing yourself of some amazing results if you do.
Good luck for everybody that will start the Kayla Itsines BBG program!
Results week 6
A picture says more than a 1000 words right…? 🙂