Holy smokes! After debating it for months and months and months I finally decided to embark on the Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body Guide workout plan! I came across Kayla well over a year ago when browsing Instagram tucked in bed one chilly winter morning. This chick was FIT, motivating, and posted so many amazing successful transformations of all of her beautiful users.
I followed her on Instagram immediately and became obsessed with this 12 week program I knew next to nothing about.
FLASH FORWARD to just 3 weeks ago. I don’t know what came over me but that was IT. I was going to DO THIS WORKOUT.
Quick recap of what the Bikini Body Guide (or BBG) IS and what it actually entails:
Kayla Itsines- Australian personal trainer- designed a 12 week program to help women achieve their perfect bikini bodies. This is not as shallow as it sounds! Over the course of her personal training Kayla took-note from her clients on what they really wanted out of their workouts and out of their bodies. Most women agreed they just wanted to look and feel confident in a bikini. This is where the workout plan was born!
The 12 week program includes 3 days each week of specific circuits and exercises which amount to 28 minutes each. Kayla also encourages you to do 2 days of Low Intensity Steady State (LISS) a week and 1 day of High intensity Interval Training (HITT) every week .
I have completed my 3rd week of the program and so far so good! Let me tell you this regime is TOUGH. Like tough, tough. But so rewarding. Now I get why girls on Instagram hashtag their workouts with #deathbykayla! (I have never sweat so much in my life).
A few snaps of my last 3 weeks gymming it!
Got myself a nice new Steve Madden gym bag (on sale-duh) from Boltons to inspire me to get my butt to the gym!
Being cheesy at home! Went on a river walk with my pops to get in my LISS for the day!
My gym’s studio was booked for classes and the rain last week made my roof a no-go so I set up shop inside our tiny apartment to get through Week 3 Day 3! Yup. I used wine bottles as weights.
Questions I have for other girls doing #BBG:
Do you ever split up the work outs? Do half in the morning and half at night? I’ve been doing that for time-saving purposes and I really like it- I just don’t want to be missing out if it doesn’t give me the same results, etc.
I still can’t do a full REAL push-up so I do them on my knees? Is it better to get through only 2 full REAL pushups or 15 knee pushups?
AHH. Ok time to wrap this up and start WEEK 4!!! Wish me luck!