Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide - Starting again

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The last time I posted about my workout regime was in November last year when I started the Kayla Itsines BBG healthy eating plan and 12 week workout sessions. I think I got up to week 4 before I lost my motivation because of illness and Christmas. My friend Marianne and I started BBG again on the 5th of January with thousands of other girls and joined #thekaylamovement and #kaylasarmy to share our journey along this painful but exciting path. 



You can read my first post about the BBG programme here as I am explaining a bit more on how I 'found' Kayla and how the training works. 

I have done BBG for 5 weeks now (the first 2 weeks we did pre-training) and I'm feeling quite positive. I've not seen much progress myself - I still have my weak areas like tummy, bum and thighs. I do feel much stronger though! I'm doing all of the workouts properly, I have strength in my legs and arms - it is quite easy to do 10 push ups and continue with triceps and mountain climbers. I am very enthusiastic about the next 7 weeks and can hopefully post a progress photo soon!

A couple of weeks ago I bought some sportwear gear - I think when you buy new clothes for training it makes you more inspired and gives you the motivation you might have been lacking. 




With Kayla's healthy eating plan I am enjoying food so much more than before. I cook and prepare my meals, bake my own cookies and eat guilt free. I still make sure my portions are not too big, I count my minimum serves and keep an eye on my food groups daily. 

I made a couple of collages of what I am usually eating at breakfast, lunch, dinner and my favourite part - desserts. In these pictures you see me eating avocado almost everywhere. It is my new thing! I tried avocado a long time ago but I never liked the taste very much. When I was on my holiday in Australia I started to like it a bit more, they serve avocado with almost everything! I usually mash it with a fork, mix it with natural yogurt to get a creamy texture and spread it on my bread or add it to my pasta for extra flavour.

For breakfast I usually have rye/soda bread with a topping - tuna and egg or avocado and egg salad. I also love to add something fresh - lettuce, apple, grapefruit or anything juicy and rich in vitamins.
 
 

I like to vary my dinners and I try not to eat the same thing two days in a row. I love sweet potato, wholemeal pasta, rice or vegetable/meat muffins and soups for dinner. They are very filling but light and easy meals for the evenings. I am putting a lot of effort into my cooking - I make my own meatballs and prepare different vegetable mixes. My favourites at the moment are muffins. I use sweet potato, zucchini, onion, chickpeas (different veg ingredients) and sometimes add some mince meat (turkey, chicken, lean lamb). Green tea is almost essential every evening!

 

For snacking/desserts I love to have different fruits and at least once a week I bake cookies or make pancakes. I usually make almond meal cookies or oat cookies and they last me days! For pancakes I use a half a cup of buckwheat flour and half a cup of plain flour, a cup of rice milk, 1/3 cup of brown sugar (optional, I like my pancakes sweet) and 2 eggs - super easy and yummy!


Once a month I am shopping at Unicorn Grocery where I stock up my dry ingredient shelf - these big bags of oats, oatmeal and coconut flour last me months. Rice milk is a good replacement for regular milk and sugar when you are making pancakes. Hazelnut butter is amazing when baking cakes or cookies. Couscous and corn pasta are delicious with meat and/or vegetables and they make a nice light lunch or dinner. I am experiencing many different things at the moment, so many new flavours and I really like it! 

What is your favourite foods and what do you like to eat for your breakfast, lunch or dinner? Let me know in the comments!


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  1. Love how determined you are! Last year, my boyfriends resolution was to workout everyday. Either by going to the gym, running around the neighborhood, or swimming laps in the gym pool, and he stuck to it! He looks and feels great too! I wish I could eat healthier, just so I can have more energy and feel better. I'll definitely have to take some tips from you! I'm literally the worst eater in the world!

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    1. I know what you mean - I am a foodie too. I need to be very disciplined when I am on my healthy lifestyle path or it doesn't work for me. I still allow myself cheat meals every now and then. It keeps me going. :)

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  2. yummy that food looks good
    xo
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  3. Love this post! I totally agree that buying new workout gear is inspiring, and your food looks totally delicious :) Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Dolce http://www.mydailysweet.com/
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    1. Thank you Dolce! I am trying really hard to keep up my fitness, hope you find it inspiring x

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  4. I love Kayla Itsines & love your post! The food looks so amazing!

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    1. Thank you x Kayla is an inspiration :)

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  5. These dishes look so healthy! Now I'm really inspired to eat better too.

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  6. I like fitness clothes !:) Your blog is awesome <3

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    1. Thank you. I like fitness clothes too - I never thought I would. :)

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  7. Omg, fooooood *.* So yummy photos ;D
    great clothes :3

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  8. The food looks delicious!
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  9. Loved your blog! Great ideas for healthy food! xoxo

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  10. yummyyyy!! I want to devourrrr those food now!
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  11. Sounds like you are making some great life changes. Eating healthy and exercising are definitely an important part of life. Good luck with your goals
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  12. The outfits are sooo cute and the food OMG, it looks delicious!!! :) lovely post! <3

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    1. Thanks Nicole :) I love my fitness clothes too x

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  13. Good luck this time around, I've been following your progress over on Instagram and your meals looks so healthy and delicious! I also love your workout gear :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice 

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle. I hope you find my Instagram inspiring but I think it got a bit too foodie so I am going to hold back on my food pictures, if I can. x

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  14. I am getting hungry just by looking at these pics, they look so yummy! <3<3<3

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    1. Thanks x I am getting hungry too haha :)

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  15. I really need to exercise :)

    XOXO
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  16. she's so cool, i follow her on instagram :) good luck and stay motivated

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  17. I need to buy some rye or soda bread, where do you get them from? I have the Kayla workout ready to start but I'm training for a half marathon at the minute and just don't have the time on top! I can't wait to start it though :) sounds like you're doing really well at the minute!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. I buy rye or soda bread from the bakery section at my local supermarket. Good luck training for your marathon - I would like to do it in the future too!

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  18. Wish you further many success! Love also your sports clothing, really stylish!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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  19. You are so right that buying new clothes makes you more motivated to work out. Hmm, my breakfast is usually a typical american breakfast (bacon and eggs, maybe an english muffin), but yours looks so colorful!
    I'll be following your blog for motivation because I just got back from my first day at a new gym and I need to stay at it this time around! Hope that you follow my blog as well and if you do, please keep in touch!

    Bree
    Quirky, Brown Love

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    1. Thank you. Buying new fitness gear can be quite addictive haha x Hope you stay motivated! I will check out your blog :)

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  20. Found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it! You have interesting posts and everything is beautiful! Amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

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    1. Thank you x I will check out your blog now :)

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  21. The healthy food actually look really good, wish I had the willpower for something like this x
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    1. I'm trying my best eat healthily but I have to admit it is difficult and I have my ups and downs. x

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