Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide - Starting againSaturday, 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.
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!