Hello, Sunshine! As you know, I’m working on transforming my body with Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide. I’ve completed week one of the 12 week guide and I hope my biceps begin showing soon and a cute little bubble butt reappears. And now my review of Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide Week One.
Bikini Body Guide Week One
I love that you don’t need to go to the gym to complete the guide and these exercises kicked my butt. I was really sore on Wednesday after Monday’s workout and that totally made me happy. I love the feeling of a sore body after a good workout. I feel like I’ve completed something awesome. Although, after I’ve had the stomach flu in the past, my abs felt like I should have an eight pack, but sadly I don’t.
So Lulu is home with me during the day and I couldn’t complete my circuits in the allotted amount of time. The Bikini Body Guide is based on two circuits of four exercises to be completed in seven minutes two times. Whew, that was a mouthful! Instead of not completing a circuit or shortchanging myself on any results I may be missing out on, I adjusted the time rules. Instead, I focused on completing each circuit three times. This way I know I’ve given myself a good workout and not an escape route.
I look and feel like a floppy string bean doing burpees. I don’t know what it is about that last jump that makes me feel like I’m flailing in the air like a wild thing, but I’m glad I’ve completed my burpees at home.
For my weekly L.I.S.S. (low intensity steady state) training I’ve been powering walking with the dog, pushing Lulu in the stroller, while Gracie and CC ride their bikes throughout the neighborhood for 45-minutes.
I’m enjoying having to share my weekly progress with you. It’s keeping me accountable so far and I think it may push me to work a little harder. It’s really easy to slack off when no one is around and a one-year-old finds bouncing on your belly during sit-ups hilarious.