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Megan’s Review on Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide

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Review on Kayla Itsines BBG

It all started when I first saw a transformation picture of @0403natalie on Instagram. I was SO amazed at how fit and toned she was (not to mention her wonderful abs) and I found out that it was Kayla Itsines BBG that she had completed. I was immediately inspired and knew I wanted to look like that! I have always been small, but I wanted to become stronger, in shape, and have muscles. I was a little unsure about the BBG at first because workouts I had done before just didn’t work for me. Those other workouts were all about counting calories and having strict schedules, and eventually I couldn’t find myself happy with it. I bought Kayla’s BBG bundle of workouts and nutrition for $120. Let me just say this; BEST $120 EVER SPENT. I have come so far with my health. Kayla’s BBG is all about getting that perfect bikini body every girl wants. It’s about bettering yourself and becoming stronger than you were yesterday. I have learned so much through Kayla’s nutrition guide. I am so much more informed of healthy foods and now I am able to modify those foods listed in the nutrition guide. I couldn’t be more thankful for that. I was always stressed out with other workout guides because it didn’t inform me as much as Kayla’s did. Now I know WHY foods are healthy and WHY some foods aren’t. Before, it was all about calorie intake and burning more calories than you consume. SO WRONG. Kayla’s guide is the healthiest and most effective workout I have ever had and I will never go to something else. And the best thing about it? You don’t count calories! It’s all realistic and simply eating clean foods. No starving yourself of meals, no detox drinks, no juice cleanses. It’s all REAL!

TIPS

Do what Kayla says
Follow Kayla’s guides and instructions strictly! READ through it all. She didn’t write all of that for no reason. It’s all so informative and has tons of information you need to know. You WILL learn so much.

Count nutrients, NOT calories
Don’t. Count. Your. Calories. Girls still ask me everyday how many calories I have per meal/day and the honest answer is “I don’t know!” because I don’t count calories or limit myself to only 3 large meals a day.

Do YOU
Don’t go by other girls’ progress. Don’t compare yourself to other girls. Everyone is different and we all have different body types, which means we will all get different results. Do the workouts to YOUR best ability. Don’t worry about having to hurry through a workout. It’s not about how many times you complete a circuit. It’s about your form and you pushing your body to your limit! If you simply can’t do a certain workout, then modify! I can’t tell you how many times I have had to do that. But you know what? I still got wonderful results because I worried about pushing myself to my limits and not comparing myself to another girl who was multiple weeks ahead of me.

Progress Pics
Take progress pictures! It’s so so so important!!! Without progress pictures, you will never know if you got a new muscle or if anything has changed. Take pictures everyday or whenever you feel like you need to, but definitely take them.

Planning
Planning is a huge key factor for me. I’m in school, so I’m always busy, but I figured out that by planning my week ahead of time, I have been on top of all my workouts! Planning is KEY. I bought a 2015 planner and have planned my workouts, meals, and classes accordingly. I plan out every month beforehand just so I won’t fall behind. Whenever I have completed something I just cross it out and know that I am DONE for that day. This works for me because it’s less stressful and I can look and see what I have to do for that specific week or month. I’m not one of those who can keep things in my head because more than likely I’ll forget one thing and I don’t like to do that. If you find yourself busy or are a BBG mom, plan! It’ll only make things better!

Weight
Do not weigh yourself. I weighed 116 lb starting the BBG and I now weigh 122 lb. No I did not gain fat, but I gained muscle! A lot of girls believe that you have to lose weight in order to see progress, but that is so wrong. Weight has nothing to do with it! If I were to look on a scale and see that I weighed 6 lb more than I did starting the BBG, then yes I would have been discouraged. That’s another reason why progress pictures are much more important than weighing yourself on a scale and going by weight. Go by sight!

Week 1-12 BBG 1.0 round 1

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For the first 4 weeks of the BBG I was getting discouraged because I wasn’t seeing results immediately like I was wanting to. That’s so unrealistic. When eating healthy and working out, your body is bound to change. It has no choice whatsoever. I decided to look at the first picture I took before starting the BBG and guess what? I had progress! I didn’t see this progress physically, but when I compared my progress pictures, I noticed a huge difference. Needless to say, make sure you take progress pictures! Sometimes you may think your body hasn’t changed, but when you compare it to another picture from a couple weeks ago, you might notice a new muscle that you had never seen before. This was me with my abs! I was so shocked and yet so proud of myself! When I saw these transformations, I knew that Kayla’s guide was no joke and that it was real, with real girls, and real results.

 

Completion of 15 weeks

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After completing the first 12 weeks of BBG, I was so beyond happy and proud of myself that I did something so wonderful and changed my body for the better. I was stronger, more focused, informed, and HAPPY! Although the first 12 weeks were over with, I wasn’t going to stop there. This is a life changing thing and now I’m hooked! I decided that I wanted to take in more protein. I did some research and found that protein is wonderful for promoting muscle growth and I knew that I wanted a 6 pack. So I ended up buying some Clif Builder’s protein bars of 20g protein while also eating protein filled breakfasts. Best thing I’ve ever done. I’m fuller much longer and find myself with so much more energy than I have ever had. 3 weeks went by, (making it week 15), and I posted a progress picture because I noticed a change with myself and my protein intake. Luckily, Kayla saw this picture and featured me on her page! I was beyond excited! Best motivation I have ever had, so of course it made me want to work even harder. LOL.

Currently on BBG 1.0 round 2

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I am now on week 18 in the BBG 1.0 round 2 and this is my progress as of now. Huge difference, right? After competition of BBG 1.0 for the second time, I plan on buying BBG 2.0!! Cannot wait!

What’s important?

Most importantly, I want you girls to know that it’s okay to have a cheat meal. It’s okay to miss a workout. It’s okay if you’re sick and miss a couple days. Your body needs rest and sometimes you need to listen to what your body is telling you. One cheat meal, or one missed workout isn’t going to make you fat. Just like one workout, or one healthy meal won’t make you fit. Keep that in mind and stay positive! Surround yourself with things that make YOU happy and do YOU.

If you’re up for a challenge yourself, we have great news for you: if you download a Bikini Body Guide now, you get 10 % off. You just have to enter our special code: BBTGFGC10 

Do you know how other girls experienced the Kayla Itsines BBG? Check out their personal reviews.

(Valid until 02.28.2015)

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  1. Ali

    This review of BBG is 100% accurate! I am on my 15th week of BBG and if you listen to Kayla and follow her guides you will 100% see the results you desire. Cannot wait to see the results of all the girls who decide to purchase her guides!

    • habii

      Hi Ali
      i just bought Kayla’s BBG bundle yesterday and im still cofusing cause i dont know i should do the H.e.l.p Nutrition first or the Workout First or do both at the same time. Thank you

    • Samm

      Bought BBG Nutrition and Workout Guide.. So confused as to how exactly to follow the nutrition guide.. Do you follow her example days to a T? Do you follow her idea for “serves” daily, exactly?

    • Joanne

      Hey Megan!

      I was thinking of getting Kayla’s BBG, and I came across your blog while finding reviews about Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide.

      Do you think it’s really worthy of it’s high price tag?? I saw quite a bad review at http://www.bikinibodyguides.com/kayla-itsines-review/ and I’m quite worried about it. I’m a high school student and that money is quite a huge sum for me.

      Will appreciate if you can reply ASAP.

      Thanks,
      Joanne

      • Sammi

        I’m in high school too- it’s worth it. I’m trying the BBG again for the second time. I started it last year and got amazing results, not only physically but MENTALLY. EMOTIONALLY. It changes the way you see yourself and the BBG community is beyond amazing. If you listen to Kayla, it works. I don’t know what that person was talking about on that bad review- I just read it and I disagree. It’s not overhyped. And you don’t need all that equipment. I use a chair, stairs, milk gallons filled with different materials for different weights, all kinds of things. Don’t let price deter you from this amazing, life changing guide. I love it. My other tip is to make a fitness Instagram- the fit fam is one of the greatest groups to be a part of because all you get is love and support from girls all over the world!

  2. Emma

    And do you feel hungry often? Your results are amazing!!

  3. Selena

    How do you do the workouts? At home or at the gym?
    The results are amazing!

  4. Myriam

    Hoi!

    Eerst en vooral, je ziet er super uit!

    Ik heb zelf ook de eerste gids, maar ik vroeg me af hoe de die help nutrition guide eruit ziet? Waar ligt bijvoorbeeld de nadruk op bij haar ‘recepten’? Zijn dat bv. meer proteïne, minder koolhydraten? Of ben ik hier totaal verkeerd mee?

    Is het echt een meerwaarde of kan je het zelf ook doen?

    Dank je!

    Groetjes
    Myriam

  5. Dee

    Hi!

    You look amazing! I started the pre training yesterday and my legs are really sore haha. It is motivating to read that it is okay to modify your work outs. The lunges were really hard for me, but the rest I could do, so I did the lunges, but not as deep as in the beginning and then I was able to do more of the circuits.

    Thank you for your motivating article. I am determined to finally finish something I started!

    xoxo

  6. Abi

    I have been debating buying the program, but I am curious what her nutrition guide is like and how doable it is?

  7. Mary

    I just bought the bbg and am so excited! I’ve currently been super avtive with other types of aerobic classes – Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, etc. how would you recommend fitting them in with the bikini body guide, even just once a week? Do you think it’s too much to add them into it or should they replace something else in the guide – possible a LISS or HIIT session? Thanks!! Love your review btw

  8. Yohana

    Hey hun!

    Thanks for your Kayla Itsines review. I am thinking of buying Kayla Itsines workout guide however I’ve read some bad reviews of her guide, one example is this http://www.bikinibodyguides.com/kayla-itsines-review

    Do you really recommend her guide? Is it really good? Will it help me to lose weight fast? I really need something that is effective.. Please reply.

    Thanks

    • Kim

      Yohana, I’ve also read some not so good reviews about Kayla Itsinies workouts. Just finished reading http://www.bikinibodyguidereview.com and they do have some good points.

      I like Kayla but not sure if I want to spend all that money, especially if it doesn’t work.
      Did you end up buying it?
      Thanks,
      Kim

    • Sammi

      In all honesty it’s not gonna help you lost weight “fast” because that’s not sustainable. It teaches you ways to keep this lifestyle change forever. It works. I promise, if you put your heart and effort in, t works

  9. sofia

    is really amazing how youre body change!
    excellent! i have a question, do you follower kayla nutrition guide?

  10. Linda

    Great review! I just finished week 3 and look forward to the rest of BBG. I cant see much physical changes yet (except for some weight loss on my hips/belly) but I am already so much stronger! Loving BBG and would recommend it to everyone!

  11. Mariel

    Hi! I just began the challenge! I wanna know if you followed the diet plan HELP exactly? Thanks

  12. Sarah Red

    Thanks for your Kayla Itsines review. I am thinking of buying Kayla Itsines workout guide however I’ve read some bad reviews of her guide, one example is this bikinibodyguides.net
    Do you really recommend her guide? Is it really good? Will it help me to lose weight fast? I really need something that is effective.. Please reply.

  13. Diana

    You look amazing! I love Kayla’s plan so much because she doesn’t focus on the number on the scale- it’s all about getting stronger and healthier every day!

  14. Aly

    Amazing work and results 🙂 Just a question- did you do other forms of exercise/sport in addition to BBG? And how heavy were the weights that you used? Thanks! x.

  15. Kat

    You mentioned that you didn’t see much progress in week 1-4, when did you start seeing progress? I’m finishing week 4 now and I honestly cant see anything different which is a bit demotivating…but I’ll keep powering on! Something has to change!!

  16. Sharlain

    I really want to give this program a try but I just don’t know. There are quite a lot of reviews that I read and most of them are negative like this one http://www.ehowtoshootabasketball.com/bikini-body-guide-review/

    The main problem seems to be the price. Are there really cheaper options that are as good?

    • Shelley

      Hi Sharlain, sorry for the late reply! I think you’ll always have negative and positive reviews about something, and Kayla’s Guide is no exception. I hear from a lot of girls that it’s absolutely great, but as all Guides it won’t work for everyone since every body is different and needs a different approach. I think the particular review you mention is extremely negative an exaggerated, so I don’t know if you should take that as your example.

      My advice would be to think about it and think about the budget you have available. Of course there are always cheaper options! Actually we have our own Fitgirlcode Guide with an 8-week mealplan, workout plan and mindfulness exercises. The ebook is only €24,95 and you don’t need to buy gym equipment. Perhaps you’d like to check it out – you can find it at http://shop.fitgirlcode.com/guide

      I hope this helped a bit!
      X Shelley

  17. Lisa

    You look great! Looks like the BBG really worked out for you. How is the progress now? Did you find her cause expensive?

    Thanks

  18. lina le

    Hi
    I just brought the workout and read it however im a little confused with the week 1-3 and week 2-4. Please help

  19. Jennifer Teeter

    I’m about to start BBG for the first time on Monday along with the rest of #KaylasArmy and I’m super excited!

  20. maddie

    did you have to follow her meal plans as well to get your desired body? I can follow the workout but meal planning is hard for me