My name is Emma and I am a 28 years old British female who lives in Australia. I’m a high school teacher, lover of fitness and a healthy lifestyle and a non- drinker. My dream is to continue travelling and live a healthy, happy and honest life. Before I started the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide I already was a keen runner. I also tried yoga, pilates, Xtend Barre classes, swimming, bike riding and boxing. I’ve completed the first and second Bikini Body Guide from Kayla and I’m going to share my personal and honest opinion with you.
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Bikini Body Guide 1
- Variety of moves
- Easy as I was already quite fit
- Slimmer hips and stomach at the end
- It works
- The layout of the glossary at the back is not in alphabetical order
- The weekly layout is not as clear as the second guide, with the first guide you have to keep flicking back and forth whereas the second guide lays it out a lot better
- Not stating the weights next to the moves and only at the back so unless you read the glossary you are unsure of the weights to use
Why I started
I started the Bikini Body Guide July 2014 as I had a running injury and could not run over 2k without struggling. This frustrated me so I wanted to see what else I could do. I had recently joined Instagram and was following a few fitness pages and copying there moves but needed solid routines. I found Kayla and really liked the way she looked so I thought I would try the guide.
Once I got the guide I read the instructions and knew what I had to do in terms of the rounds and timing myself. The first guide is a mix of resistance training, on Monday you do legs, Wednesday you focus on arms and Friday you focus on abs. You also have to do LISS which is low intensity walking and stretching. Later in the guide you have to sprint which is HIIT high intensity interval training. I liked the variation with everything. For me exercising that regularly was not a problem but I know for others it might be.
Tip to new girls
My first tip to all girls is: read the instructions. I see so many people on Instagram asking Kayla things that the guide explains and it frustrates me to see that. How can you take on a journey that requires patience if you are not patient enough to read what is required? I would advise people to read the glossary at the back as it tells you the weights to use even though I listed the glossary as a negative one. I knew how to do most moves so I didn’t read the glossary which states the weights you should use. I was using lighter weights than I should have. This gave me strength and helped me but I regretted this. I will explain about this later.
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