Monday, 30 November 2015

kayla itsines #BBG bikini body guide review - week two progress

Thank you for the lovely comments and support on my earlier Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide post (insert link). This week I really relied on the #BBG hashtag on Instagram to give me inspiration, meal ideas and read the amazing stories of the other girls doing the Bikini Body Guide. So I really recommend following Kayla Insines' Instagram if you're in need of some really great motivation!
Week Two started out amazingly, I took my progress picture in the morning and could see the difference the previous week had had. Each week starts out with Legs and Cardio, which I really liked this week, it was challenging and exhausting but the different exercises went together really well and I enjoyed this circuit quite a bit. If you can enjoy circuit training that is!
Kayla recommends that you do your own LISS sessions whilst completing the Bikini Body Guide and as I told you in my last post, I count my Ballet classes and Pole Fitness for these. I don't go to the gym and I'm not one to pound the pavement. Running is my idea of hell...
Disaster struck this week, Ballet went amazing I felt like my core was really tight and my posture had gotten better thanks to the extra resistance training I was doing with #BBG. When I had my Pole Fitness class during a routine that I'd already done a handful of times I pulled a muscle in my neck and shoulder. The pain was so bad, my eyes are watering a little even thinking about it. Immediately I had to stop and try and foam roll it out, barely sleeping that night the next day I could hardly move. 
Resting injuries and taking care of your body is just as important as the exercises you do. Actually I believe it's even more important to heal yourself and let your muscles and body rest. Taking a few days to get even remotely able to stretch out my back meant that for week two I could only complete one of Kayla's circuits.
For week two of #BBG I only completed one circuit, one Ballet class and one Pole Fitness class. 
There is a silver lining though! In my week one review there was no weight change, but this week I had a two pound loss. Can I just say... YESSSS!!! After a really horrible week, injuries aren't fun they hurt physically and drain you mentally, it was so nice to see that the hard work I'd put in was paying off. It's also a nice mental boost, it just goes to show, it's not the end of your fitness and health journey if you fall off the wagon. I stumbled this week but I didn't give in, I still made healthy meal choices and in the end everything worked out. My neck and back are much better now!

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