I knew about the bikini body guide (bbg) by Kayla Itsines for a little while. Mainly because of the controversy. So many people and so many different opinions. Some say it is amazing some say it is horrible or even dangerous. But when I look at all the results, I can’t help but feel like I really want to try it. So I said to myself you know what:
Don’t knock it till you try it.
Before I continue, one disclaimer I do not follow the nutrition guide. I did check it out, but I just didn’t feel comfortable counting my grapes. Therefore my results could (and most likely will be) different from those who did follow the nutrtion guide.
The guide consists of three types of workouts. Resistance, HIIT and Liss, and a stretching routine. In the first 4 weeks you will do 2-3 a week resistance, this consists of 2 circuits 7 minutes per circuit 2 times through. 2-3 sessions a week of Liss training. And one stretch session.
I like to schedule my workouts on sunday, and I don’t have fixed days for my workouts. I just do whatever suits my week best.
I thought this wouldn’t be any harder than my usual workouts. I’m used to doing HIIT sessions and circuit training several days a week.
So I started of planning my workouts for the first week, 2 LISS sessions, 1 HIIT session, and 3 Resistance workouts.
my workouts with a 5 minute warm up and ended with a 5 minute cool down.
Day one of resistance training was tough. I thought it would be a bit challenging but not this challenging! LISS and HIIT were fine, untill I realized that you’re not supposed to do HIIT training the first four weeks… The second resistance training didn’t turn out very well.. Although the workout was great I wore me out completely. I couldn’t even get myself to do a cool down. And I guess that’s where the trouble started.. Because 15-30 minutes after my workout I started feeling sick, like vomit sick. I hate throwing up so I did everything in my willpower not do so. And spend a big chunk of the night shivering in sweat on the sofa. I was supposed to do another resistance workout the day after, but decided to listen to my body and keep it at two instead of three.
This week I planned to do 3 LISS sessions and 3 resistance workouts. My week was a little crazy so I did 2 LISS workouts, one by doing a fitnessblender routine and one by going for a walk. I already felt a lot stronger this week during the resistance workouts! I ended up doing 2 and a half. So day three I did both circuits once, since I started to feel nauseous again. And I didn’t want to make the same mistake twice. This is a huge step for me by the way. Because I used to always push myself too hard, and not listen to my body at all. So to some my weeks might look a bit like fail, I try to look at it as a good thing. Because I was kind to my body.
After these two weeks I did feel a bit of pain in my knees, my knees seem to do this more often when I start a new workout regime. So I’m not sure if this is because of the guide or just because my knees are little pussy’s. Time will tell!
For the week that this post goes online, I hope that I will be able to do three resistance workouts. Of course followed by three LISS sessions.
My next update will be in 2 weeks! I’ll be as honest as I can be in these post so you can decide for yourself if this could work for you. And why my results might be different from others.