Well, I’ve completed the first two weeks of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide Pre Training again (for my original Pre Training review click here)! I’m feeling amazing, strong, motivated, and excited by the changes I’m seeing already!
I’m doing a few things different than to how Kayla prescribes. For my LISS (Low Intensity Steady State) training, I’m running 5km. Kayla suggests a fast paced walk for 35 to 45 minutes, but instead I’m running for 38 minutes. My Fitbit shows that my heart rate is in the highest intensity level, so I’m definitely not doing Low Intensity exercise, although it is steady state. I’ve only recently been able to run 5km, and I really don’t want to lose that now that I’m on a different fitness plan, so instead, I’ll just use my LISS time to do my 5km run. Burning 500 calories per run, twice a week, feels great!
In the Pre Training, Kayla calls for push ups on your knees, but considering I can actually do real push ups, I’m just doing them properly. It’s a small change, but it means that I should tone my arms faster, and keep up easier as the push ups get more intense later on.
I’m also not following Kayla’s HELP nutrition plan. Not that I’m too lazy, or don’t want to, I just honestly don’t have the time. So instead I’m using Lite N Easy, which is an Australian based company that delivers ready-made calorie controlled meal plans straight to your house weekly. I’m currently on the 1200 calorie a day meal plan
Monday to Friday, and cooking my own meals on the weekends. I’m not always 100% good on the weekends, but I do make a conscious effort to pick healthier alternatives. For example, we went out for dinner this weekend, and instead of having a chicken parmigiana, I chose the pan fried salmon, with salad and a baked potato. It was still delicious, but I didn’t feel guilty afterward.
So, time to look at my results so far. Below are my before and after pictures. I can’t believe that this is only 2 weeks of work! I’ve also lost 2.8 kg (6 lbs) and dropped 0.9% body fat!
If eating well, and following this workout can give me these results in just two weeks, I can’t wait to see what I’ve accomplished by the end!
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