Written by Girl Birthday Gift
If you told me a few months ago that I would be working out six days a week, I would have laughed out loud. But, here I am! Going strong on Kayla Itsine's Bikini Body Guide and already seeing noticeable changes!
Here are my progress photos so far. I completely forgot to take my measurements the first week, and the last time I checked my weight was at the doctor. I don't own a scale and I am basing my fitness off of how I feel and look. Even though I don't have the exact marking to tell how much has in fact been lost, I know I have lost at least half an inch off of my belly. It is flatter and the wrinkling and cellulite-looking junk are beginning to melt away.
I would like to add that these photos have made me notice how crooked my shoulders are. I swear I am not leaning to the side. I am just a gimp—my left leg is about half an inch shorter than my right. Are there ways to fix my posture? I feel really awkward when I stand with my shoulders even. Anyway...
These back photos are my favorite for noticing significant changes. (Although, sorry for the colossal wedgie! Ha!) My hips are slimmer and my quads and hamstrings are getting nice and tight. The cellulite on my thighs is decreasing. (Hooray!) Also, my back and arms are toning up and shedding the excess flab and skin.
To take us on out, the side shot! I am not sucking in for these photos, so my belly still sticks out a little, but it is definitely smaller. Also, my hamstrings, butt and triceps are getting more muscle tone.
Overall, I feel amazing. I've had a lot of people ask me if this program is worth it, and I 100% say yes to that. I cannot stand the gym and love the convenience of being able to roll out my yoga mat and do the circuits in 30 minutes. There have been a few days where I thought to myself, I'm tired, I will just do it tomorrow! But that is the path to losing the motivation for working out, and I am so happy I have pushed myself every day.
As for the diet and eating side of things, I am loosely counting my calories and following the basic guidelines of portion control, eating lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains, drinking the recommended 64 oz of water per day, and cutting out excessive sugar in my diet. Here are some simple and healthy meals I have been eating, and here are some yummy detox water recipes!
I am feeling good, and encourage you to start your own fitness journey. Like I said, if I can do it, YOU can do it! Cheers to being healthy and strong!
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