Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide Pre-Training Week 1

Soooo this morning I completed Pre-Training Week 1 Legs and Cardio!

Guys, this is a big deal.

It’s been more than a year since completing 8 weeks of Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide.

I completed 8 weeks last year (2014) from March – April and had pretty good results. I definitely had abs, my legs had more muscle, and the best part was, people noticed.

If you have never heard of Kayla Itsines, she’s a personal trainer from Australia and is basically an Instagram sensation. You can actually read my blog post here about her rise to Instagram fame.

She has created a couple of workout guides that are challenging, effective, and super efficient. These workouts are so hard that I had been putting off starting the training plan again for months now…

I was debating whether or not to start the “regular” portion of the guide or start with the pre-training. I decided since I’ve been pretty weak on my workouts lately, I should go with the latter. Boy am I glad I didpre-training-kayla-itsines-week-1

You don’t want to see the face I was making during the workout, but afterward, I had to smile because I finally did it!!

The pre-training was just as hard as one of her regular workouts. Okay maybe not as hard, but still hard. Hard enough for me to want to give up halfway through the workout, but I didn’t!

I was so inspired after my workout, I sat down and jotted down the plan for the month. Last time I did the program, the number one reason I went through my workouts was because I wanted to mark a big fat X on the calendar. Yes, seriously.



Labor day weekend I’m going to Vegas for my bachelorette party and I couldn’t be more excited! That is my ultimate motivation (along with my wedding, hah).

The negative aspect of completing an intense workout: I am hungry allll day.

I haven’t worked out so hard in a while, I forgot what it’s like to have my stomach growling every 2 hours. It was so ridiculous. During the past few weeks when I haven’t been working out that much, I wasn’t really that hungry and didn’t eat that many snacks throughout the day.

I ate at 5 different points today, usually in intervals of 2 hours. Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast: Shake
Lunch: Chicken stir fry with white rice, blueberries
Snack 1: Kirkland Greek Yogurt Black Cherry
Snack 2: Cucumbers with lemon and salt
Dinner: Homemade Italian turkey meatballs in marinara sauce and zoodles (zuchinni noodles)

Typing this made me hungry… I may go eat something else…

Til next time.

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