As you know, over the summer I was doing Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide and I kept you updated with my progress for the first six weeks. After a few glitches (aka holidays) I finally made it to the end of week 12. Read about my Kayla Itsines progress here.
I won’t lie and say I saw huge results, BUT that was most definitely down to me and not the guide. With Imperfect Matter I’m constantly trying new fitness classes and have project commitments, on top of my social life, jewellery work and summer holidays. I’m still very happy with my physique and loved having a guide to follow, which is why I’ve just started the second guide. As the cold months draw closer I’ll be less tempted by BBQs and ice creams, so I think I’ll follow this one with a slightly stricter mindset.
Please note that I follow my own eating plan and not the Kayla Itsines one, as I have a plan that works well for my body.
If you’re thinking about completing the Bikini Body Guide 2.0, then here’s a little run down of what you can expect:
- The guide is in the same format as before: four sets of 7 minute workouts
- You’ll need a bit more equipment than before: Barbell, dumbells, kettlebell (8-15kg), medicine ball (6-12kg), flat bench (30cm+) & skipping rope
- The skipping has switched from a timed skip to skipping reps, which is much better as you don’t need to mess around with timers or checking your stopwatch
- It includes a meaty educational section which I massively recommend reading
- There’s more emphasise on stretching with examples of how to use a foam roller
- As with the first guide, there is an exercise glossary, which again I do recommend having a thorough look through as there are a lot of new exercises
- My favourite addition to the guide are the exercise challenges that you’ll have to do every few weeks. It’s great to see progress from photos, but I also love seeing my fitness progress via challenges like these
I interviewed Kayla Itsines a while back for Imperfect Matter, so if you haven’t seen it, click here – it’s definitely worth a read if you’re in need of a little motivation!
I’d love to hear about your experience with the guide – so please do feel free to comment below! x