Monday, 24 November 2014

Kayla Itsines BBG - Week 6

Hey Guys! Week 6 complete. Wow!
I do apologise for my lack of posts the last couple of weeks, I've been feeling really down and really unmotivated and I can't put my finger on why. I'm really considering joining a gym now just so I have somewhere to go and just focus!
Week 6 brings me to the half way point in not only my second round of 12 weeks but my entire Kayla Itsines BBC (Bikini Body Challenge).
My plan was to start with weeks 1-12 and if I didn't feel up to BBG 2.0, I would start weeks 1-12 again, then move onto BBG 2.0 (weeks 13-24) afterwards, so in total equalling 36 weeks all together, which is what I have done. I am now 18 weeks in (half way) and I could not be more proud of my developments. I've started to regonise my body and started to work out what works and what doesn't work when it comes to achieving my goals.
This past week has taught me more than I could imagine, I have started to be more creative with my food and I am now trying to cut myself a little slack after giving into a few too many treats over the past few weeks. While indulging little too much has slowed my progress, I am learning that the past is in the past and I can only look onto the furture and work harder in order to reach my goals. We all have those days or in my case weeks and it's just pushed me even further to get back into it and keep going. 
While I am really happy with how I am looking today I am still a long way off from where I want to be. I have also been considering working with a personal trainer but right now, financially it's just not the right move for me, but that's okay. I have Kayla's guides and I love them so right now all I can keep doing is keep pushing on. 
Remember girls, these things do not happen over night. it's taken me four and a half months to get here today and when I am finished in another 4 and a half months time I will still have a long way to go. 
But I can't wait to kick my goals in 2015.
So here's to another amazing week! Week 7! 
Let's do this together!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Kayla Itsines BBG - Week 3

I am so proud to report I completed week 3 well!!
I still have found it hard to get up in the mornings and go for my morning walks but all my afternoon/evening workouts were completed and I smashed them! 
Of course week 3 resistance circuits are the same as week 1 and they are probably the easiest but it meant that I had a lot of fun with it. I also found myself completing the circuits twice in the 7 minute rounds, which I am super proud of. 
Friday though I managed to get out of bed and do my walk, knowing that my afternoon circuit workout for that day wouldn't be completed until Sunday evening as my Boyfriend was coming home for the weekend. 

My diet for the week remained strong and I am finding it easier and easier to kick the sugar cravings I have. Eating whole foods and as little processed food as possible is really agreeing with my body and it makes me so proud of myself to have changed my diet so dramatically and to resist processed junk food and sugar. 

As it was my 3 year anniversary with my boyfriend on Saturday I did allow a somewhat naughty cheat meal, usually I opt for pasta or white rice for a cheat meal but as it was a special occasion and I know how much he loves chocolate, for his only day in Melbourne I took him to the Lindt Chocolate Cafe on Chapel St in Melbourne. We shared a sharing plate and it was absolutely amazing! I will admit I felt so sick after devouring my half of the sharing plate as well as the most amazing hot chocolate I have ever had, it is literally melted chocolate and milk, but I still ate right for the rest of the day.

Okay, okay, I am sorry for getting you thinking about chocolate and now I could really go some creamy Lindt chocolate, but DONT give in!! Go eat some fruit!! NOW!! - Haha.

I felt like my week 3 went really well and I have already started week 4 really strong! I am so excited to finish the first third of the BBG again!! There will be some exciting things coming over the next few weeks.

My current weight at the end of week 3 is 56.3kgs, so yay to loosing more weight and moving even closer to my goal weight and my fitness goals.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

No, no, no eating here tonight, you're on a diet!

Just a little quote from one of my favourite animation movies Finding Nemo! 
I love Dory and this quote sums up exactly what I want to talk about today... Diets.
I wouldn't say I'm on a diet anymore, more that I've changed my lifestyle but whatever you want to call that my dietary intake has changed.
I've had a couple of girls emailing me asking about what diet I'm on and telling me they find it hard to eat certain things and I would be lying if I said I didn't hate any foods and truth is, the reason I used to be so unhealthy is because I used to hate eating lots of vegetables and salads, the extent of the salad I ate was pasta salad or potato salad, not really salads are they?

Since starting the change of diet I've made myself feel so amazing, which has pushed me to keep eating healthy and taking care of myself and my body. I will admit though I still 100% hate green salad, I used to gag every time I ate it but I forced myself to eat it (still do), and now I am getting used to it. I mask it with things like dressing or mix it with chicken or tuna that has seasoning or flavouring through it. It makes it a little easier to deal with and it's over before I know it. I still don't see how it's different to eating grass from the ground or leaves form a tree (haha) but its super good for you and I feel a sense of accomplishment after I've finished that particular meal. I also still stay away from tomato and things like green beans and brussle sprouts. 
But there are things you can do if you don't like some of the things Kayla outlines for you to eat in her guide. She has a whole substitute page in her HELP guide so you can pick something else to eat with your meal. I substitute all my celery, cucumber and sweet potato for carrots cause I hate them all and carrots are my favourite, however I don't just eat carrot and only carrot, I eat a lot of salads and green veggies too.

So if you're not liking something Kayla has told you to eat, don't feel too bad, we are all human and aren't going to like everything. You can always change that certain thing you don't like out for something you do prefer, just make sure it's the right kind of something and that you're having the right portion size. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Kayla Itsines BBG - Week 2

Week 2 down… 10 weeks to go!
Okay guys so I know I said I wanted to smash out week 2 but I have to confess I was super lazy!
I ate really well but with my partner gone interstate for work I found it really hard not to just sit down and do nothing, wallowing in self-pity perhaps?
I know your probably like “why wouldn’t you use all that spare time to do as much as you can?” – Well this was the first time I’ve spent so long away from my boyfriend and I think I just let it get the better of me.
Monday I missed my morning LIIS and my afternoon resistance, but I made up for my LIIS with an afternoon LIIS with the dogs as it was a beautiful day.
Tuesday I missed my morning LIIS but did another afternoon LIIS with the dogs.
Wednesday I got up, managed my morning LISS and got my afternoon resistance in. You would have heard me speak about the Rebel Beats app I used in week 1 for my LIIS workouts, well I tried it with my resistance on Wednesday and I worked so much harder and got through the whole workout much faster because I felt like I didn’t need as much of a break between circuits. It’s amazing how much music can motivate you and push you! I love it.
As for Thursday, I got up and did my morning LIIS but I didn’t get in my afternoon LIIS as I attended the store opening in of The Doll House which has now opened in Melbourne on Bridge Road in Richmond!! I currently do some work with Melbourne Stylists and help them out when they have fashion shows and events on. I had an amazing night and got to hang out with the likes of Lydia Schiavello and Gina Liano from The Real Housewives of Melbourne.
Friday morning however I still got up and did my morning LIIS which I was really proud of myself for managing after getting home late the night before. But because I was busy Thursday night I had to spend Friday night getting my nails done and having a spray tan ready for my cousins wedding on Saturday so I missed another resistance session. My boyfriend also came home Friday night so Saturday morning before my cousins wedding was spent catching up with him.
Sunday I had another family commitment, for my Uncle and Dad's combined birthday so I didn't get time to workout then either. Which sucks because now I am itching to get outside for a workout but the weather here in Melbourne has been horrible today.

Sometimes life just gets in the way and because of that I had a really average week 2 (workout wise). I still however felt physically amazing and stuck to my diet plan which made me feel a little better. I am not going to dwell too much on how bad my week 2 was because I have another 10 weeks to make up for it but having to report in every week to you guys definitely holds me accountable for my actions and I know I need to smash it this week with week 3.

My current weight as of the end of week 2 is still 57kgs, I feel like I have lost more weight but probably gained more muscle over the past few weeks.
I can now see some more definition in my stomach which after a shitty week made me feel so, so amazing!

Hope you guys have an amazing week and while I didn’t get time to post a recipe last week for you guys, one will be coming your way this week.