I hope you all have had a great week. I have to say that this week was a bit of a struggle for me, mentally and physically. I had a lot of work due this week, in the form of readings and presentations, and my attitude was just all over the place. It was pretty strange, but this whole week I have just been in a really negative place, and not feeling particularly happy about my body.
I know it seems silly, and it is pretty easy to mentally beat yourself up, but sometimes it just happens you know. I just want you all to know that you are not alone, and that life is not always perfect and amazing. I try my best to live a healthy and active lifestyle and sometimes things do not always go as planned. But you know what, it is alright, and the important thing is to stay focused on the bigger picture. So what if I may have overeaten this week, there are 52 weeks in a year. So what if my body doesn’t look exactly like the perfect ideal I have in my head? Everything takes time and patience is key. I have always have insecurities over my body and sometimes it is soooo hard to not listen to the little voices in my head telling me that I am not good enough. But what has always helped me (plus yoga now too) is keeping a positive outlook on life and reminding myself that I am doing the best that I can, and reminding myself how awesome I really am.
Kayla Itsines Week 1
Anyway, enough of all that. I bought the Kayla Itsines bikini body guide this week so hopefully that will help be battle my body insecurities over the next few weeks!
For those of you that do not know about Kayla, I talked about her briefly in last week’s Sunday Summary post. She is a very inspirational personal trainer that made waves in the world of social media, not only for her toned body and healthy lifestyle, but for her client transformations. She released her bikini body guide a few months ago and it is basically a complete 12 week training guide to help you achieve that bikini body look (toned abs, arms and legs). I have already completed most of the first week (just have one more workout left to do) and so far I love it!! She gives advice on cardio, and outlines a three week plan with specific workouts to do during the week which focuses on different parts of the body. The workouts really push you to your maximum and I am really excited to see the outcome at the end of the 12 weeks.
If you have any questions about her Kayla Itsine’s bikini body guide, leave me a question in the comments below. And if you are also doing the training guide, please let me know!! It is always great to find others on the same journey.
Cheers to a positive week everyone!