I first discovered fitness sensation Kayla Itsines while researching social media influencers just over a year ago. But it took almost 8 months of obsessively following her Instagram account @kayla_itsines, not to mention the accounts of her many transformations, before I finally decided to take the plunge and join ‘The Kayla Movement’.
Ok I’m lying. I’ll admit it, it wasn’t actually my idea to join ‘The Kayla Movement’, it was my husbands after becoming determined to gain the six pack sported by so many of her transformations. So in February off this year, my husband and I downloaded Kayla’s famous e-books including her Bikini Body Guide 1 (bbg1) and her H.E.L.P Nutrition Guide, and started our very own bbg journey.
For those of you that don’t know, Kayla Itsines (pronounced It-seen-ness) became an Instagram sensation after posting her clients before and after pictures on her social media account. Her transformations are so sensational that she now has over 3.5 million followers on Instagram, has recently completed a world tour and has a whole community of #bbggirls on the social media network who all support and encourage each other on their fitness journey. I particularly love the hashtag #bbgmums, for inspirational images of mums (of all ages) who have transformed their post baby bodies with the use of Kaylas’ Bikini Body Guides.
But why are Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guides so popular and why am I recommending it to mums? For me their are a few stand out reasons as to why Kayla’s Bikini Body Guide knocks most other guides out the ball park.
- Speed. At just 28 minutes long her resistance workouts are super quick, add in the fact that you only have to do them 3 times a week and even the busiest of mums will struggle for excuses.
- You can eat carbs! Throw the low carb diet out the window. With bbg you are encouraged to have carbs with every meal. Yes that’s right carbs, even bread and pasta. If you’re anything like I was this can be a scary prospect but Kaylas transformations prove that the right carb (whole grains that is), does your body good and will help you achieve the body of your dreams.
- You don’t get hungry. Food revelation number 2, on Kayla’s programs you eat a lot! Think 3 meals a day plus 2 snacks and all decent sized portions. In fact most people find their food intake dramatically increases yet they still loose the weight. Why is this? Because you are finally eating the right kind of food and fuelling your body in the right kind of way.
- They work! Follow the guides properly, that’s both guides, nutrition included (abs are made in the kitchen remember) and you will get results.
Don’t believe you can do it, well there are tens of thousands of #bbgmums who say other wise. Take the first step and check out Kayla Itsines Instagram!
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