Kayla Itsines 12 Week BBG Diary Week 3: Circuit 1 Arms & Abs
This is the second post of my Kayla Itsines 12 Week BBG Diary. Click here to read my first post, Kayla Itsines 12 Week BBG Diary Weeks 1 & 2: An Unconventional Start. I am completing the Kayla Itsines 12 Week Bikini Body Guide (known online as BBG 1) and blogging about my experience and other related stuff along the way. I’ve been following the community for ages and have completed exercises from the guide before but never finished an entire 12 weeks. Hoping to get to know fellow BBGers and have a laugh along the way. If you are so inclined, follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (username: tee-snaps) for updates :D.
Back in the game *rolls shoulders, cracks neck*. As mentioned in my previous post, due to illness, I am one week behind my 12 week schedule. I started the program on May 14, 2017 and should now be near the end of week 4 but I am just beginning week 3. That’s OK though, my body needed rest and now I am ready to pick up where I left off. It’s a Thursday and until 45 minutes ago, I had not completed any Week 3 exercises despite one LISS session on Tuesday. I really did not want to workout today but I knew I was well enough to do so and needed to get back on track, if I didn’t workout today then I’d mess up my plan to fit 3 circuits and 2 LISS sessions into a 3 day period (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Might sound ambitious but let’s see how we go.
So how did I motivate myself to get my ass into gear? First I told myself I could choose whichever circuit I wanted to complete. I didn’t need to go in order (yeah I’m a rebel without a cause, I know). Second, I turned my heater on and made my room a nice place to workout in. Third, well that’s it actually.
I chose to complete Week 3 Abs & Arms. I was a little slower than I’d like but hey, done is better than perfect (one of my favourite mottos by the way). I’ve learnt that consistency is key to fitness, and any other endeavour really. Not every workout will be a gut buster where you perform with perfect form and move seamlessly from exercise to exercise. The most important thing is that you workout and give it a decent shot because at the end of the day, it all counts! While this workout wasn’t a killer, there were definitely moments where I felt the burn and had to push through. A few muscle tears toward my goal. Rejoice.
P.S: The awesome chick with boxing gloves and tattos is NOT my humble self. Thanks StockSnap.