|Week 2 of Bikini Body Guide 1.0|
You might have seen this already on Instagram. While I was away from the blogosphere and trying to overcome my repatriation blues, I took on a new activity. I am on Week 2 of Kayla Itsines' Bikini Body Guide.
I have made goals at the beginning of 2015 to exercise more often and eat more real food.
I have completed Week 3 of Insanity, prior to BBG, but I couldn't stick to High Intensity Interval Training on a daily basis. My muscles were so worn out, I could barely do the exercises the following day. Worse, on week 2, the workouts seemed to feel more like punishment. I started dreading doing the next rounds of exercises that are 45 minutes long. I pushed myself too hard sometimes to the point of almost passing out so I think I should build my fitness level first before diving into Insanity. It did however, help me get back into shape and since I was able to do Insanity, it was not as hard starting Kayla's BBG.
I am glad to find a workout that is both tough and fulfilling. I look forward to workouts and this time I don't feel like punching the coach on screen. Lol. I like that the BBG workouts are 28 minutes long excluding stretches and that they are alternated with LISS or Low Intensity Steady State Cardio which I already do on a daily basis. I also like the fact that it has a pre-training workout for those who are not on the expected fitness level before doing the actual workout.
|Eat more real food. Bananas are abundant in the Philippines and they're the perfect pre-workout snack|
|Lovely birthday girl|
My daughter is growing up fast. She's celebrating her birthday in a few days. We got her to wear this taupe dress that my fashion designer uncle in Dubai made for her. It was a Christmas gift and her first birthday is the best occasion for her to wear it. We organised a small dinner with family at home to celebrate her advance 1st birthday in the Philippines this weekend.