Surviving Week 1 of the GISG Bikini Guide
Surviving is the only word that I could come up with that would be a true representation of how my first week of The Get In Shape Girl’s 12 Week Bikini Guide went. I survived. My abs were so sore that every time I sneezed or coughed (and I have allergies. For the love!), I nearly broke down in tears. The unbearable act of squatting to go the bathroom was enough to make me seriously contemplate buying a pee bag to attach to my leg. And my sex life came to a screeching halt because every muscle in my body was so tender and……..okay, sorry, too much information but I KNOW that someone out there can relate. Right?
Sunday is the rest day in Kyra’s plan and I am so very thankful for that. After 4 hard days of lifting and 6 days of either HIIT training or long distance runs (I replaced her other cardio for an 8 miler and a 4 miler this week), I will be so lucky if I can persuade myself to get off of the couch to prep my meals for the week today. I will, I will but I am going to give myself a few more hours of coffee and netflixing before I move.
All humor and sarcasm aside, The Get in Shape Girl’s 12 week bikini guide, rocks my face off. It is hard, it has pushed me, and even though I haven’t weighed myself, taken measurements, or more pictures, I can feel and see a difference even just after 1 week. The little side muscles on my abs down next to my hip are starting to pop out. That or I am finally losing the extra cushioning in my hips. 🙂
I ran 8 miles yesterday harder and faster than I’ve ever ran and THEN did the GISGs last full body weight workout for the week and still felt strong after. Even sore all over, I feel empowered and have even given myself a few fist pumps this week when completing a workout. I recommend waiting until you are in your car or at home before fist pumping yourself or come up with a better reason than taming the gym stares with a “Kanye gets me so hyped up!” comment. It doesn’t work.
Do you want to push yourself? Do you want to make a change? Do you want to decrease the amount of
times per week that you have sex fat on your body? 🙂 Then I highly recommend you visit the Get In Shape Girls facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/thegetinshapegirl to see what she is all about. If you want to start her 12 week training plan, it is only $27 (seriously cheap y’all) and is a very detailed and extensive training plan that you can find here: http://www.thegetinshapeworkoutplan.com/guidebookgisg/.
If you saw in my starting stats post (https://beafitfox.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/my-starting-stats-photos-and-the-winner-winner-chicken-dinner/), I will post, in 3 weeks, more progress pictures and my weight/measurements. Woot! You have no idea how much grief and near hyperventilation I go through posting those pics but I know it will show true progress, hold me accountable, and hopefully, motivate others to start making the change today!
Enough netflixing now, I’ve got to hit the kitchen. Eat clean, pump some iron, and be a Fit Fox!