I have some amazing transformations to share with you this week! These girls have put in SO much hard work and effort, and literally transformed their entire lives. You NEED to read their stories!
This is the lovely @shelbskane who sent me this email:
"My life before starting the Bikini Body Guide was like a yo-yo, it was so up and down and had absolutely no structure. There were a lot of bad days and not so many good days, I wasn't happy about the way I felt. I took a lot of my anger and sadness out on food. I would over eat and stuff my face until I was physically ill and then I would hate myself for doing that, so I would go days without eating anything but a banana. When living in Australia for a year back in 2011/2012 I was diagnosed with an eating disorder, for a short while I was seeing a nutritionist and got myself back on track, or so I thought. I was advised that when I left Australia that I should be seeing someone when I got back home to Toronto, I didn't listen because I thought I had everything under control and I would be fine, I was terribly wrong.
My eating habits took a turn yet again and I was over eating and starving myself on a regular basis. I reached my highest weight at around 176 lbs. I was over eating and confusing my metabolism and I knew I had to do something before it got worse.
I decided to change my lifestyle and do the Bikini Body Guides because I was tired of feeling sorry for myself and I was tired of putting my body through such exhaustion from over feeding it or not feeding it at all. I was weak, tired, and very unhappy with who I had become and I finally decided that I was so much more than that. I am in what I call a "never ending battle" with myself and I don't want to be there anymore, I want to win this battle once and for all and thats why I've decided to change my lifestyle, to do the Bikini Body Guides and to prove to myself that I can end this "war". Just a note that this is actually my second attempt at doing BBG, last summer when I reached 176 lbs. I was beside myself, I had seen all these transformations you had posted and I thought to myself "I can do this". I don't know what came over me but I lost motivation and stopped at around halfway through week 7.
12 weeks ago now I told myself enough was enough and that it was time to pull my act together and to create a better lifestyle for myself, so here I am having completed all 12 weeks and still continuing to go. I have felt so much more energized since doing the Bikini Body Guides and I feel so much more happier and confident in my own skin. I notice the biggest change in my clothing with my pants, whether it is my lulu lemons or my jeans. They fit so much more loose and I don't feel as if I'm being suffocated in them. My jeans in particular I have noticed are extremely baggy in my behind area and around my thighs and knees. It feels amazing to put on a pair of jeans without having to jump around like a crazy person to be able to squeeze into them. You wouldn't even imagine how many jeans I have ripped because of that.
Right before starting Kayla I weighed 163 lbs. and now I'm 138 lbs (at week 12 of BBG).
I use both guides, obviously I use the Bikini Body Guide religiously, as for the HELP Guide I use it as structure and have made meals from there. It also helps big time with portion control!"
Wow! You look absolutely incredible @shelbskane! You should be SO proud of
yourself! I am so happy to hear that you have more confidence in your own skin and are enjoying living a healthy, balanced, lifestyle. xx
This is the lovely @brookel3 who sent me this email:
"First of all, I wish to thank you for your daily motivation and for proving everyone that with the right mindset and willpower, anything IS possible.
I'm 22 years old and never felt comfortable in my skin. Let's put it that way, I was always nervous (super anxious) when summer time came because I knew it meant less clothes and pools and beaches and bathing suits. And I hated it. I always found a way to cover up, never worn a pair of shorts and barely wore short sleeves (I know it's bad but my self esteem level was pretty low).
My fiancé never pressured me or ever put me down. He was always very supportive of me whatever I did. He started training last year after summer ended and it started to hit me.. he didn't need to lose weight.. he was doing it for himself, to feel better and healthier and why couldn't I do it too. After my sister found your Instagram profile, I kept looking at it, and for weeks looked at all these girls' transformations, looked at it every day and was dreaming of starting the program. My sister finally bought your Bikini Body Guide and HELP Guide and we started together.
That was on a Sunday. I decided enough was enough and started meal prepping from your HELP Guide and Monday night after work started reading them and training. I will never forget this day as it was the biggest and best change I had ever made in my life. I did the first guide from November to December and then restarted from scratch shortly after January 1st with everyone. When I'd miss one workout or wouldn't be happy with my week, I wouldn't beat myself up about it anymore.. I'd just restart the week when the new week came and take it from there.
I went from eating whatever I wanted pretty much whenever I wanted and barely working out.. to being on a schedule, having six healthy meals a day and almost never being hungry. No more sugar cravings, no more pointless carbs, and I feel soooo good!!
I am at a weight that I've never been at before.. started this journey at 150 pounds and now at 125!!! The only "problem" is that NO CLOTHES fit me!!! I've had to buy 4 pairs of pants last week and new shirts (let's not talk about summer dresses as vacations coming up next week and I just tried on all my dresses from last year.. They are HUGE!) :) WHO would've thought I'd be happy about my clothes not FITTING me anymore ( this time, on the other side of the scale!!)
For all of this, I wish to thank you. You have changed my life in the best way possible. Not only with both your guides, but also with your guidance and daily motivation. You have educated me on my body and made me become confident about myself. All girls need to be happy in their own body, whatever the shape or size. And I now found this, and have you to thank for!"
You are absolutely amazing @brookel3!! I am SOO happy you have discovered a new love in healthy eating and exercise, but the thing that excites me the most is seeing that smile on your face! Your confidence shines through and that is so inspiring not only to me, but girls everywhere! Amazing job! x
If you have a Bikini Body Guide Transformation you would like to share with me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Love, Kayla xx