Kayla Itsines took to social media site Instagram on Wednesday to show off the incredible progress she’s made in her fitness journey while encouraging her 12.1 million followers to reflect on their own progression.
In the snap, the fitness trainer poses for a selfie in a large, open exercise studio. She kneels with one leg propped up on tiptoe and her body turned towards the side. The Australian native wears a pair of super-short orange gym shorts that show off her long, sculpted legs. She also wears a black sports bra with a crisscross design across her back that displays her muscles.
The fitness buff completed the look with a pair of white sneakers and her long, straight dark tresses slicked back into a high ponytail. She smiles at her phone as she snaps the photo over one shoulder, showing off her bright white teeth. Kayla adds a touch of black mascara and eyeshadow to make her eyes pop.
In the caption of the selfie, Kayla leaves a long, inspirational message for her followers. She starts by asking them to reflect on everything they have achieved so far if they’ve been partaking in her Sweat Challenge.
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If you have been doing the #SWEATChallenge, I want you to reflect on everything you have achieved so far. How are you feeling right now? Are you okay? When I was returning to fitness after having Arna, I wanted someone to talk to, to ask me if I was okay, so I could explain how I felt. So, if you haven't already, I also want you to actually WRITE DOWN how you feel. This is so useful to do because at the end of the challenge, you'll be able see your emotional and mental changes really clearly. The biggest piece of feedback I get from women who do my #BBG program is how different they feel MENTALLY and emotionally. It's always what we are always most surprised about!! I remember reading my journal and it was crazy to look back and read all the things I wrote. I don't feel any of those things now but I'm SOOOO GLAD I documented it so I can see how much I've improved mentally as well as physically! www.kaylaitsines.com/my-sweat-challenge #BBG #BBGStronger #BBGBeginner #bbg2020
Kayla goes on to reveal that after she gave birth to her daughter, all she wanted was someone to check in with her and ask her how she felt. She then encourages her followers to write down how they feel so they can track the emotional and mental changes that occur throughout the challenge. The fitness trainer adds that it was crazy rereading entries in her own journal because she no longer feels any of those things.
Following the caption, Kayla directs her fans to her Sweat Challenge page on the Kayla Itsines website. The co-creator of the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) hosts her exercise programs on the SWEAT app, which subscribers can download to join the BBG community and access her tried-and-true workouts.
The trainer’s millions of Instagram followers left her dozens of comments on the post, responding to her questions in the caption and telling her how much of an inspiration she is.
“This week I am feeling proud,” one Instagram user commented.
“Loving the challenge! In fact loving BBG it’s getting addictive,” another social media user expressed.
In addition to posting photos and inspirational messages, Kayla also often takes to the photo-sharing platform to share clips of her workouts with her followers, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.