Die kleine Schwester von Fitness-Guru Kayla Itsines zu sein, stellen wir uns ehrlich gesagt nicht immer leicht vor. Doch Leah Itsines nimmt das tatsächlich ziemlich gelassen. In einem ihrer neuesten Instagram-Posting reagiert die 22-Jährige auf die Frage eines Fans: „Mir wurde mal wieder, wie schon so oft die Frage gestellt, wie es ist eine andere Körperform als Kayla zu haben.“
Leah Itsines verrät, wie es ist „die kleine Schwester“ von Kayla zu sein
Leah ist selbst eine Food-Liebhaberin und Influencerin. Auf ihrem Instagram-Kanal folgen ihr mehr als 365 Tausend Fans. Hier teilt sie Selfies aus dem Fitnessstudio, leckere Essensbilder und private Schnappschüsse. Wer sich durch das Profil scrollt, merkt schnell, dass Leah zwar viel Sport treibt, aber ebenso gerne Kohlenhydrate zu sich nimmt. Bei ihr stehen also nicht nur Low Carb und Wasser auf dem Programm.
„Natürlich ist es manchmal hart, wenn ich mit Kayla verglichen werde“, schreibt Leah. „Ich fokussiere mich darauf, die beste Version von mir selbst zu sein […]“, fährt sie fort „[…] und das ist ein superfittes Ich, das mit Kayla mithalten kann, superglücklich und mit viel Brot in der Hand.“
Diese natürliche Einstellung von Leah gefällt uns sehr. Auf uns wirkt ihr Account weniger verbissen und irgendwie auch näher an unserem Leben als der von Kayla. Leah bekommt oft positive Kommentare von Frauen, die sich mit der Negativität identifizieren können, die durch einen Vergleich zwischen Geschwistern entsteht.
Leah hat sich zwar über die Jahre auch sehr verändert (das beweist sie mit einem Vorher-Nachher-Foto von sich), doch scheint sie mehr als zufrieden mit sich zu sein. Und das OHNE sich zu vergleichen und mit einer sehr natürlichen Einstellung. „Ich werde nie so aussehen wie sie und sie wird nie aussehen wie ich. Wir sind alle wir selbst und das ist das, worauf es am Ende ankommt.“
Und Leah ist gewiss mehr als „die kleine Schwester von“…
Das ist Leah Itsines
I got a question the other day...which I get ALL the time! I'm not offended by much, so I'm happy to answer it here 😁 The question was "do you ever find it hard having a different body type to kayla's?".... OBVIOUSLY this lovely girl had no bad intentions with that comment - I completely understand....kayla is daaaaaamn ripped 😂 Of course, when I get compared its hard at times, BUT - kayla and I have COMPLETELY different body types. I will never look like her, she will never look like me....just as I will never look like you, and you will never look like me! We are ALLLL different and have things that makes us OURSELVES. We can't compare ourselves to other people because they are NOT US. We have to focus on being the best possible version of ourselves, because that's in the end what matters. I focus on being the best possible version of me, and thats being super fit so I can keep up with her😜, super happy and with some damn naan bread in my hand 😂🙏🏼
HAHAHA I took this when I was doing some work last week,the dog looks SO UNHAPPY HAHAHHA he's like "who is this weirdo and get her away from me" 😂😂 poor Chestar!! Love meeeee!!! Ah it's 6am and I'm up for work, early mornings are the beeeeessst 😍 it's definitely something that takes getting used too though! I remember sleeping until 1pm 😐😐😐 whaaaaaat!
So, the other day I read a comment from girl, saying she was on a diet, which only "allowed" her to consume food every two days. I genuinely felt SICK reading this, as she is unintentionally damaging her body because her “coach” told her this is the easiest and quickest way to lose weight. If you follow me you’d know, I do not support these diets whatsoever. We need to DITCH the diets and eat with a healthy BALANCE that supports YOUR lifestyle. I firmly believe it’s essential to maintain a healthy, yet BALANCED lifestyle. Life shouldn’t be about restricting yourself. Not to mention, who doesn’t LOVE an occasional Maltesar party? #everyday 😝 This took me YEARS to understand and realize. I didn’t go from 100 Kilos to 50 Kilos, Instead I went from an unhappy, unfit 61 Kilos to a much healthier, happier, EDUCATED 61 Kilos with a proud smile on my face. I hope my journey can help inspire, motivate and educate you that FOOD IS GOOD. I firmly believe we need to stick together as a community to help educate, inspire and motivate those around us that we shouldn’t be RESTRICTING ourselves, instead we should be smashing our individual health and fitness goals with the occasional TREAT. PLEASE don’t be fooled into thinking that starving yourself for days at a time will help you lose weight quicker. Trust me, there are healthier, easier and more effective ways to losing weight and leading a healthier, more fulfilled lifestyle.
Had a slight mental breakdown Saturday/Sunday 😅 I tried to work out and I couldn't because my back was hurting 😞 it was seriously SO disheartening. I was trying not to burst into tears when I had to stop the class because I just felt hopeless because I know I CAN do it!😞 BUUUUUUT as much as that sucks, can't dwell on the past so Ima go back to training today & see how I go. I'll try tomorrow too, and the next day and the next day until I CAN do it! If not, I'll try something else. There's never any point stopping, you just gotta reroute & find a new pattern! For now, my goal is to slowly get back into deadlifts ☺️
MOOORRRNING! It's SUNDAY here in AUS! Sunday to me means an ORGANISING day for the week ahead! 🗓 Today I'm making my usual brown rice and quinoa batches, along with cutting up veggies like broccoli, zucchini, carrots, onions, salad mix and more 🍆🍠🌶🍅🌽🥑! I do this so during the week when I'm super busy, I can grab and go & avoid snacking on foods that don't agree with me! 🍿🍫 TODAY I encourage you to get your organisationnnnn on & prepare yourself to be an absolute boss when it comes to your food next week 💪🏼 chuck everything into tight containers and place into the fridge! I do this AGAIN on Wednesday nights because....veggies don't last long in my house 🙈 HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!
- STRETCHING - Here's something annoying that you dont want to hear.....you NEED to stretch after EVERY workout/walk. About 5 weeks ago, I had a horrible lower back Injury (my fault) that has SINCE caused me to be unable to exercise. I felt it coming, I knew what I could do to help it but I didn't. Could've, should've, but didn't. While exercising, I would be using ALL the wrong muscles, because my entire body was too tight. My hips were so tight that my glutes basically gave way. I would "stretch" for two minutes after my workout but that was it. Four weeks ago I just got up off a seat and that was it, I could barley walk without help, couldn't sleep and STILL to this day am unable to exercise the way I like too. I can only walk, stairs (on a good day), maybe a few light weight upper body exercises (on an amazing day!)and stretch. Fortunately, this injury has taught me that I NEED to look after myself. For me, a person who LOVES exercise (at a normal time of the day HAHA) it's been a huge struggle and a big mental game because all I want to do is jump around but i know I can't until it's better. I'm saying this to REMIND you that TODAY and EVERYDAY, you must must must look after your muscles, stretch them and give them the break they need! I'm so lucky this isn't permanent - and I am super grateful for that. I WILL look after you body 🙏🏼 PS - someone on Instagram who I have learnt SO much from (this is not sponsored, I don't know him at all) is @vinnierehab - there is A LOT of helpful information for people with injuries on his page. ☺️