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Kayla Itsines Week 8

Kayla Itsines Week 8


Quick note: The past few weeks have been cha-ot-ic to say the least! So I am writing this a little late :/ No matter how crazy life has been lately I haven’t missed a day.

Weeks 4-5:

The momentum from the previous weeks was still strong as I was starting to see small changes in my body.


Weeks 5-6:

Arms and abs are usually tolerable but can I mention how much a I hate commandos. My wrists are pretty weak so it makes doing commandos extremely challenging…

Weeks 6-7:

Week 6 of legs I was introduced to tuck jumps… Yikes, is that challenging! I highly recommend doing your HITT workout on the thursday before legs. The leg day of week 6 and week 8 is so high tempo because it is a combination of legs and cardio.


Weeks 7-8:

I am feeling the strongest I have ever felt, however, I am having the hardest time putting muscle on. Even though I have notice a difference in my body, I feel like my muscle tone is taking forever to grow :/

It is so important to keep up with the LISS and HITT part of the program. I make sure I do at least 2-3 LISS and 1-2 HITT sessions a week.

Click to see Week 1 and Week 4

Check back for week 12! :)


Kayla Itsines Workout Week 4

I wrote about week 1 of Kayla Itsines BBG workout here.

Weeks 1-2:

Each workout I completed I was sore the next day…

Week 2-3:

I felt like I was getting bigger (I talk about this more in depth, here) but after doing some research I found that can be totally normal with certain body types. But that soon went away.

Weeks 3-4:

I felt so energized and motivated because I could start to see my hard work pay off. Firstly, I wasn’t dying after each circuit and secondly, I could see my body changing.

Excuse the poor iPhone quality - Starting to see muscle tone :)

Excuse the poor iPhone quality – Starting to see muscle tone :)

So far, doing Kayla Itsines BBG workouts I have learned so much about myself –  self motivation and how important good nutrition is.

PRE Kayla – I did megaformer pilates twice a week and the other days just ran. I ate pretty clean, however, I would help myself to pizza or fries whenever the situation presented itself.

NOW Kayla – I feel so self motivated and only want what is best for my bod. Like seriously, I don’t particularly think it makes sense to work your ass off just to go eat like crap.

So when the fries and pizza present their ugly selves I could not be more turned off. Now that I work my ass off, junk food does not appeal to me anymore. It’s not that I am not allowing myself to not eat junk food it’s that I seriously do not crave or even want to eat the junk (excuse the rambling) and Kayla’s nutrition guide is super helpful.

I think what I am trying to say is that weeks 3-4 I gained a new appreciation for my body and love the feeling of pushing the limits with fitness.

During the first 4 weeks even though I haven’t noticed a huge difference in my physical shape my stamina/core are so much stronger and I can start to see muscle tone.

My next BBG post will be week 8.

Now on to week 5….

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