Fitness

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Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide Review – Graphic of Equipment needed included

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The Kayla Movement

The K2 Movement

The First 4 Weeks of BBG 2.0

Grokker Review and Offer for 30 Days Free

Meal Planning for The Kayla Movement

Fit Body Guides: Review of FBG First 4-Weeks

Ready to Life Guide Review

Progress Pure Curve Guide Review

Not Losing Weight? This Could be Why

These are the Three Best Protein Powders

My 4-Month Flexible Diet for Thailand Begins!

Stop Doing Crunches: How to Actually Get Abs

How you can get into a Running Routine (Again)

Fast Walking: A Fun and Summertime Exercise

5 Fitness Lessons I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

3 Ways to Get Motivated During Winter

Planning is Key: Meal Plan

Gym Bag Essentials

Summer Workout Essentials

SKINS Dnamic Workout Pants Review

The Surprising Way to Stick to Your Fitness Goals

Summer Fit Challenge

Best Fitness Gadgets from CES 2016

6 Training Tips For The New Year From an Athlete

How to Workout in High Altitudes

Change Begets Progress

5 Ways to Accelerate your Weight-Loss Safely

I Have An Obsession With Workout Clothes!

Physiclo Compression Workout Clothes Review

Feel Confident, Be Confident: Target C9 Review

2014: A Year in Review

Keeping Accountable Over The Holidays With FitBit

How to Rent Fitness Trackers

Beginner’s Circuit Workout

Marinades and Spice Mixes for Protein (veggie/vegan option included)

Glide your way to toned

How to have your best workout ever

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the health and fitness conscious 

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day 2015

Common Workout Mistakes: Squats

Making your own Home Gym

Body Type Nutrition Coach and fitness model Stephen Box

Cardio: How do I know what to choose?

Girls – Please Lift Weights

Get Ready to Hike

How Negativity Can Hinder Your Fitness Goals

Wednesday Wishlist

The Best Fitness Trackers For Your Sport

GoVibrant! Interactive Activity Map

How To Workout With An Injury

#BeHonestlyFit Series

#BeHonestlyFit – Renae Boemecke

#BeHonestlyFit – Lifestyle by Mel

#BeHonestlyFit – Lauren Lives Healthy

Fitness Class Reviews

9th & 9th Pilates Review (Salt Lake City)

Orangetheory Fitness Review (Salt Lake City)

Barry’s Bootcamp and Classpass SF Launch

TRX Training Center Review (San Francisco)

The Yoga Collective

Fitmob Review

Mint Studios Pilates

OnPointe Training

Burn San Francisco

Uforia Studios San Francisco

Elevate Group Fitness: Ele_Sculpt Review

Interviews

Interview with Kayla Itsines

Interview with Natalie Butterfield: Kayla Itsines Transformation 

Interview with The Balanced Blonde: Jordan Younger

Banker turned Triathlete: Interview with Sarah Piampiano

Interview with Elaine Hayes: Owner of Mint Studios Pilates SF

Interview with Catherine Cuello: Creator of GreenHopping App

 My 12 week journey and experience with Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body Guide 

Description of the Bikini Body Guide

Week 1

Week 2 

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

No posts on week 6 and 7 .. they were hard though!

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12 – the end!

BBG 1.0 Round 2

Redoing Kayla Itsines BBG – my experiences

Round 2 – Week 1 

Round 2 – Week 2

Round 2 – Week 3

Round 2 – Week 4

Round 2 – Week 5

Round 2 – Week 6

Round 2 – Week 7

Round 2 – Week 8

Round 2 – Week 9

Round 2 – Week 10

None for week 11, sorry! Similar to week 9

Round 2 – Week 12

14 Comments

  • Reply Michelle May 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Alice

    I love your blog, and I am particularly interested in your posts about kayla’s bikini body guide. Would you recommend? I’m considering it but it’s so expensive and im a student. But I’m serious about getting fit, I’ve been trying to eat clean and exercise about 5 times a week since January and I don’t seem to be getting results.

    Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks
    Michelle

    • Reply Honestly Fitness May 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Michelle!

      Thanks so much for stopping by Honestly Fitness. I am so thrilled you love my blog!
      In answer to your question – yes, I would totally recommend it and I am planning on doing a review post at some point. I completely know how you feel – I am getting my master’s degree and do not have lots of money either, but if you make small changes like buying less coffee’s throughout the week, you will save enough over a few weeks to buy it!

      I was kind of the same way. I was exercising regularly and eating very well but not seeing the results I wanted. Although I am still not where I want to be, I have toned up a lot so now I need to focus on more fat loss.

      Hope this helps you and let me know if you have any more questions 🙂
      Alice xxx

  • Reply Sonya Sison May 24, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I honestly cannot afford the Kayla Itsines guide because of how expensive it is from where I live. I just wanted to know, though, is it possible to also get toned up without it?

    • Reply Honestly Fitness May 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Sonya!

      Yes it certainly is! There are so many things you can do for free to help you get toned. There are many resources on Youtube you can use to help you like Blogilates (loads of Pilates videos for free showing you exercises to help tone you), yoga videos and just videos in general teaching you exercises to tone you.
      Look up search terms such as ‘free toning routine/exercises’ on google and you will get so much information and free routine!

      Hope this helps you, and good luck Sonya 🙂

      Alice xxx

  • Reply Kunchy June 2, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Hello Alice!

    Thank you for reviewing the product! I was kind of hesitant in buying her guide since it’s sort of pricey (but if it works, then it’s worth it right?). I was just wondering if you purchased a bundle kit or just the workout guide. I ate relatively healthy myself and don’t want to spend money on things that I might already know. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work! 🙂

    x – K

    • Reply Honestly Fitness June 2, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Hello Kunchy!

      Thanks for stopping by Honestly Fitness 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed my mini review series on the BBG workouts. I did not purchase the bundle kit, but I do have both eBooks. I would’ve purchased the bundle if that was an option haha. Honestly though, the nutrition guide isn’t too helpful for me personally but I like that it has a 7 day meal plan and some fun meal ideas. If you know a lot already, I would suggest buying the workouts and giving those a go, and then if you feel like you have not received the results you wanted, then perhaps giving the H.E.L.P eBook a go. But it is all up to you, and what you think is best.
      I hope this helps and feel free to ask any more questions you may have 😀

      Alice xxx

  • Reply Steph June 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Could you use something in place of the bosu ball? I’d like to do the workouts at home and it looks like if I had to buy a bosu ball it would be over $100.

    • Reply Honestly Fitness June 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Steph,

      There is no real substitute but my recommendation would be to buy it when you reach week 9 and then just return it when you finish Most place’s offer full refunds within 30 days. Other than that, Kayla recommends doing normal burpees instead of the bosu burpees (http://www.kaylaitsines.com.au/workouts/). Bosu balls are very versatile though, so if you do end up buying it just think of it as a long term investment in your health. They can be used to work out any body part!

      Hope this helps,
      Alice xxx

  • Reply Morgan July 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Hi! Your blog is great and I am so thankful that I found it while browsing the internet today. I am very tempted to try Kayla Itsines bikini guide. As it seems from your blog it has seemed to work great for you. However, I was just wondering if you also ordered the meal plan with it or just the bikini guide workout.
    Thank you!
    Morgan

    • Reply Honestly Fitness August 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Hi Morgan 🙂
      I got both but only followed the workout eBook. Kayla has a bunch of free workouts posted on the blog on her website which you could check out to further help your decision!
      Alice xxx

  • Reply Kylie January 26, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Hello Alice!
    I recently came across your blog and I just started the BBG. I just finished week two legs and cardio and it was so hard! I had trouble with the jump lunges and I could not do them as well as I liked to, so I feel like it will mess up my progress. Did you ever come across this with any of the workouts in the guide and do you think it will hinder my progress? Thanks!

    -Kylie

    • Reply Honestly Fitness January 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Hello Kylie!
      Jump lunges are extremely hard … this is my third round of the BBG and I still find them hard!!!
      Just because you may not have done them as well as you like does not mean you haven’t made progress. I do understand how you feel and definitely felt the same way as I progressed along the BBG (at one point you need to do 50 jump lunges!!!).
      Just keep giving it your all and you will get stronger and be able to do more and more without stopping in between and with good form. It absolutely will not hinder your progress … what would hinder your progress is you stopping the workouts all together.
      I recommend trying to do jump lunges on other days as well just to build up strength. This is what I started doing after getting fed up at how hard they were 😛 xxx

  • Reply Aliseea March 16, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Hi Alice! I have a question I would like to ask you. I want to get BBG 2.0 for my birthday or with birthday money and savings and I am just curious if you know what type of equipment I would need for it? If you don’t that’s okay.
    Thanks for your time!
    xx Aliseea

    • Reply Aliseea March 16, 2015 at 5:19 am

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