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Honestly Fitness Recap: Kayla Itsines Week 8

April 21, 2014
Kayla Itsines Week 8

I am now 2/3 of the way through Kayla Itsine’s bikini body guide!

Kayla Itsines Week 8

Yeah, I am that excited. Not even gonna give you guys a ‘hello’ or ‘sorry for being terrible at posting lately.’ I am truly sorry about that and I hope you can forgive the busy life of a master’s student for making me unable to post regularly! I have had a few personal issues too which have not helped anything, but mostly I am just really busy. This is why I decided to do a recap post, just to let you all know what has been going on in my life.

Okay … so back to workout news. The legs and arms workout for week 8 of Kayla Itsine’s bikini body guide were bloody hard. Seriously, I do not understand how my legs still ache so much after all this time. I like it! Not complaining, more surprised than anything. I am actually rather terrified for the remaining 4 weeks as I have looked through the strength workouts, which look very, very hardcore. Wish me luck!!

In addition to continuing to work out regularly at my second home (the gym), I was doing pretty well food wise until this weekend hehe. I had planned a cheat meal for Friday night because some of my cohorts (code word for the people who started the MA program the same time I did) and I had planned to grab a meal together at Burgermeister.  And guess what Burgermeister serve .. burgers! Friday wasn’t too atrocious despite that though and had half a burger and some fries. Saturday night was pretty bad .. pizza, pasta, some wine … oops! Oh well, I haven’t had alcohol in the longest time and I stuck to just having one glass. The nice thing about this process is that despite eating ‘bad’ foods from time to time, I genuinely crave healthy food now and know that I could never go back on this lifestyle. I felt so bloated and just plain unwell, and although some foods are worth it in very small amounts, it is just not worth it to incorporate them into your daily routine. I am very happy with my eggs, veggies, quinoa and lean protein thanks!

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine from England called Shivvy came to stay with me and we had a lovely time. I am surprised at how well we both ate despite the fact that we went out quite a lot. I think the first 2 major desserts we shared put us off eating badly for the rest of the time! We were thoroughly tourist-y and did all of the San Francisco ‘must-do’s’ such as Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz island, Chinatown and Haight Ashbury. To conclude this recap, I leave you all with various photo’s of the fun times we had. Hopefully this makes you want to come and visit this beautiful city!

Kayla Itsines Week 8 BBG

My beautiful friend Shivvy

Kayla Itsines Week 8 BBG

Buena Vista Park

Kayla Itsines Week 8 BBG

Gotta love Off the Grid and food trucks! This was at Serramonte Center

Kayla Itsines Week 8 BBG

Alcatraz island is very windy …
Kayla Itsines Week 8 BBG

Golden Gate Bridge selfie!

Kayla Itsines Week 8 BBG

Some guy πŸ™‚

Honestly yours,
Alice

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  • Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats May 4, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Hmm I’ve been thinking about buying the ebooks but haven’t made up my mind yet. What kind of equipment do you need?

    • Honestly Fitness May 4, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Hi Chelsea, thanks for stopping by Honestly Fitness! Please refer to my latest ‘Sunday summary’ post for the answer to your question πŸ™‚ I encourage you to get it if you can!

  • Minnie July 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Hey Alice,

    I just started the 12-week program, your reviews were very helpful to get me motivated. I’m able to repeat the circuit twice within the seven minute time period and I feel I’m doing it terribly slow although I’m just on my second day πŸ˜€ it will be very useful and motivating to know how many times were you able to repeat the circuit in 7 minutes. πŸ™‚

    • Honestly Fitness July 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Hey Minnie,
      I’m so happy they were helpful and motivated you to do the guide!
      I find that as the weeks go by, my ability to do the circuits diminishes haha. The first 4 weeks I could probably do 2 rounds of each circuit and then it cuts down to 1.5.
      I hope that helps! And remember that everyone is different and may be able to finish it more slowly or quickly πŸ™‚
      Alice xxx