Fitness, Sunday Summary

Sunday Summary

February 23, 2014

This has been another of those weeks that have just flown by! Do you guys ever get that? I accredit that feeling primarily to the fact that I am busy 24/7 with my MA work …

I was also invited to Santa Cruz this weekend by my sorority sister to go to their semi-formal (I am an alumn of Kappa Kappa Gamma). It was great to see my friends and to visit Santa Cruz for a little while, plus Santa Cruz has such good food! Have any of you ever been?

Fitness wise, my upper body strength has definitely improved. With the assistance of a resistance band, I am now able to do 6 chin ups! And 1 pull up … baby steps people, baby steps. I am also planning to start Kayla Itsine’s 12 week training program called the ‘Bikini Body Guide’. She is the inspiration for my chin up and pull up challenge actually!

KI training ebook

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Kayla, here’s a quick summary about this amazing lady. She is a personal trainer based in Australia who specifically focuses on helping women achieve a bikini body; toned arms and legs, shapely butt, and a flat and toned stomach. She became famous after posting photos of her own amazing bikini body, and several client transformations on her instagram account (who all start to achieve the same coveted look). She has a very realistic and no nonsense attitude which is so refreshing to see, no endorsements of silly products and quick fixes, just good old fashioned exercise and eating right!! I am really excited to give her program a go and to see how it helps my own problem area’s. Let me know if any of you have tried it, or are interested in trying it!

Food wise, I went out to an amazing Japanese place in Lodi (California) called Komachi Sushi with my boyfriend and our friends this Saturday. The food was fantastic, and they had some really original options such as Japanese nachos, seasoned edamame, and Japanese pizza! The photos below are of the Japanese style nachos with salmon, and my entree of broiled squid. If any of you are in the Central Valley or live nearby, I certainly recommend you try them out. My Japanese friend has described them as the ‘best Japanese food in the Valley!’

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That’s it from my end! For next weeks Friday Fare I am planning an infused goody for you all .. betcha can’t guess what it is πŸ˜‰ And I will also be telling you all about an amazing new food blog I found as well, so stay tuned!

Honestly yours,

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  • Lisa March 23, 2014 at 6:47 am

    I am considering about purchasing the workout plan since she designed it to be able to do it from home, but am curious as to what equipment would be needed. She doesn’t go into specifics on her Instagram or website. So far it seems like a medicine ball (don’t know what weight),a bench or two (or a pair of steps), and some weights. Can you give me an idea is all the equipment that is needed for the plan?

    • Honestly Fitness March 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Hi Lisa!
      You also need a jump rope and a bosu ball. A bench is all you need although steps are good because you can adjust the height. And yes you need a pair of weights too and a medicine ball (she recommends between 6-12kgs but you should adjust it according to your strength).
      I hope that helps you! If you need any more help, let me know πŸ™‚
      Honestly Fitness xxx

  • sara May 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Hi I’ve just started the 12 week kayla program and I’m loving get it πŸ™‚ I have a quick question…when do I have to do cardio? Every time I do one session? And what is best to do running or cycling or spinning or all of them? At the moment I’m doing the 28 minutes program and then I’m doing spinning making sure I burn 400/500 calories every time I do a session.

    • Honestly Fitness May 11, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Hey Sara!

      Thanks so much for stopping by Honestly Fitness, and I am glad to hear you are enjoying Kayla’s program! The eBook actually tells you how much cardio to do in the beginning section. Make sure you read through it again carefully to see how much you have to do. It changes every 4 weeks and it doesn’t matter how many calories you burn πŸ™‚

      Good luck with the program and keep me posted!
      Honestly Fitness xx

  • Julia August 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I’m seriously thinking of purchasing Kayla’s book. I’m undecided because of a couple reasons. One is because of the price, $120 is a lot. I am not sure if the amount I pay will be worth it. Also, I am not sure what the eating book consists of? I am not in the worst shape, but it’s my first time really trying to get in shape with a workout routine and healthy eating so I would love to get the best advice before purchasing.


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