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Sunday Summary – Kayla Itsines Week 11

May 11, 2014
review Kayla Itsines Week 11 BBG

Kayla Itsines Week 11

Kayla Itsines Week 11 BBG

I literally spent Tuesday through Saturday with the stiffest and most sore legs I have EVER HAD!!! For those who follow me on my bikini body guide journey, you will know that I have now completed week 11 of Kayla Itsine’s bikini body guide .. yay! On Tuesday, I did my leg workout and although I have done it once before in week 9, I truly pushed myself to the max this time. Hence the stiff legs for almost the entire week! It was pretty ridiculous, every night I would go to bed thinking ‘okay, so tomorrow they won’t be sore anymore’ and then wake up with equally sore legs -__-

I love the workouts for week 11 though. They are so intense and really make you realise just how strong you are. I have to say, the ab workout for this week has been my absolute favorite of the entire guide. It hits every part of my abs and makes them feel oh so tight and toned afterwards.

The arm workout is great too, although I have much more of a love/hate relationship with it. I did approximately 157 push up variations when I did my arm workout for this week, so hopefully that gives you some indication as to how ridiculous it is. But hey, at least now I can do that many push ups!! I normally do my workouts in the group exercise room at the gym, but for some reason an unannounced class was being held in there when I arrived on Friday, so I had to do it in front of all the cardio machines. A little embarrassing to say the least but I did look pretty bad ass doing all those push up variations, so it didn’t really matter in the end.

In other news, I was doing SO WELL on my #HFsugarfreemay until this weekend. It was my boyfriend’s graduation and so I wanted to bake him some yummy treats which inevitably ended up with me tasting these yummy treats too .. oops. Regardless, I think trying to stick to sugar free as much as feasibly possible as it is really quite helpful. It made me stop putting honey in my tea, stevia/brown sugar in my coffee and just made me think more about whether I really wanted that dark chocolate or not πŸ˜‰ I am all about balance so having sugar/sweets/ice-cream or whatever once in a while is alright as long as you are being mindful about your choices and not completely gorging on whatever your indulgence is. With that in mind, I will leave you with a photo of my boyfriend and I at his graduation, haha.

Kayla Itsines Week 11 BBG

So all in all, it was a great week and I am so excited (but kind of sad) to be finishing Kayla Itsines bikini body guide next week. Be excited for that next week and also for a really, REAAALLLYYY exciting post on Tuesday. Trust me, you will not want to miss it!

Honestly yours,

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  • ane_tod May 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    hi! I wanted to know, after how many weeks did you start seeing a difference between your “past body” and the body you have now?

    • Honestly Fitness May 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Hi πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by Honestly Fitness! Good question .. I definitely still am not at my ‘perfect’ body (but what even is perfect, right?) but I would say I noticed the biggest change after 8 weeks. I took a progress photo and was like .. ‘Woah!! My stomach doesn’t look like that .. does it?!” haha. Just keep at it. Some girls will notice progress in one week, some eight weeks, others six months .. it all depends. But yeah, for me I noticed a significant difference in 8 weeks πŸ™‚

      Hope that helps!

  • Kate May 30, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Hi, loved reading your Kayla Itsines week by week reviews – I’ve just got hold of the Ebooks and am pretty psyched for getting started on Monday. Looking forward to seeing what your final results/analysis of it all are!


    • Honestly Fitness June 2, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Hey Kate,
      Thank you for your sweet comment, and I wish you good luck with the BBG! Keep me updated and I hope you enjoy my final review post on the BBG workouts (whenever I get around to writing it haha).
      Alice xxx

  • Rachel June 3, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Can I buy the ebook from u?

  • Anika morjaria June 3, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Congrats on getting to week 11! Just wondering if you purchased the nutrition guide also? I’m thinking about purchasing it as I am intruiged! I feel like my diet is pretty on point but I am still curious as to how this guide is laid out and what it includes. Any info would be really helpful! Thanks :))

    • Honestly Fitness June 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Hey Anika!

      I have actually finished the workouts and I am repeating the 12 weeks again πŸ™‚ I saw a lot of progress but I am still not exactly where I wish to be.

      I did actually buy her nutrition guide! I was exactly the same as you – my nutrition is on point (although I of course have days where I will eat that slice of cake or whatever lol) but I was just super curious to see what it had to say. Honestly, it is your standard nutritional info – it tells you how many servings of food groups you should have in a day, a 7 day meal plan (the most ‘worth it’ part of the guide in my opinion), some recipes and some educational sections stating the importance of carbohydrates for example.

      I hope that helps you, and let me know if you have any more questions πŸ™‚
      Alice xxx

  • Cassie June 5, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Hey Alice!

    I’m interested in buying the BBG and found your blog when I was googling reviews for it. Congrats on finishing the 12 weeks! Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    I’m just curious about how the workouts are structured throughout the week. I know there are strength, HIIT, low intensity and stretching workouts, but how many days a week does Kayla suggest following the guide for? I’m a long distance runner and am also really getting into spinning and yoga, so I want to make sure I would be able to accommodate everything while still following the guide!
    Thanks! Cassie

    • Honestly Fitness June 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Cassie!

      Thanks so much for getting in touch and so sorry for the late reply. I actually just posted a review of the guide which covers all of the questions you are asking. I did forget to talk about the stretching part – you normally have to do one dedicated 20 minute stretch session per week.

      I would honestly not do anything else (yoga should be fine) whilst following the guide, since it is quite specific. I stuck to the guide closely and now that I’m doing it a second time, I’m adding in my own things.

      Hope my review post helps you. Please feel free to ask me any more questions you may have πŸ™‚

      Alice xxx