KAYLA ITSINES BBG – WEEK 7

I am just over half way now. Woo hoo! I have never stuck with a workout this long, I am actually quite proud of myself! My progress so far has been impressive. My biceps have grown. I can see definition in my stomach which I never thought would be possible. My legs have become stronger and I can see my muscle definition when I am working out. I feel like I have more strength to lift and carry my son who is a heavy 30 pound 2-year-old. He loves to be thrown around and lifted up high! I have taken a few progress photos along the way and the results are definitely visible!

Kayla’s workout also has a meal plan. However, I don’t really follow it for all meals, loosly when it comes to breakfast, lunch and snacks. If you have read my blog then you know I have a bit of a sweet tooth so am guilty of not always eating the healthiest! But we really only eat junk food on a weekend, unless its ice cream occasionally during the week. I mostly try to stay healthy with my meals and snacks, I actually really enjoy eating healthy.

My guilty pleasure is going to health food stores and trying all the new products; superfoods, coconut anything, Kombucha, ice teas all that stuff! I’m sure if I was more strict then I would probably see faster results. But I don’t like to deprive myself and I am breastfeeding so I don’t like to restrict my calories. Thats my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

The program is 3 days a week of resistance plus 3 days of cardio or HIIT. I do the resistance as its set out which is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Then I try to go for a walk with the kids on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It does not always happen because of bad weather or timing of naps but I will always do resistance no matter what.

I aim at doing it at the kids nap time but If I do it earlier or later I have one of the kids with me. We have an unfinished basement right now, so we have turned it into a playroom/workout area, while I work out Siena will be playing with her toys on the floor or Noah will be on his play structure or playing with one of the million toys he has or tries to run me over in his little tykes car. Super fun!

How a typical workout looks. The workout of weeks 5 and 7.
How a typical workout looks. The workout of weeks 5 and 7.

 

Also, don’t have all the equipment that is required for all her workouts. I have just adapted to what we have at home or what was easily accessible for me at the time of starting. We have 5lb and 8lb weights, the 15lb weight takes place of a medicine ball and I use the bottom of our basement stairs for step ups. Right now, we don’t have a bench either. I just use the floor to do any squat work that requires one and the same goes for any ab workouts that require a bench. The burn is felt just the same so right now it works for me!

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I am thinking of doing P90x after this program or I may just repeat it again. Does anyone have any workout program recommendations?

 

 

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