Week in Training (November 3rd to 9th)

Kayla Itsines Week 13

Week 17 in the Kayla Itsines BBG totally drained me! So much so I actually had two rest days. I wasn’t too happy about it as I wanted those days to get some more cardio in, but sometimes you just have to listen to your body. There are a lot more difficult moves in this week’s workouts, particularly for arms and legs. But I’m also psyched because my arms are definitely stronger, much more so than they were during Weeks 1-12. I’m now able to do commandos and decline push-ups without totally falling apart, though I would like to improve my form with these two moves. I’ll just have to trust that with time and more practice, I’ll get even better!

At the end of the week, the Sunday optional workout saw a return of the One Minute Challenge and 1000 Rep Challenge. Sunday was a super hot day and I almost skipped the workout in favour of lazing in bed, especially after a super busy Friday and Saturday. But I was really happy with the effort i had put in this week and didn’t want to waste it all now – besides, I wanted to know if I had improved since the last time I did these challenges in Week 13!

With the one minute challenge, I was happy to once again see the improvement with my arm strength, managing to increase the number of push ups I’ve done. Strangely, the only thing that didn’t see improvement was the straight leg sit ups – I actually did more of those in the first challenge! Now I’m wondering if I had done bent leg sit ups instead of straight leg sit ups the first time round because I can’t think why I might have done less of those this time around…

The 1000 Rep challenge turned out really well, though! There was a marked improvement – I finished the challenge in 34 minted 57 seconds, compared to my first time which took me 49 minutes 21 seconds! I was really pleased and surprised by that! It also left me glad that I hadn’t chosen to wimp out on doing the challenge on Sunday. I would have missed out on those great results otherwise! The only small cloud on my horizon? Now that I’ve gotten it down to 34 minutes, I’ll really have to buck up to get an even better result the next time around! Eek!

November 3rd to 9th:

  • Monday: Kayla Itsines Week 17 (Legs)
  • Tuesday: Rest Day
  • Wednesday: Rest Day
  • Thursday: Kayla Itsines Week 17 (Arms)
  • Friday: Kayla Itsines Week 17 (Abs)
  • Saturday: 35 minute walk plus a 10 minute yoga workout
  • Sunday: Kayla Itsines One Minute Challenge + 1000 Rep Challenge

Personal Challenge: (Week 13 results)

  • Push Ups: 21
  • Straight Leg Sit Ups: 24
  • Jump Squats: 38
  • Planks: 1 minute
  • 1000 rep challenge: 49 minutes, 21 seconds

Personal Challenge: (Week 17 results)

  • Push Ups: 28
  • Straight Leg Sit Ups: 18
  • Jump Squats: 47
  • Planks: 1 minute
  • 1000 rep challenge: 34 minutes, 57 seconds!
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