This week’s BBG in review is a bit late because I’ve been at the Color Run with my girls today – I’ve been looking forward to this for so long, I’m psyched! I’ve been wanting to join the Colour Run since the event began running in Australia a few years ago. The picture above is of the Color Run kit everyone receives – isn’t it cute?
I’ll tell you more about the Color Run in a post soon, but in the meantime here is my review of Week 16 of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide!
Kayla may have spent the first few weeks easing us into her BBBG 2.0 but in Week 16 she has definitely upped the ante! By the time Friday rolled around, I was definitely feeling the burn from her workouts! This week she ups the reps on some moves and also introduces plenty of double pulses – and here I thought jump lunges on their own were bad enough!
There was definitely no Tuesday morning run after the Monday legs workout – my legs were so sore, i have to walk instead! Kayla actually recommends just resting and doing rehab work on Tuesday (you’ll definitely need this after the legs workouts in the 2.0 Guide) but I always like to get a bit of cardio in whenever I can – I’m such a fan of cardio. I almost capitulated this Tuesday, though, very seriously considering eschewing my sneakers for a bit of stretching and foam rolling on a mat instead, but in the end I did a 40-minute power walk and I was glad I went. It was a lovely day outside and I think the walk definitely helped to stretch my aching leg muscles out some!
Same goes for the arms workout – this week, Kayla’s eschewed any sort of weights in favour of plenty of moves using body weight as resistance. Those snap jumps and modified burpees definitely made me dizzy! The first circuit was super hard and I only managed to finish one round each time before my seven minutes were up. The second circuit was a little easier – I was able to do two rounds of the second circuit each time before my seven minutes were up. Mind you, though, I was definitely pouring with sweat – and snap jumps on their own are definitely looking way easier after seeing some of the modifications Kayla introduced this time around!
Are arms workouts going to get much tougher from now on? Arms are always my biggest weakness and while I know tougher workouts would strengthen them out, they make me scared too! I had a flip through the later weeks in her 2.0 guide and there are these things called ‘plyo pushups’ looming in my future that look pretty scary! I tried doing one and just collapsed on the ground, laughing at myself! If I am able to do 15 of those properly in a row, I would definitely be getting my money’s worth from Kayla! Let’s see what happens in the future!
Abs, as usual, are always a kind of welcome respite after the ball-bustingness at the beginning of the week because ab moves are always a bit more relaxed than the arms and legs workouts, especially since a number of them are done lying on the back. In Guide 2.0 there’s plenty of weights used here as well so you definitely feel like you’re working harder. My sides definitely felt way sculpted after!
I finished off the week by doing the Sunday optional full body workout on Saturday because I knew I would be doing the Color Run on Sunday. The first circuit wasn’t too bad but the second circuit was pretty tough. Weighted burpees, anyone? I’m really glad I managed to get that done though after missing out on the optional workout a couple of weeks ago.
Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday and have a great week when Monday swings around!
October 27th to November 2nd:
- Monday: Kayla Itsines Week 16 (Legs)
- Tuesday: 45 minute power walk
- Wednesday: Kayla Itsines Week 16 (Arms)
- Thursday: 45 minute power walk
- Friday: Kayla Itsines Week 16 (Abs)
- Saturday: Kayla Itsines Week 16 (Optional Full Body Workout)
- Sunday: 5km Color Run!!