BBG DIary, Fitness

Kayla Itsines 12 Week BBG Diary Week 10: The End Is Nigh

This is one of a series of posts that are part of my Kayla Itsines 12 Week BBG Diary. Click here to read my first post, Kayla Itsines 12 Week BBG Diary Weeks 1 & 2: An Unconventional Start. I am completing the Kayla Itsines 12 Week Bikini Body Guide (known online as BBG 1) and blogging about my experience and other related stuff along the way. I’ve been following the community for ages and have completed exercises from the guide before but never finished an entire 12 weeks. Hoping to get to know fellow BBGers and have a laugh along the way. If you are so inclined, follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (username: sydjournalist) for updates . 

Fitness friends! Guess what? For the first time in my BBG journey thus far (which regular readers know has taken way longer than 10 weeks) I actually followed the fitness schedule I set out for myself at the beginning of the week. I worked out 6 consecutive days in a row. Usually I might complete BBG and LISS on the same day, or complete all three BBG workouts near the end of the week, or all the beginning. You get me….things weren’t well structured. While I don’t think structure is super important as long as you get the workouts done, I am proud of myself. I forgot how great it feels to break a proper sweat every day.

What did I think of this week’s workouts? Oh my, Week 10 legs was a killer! My legs were on fire two days following. There’s a hip hop song called Walk it Out by UNK and a chunk of the lyrics are a repetition of the phrase “Now walk it out (now walk it out)”. This was basically my mantra for 48 hrs, “come you can do it, just walk it out, walk it out”. In my last round of Circuit 2, I replaced 180 Degree Squat Jumps with another set of Medicine Ball Crab Walks. My oh my, I think that is what did me! The burn was REAALL. I also used a 10kg medicine ball as opposed to my usual 8kg. Ugh. Ergh. Arghhhh. Ha ha!

This week saw more Double Bench Jumps and Burpees with Bench Jumps. My bench/box jumping is terrible and refuse to do any more such exercises because my mental and physical self do not like them. Perhaps in time. But for now I say, NAY, NYET, NO.

Thanks to the handy BBG exercise chart I made, swapping exercises is super easy so there really is no need for me to suffer through bench/box jumping. Soz not soz Kayla.

Ah what a journey this has been. Two weeks left! Looking forward to writing a wrap up post and deciding where my fitness journey will go next. As regular readers will know my BBG experience has been sporadic. I have taken many weeks off, performed circuits imperfectly and so on. Nevertheless, I am noticing small changes and generally feel a little stronger, particularly in the abdominal region. My arms, shoulders and back are also starting to shape up nicely. I look forward to what the next two weeks will bring.

Talk soon friends, talk real soon!