So some of you know I have started a 12-week workout regime in the “Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide.” I just got it in my email a few days ago, since it is an ebook, so I will now be tracking my progress through these “diary entries” that will all be on the Fitness page on my blog here. So now that I read over the book in general and the H.E.L.P. nutrition guide, and finished the first few days of the fitness regime, I have some things to say about it.
There are indeed many positive aspects of this ebook. The first thing I have to say about it is that it is very organized and very neat. It is easy to find anything in the book. It is very easy to follow and understand, and has clear instructions on everything. The actual workout program is easy to follow, and it totally kickass. On the first day of the program, I had to go outside 3 times in between workouts because I was getting way too sweaty and hot. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I like doing my workouts inside even if it is super hot.
I feel like this program is going to totally kick my butt, and that is exactly why I bought it. I felt like the first workout program I did (the Hasfit 30 Days To Get In Shape Workout Challenge) was extremely easy. Although I did attain quite nice abs and lost much stomach fat from that program, I really wanted something that could push me further so I could achieve more. After just doing one day of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide, I could almost die from exhaustion, and I loved it! That was a few days ago, and I am STILL sore.
There are indeed many cons to this ebook, but it is probably because I haven’t scrutinized it enough to know all the wonderful aspects of this book, and I am quite cynical when it comes to product reviews.
First off, this ebook is EXTREMELY expensive, but only if you buy it on the actual website: kaylaitsines.com.au. I would highly suggest buying it from somewhere else since it is an ebook, so it can be transferred easily online. On the actual website, it costs about $120 Australian dollars which is about $112 in U.S. dollars for both the Bikini Body Guide and the H.E.L.P. nutrition and diet guide. I bought it on ebay for approximately $2.50. See what I’m getting at here? I also believe it is overpriced since it is not an actual, physical, book so it should cost less anyway. I find it slightly hard to read on a computer or tablet since you would have to scroll for a very long time through the pages to find the one you want, so I actually had my dad print out all 220 pages of both of the books.
After reading through the Bikini Body Guide, I also found it quite vague on the exact workout regime. There are actually barely any descriptions of anything in the book, and I found it quite uneducational. I actually thought the instructor on my old workout website, Hasfit, did a better job at explaining what muscles he was working on and precisely what his workouts targeted. In these workouts, you can only tell what you are working on once you actually do the workout and you can say, “oh yea, this kind of hurts my calves, but I guess that’s what I’m supposed to be working on right now”. Overall, it kind of just feels like you have to just follow the workout regime without actually knowing what you are working on.
Overall, I actually love this book a lot. It will totally kick my butt for the next 12 weeks, or at least until school work piles up too much for me to have time for working out. I love the design for the book, even though it is very minimalist. I would indeed suggest trying out this workout program if you want a nice body, but do not buy it on the actual website since it is quite expensive. Definitely buy it from ebay or anywhere else.
But seriously, I just love exercising, but I hate it. You see my problem?