Hello everyone and welcome! Today I am going to give my full, honest review of Kayla Itsines’s Sweat With Kayla App. I have been using it for just about 5 weeks now and I must say that it has improved tremendously since the app first launched. Here is the break down:
I LOVE this portion of the app. Something that I really struggle with is finding easy, health meals to make. So having it all right at your fingertips is such a huge thing for me.
Can’t you just google things?
A thought I have asked myself before. And yes, you can google different recipes, but 9 times out of 10, I never had the right ingredients for things that I find online.
Then go to the store and buy them!
Yes, that is an option, but I am the type of person that likes to go shopping ONCE a week. I get very tired after a long day of work, and do not want to spend an hour of my time every day, going up and down aisle just to find certain ingredients for a certain dish that I found online. And, majority of the things that a recipe I like calls for, I have to buy in a larger amount, and end up wasting food and money because I do not know how else to cook it.
With the app, you get a shopping list for the whole week and you will use up everything you buy within the week. If anything rolls over to the next week, chances are they will be used for a recipe or two then as well.
The shopping list is SO long!
You do not have to buy everything on the list. A lot of the things on the list I do not buy, like certain spices or vegetables.
It doesn’t seem like a lot of food for one day.
This is where intuitive eating comes into play. Some days I literally feel like my stomach is a bottomless pit. I can typically tell when those days are when I am packing my lunch in the morning. And even so, as an extra precaution, I pack more than what is suggested. I will throw in a banana or some other fruits or nuts as a snack for the day.
Use the food portion as a guideline to help you make healthier choices.
I feel like this part is looked over too often. To be honest, I have not taken much of a look at it either. If you have the chance, really read the information that is in there. A lot of it you can find on the interweb just doing research on nutrition, but she really call out what is important to pay attention to and is useful to make healthier choices.
I am so indifferent about this part. I love the fact that you have all of your workouts right there with you on your phone or tablet. In the most recent update, they added a buzzer to notify you of the end of your circuit, as well as a step counter to count your steps on your LISS. It tells you all of the equipment that you need as well! I do still use my print out versions of the guides because I like to write little notes of my workouts. How many rounds of the circuit I got through, or how much weight I used that day. Stuff like that.
- All Around:
|PROS||CONS||WHAT I COULD CHANGE|
|Everything is in one place.||It is pricey $$||Make it $10 a month|
|Gives you recipes and shopping lists||If you have the guides, you don’t need the app||Add a notes section with every move in each workout|
|–||–||Put 3.0 on pdf|
|–||–||Let us interact with one another|
|–||–||Be able to have a history to track all of our workouts to date|
All in all, I think it is a well developed app for someone who is just starting their fitness journey. It will help you stay on track and gives you all the tools you will need for a healthy lifestyle. Remember, YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE IT. If you don’t like it, well hey that is good for you, this app is not for everyone. It is totally possible to do her guides without the app, you will just need an timer app, a water tracker app, her guides either printed or on a tablet/phone, a nutrition app, etc. You get my point.
The purpose of Kayla creating this app (as I see it) was never to say you need all of these things to create lead a healthy life, she just wanted to give you something where it was all wrapped up in one.
I am sure overtime this app will do great wonders. Just remember a lot of big companies and people today failed many times before they reached their success.