Didn’t do the bells workout on Saturday as the weekend was fully dedicated to major gardening: moving rocks, relocating heavy bags of limestone, planting trees, digging holes. Yesterday morning I spent 2.5 hours digging up a variegated grass that had practically fused with the rocks in the garden. Feeling achy today and hands are sore. Hopefully can hoist bells later!
Things are finally starting to resume normalcy after the NBA Championships. Strange not having basketball to watch.
Enjoying the new gym. Love that it’s literally around the block. Enjoying Bells 1 again as well. Powering through the cycles is fun! But boy oh boy, that 1/4 lb rope is tough....
I know I’ve been very subtle about sharing where I am or my sports allegiance, but in case there’s any doubt, I am from Toronto, and in Toronto, and proudly a Toronto Raptors fan, still (!) recovering from the 2-month playoff run that kept me up late too many nights, with raging cortisol and adrenaline.
When I’m not watching basketball, I am a management consultant / entrepreneur, a wife to Frank D (also doing Bells), and mom to our 7 year-old daughter. This is my second Bells 1 tour of duty, but it had been a while so I wanted to start fresh. I like the bells because they’re accessible and I feel strong swinging them around.
In August we are going to Italy, so trying to get back in shape so that I can enjoy a vacation filled with pizza, pasta and wine. I’m not a big ice cream fan, but as I’m travelling with two people who are, I am on a mission to try the weirdest gelato flavours.
What’s the weirdest flavours you’ve tried?
Happy to be back on the bells. Trying out a new rope (Crossrope) which is considerably heavier than my RX. Glad it’s only 5 minutes at a time!
Watching the Raptors now. A win tonight could spell disaster for tomorrow’s workout, but delirium for the City. I’ll take the trade off.
Blast - done! GRADUATION POST
What could be better than finishing a program and watching the Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA finals? Eating some salt n vinegar chips as a reward?
Really enjoyed this program. Was very out of shape at the start, but I stuck with it and noticed a big improvement in my fitness. Diet was pretty good and I’m happy with the results, although I view this as phase 1 with 2.5 months to go until the Big Trip to Italy. Today, however, is a night off.
Skipping while watching photography lessons made a remarkable difference in my overall enjoyment. I wasn’t clock watching as intensely.
If there’s one thing I didn’t love it was the size of the group. It demands a significant time commitment to be equally responsive to all team members, so I apologize for not having the ability to do that. Sara and Kenzai Sister, thanks for the support!
All in all, a great program, and I would do it again as a reboot for sure.
So, what next?
Glad I still had one left as today’s schedule is tricky. Getting hair done later; at least it won’t be sweated out right away.
Looking forward to the gym opening on June 1 so I can go back to early morning workouts.
Last push to the line!
More research on diet. Guess who the culprit seems to be now?
Even though I was up early yesterday, the Little One slept in, so there was no morning workout. (I am still waiting for the new gym to open so I don’t have to work out in the house.) Then, with the busyness of the day, it got away from me. By 5:30 I didn’t have it in me, so 1 ticket used.
Today we’re getting our new outdoor dining table and chairs delivered. A new venue for eating Kenzai meals!
LOL, I realize I’m using the Kenzai platform like Twitter. Maybe it’s 7 months of pent up non-working out.
So I’ve been doing something you’re not supposed to do when skipping. I’ve been watching lessons in an online photography course I’ve been taking. I love it because it makes the skipping much more enjoyable and I am also consuming helpful content as I do it.
I don’t know how much it’s diminishing the impact of the skipping, but it’s still 15 mins of skipping cardio, right?
I’m on an iPad (browser version) and do not see this week’s workouts. I can only go to “Today’s Workout.”