Alexia M.

Alexia M.

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Feeling great :) 

  • Oct 21st, 2015 at 6:56AM

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Sorry to all my fellow Rebooters that it has taken me so long to get my graduation post up. I completed my Reboot workouts yesterday (I had missed last Wednesday) so I figured that I should wait until I was all done before reflecting on the 28 day journey.
This Reboot was exactly what I needed. Cleaning up my diet has made me realise that bringing lunch into work is not as hard as my lazy side makes it seem plus I save a lot of money. I will definitely continue packing my lunches. Working out every day can be a pain but usually it simplifies things. Even when you are feeling tired/lazy/busy, working out is something that you need to do so you just get it done without the mental challenge of trying to motivate yourself each time.

Over this month of reboot I have enjoyed feeling my body change. It's so wonderful to feel all your muscles getting stronger and your pants getting looser. I haven't really noticed any visible changes in my shape but I know that with a good diet and regular exercise that will come. My state of mind after this program is that I want to maintain the clean diet, exercise and positivity from the past few weeks.

To transition into my post-reboot diet I have created my rule : "I will only eat desserts and sweet snacks when with others". For me, avoiding biscuits, chocolate, cake is the most difficult part of my off-program diet. This is a bigger problem when I am at home alone or sitting at my desk: I cave more easily to temptation and tend to eat larger quantities of unhealthy foods. My rule will stop me from doing that. Like alcohol, sweets/ desserts are an acceptable part of celebration but not of a regular diet.
In terms of my post-reboot exercise, I am planning on following the 5-a-week Kenzai Life program. I can definitely do 5 workouts a week plus maybe some extra free cardio. My only concern with Kenzai Life workout is that they are very long, usually they require a full hour which makes them much more difficult to get done in the morning. Is there anything that I can do to make them close to 45 mins without losing the efficacy of the workout?

I am excited to be back on track with the Kenzai and I am looking forward to seeing other Rebooters on the blogs. Congratulations everyone!

 
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2 comments

Andy F.Andy F.Kenzai Member
over 5 years ago

Well said. I have similar sentiments on almost all of this.


    Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
    Head Trainerover 5 years ago

    That is a solid rule! It keeps things simple, supports moderation and a healthy social life. I might steal that one.
    Nice use of the 28 days. You've toned up, reestablished some habits, and have used the time to figure out strategies to take forward.
    Reboot COMPLETE!

    As for keeping the K Life workouts shorter. Be precise with the rest times. Prep all the set up ahead of time, so you're not searching for a band or another piece of equipment. Keep the cardio, that's one of the most important ways you balance the calories in and calories out. Use enough resistance to bring on muscle failure with fewer reps. And, if you still run long doing all of that then cut a set from each exercise and see if you can get it all in that way. It's always better to get something in, even if it's not to the exact rep.


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