Amanda Elliston

Amanda Elliston

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Assistant Trainer
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Late to the date! 

Reboot was just the thing I needed to kick me into the holidays with good reminders and some good , short workouts. However, I think it's a bit too short for me, or maybe it's these dark months, so for my next attempt at the shorter program, I'd be interested in the Fusion, or Beach Blast.
Thanks for all the support! Great work! I'll be back.


This photo!
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I was looking for embarrassing adolescent awkwardness and instead found reminder of my very large pregnant self. Over thirteen years ago. We’ve come a long way, baby!


It is hard to nail down this diet 100%. I know I can do better, and I'll keep trying. The lessons are timely and full of wisdom. Onward!


Reboot Day 7

Okay, fully late to the party of rebooting!
I'm Amanda and I love me some Kenzai programming to ease back into training form!

I've been hitting the exercises and TRYING to dial in the diet. Shorter days make me a hungrier, is that true for anyone else? Also, stress eating is real.

Free Cardio felt great! After a hiatus from running, I'm putting that back into my routine, and I hope it will calm the nervous system a bit.

Let's make next week awesome!


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Feeling Strong and Ready! 
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Congrats Team! We made it!
Just found out this morning that my registration was accepted to Boston Marathon 2020. It's been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. So, the timing is great as I finish up my second go at Chisel. I have three weeks until my next race, and I feel stronger and leaner. I'll keep coming back because I need to master the double hang and Russian dancer! Here's to keep strong 'til Boston 2020!


After reading the lessons this week, it finally dawned on me why I love this program. I don't want bigger muscles. I want strength and quickness. Felt so much stronger when I hit week five, AND I'm glad the end is in sight.


Russian Dancers be damned! With the running and the extra leg work, I couldn't hang through it all today. Tomorrow's a new day, right? Go Chiselers!


I wasn't light on my feet in my runs nor cycle workouts. Upping to 3 cycles almost made me cry, especially after a training run! Diet also not quite on point because of chaperoning school overnight trip, but I resisted the make your own sundae with a as much candy as possible. Scary!
Now, I am gearing up for a great week 4!


Back to work!

It can't be coincidence that my lower back felt tight after returning to work---lots of sitting and listening. However much I love cycle workouts and running--the variety, the flow, and the challenge. It was a good reminder of all I learned in Reach. I need more stretching in my life. Here's to opening, stretching into the new school year.


I knew that I would have to be creative while juggling the vacation-with-family schedule, my race prep, and Chisel. I just didn't expect the dehydration to wreck me today. Usually I run long on Sundays which are cardio days! Needed a few more carbs and water to get back to normal. Tomorrow is new day to reset diet and cycle workouts!


Chisel Time

Hey fellow chiselers! I am excited for this program because it’s blast to fire up the muscles and shake up workouts with the cycle routine—it suits me for sure! I’m starting this program while in the road, watching my son play baseball, and head back to Bay Area to start the school year off with a great energy boosting diet and exercise schedule! Let’s get to those burpees!


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Always Reaching Grad Post 

This program came at the right time for me. Maybe I didn't stick to it meticulously, and didn't get quite as nimble and supple as I had hoped. But what I do know is that I will carry on with more attention to breath, stretching, twisting, and sitting with my body to open up to possibilities.

At the beginning of this program my husband fell and severely tore his patella tendon (completely severed from the quad) and he was a regular yoga practitioner. It is incredible how much he can do with one leg unable to fully bend. It was inspiring to keep a stretching practice going in my life. It also supports what Patrick said about incorporating this into my daily strength and running routine (especially Happy Baby and Child's Pose !)

Now I feel more open to a mindful stretching practice after a long era of avoidance. I will definitely keep up with morning stretches. And find time to sit with stretches longer. I'm in this for the LONG STRETCH! All the best fellow REACHERS!


I'm feeling good today, day 55. My energy has returned and I while I'm not much more flexible, I love engaging, twisting, breathing to remind myself that my body needs that stretching movement. When I do the sun salutation asanas I am taken back to my days of Ashtanga yoga, and I kinda of like it.
I've been pretty solid on the strict diet, and I threw in my own indulgence day for the 4th of July.


I’m still here—fitting in twists and hanging in tightness. Still wondering about my achy Achilles. I love the morning dynamic stretches. Can I find more options?


I wish I could say that I have been able to hit every single stretch session. With summer break comes a shake up of the routine, making it harder to follow the three separate parts of this program. And I need it. I really want to twist and wring out the old patterns, the negativity, the cynicism, and be open and supple.
As I stretch more, too, my old achilles injury has been bothering me on my runs. Any thoughts? Here's to a week of reaching out of this negative space!


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