Amy C.

Amy C.

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KB 3 Graduation 

So, I returned home from Long Island last night after a long and fun weekend of sightseeing in NYC and soccer games on the Island.

Am so very proud of my husband who absolutely killed this program and has the results to show it! I cannot say the same for myself as I have definitely let life get in the way of being 100% dedicated and committed to this program over the last few weeks. I have spent some time reflecting on why this is and while it is not an acceptable excuse, I think it is the truth. I am just a bit burnt! This is my fourth program this year......KB 2 Jan-Apr, Kenzai Run in May, Kenzai Run in July and KB 3 Sept-Dec. I was trying to take advantage of the unlimited programs for 2017 but realize it may have been too much in order to attack each program with that high level of intensity required to achieve amazing results. 2016 was a better year for me in that I completed KB 1 with amazing results and maintained that on Kenzai Life for the rest of the year. I have to take some time to decide what is going to work best for me in 2018 but for now will focus on Kenzai Life. This program has taught me so much but probably the biggest and most valuable take away has been how to eat properly! Thank you to our dedicated trainers, Jess & Ward, for staying on top of our progress and pushing us forward and thank you to my husband for being such an inspiration!

Happy Holidays to all!


13 Days Ago!

Yikes, it was 13 days ago that I had last blogged. I have totally allowed life to get in the way of my training in the last couple of weeks. We were away for Thanksgiving in NY, soccer tourney in MA this past weekend and now my eldest and I are headed to Long Island on Friday for yet another soccer tourney! Have not been good on any front but am still routinely running and doing abs. Looking forward to getting in some good workouts this week and to wrapping up the program this weekend!


V-Sit Dynamo Twist Combo

Love ❤️ these.....didn't we have them last week or the week before too? So great when you find an AB exercise that really burns!


Back from Bethesda

Apologies Team, has been a bit crazy over the last week. Our son's varsity soccer team were in playoffs but sadly their season came to an abrupt end when we lost in overtime. My laptop crashed on Tuesday night so have been without a computer since then & then my daughter & I left for a soccer tourney on Thurs AM in Bethesda, MD. We got home last night after a very long & exhausting drive so am trying to get back on track this AM. Managed to get in a few workouts before we left but have not been good with diet so need to have a good week on all fronts! Picture will be updated soon. Have a good week everyone!


No Carb Breakfast.......

kills me! I remember this happening for one week during KB 2 and it absolutely sabotaged me in that I just didn't start my day off on the right foot and found myself craving carbs by afternoon. So another confession....... I have still been having my English muffin with my egg and broccoli in the morning!! Because it makes me happy!!


Confession Time

It has been 7 days since my last blog post and I have sinned. I let life get in the way and was not very good about completing my workouts or being strict with my diet. Managed to get a great workout in yesterday and am about to do the same today. On the diet front I have been starting the day off great with a completely compliant breakfast, skip the morning snack due to lack of prep & time constraints, Ancient Grain & Arugula Salad with chicken (no dressing) & bread for lunch from Panera, skip afternoon snack for same reasons and then disaster strikes for the evening. Ravenous and not able to just have an egg white & apple for dinner. Picking at kids meals, snacking, etc. Not good! Talked it out with Mark and we both agreed I am off the rails because of skipping the morning and afternoon snacks so rededicating myself to getting back on track today. Hope you all are doing better than I!


Glute Update

Happy to report that a few days of rest was just what the doctor ordered! Had a successful workout yesterday and am looking forward to my run and workout today. I just need to be proactive about stretching and not pushing myself when I am sore (which you all know is frequently!) Can't believe we are halfway through this program.......it has really flown by! Anyone else feel this way? Goal is to kick it into high gear on the diet front so I can start seeing some results. Haven't been bad but am realizing I need to be super strict in order to achieve the results I want. Happy Wednesday Ram!


Extremely Sore Glute

This has never happened to me before! My left glute has definitely been sore all week most likely from the deep squats. I ran 5 miles yesterday and was extremely tired and pressed for time after so decided to skip the workout which was probably a good thing. For the remainder of the day the pain in my glute was a constant reminder but nothing I thought would sideline me. Unfortunately, I woke up this morning and could barely get myself out of bed. Extreme pain! Going to take today and tomorrow to rest and apply some heat and hope that this heals quickly. Ugh!


Legs are Sore

Funny, was just looking back at my blog and posted one exactly 18 days ago with this same title. Those damn wall chairs!! And one extra set no less. I made myself power through and do all 5 for 1:30 & was feeling it right after. Which means by tomorrow I will barely be able to make it down stairs like last week. It's all good.....just happy I have people to complain to. Have a great week everyone!


Tired but Optimistic

Have been saying to Mark over the past couple of days that I am really tired....especially right after completing the workout. He is feeling the same way and after reading a few of your blogs......looks like some of you are feeling this way too. This is a relief as sometimes I think I am just old and shouldn't be that tired, especially if I am doing something so good for my body. But I realize the workouts are ramping up and taking longer so it is probably expected that we are going to feel it. Am trying not to look too far ahead and get overwhelmed even though I know we are only a third of the way in. Going to take Matt Berlin's advice and tick the workouts off one day at a time!


Vegas

First, I'd like to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the people effected by this most horrific tragedy unfolding in Las Vegas. It is utterly unbelievable that one individual could have the will and the means to hurt so many innocent people........at least 50 dead and over 200 injured.......the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Ironically, Mark and I were thinking of booking a trip there for early December to celebrate the completion of KB 3. Not so sure we feel comfortable doing that now. But maybe the lesson here is to live each day to the fullest as you never know what tomorrow brings. I will certainly focus on doing this.......putting my best foot forward in all aspects of my life, including KB 3. And who knows......maybe we will book that trip to Vegas.


Legs are Sore

Definitely noticed the workouts have ramped up a bit and my legs are feeling it! Some days I am running 5 miles and then completing the workout or workout first and then run. Wall chairs for 1 min, 30 sec yesterday were killer but I love the burn! Regardless, am taking today off from running and won't be able to workout at all tomorrow which will give my legs a much needed rest. I am exhausted.......sucks being old!


Apologies Team Ram

Apologies for not being disciplined enough to get myself on the Blogs for quite some time. Letting life get in the way........no excuses! September always proves to be crazy busy with the kids return to school and sports along with tryouts for the upcoming basketball season. We are an extremely active family! Oldest made varsity soccer as a freshman so trying to get to as many games as we can.......middle plays soccer, both town (I coach) and club teams along with middle school volleyball and youngest plays town soccer, AAU basketball and runs middle school cross country. Every morning is deep breaths figuring out how we will navigate the schedule! But happy to report that I am still carving out time on most days to get the workouts in and plan our meals. Promise to be more active on blogs going forward!


Sore Core

After 5 days of the full body exercises my core is definitely feeling it but I love it!! As much as I was dreading them, I have completely embraced these exercises and am back to being a fan!


Party is Over!

Ok, so I hijacked that title from someone else on the blogs.......but thought it summed up my thoughts perfectly!! Sadly, summer is over and all that went with it.......plenty of wine, ice cream, treats and larger portions than necessary. But my body is telling me it has had enough and it is time to clean up the diet and get back down to business. I have been running all summer so cardio wise am in great shape but need to get the body nice and toned again. Not a huge fan of the full body exercises but am embracing them because I have too::))


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