Hi. Well my work trip is finally done and I’m home. Didn’t do my workout on Sunday as I lost the day courtesy of the international date line. So landed 5am yesterday, did all my meal prep and my workout. It’s been imperfect and patchy to this point to say the least, but things will be easier now I’m home. There will always be travel but nothing like the intensity of what I’ve had.
Struggling a bit here. I am in the US for a work conference - basically our annual get together from all around the world, meeting in one place. I have had to switch the workouts - and have done 2 strength ones in a row, due to rain/time, etc. I find I have had to rush through them. Diet is off - I've had a few adult beverages. The week seems all over the place, and I missed some workouts due to the flights and jetlag. Oohhhh! It can only get better. I can't wait to get back to HK and get strict next week. Dying here! No idea when Im going to do todays run, take my overdue photo, write my overdue introduction message and read my lesson. Trying not to freak out....and focusing on getting to the end of this week!
So...I am on the road again. I knew of course, when i signed up. It is very much part of my life, so I know, that even with setbacks I just have to work with it. So...this morning it was a 5am wake up, and I did my strength workout on the balcony so as not to wake the sleeping husband. Workout done, and then on to the airport. Have a 13 hour flight ahead of me. WIth 2 public holidays in the week this week in HK and now flying to the US, this is feeling like a very loooooong week! Wish me luck!
I have just finished K Scuplt which I loved, and so having had just over a week off, my trousers are feeling tighter already. Insane. So, I think this will be a good way to get back in the saddle. I can't imagine being able to run 10k, so looking forward to where I get to.
Scuplt - Graduation Post! GRADUATION POST
OK, lets start out with a huge confession. I actually finished up on Friday as this was the day my big weekend reunion started. So…I did the millennium workout on Thursday night and used Friday as my easy cardio day. And then that was that! So somewhere in the mix, lost a workout or two at the end. On that millennium workout – I took one look at it and thought NO WAY. However, once I started, it was tough, but ok. I got through it.
So….took me a while to get in to the swing of this one. I think this was mainly due to 2 things 1. I had just come out of the rigours of KB3 and probably needed a longer break and 2. I had a lot of work and family commitments on – huge amounts of travel etc.
However, I really did enjoy it. The workouts were tough but enjoyable and it was fun to do something a bit new and different. As usual, the group kept me going and inspired me to stay true.
In all honesty I probably did not lose as much weight as I would have liked – I am 2kg down. Saying that, I have easily got in to a pair of trousers that I could not get in to at the end of KB3 so something right is happening. And I am happy with my final photo. I can feel I have made progress and I am getting there. This is a long term weight loss journey!
Finally, big thank you to Kim for devising this programme and being so supportive and of course team Viridian! Couldn’t have done it without you!
Day 38 already. Its funny, thinking about it, I always think of the reboot and 6 week programmes as really "short" and somehow less demanding. The reality is that this one is half a KB programme, so pretty demanding. I think I need to better mentally prepared next time.
On another note, I really enjoyed today's lesson. I have 2 young daughters and educating them on being fit and strong is so important, rather than stereotyped like those superheros! They have superhero days a lot at school and I wonder what they are looking at now!
And lastly, this week's motto is something like " I hope your day is as good as your butt". Hmmm.....so in for a square, flabby, although improving day.
Well, a perfect day yesterday and on track to be one today. Only criticism is that I could probably do with more sleep, but its ok- I can live with that for a night ! Still enjoying the barre workouts, although they are tough now.
I am not sure I am going to get a perfect week - I have a long anticipated reunion this weekend which kicks off Friday through to Monday. I actually picked this programme as it conveniently finished this weekend, so might have to write my graduation blog on Friday!
Ok....I am feeling a lot calmer today. Arrived back from Shanghai last night and in HK for the next 10 days or so. I think my work and life schedule gets on top of me and I totally freak out when I want to be 100% and just can't quite manage it as I have a flight, or a late meeting, a business dinner etc. The reality is that while on programme, I am actually investing in myself to cope much better with the demands of my life, and I am much more considered with food and drink than I would be when off programme. So, my lesson to myself this week is to be a bit kinder to myself and take a longer term view! I am enjoying the workouts. Its amazing, I look at the Barre excersises online and think they look ok, then when I start doing them, although I am not out of breath, they really bring me out in a sweat. I find the plies, and arabesques etc tough, but also a little addictive. I am actually preferring them to the strength days.
So, I am in a death spiral. Was pretty good last week until Thursday. Long hard week in Bangkok, and so happy to be home, and my husband was too, that I indulged in a couple of drinks. Then Friday the indulgence came, so I indulged again (G&T, some cheese and some olives). Then was off all weekend - birthday parties, playdates, dinners out. Then a new week dawned yesterday, I was back on a flight and managed to stick pretty close. Then today a work do, and a glass of wine. I have no idea what has happened, its like I have been sleepwalking through the days. Getting the workouts done, but messy on the grams (honestly its hard when on the road), no snacks at all, and then letting the social drinks creep in. I know I can do better than this, so the alarm is set for my morning workout. I am hoping that starting the day right will help. Plus my main meeting tomorrow is a breakfast meeting which should be less hazardous. Wish me luck .
On an aside, the workouts are getting tough. I am finding the strength ones really hard - very sweaty and messy
Hi....hanging in there...just! I am on the road again - in Thailand. Not involving myself in post work drinks, escaping to my room for egg whites and salads. But lunches have been tough - we were confronted with a Thai feast this lunchtime. Eyeballed the portions, and did the best I could. Very stressful though.
Ok, so this has been a good week. Total compliance and on track with the workouts. The weekend coming up - out with friends tonight and have friends round on Sunday. Wish me luck!
Re read my blog and thought it was a bit negative. Working from home so thought sod it- I'll do the workout now to get my head back in the game. Then read Amy's " you're in week 3 " post. Combined effect- total arse kicking that I needed.
Feeling a bit blah today. The rain is still around and I am feeling it hard to stay motivated. The biggest area of weakness is my diet (I know!), and I had a bit of my daughter's cheese on toast today and a bite of a cookie that we baked a batch of yesterday to get through typhoon boredom. How insane do you have to be to be on a Kenzai programme, and unprompted, with zero encouragement ,take a bit out of a cookie and put the cookie back. On my own, and totally at random. I don't know what is wrong with me. My motivation is not ON POINT at the moment and my willpower, which is never strong, is definitely ailing. BUT what I do know is that I HAVE to get myself together .....as I plan on being on the BEACH on Dec 26th....aahhhh...just blogging it has made me feel a bit more motivated :-)
Typhoon day again in Hong Kong so I repeated a barre day as exercise. Not a huge amount of imagination when entertaining 2 little Ones! Major upside- all my food prep for the week done and no travel coming up!
Feeling so much better. In control. All good in the kitchen. All good with the workouts (which are kind of harder than I thought). Wish me luck through the (busy) weekend!