Still hanging in here, muling along. Went to a kids birthday party today - the cake looked amazing, as did the adults beverages, but had to give them a wide swerve. Tough but I did it! Can't believe its day 70 tomorrow.!
Its been a challenging week - had a good food day yesterday and then went out last minute in the evening. Stuck to the mineral water but lost points on the 2 week challenge for not eating all my evening grams, not blogging and dropping a set for each exercise as I didn't get round to the workout until 10pm. Today all good, but managed to try a bite of a home baked bread roll - oops! Will lose a point for that too!
Back in the groove. Had another difficult day yesterday - up early and in for an 8am meeting, then a conf call when I got back until late. Only had time to do cardio - and just 10 mins of skipping at that. However, reset today and felt all in sync for the workout - and it felt good! All good on food. Its interesting how the mehs and blahs can be made so much worse by a couple of non 100% days. I feel better and more on top of things now that I have a good day under my belt.
How I wish I had more time! Busy job, 2 kids, late night conf calls. All eat in to time- I wish I was one of those people that could get up at 4, like the Apple CEO. Yesterday was tough and I had to cut short each set of my workout just to fit it all in. I did my workout late and then couldn't get to sleep which stressed me out as I had an early start this morning. Today is going to be a tough one too- but I'm determined to fit it all in. I don't want to lose any more fortnight challenge points!! Interesting how for no real reason this week is feeling mentally harder. I was so on top of my game last week- even pushing myself a lot during free cardio. I have to approach this week as one day at a time!
Blogging on a moving ferry with fat fingers- hence the typos on my blog! Oops!
Well...feeling pretty good. All of my week has been compliant except for a lunch out on Thursday. It was Thai food and I had done papaya salad and pad Thai- as compliant as I could get it but so so salty! DPK g very well and on the sleep front and suddenly really smashing the work outs. I seemed to have turned a corner- do t mind the skipping and really relishing getting to the burn. This positivity is definitely breeding more positivity which helps. I also think eds 2 week challenge has helped focus my mind and bring out done competitiveness. Feels pretty good to know that I should have max points everyday except my lunch out day. I am even going to a friends house for dinner tonight which I would normally have avoided. But feeling confident I can swerve the booze and stick to Amayw veggies. Wish me luck!
Well....persuaded to join the Fortnight Challenge by Dan. 1st day - 10 points. I had to rush my workout this morning, so dropped 2 sets, so no full points for me! Feeling good....lost my carbs for brekkie so had to make do with what you see in the photo. Kind of like a goodness bowl - scrambled egg, mushrooms roasted in balsamic and thyme, pumpkin roasted with paprika and a chunky guacamole. Not bad!
Interesting on the lesson today....I am worried that I am not dieting as hard as KB1. To be honest, when I came in to KB 2 this time, my condition was just as bad as the beginning of KB1. Anyone have any thoughts on the lesson? Just makes me a little anxious when I know I have so much weight to lose.
Sleep is going very well. In bed at 9.30 pm last night - up at 6 this morning to do the workout. A good 7.5 hours after a bit of ipad reading....
So I kept going on my good streak - rest of the week last week was 100% compliant on diet and exercise, except for Sunday, more of which later! During the latter half of the week, for various reasons, I did my workout in the evenings. I had a million different excuses throughout the day for why I might switch the skipping out, but when it came down to it, I just took the narrow crack (timely lesson) and did the 20 mins skipping anyway. Its amazing how many mind games I play with myself, and then just do it anyway. Kind of a huge waste of mental energy!
The pain and present lesson was also timely as I did a meditation workshop that day. Started with an hour yoga (which was tough), then the workshop, then the Kenzai workout. Active day! It needed to be as I had my indulgence that night - Italian restaurant - cheese board and wine YUM! (Picture below). However, it definitely did not agree with me as wiped me out totally yesterday. So.....I missed my workout. Yup! Penance tonight! Actually looking forward to the skipping.......
Ok, another early start, but not as early yesterday so meant that I rushed through the workout. So feeling dissatisfied. Did not finish 20 mins of skipping as a result - being rushed for time meant that I started with the strength, and then did skipping, which I then cut short. Urgh. Planning on going for a run for a tonight to make up for it. I realize that if things don't get done properly on Kenzai, I get this niggly, irritating feeling all day. So its best for me to just to do it all as prescribed and not overthink it. Just do it. Food all prepped and packed for today, so that is all good. Really want to smash this week !
Big wins already this morning and its not yet 9am on a Monday - DAY 50!!!! Woke up early to do the workout. I keep having this workout dread feeling, which is caused by the 20min skipping hanging over me. So, this morning, I decided not to think about it and just do it. It was brutal, and I still don't love it, but its done! Great feeling!
I had a mixed weekend, mainly because I was out for lunch both Sat and Sun. Made the most kenzai compliant choices, but definitely there was salt, and oil and other such things. I totally enjoyed both lunches though! Rest of the weekend on track, and all workouts done. I am in HK all week, so looking forward to a good week - and hoping to have my indulgence with the hubbie at the weekend.
Hi...still in HK so humming a long nicely. Been 100% compliant on food but had a bit of a revolt against skipping yesterday and only did 600 skips before completing the rest of the workout. Not sure why, but I just couldn't face doing anymore. I will a little time pressured too, but it was down to the ho hums with it all.
Much better today - did my workout this morning and feeling good! Great brekkie and I have a lovely compliant lunch to look forward to.
So happy about the indulgence! But I would prefer to hold off so I can enjoy it with my hubbie, who is on KB2 Day 19, so sometime next week . Do you think this is ok?
Ugh. Those are the absolute worst! It took everything I had to get through today's workout. It was really tough. I had an osteopath appt today and she doubled my stretching down routine. Still, I'm glad to be home. I was in Taipei yesterday and keeping track of grams was hard. Dinner was a broccoli and bean sprout salad but there was definitely some oil in it. Could have been a lot worse as I was testing pizza dough all day. Luckily there were 3 other colleagues with me so they did the eating part of the testing. We literally made about 200 pizzas. You can see a selection in the picture!
So....day started off well. Great breakfast. Ok lunch - salad but no protein, dinner not great. had some veg, no egg whites and no apple and no yoghurt. So difficult when you are being hosted. I hate standing out like the annoying fussy eater, especially when I look like I probably eat anything in sight. It makes me feel weirdly fraudulent and strange. So I prefer not to say anything and kind of muddle through. Another disaster was forgetting my sports bra :-( Maybe TMI but NO WAY can I skip rope without one....thank god I am away for just one night. Back home tomorrow, thank god!
Reading today's lesson made me reminded me of my bad fat card- it's always been hard for me to get fat off and all too easy to put it on. I have both upper AND lower body fat!
Have had a good weekend. Stuck to the plan when socialising! on Saturday managed to go out with friends for dinner. Won't do it often but I had my egg white dinner at lunch and then my lunch allowance at dinner. It was nice to change things up a bit.
But getting apprehensive now as I'll be on a plane tomorrow. Quick trip to Taipei- wish me luck!
Its all going on. Still on track....really pleased with my 100% compliance after last week's travels. I find as long as I don't travel, I can stick 100% on all fronts. But wow - hard at the moment. The workout is hard, and everything is feeling hard. Feeling bored with eating, drinking water and herbal tea. Such a nice evening for a nice dinner on a terrace somewhere. So suppressing all those monsters wanting to derail me! Riding the wave! Now just the weekend to get through.