Cece Aiello

Cece Aiello

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KB2, You're Pretty Epic 

  • Dec 14th, 2015 at 10:42AM

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Day 90 workout was a bit more of a whimper than a roar as I am fighting off a cold or fever or whatever ickiness that is knocking at my door. Went though all the workout motions at about a 75% effort and was immediately shivering after I finished the last stretch. But my mood is still high because results is the consistency of efforts, not a one time shot. And we've been hella consistent girls and boys. 90 days consistent! Mission accomplished! Goal achieved! Life dreams obtained or something like it.

I am so, so, so happy that I jumped onboard with my fellow training staff for KB2 + Rennerson. What fun these folks are! Everyone brought their A game in toughness and motivation- I don't think I could have achieved as much without you rag tag crew of crazies leading by example. Oh #raisethebar? Done. Oh run 30 km? Easy. Double unders all day! Grappling tournaments and double exercises? We eat those for breakfast. Pull-up secret challenge, you bet! Dragon boats, tennis games, hell on 2 wheels? 4 am wake up calls? I mean come, on. We got it covered. And special shoutouts to Janet L., Patrick H., and David M. for showing us the way to the peak and circling back to help us there.

Y'all are my rock! The wind beneath my wings! It's always super neat to experience the Kenzai community magic as a trainee... we really have created a special space together. Thank you all for being a part of it!

Enough of the unicorn rainbow talk before Renny rolls his eyes even more... So let's talk numbers. I'm 90/90 on exercise, diet overall was probably a 90%. My weight stayed stable all the way through, with no significant gains or loss. And I lost an inch on the waist, which is the only other measurement I took aside from the scale. Super happy about all this.

Of course my Ma was all 'Waaaa you didn't lose any weight?!' But I know the reflection in the mirror and my weekly pictures weave a different story.

While it's nice to look half naked in our final pics, how I'm showing up (fully clothed) in the world is even better! I hereby attach more photographic evidence. My love for clothes was previously documented so I won't go into too much details on these new threads, but yea- much joy was sparked.

I feel strong and fit. And apparently, I support the US 2nd amendment! (The right to bear arms for non-US history majors... #lamejoke) But the thing that makes me the happiest and want to climb Everest and shout it from the mountain tops is still a number. And that number is 4.75.

It came on Day 84, when I ran 4.75 miles (7.64 km) in 45 minutes on the tready. I ran for 45 minutes! Without stopping! And no music! I didn't notice the distance until I stopped, only paying attention to the time (because: single track mind), but I could have made it to 5 miles, no problem. Still don't love to run, but it doesn't matter. It's another tool this athlete has in her toolbox. So 4.75- that is my favorite number for KB2.

Things I will never ever get sick of: egg whites, your blogs, and avo-veggie-eggy breakfast sandwich! Single track minds have its perks. You can also add feeling strong, confident, and disciplined.

The celebratory burger and beers will have to wait another day as I know the last thing my body needs as it pulls nurse duty is to fight its way through Grease City. Heartbreak City is more like it! For now, I am enjoying my egg whites and kale lemon juice and roasted sweet potatoes with pumpkin pie spice (come on, a girl has to celebrate a little, sick or not) by the fireside as I scroll through all the Final blogs of fellow travelers who made a commitment to themselves and to their health.

So what's next? Handstands is back on the table and I have my goggles and swim suit laid out already like an over eager kid the day before school starts- mermaid lessons start on Tuesday! Life is full of opportunities when you're not afraid to trust your body. Thank you Kenzai!

 
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20 comments

Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Member
Traineralmost 4 years ago

Hey, Cecilia, way to go with the guns, girl! It's been awesome reading your blogs over the past 90 days. Fantastic job getting to this point, I know you will be racing up and down that pool in no time. Get well soon and enjoy your burger!


    Sharmali ArumugathasanSharmali ArumugathasanKenzai Member
    Traineralmost 4 years ago

    Now if that's not a L'oreal hair advert right there, I don't know what is. Shampoo schedule right back on track and looking mighty fine in that grad pic! Our resident comedienne, thank you for making this training session so much fun. Looking forward to some more adventures with K Run in March. Go celebrate, you killed it!


      Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 4 (Member)
      Traineralmost 4 years ago

      4.75 miles is no small achievement! And you are looking amazing!
      I look forward to continuing to train with and work with you!
      Let us know how good that burger is when you're feeling better.


        Malia HirschmannMalia HirschmannKenzai Marathon | Day 31 (Member)
        Traineralmost 4 years ago

        You've crushed KB2 and are on your way to crush it in the pool. When you're done with all of that, your feat on the road (45 minutes running!) means you have automatic entry into K Run at some point in the future. Just saying (:


          Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Chisel | Day 4 (Member)
          almost 4 years ago

          Cecilia - your blog should be sent to anyone too caught up on numbers. Your picture tells the story - you look fabulous! Happy, fit, healthy! Your blogs consistently brought a smile, through all the ups and downs....bad ass, irreverent....and increasingly confident! Hope you kick that cold fast so you can enjoy your greasy burger....and the cake with Grandma over Christmas! Enjoy the swimming and on to handstands!


            Grace W.Grace W.Alumni
            almost 4 years ago

            Awesome job!!! Both photos are gorgeous!!! All the hard work and solid diet are totally visible from the pics. Hella consistent? you're such a nor cal person. :P


              Angela WorthingtonAngela WorthingtonKenzai Body 3 | Day 11 (Member)
              Assistant Traineralmost 4 years ago

              Absolutely loved this post Cecilia, thank you. Congratulations on not just completing KB2 but nailing it! You did a fantastic job and your final photo rocks and speaks volumes about your commitment to the programme. I have loved reading your blogs and thank you so much for your support, as my daughter would say 'it was epic!'


                Patrick H.Patrick H.Kenzai Member
                almost 4 years ago

                Wow! You look great. Congratulations Cecilia. Its been great following your progress as you have taken down KB2 in some style. Enjoy that hard earned chocolate stout when you finally get around to drinking it!!!


                  Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Member
                  Traineralmost 4 years ago

                  Another amazing post, you have a gift for writing C! I have just loved training with and getting to know you better over the past 3 months- you've been a step ahead with your commitment to the workouts and in terms of accepting and loving your body. I look up to you on that and always look forward to your blogs. Way to smash a training program, you are looking so good in all the new photos! Can't wait to see what the next round of training brings :)


                    Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Member
                    Traineralmost 4 years ago

                    Man you are gonna be doing Krun next! Great job Cecilia! Congrats!


                      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                      Head Traineralmost 4 years ago

                      No dude, that 2nd Amendment joke is dope. Thanks for keeping us laughing, CC. Congrats on your results. Still waiting on those white jeans though.


                        Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Body 2 | Day 10 (Member)
                        Head Traineralmost 4 years ago

                        Congrats on KB2 and thank you for bringing so much positivity and levity to the training!


                          Jean Y.Jean Y.Alumni
                          almost 4 years ago

                          Cecilia, your spirit is really amazing! You like a contagion spreading joy everywhere!

                          45 minutes of running
                          Avocado, veggie, sandwiches
                          Your super-set smackdown in KB1

                          Your blogs have really made me smile and remember that this process is about joy and discovery and not just about fitting into a pair of old jeans! Thank you SO much for that!


                            Brian S.Brian S.Kenzai Body 2 | Day 10 (Member)
                            almost 4 years ago

                            Great post and congrats on nailing your training. Thanks for the guidance on reboot-I after taking 2 days off I haven't missed a workout.


                              Naoko P.Naoko P.Kenzai Member
                              almost 4 years ago

                              "I feel strong and fit."
                              That says it all!!! Kenzaaai!
                              Hope you feel better!


                                Ren KurodaRen KurodaKenzai Member
                                Business Developmentalmost 4 years ago

                                Good job cheech. Take December off; January = handstands and flagpoles!


                                  Brett KuhnertBrett KuhnertKenzai Iron | Day 10 (Member)
                                  Traineralmost 4 years ago

                                  Congrats, Cecelia! Way to rock your exercises, your grams, these blogs, and those new threads! Best of luck tackling the new challenges as we cruise toward 2016.


                                    David M.David M.Kenzai Member
                                    almost 4 years ago

                                    And the Crazy Person in California crosses the finish line!!! - Big congrats!
                                    I gotta be honest though, every time I see someone in white pants I think of you! hahaha
                                    But my favorite thing is you threw out a goal part way through the quest because it wasn't the goal you were really going for - that is so cool and in this public forum takes a lot of guts to do.
                                    Look forward to hearing about the swimming - and I will also take the pool plunge in January (snow plunge in December!).
                                    I am sure you are feeling better by now as I have been remiss in getting on the blogs these last couple days.
                                    You are so inspiring Cecilia and your honesty ("unplanned indulgence!") makes it easier for the rest of us to realize that the goal isn't perfect, the goal is improvement. Thank you!
                                    Have a great holiday with your family.
                                    Really awesome results!!!!!
                                    D

                                    PS - I gotta believe the after-Christmas clothing sales will benefit greatly from you! You deserve the reward after these 90 days!


                                      Cece AielloCece AielloKenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 4 (Member)
                                      Traineralmost 4 years ago

                                      @all, thanks everyone for all the positivity and support! So here's my corny but totally sincere Confession of the Day, Kenzai makes it onto my gratitude list every darn day- someway, somehow.


                                        Jessica B.Jessica B.Alumni
                                        almost 4 years ago

                                        You are indeed a majestical mermaid.


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