Christine G.

Christine G.

Kenzai Body | Day 10
Kenzai Body
Day 10
Program progress:

Whew. Today's work out was challenging. I also missed my weekend workouts unfortunately. Still getting into a rhythm - it was hard to do the exercise over the weekend with the kids around. Will need to somehow carve out time for this going forward, which will mean getting up earlier than them, and going to bed earlier too.
Davinci: I find this exercise very difficult. I switched up the band to the purple band and that helped a lot.
Push-ups: Super hard - I broke my elbow 3 months ago and still a little nervous putting a lot of weight on my elbow.
Seated pull-down: I'm waiting on my door anchor from amazon so I used 3 pound weights instead

Meal prep: I'm reading others posts about doing a massive meal prep on sunday night for the entire week. I will do this next Sunday - that was a great idea. I like seeing posts about recipes etc. Will post some of mine once I have one good enough to post! :)

Looking forward to week two!

Forgot about using the door anchor and the band slipped off the door and smacked me in the face. Whoops! Won't make that mistake again! ha.

I saw on some other posts that they are worried about giving up wine/social drinking. Are we supposed to not drink during the program? Are there cheat days?

1. Tell us about your life...
I live in Manhattan with my husband and two boys, ages four and two. I usually spend my time working M-F, and on the weekends in Central Park with the kids. I'm currently on garden leave until November so have more free time than I usually do - which is nice!

2. Tell us why you're doing Kenzai body...
Before I had kids 4 years ago, I regularly exercised. Since my first child was born 4 years ago, I haven't exercised much at all. Plus I'm close to 40 years old and my metabolism appears to be slowing down considerably. My goal is to lose weight, tone up, and get healthy. I feel now is a good time as my youngest is two years old and life with two young kids is getting a little easier- not as many late nights with a sick or teething baby. Success would be feeling good about my body again - maybe be to wear a two piece at the beach.

3. A problem shared...
My husbands travels a lot for work, so M-F it is usually just me and the kids. I'll have to get the exercise done in the apt before they wake up around 6:00/6:30 am. Hopefully I can jump rope in the apt - worried about finding enough space... Otherwise we have a Peloton so maybe i'll use that for cardio. I'm also starting a new job in November, so I'm worried about getting the work outs done early in the morning AND cooking breakfast before I leave for the office around 8:00 am. Dinner is also a challenge. I find I can eat a healthy breakfast and lunch, but when I get home from work and put the kids to bed, it is 7:15ish when I'm finished and I don't feel like cooking and cleaning up. Plus I'm hungry - so I historically just pushed the easy button and ordered unhealthy delivery like Pad Thai.

4. What question would you like to ask your team mates and/or trainer?

Day 3

Got my work out in today despite my two kids being up crying all night. Ages 2 and 4 so who knows what that was about! I'm in between jobs so was able to sleep for a bit in the morning after my son went to school, but it will be harder to exercise everyday when I go back to work full time in November. We live in a NYC apt with no gym - and my husband travels a lot - so during the week it is usually just me and the kids. Today I worked out in the laundry room - which I think will be my go-to spot, despite three other people in there folding laundry while I jumped rope! Oh well. Or maybe I'll try jumping rope in our apartment - I'm just worried about scratching the floors. Hmmm.

Day One

Hello everyone! It's my first day. I need to buy a new jump rope as I'm using my husbands and I believe it is too long - I kept tripping - heading to store to buy a shorter one. I also found the push ups impossible to do, so I modified them and did them on my knees.