On Thursday I went to Austin to spend a long weekend with some good friends. That entailed many meals out and alcohol. I ate ok during the trip. I didn’t weigh food but eyeballed it. Overall not a good job but about the best I could do. I also drank but not to a level that pre-kenzai Clark would have. I hit all my workouts and tried hard but I did miss one for the week before the trip.
On Sunday, for cardio, I went for a run with my friend. What started out as a 3 mile turned into an easy 6. It was a leisurely 10 minute pace and felt great. I was shocked that it came so easy since I haven’t been running and I think another 2 miles would have been doable even in the 90 degree Texas weather. Afterwards we did a five minute plank.
This wasn’t a great Chisel week.
The diet went well this week. I did cheat last night with dinner with some friends. I had 3 glasses of wine and dessert but my dinner consisted of a nice salad. No regrets. If anything this diet is making me make better dinner decisions that I wouldn’t have normally made. Im just not hungry enough come dinner to eat very much. I’m down 9-10 pounds depending on the day but I’m still looking to lose more belly fat. Kim agreed that I’ve probably been about 90% compliant with the diet. I wish the program allowed me to check a box for every compliant meal much like we do for the lessons and workouts. That level of statistics would be useful
I appreciate that the workouts have ramped up and they have worn me out in a good way. I had to skip legs one day because my foot and knee were feeling weird. The pain I’m used to but the uneasy worried me. Shockingly jumping rope doesn’t hurt my foot at all but just standing and walking has hurt it for over a year.
Looking towards the future, I think I’ll move on to a more gym based exercise so I’m thinking about kenzai iron. As much as I don’t like parts of this program I appreciate structure. Since my running days are over, much to my chagrin, I’ve decided that I’ll focus my exercise on strength. Runners like to be light so lifting weights was never on my agenda. Maybe I’ll even meet some workout friends as I met many through running.