Cynthia Gonzalez M.

Cynthia Gonzalez M.

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Cynthia Gonzalez M.'s Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready program, Beach Ready | Jun 17, starts in 23 hours.

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Done! And done! 
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So Chisel was challenging but more so because I was in school. To celebrate we went to Tokyo and walked a LOT!

We head out for the summer on the 20th but I look forward to another challenge!

I can see why Kenzai is addicting!


My project is due on Monday and has hogged my time. I’m doing ok with food and so so with workouts. I think I’m loosing weight because of stress.

I hope everyone else is successfully getting through Chisel.


½ way!

It feels good to know I’m ½ way done. I had to miss 2 workouts last week due to logistics and kids. And I know if I don’t workout first thing in the morning, it’s not happening any other time.

Food can be better too. Too many celebrations this week but I’m not going to beat myself up about it. Things are stressful at the moment.

In terms of workouts, the one that doesn’t work for me are the crab walks. They hurt my wrists and shoulders so I do the Russian dance move until that hurts. Then I do jumping jacks. I just try to keep moving.

Here’s hoping for a less stressful week.


Homework . .

Who are you? A wife, a mother of two girls, an interior design student . . .
Where in the world are you? Hong Kong. I've been here since 2015 and really enjoy the lifestyle.
Why did you sign up for Chisel? To get into better shape.
What do you want to achieve by the end of the program? the have my clothes feel looser.
When was the last time you tried a new activity - what was it? KB1


Sorry. Last week was very busy. I exercised every day but the food was 80%. This week will be better.

I do like these workouts and look forward to them. I don't have much to say right now as I'm super busy with school.


Week 2!
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Week 1 was a bust. I spent the weekend In Seoul with some girlfriends. I did 5 out of 7 workouts and ate about 50% good. Korean bbq, kimchi and bulgogi is not that bad right?

We drank! And drank!

I do enjoy the workouts. I’m not that keen on jumping in fear of hurting myself so I’m taking it a little slower than the speed of normal hitt workouts.

This week will be challenging as we had already signed up for a wine dinner. This coming weekend is also my annual Cinco de Mayo party. But I’m going to make the best decisions with the options presented.

I hope you all had a good week.

PS: photo sums up my weekend in Seoul . . unrecognize-able!


Chiseling!
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So I decided to do Chisel. Today is day 1 and I just finished the workout. I couldn’t do a second set of yahoo jumps because I thought I was going to throw up. Actually I thought I was going to throw up the entire time. I don’t think my lunch digested fully.

Also today is Easter Monday. I decided to start eating clean today after many days of eating sweets and drinking (of course in prep for Chisel). I do wish this plan started next week. I’m off to Seoul for a girls weekend and I know it will be a struggle not to eat clean. But I do promise to try.


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All done!!! 
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Hurray! It’s over! I’m glad I did the program. The last week was not a good week given my bday and the 7’s but it was a great experience.

I know my results would have been better if I did the program 100% but life happens. My clothes are looser and I’m well aware of what I’m eating.

Congratulations to me and my group.

I can’t wait to start the next program!


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Well the last week of Kenzai would fall on my birthday week. And the senoiritis blog totally resonated with me. 90 days is a long time. I think I’ve lost 5 lbs but my clothes are loose so I’m not complaining. I was hoping my waist would shrink more but for all kinds of reasons, I wasn’t 100% compliant.

I worked out with my trainer today, and will do so again on Saturday, and one day next week. He pushed me to failure and it was HARD. But it felt good.

I can’t wait to hear about maintenance, and other programs.

I hope you are all having a good week.

Happy Birthday to me! (Officially tomorrow.)


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So happy this is going to be over! Yet, looking forward to the next thing.

I tried to use some of the photography suggestions for my photo. Overall I’m happy. I think I lost about 6kg and I’m ok with that number. My goal is to be in the best shape possible without becoming a hermit.

My clothes are looser and that makes the whole thing worth it!

Also my shoutis better. I took a break from all exercises shoulder related.

I hope you are as happy as I am for this to end.


Failure?!
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Aiya. My left shoulder is really hurting. I probably need to see a PT but I’m so close to the end.

I didn’t do great on food this week but I did try to make the best options. I also did not drink!

This diet is very lonely. I can’t take my food to a restaurant so I’ve been avoiding lunch dates. Until this week. I really needed my peeps.

Here’s to almost being done.


Failure Lesson

Boy, the lessons are right on que. Seriously as I was doing the last set of those side curls, I really wanted to stop. And the planks . . . I just kept saying, you can do this.

Almost done with this “project” and wondering what maintenance will be like. My birthday is April 3rd and I will be celebrating but also looking forward to phase 2. I really want to be I. The best shape at 50 next year.

Have a good day.


App vs. Website
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I just realized that the workouts are different on the app vs the website. Weird. I took a 2-day break because I felt like my muscles are not recovering quick enough and going right into the next day caused some pain.

In addition, I haven’t been able to do the entire workouts on Mondays & Wednesday’s, those are the days I have class. And I’m doing other types of sit-ups in place of V ups, due to the clicking in my neck.

I still don’t “see” the change but I feel it. I did take a break.

I hope you are having a good week!


Just another post

I decided a long time ago that there is never a good time to start a diet, and that is so true in Hong Kong. There’s always an “event”, a going away party, a birthday celebration, a vacation. I haven’t been perfect on the eating due to these “events” but I’m definitely thinking about it all the time. I know there is reward at the end, me in better shape!

I took Ed’s challenge, no crackers or chocolate. The week isn’t over yet. I did have a handful of nuts because I wanted them. And they were good. I’m back on track.

The exercises are getting harder. I hear a clicking somewhere in my neck (I think) when I’m doing the V ups. Is that normal? My left shoulder is still sore but I don’t want to stop the workouts.

It’s pouring rain here in Hong Kong so that just makes my mood sucky.

I hope you are having better weather wherever you are.


Feeling low.
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I’ve been feeling down, and guilty about my snacking. On Thursday I did a 2.5 hour hike with my dog, a friend, and her dog. I just couldn’t do the workout so I desperately needed to change it up. Today I did 8 sprints at 13 km/h for 30 seconds (and the bands). The rest was running at 9 km/h and walking at 6 km/h.

This Sunday is the Maroon 5 concert in Macau. I’m prepping fruit, cold veggies and boiled eggs knowing full well that it will not be a perfect day. I’ve already thrown the jump rope & bands in my bag.

I promise myself to get back on track ASAP, no snacking!


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