Cynthia Gonzalez M.

Cynthia Gonzalez M.

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Cynthia Gonzalez M.'s Kenzai Chisel program, Chisel | Apr 22 2019, starts in 2 days.

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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!


Update

Snacking is my biggest problem. I’m getting a little tired of veggies, and I love veggies. Before this diet, I really ate very little fruit, and carbs, so that’s been great. But I’ve been a little weak this week, snacking on my kids baked Ritz crackers, and dark chocolate. I’m feeling a little defeated and trying hard to stay positive.

The good thing I’ve been cleared to jump and run.

So there you have it.


Half way?

I can’t believe it. I’m not going to lie, I really miss super savory meals. And I really miss mayonnaise. That came as a total surprise to me. I’ve been avoiding our usual Friday night out with friends. Not because they are not supportive but I feel like a total bore.

Tuesday I had my Lasik re-done. I couldn’t get in my workout before and was instructed to keep my eyes closed until the next day. Then no jumping, running, etc. for a week. So I’m walking on the treadmill and riding the stationary bike.

My indulgence is dark chocolate after 8 mints, cold. I’ll save my true indulgence for March. I’m going to see Maroon 5 in Macau. I know during that trip there will be a really good dinner, wine and champagne. Im already prepping myself to drink slow, enjoy it.

I hope you are all having a good week.


Blah . .

That’s how I was feeling earlier this week. A good friend left for Xmas break and said she got a promotion so wasn’t coming back. But she came back to turn things over to new guy. So we celebrated on Tuesday, 10 of us, and I drank way to much. It was also the 2 year anniversary of my parents death but I didn’t say anything. Silently feeling down.

The next day I was feeling the pain . . sluggish, un motivated, tired. So I skipped workout.

I got back on track the next day.

Today, tired of jumping rope and bands, went to the gym and ran. Did the band workout with weights. It get so good.

Not sure I see the difference but others have asked if I lost weight. So I guess it’s working.

I hope everyone is staying strong!


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We head back to Hong Kong tomorrow. I had a serious talk with my hubby and 10 yo and told them I was tempted to leave them behind. They backed off.

I tried my best to stick to the program but it was really hard. I wiped out a few times skiing each day and that caused me to have neck pain as well as knee pain. I decided to take a few days off and got back into the workout today. I'm looking forward to getting back to the strict eating program . . . egg whites for dinner, yum ????

The photos are of me jumping in the bathroom in our hotel room while my husband and kids ate pizza in the next room (they don't want me to show their faces, ha). Then my daughter took a picture of me doing sit-ups because she said my hair looked funny. Oh well.

Until tomorrow.


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First off, we are in Switzerland skiing. However it's been 5 years since we last skied. I signed my kids up for ski lessons and my husband and I took a ski refresher. It was fun and scary. The article on injuries came out just in time. I've discovered in my older age I'm scared of getting hurt.

My cardio day was our first ski day and let me tell you, I was sweating just getting my kids and myself ready. Getting on those ski boots was like torture. Then we walked 20 minutes (should have taken 10 minutes), with our ski gear, to the lift. And what I really mean, is me and my husband carried the kids ski gear! By the time we got to the top, I was light headed and tired. Partly altitude, partly exertion. I felt like I had done those 1000 jumps and more.

Food is a bit more difficult. Breakfast is spot on, dinner is a little off, and lunch is completely off. It's hard to carry fruit while skiing. I already feel bad not keeping to plan but to make it worse, I have the Kenzai police on my ass. That would be my husband and daughter, who after ordering nachos for lunch, tell me I shouldn't eat it. Then proceed to serve me cheese and wine. I don't get it. I've asked them to back off so I can actually enjoy my vacation.

We are off to ski again and I'm hoping afterwards I can get in the workout. I already roasted veggies today for dinner, we have salad in the fridge, and I'll boil an egg later . . . maybe now.

Below are photos from our chalet. It's really stunning.

I hope you are all having a great week.


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The workouts are getting harder so today’s lesson was spot on. Had a hard time with last set of hammer curls. I had to sit on a chair to do shoulder press. And finish pushups against a wall . . . shoulder pain.

I am loving my avocado toast with egg on top. Made some pickled onions to add to it, yum! It’s nice to eat carbs. For so long it was the devil in my life. On another note soy milk and coffee don’t sit well with me so it’s black or nothing.

I haven’t noticed any changes but my husband said he can see it. I’m trying really hard not to step on the scale, especially before skiing.

So far I’m liking this plan. The not social drinking is hard but I know it’s worth it.

I may not blog until after skiing so have a happy Chinese New Year!


That's right! I was able to do 250 jumps straight. I'm off to skiing for Chinese New Year later this week and I'm going to do my best to stick to the plan. I do have a small scale I plan on taking with me for some of my meals but I'm already trying to plan ahead. I'm hoping I can do it. The jump rope and band are coming too.

On Saturday, I was out most of the day. That wasn't planned so I ate two salads. Once really sucked. The other was good. Continued with the plan once I got home.

Off to school I go. Have a good day everyone.


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