Deb F.

Deb F.

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90 days done 

This was my second time through Kenzai body. I will say it was much harder to stick with it the second time. It was harder because it wasn't new. Also, I feel like my body has changed so much since the last time. I definitely want to study the effects of menopause on weight loss. it just feels like things are different. Maybe it is in my head but...

Things I learned: eating healthy, good, unprocessed foods is always the way to go. But I guess my big question is when you do want a sweet thing -- what is the best option?

I love working out -- it makes me feel good. But I hate working out alone. I tried to push through the jump roping this time but I found it so difficult. I like to spin and walk and do HIIT classes. I work alone so the time I get to spend working out with others is some of my social time. I know that I need that human connection.

I want to do something more.. I am not at my goal -- not at all. What should be next??


What should be next

Coming to the end of 90 days but I know I have to keep going. I need to decide what should be next. 90 days is not enough to make the changes I want to see. Plus.. thank goodness I had something these 90 days or I would have totally gone off the rails. We had some much going on that it was hard to keep focused but I knew I had blogs and photos coming up so I couldn't be awful. What should be next??


This week has been really tough. I am not sleeping well plus we have had school events for a graduation middle schooler and a graduating high schooler every day and night. Over the past 4 days I worked out twice and my eating has not been great. And boy do I want to stuff my face with sweets. I will need a program that goes past the 90 days to help me reach my goal.

Also, the last time I did the program was almost 2 years ago, since then I am going through menopause and my body feels like it is total changing. Nothing seems to work -- I am terrified to get on the scale at the end of this and see little improvement.


soo busy

This time of year is so hectic. I have one kid graduating middle school and another graduating high school. Every day there is some activity. I have done my work outs and I eat well during the day. I am not eating processed foods but it is hard to stick to egg whites for dinner. When this ends I will need to keep going and I don’t know what should be next. I definitely need an eating plan. I feel like I do the workouts everyday but it is the food that causes problems.


Progress

So I have been sticking close to the diet but not perfect. My son is graduating HS and there are sooo many events. I am terrified of getting on the scale and seeing limited progress. I know I feel stronger and I can button pants I couldn't before but I am still so nervous. I won't do until the end. I am thinking I need to go right into Beach Blast -- both my kids will be away at camp and I can focus on only me. Not sure though...


jumping rope...

Keeping to the diet has been relatively easy although I miss something savory for dinner. Jumping rope is so hard for me. I want to do it but it is really hard for me. The anticipation of doing it makes me not want to do it. Just being honest.


Working out

So I love to spin and I do HIIT workout twice a week. I enjoy being with people when I workout and it motivates me. I have been working out everyday (except maybe 2 or 3 days) as I enjoy it. But when I spin I don't jump rope. My spin classes last 45 to 60 minutes and I sweat up a storm. I am much more likely to do cardio each day when its in a group. Thoughts?


I am not quitting because I want results. I had a major slide backwards this weekend. We had a party and it was Mother’s Day. Sometimes family can be stressful and I had some sweets. Feel awful about it but not giving up. Tomorrow is a new day!


Moving along

It is always funny to me when a lesson appears right on time. I have not tried to weigh myself because I don't want to be disappointed. I did that week 2 and was not happy. I am so afraid I have not lost any weight. While I understand that muscle weighs more and maybe my clothes feel better (although I am not sure because when you wear jeans more than once they have a lot of give) I know I need to lose weight. I am definitely carrying around too many pounds. If I get on the scale and it does not show a loss I will be so upset.

As the school year is ending and my son is senior there are so many nights we need to be out. I have tried to switch up my egg whites and eat them for lunch (is that allowed) and then eat lunch when we are out. I will admit last night there was this awesome cake to celebrate graduation and I had a few bites. So mad at myself but it was good. Ugh..


Well I see that the egg white dinners have arrived (at least on my meals). Anyone have any creative ways to eat them. Sometimes I feel like I am eating cardboard.


Week 4

Made it through the Passover weekend. Good thing about passover no bread and I am not a big fan of matzah so this is very Kenzai friendly. Jumping 800 jumps is not fun yet. Is the expectation that we will be able to do 800 straight with no break. I am so far away from accomplishing that goal.


600 jumps!

Ok.. so 600 jumps is a long haul. I have to break it up to make it. What's the best way to do it?


Slip up

definitely slipped up on my diet tonight. I feel awful about it but will start up fresh tomorrow. Disappointed with myself!


I am most surprised at my jump roping. I am making an extra effort to do all the jump roping. Today I went to a 45 minute spin class but still did the 400 jumps. It wasn't awful and I am waiting to hit that stride!

A little nervous about the diet this week. Need to figure out my timing for breakfast. For now, I will still be going to my spin classes (I do that for emotional strength more than anything) so I need to time my breakfast right.

I was also surprised and not in a good way how bad I looked in my initial photos. If that is not motivation I am not sure what is..


1. What inspired you to sign up for Kenzai Body?

This is my second time with Kenzai Body. The first time through was great. I felt so good but then life happened -- I turned 50, went into menopause (ugh) and spent the past 8 months dealing with a senior in high school applying to college. Now is the time for me!

2. In terms of the Kenzai Body challenge, what do you think is your greatest strength?

My greatest strength is following the food plan. It can be hard but when I do it I just feel better.

3. What do you think will be your greatest weakness?

Last time I really struggled with jump roping. I will admit last time if I did a different cardio I skipped the jump rope. This time I am not doing that. I am focused on getting better. Also last time, I struggled with the egg white dinners -- it just was such a boring taste.

Also my family can be a weakness. They love to eat their desserts..


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