Ed Center

Ed Center

Kenzai Reach | Day 43 (Member)
Assistant Trainer

Project Bikini Body Commences

  • Apr 8th, 2019 at 11:37PM

E8yzemtslwfhkh5d54xj

Ok, I'm not even going to pretend with y'all. I'm going on vacation in the Philippines in June and it's going to be all beaches all the time. The next two months are all about getting bikini-body ready. I'm not going to use terms like fitness, health, personal growth. April and May are all about looking better (almost) naked.

I've got some assets here. I'm coming off a strong run at Chisel in which I nailed the exercises and was intentionally 80% on diet. I'm feeling in really good exercise condition, injury free, and I'm proud of my musculature - I think the latter will only get better through lifting a cannonball around for six weeks. The main focus for me is mobilizing the fluff around my mid-section. I know that will only come from strict diet over the next 8 weeks (at my age, very strict!). I'm well aware of my weak points here...

ED - NO ALCOHOL! NO OFFICE M&Ms AT 3PM! NO LATE NIGHT POPCORN! NO "BUT I DESERVE THIS" MEALS WITH FRIENDS. So here we go.

I'm challenged in that I'm on the road this week at a Fellowship, and taking my kettlebells was a bit impractical. So I'll be starting off in hotel gyms. I think I can find something to throw around. All meals will be prepared for us this week, but I think I can navigate my way relying on rice, veggies, and some plain meats. I'll just have to accept some extra oil and salt in this first week. I was able to get fairly kompliant breakfasts (shown) at the airport and at my first stop.

Excited to see this crew! Three great teammates I know from prior programs (hey Jess, Barb, Tommy!) and I look forward to getting to know you Andrew, Rouella, Michelle, Robert and Nandini.

Alright let's get to bell-ing.

Other photos:

Nmioyth5v8lyhds2rjfw

 
Want to leave a comment? Log in or sign up.

15 comments

Naoko P.Naoko P.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 15 (Member)
4 months ago

Why am I not on your team!


    Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Member
    Trainer4 months ago

    Hey Ed, how fun to be training with you again! I'm with you on the bikini body mission and am super impressed with your starting point! You can do this Ed. Put down the fork ;)


      Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Reach | Day 43 (Member)
      Assistant Trainer4 months ago

      Jess, where are you going to vacation? Naoko - that's a bummer, but I'll follow your blog and comment anyway. I need your nutritional inspiration.


        Jolene O.Jolene O.Alumni
        4 months ago

        I’ve signed up for Kettlebell too!! I can’t see my team information just yet but I am so excited to get on this journey with you. I, too, have much the same goals so here’s to some lifting and smashing another programme! You have already so got this!!!


          Alan F.Alan F.Kenzai Member
          4 months ago

          I get to throw some bells around with Ed, nice!


            Meaghan P.Meaghan P.Kenzai Chisel | Day 15 (Member)
            4 months ago

            Why did I know your weakness is alcohol and M&M's at work before I even read it?? ha! I wish we were together on same program (I know, I could have been), but I am glad we still are apart of Kenzai together. Thank you for being REAL and funny.
            Are you really gonna be in a bikini in the Philippines??
            Although my Chisel program ends in a few weeks, I will be right there with you still working on the mid-section - with a strict diet even at my age ;)


              Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Member
              Assistant Trainer4 months ago

              You’re already bikini beautiful ! Good luck 😉


                Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 16 (Member)
                4 months ago

                You know exactly what you need...no booze, no M&Ms, no late night popcorn. Tell us your streaks!


                  Michelle K.Michelle K.Kenzai Mind | Day 8 (Member)
                  4 months ago

                  Hi! Looking forward to a great spring getting in better shape too. My weakness is Cadbury eggs and wine. Easter will be a little rough.


                    Nandini J.Nandini J.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 1 (Member)
                    4 months ago

                    Hi Ed!! Looking forward to getting in better shape as the year did start quite well ... now need to continue!!!


                      Elissa ImranElissa ImranReboot | Day 15 (Member)
                      Trainer4 months ago

                      I'm only going to continue to follow your blog if you promise a photo in the bikini at the end!
                      No stopover in HK en route to PHL?!


                        Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Reach | Day 43 (Member)
                        Assistant Trainer4 months ago

                        Elissa, I can't do a starting post like this if I'm not willing to follow through. I fly on Cathay through HK to Manila, but unfortunately just an airport layover. I would've loved a Kenzai meet-up. Next time.


                          Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Member
                          Trainer4 months ago

                          @Ed south of France in August but several weddings in the mean time! We've got this!


                            Barb H.Barb H.Kenzai Member
                            4 months ago

                            Yay Ed! So glad to be training with you again.


                              Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 22 (Member)
                              Trainer4 months ago

                              Enjoy the bells Ed!


                                Leave a comment

                                May 12th, 2016

                                Aw2mxwussgmgbe8vsvba

                                Current

                                Kenzai Reach
                                Kenzai Reach

                                Completed

                                Kenzai Body
                                Kenzai Body

                                Reboot
                                Reboot

                                Kenzai Body 2
                                Kenzai Body 2

                                Kenzai Body 3
                                Kenzai Body 3

                                Kenzai Reach
                                Kenzai Reach

                                Kenzai Run 10k
                                Kenzai Run 10k

                                Kenzai Run Half
                                Kenzai Run Half

                                Kenzai Chisel
                                Kenzai Chisel

                                Kenzai Iron
                                Kenzai Iron

                                Kenzai Mind
                                Kenzai Mind

                                Kenzai Kettlebell
                                Kenzai Kettlebell