Ed Center

Ed Center

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Confession

  • May 16th, 2019 at 6:29AM

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My son had his first communion this weekend. As part of it, he had to do his first confession on Saturday - and believe me, that 8 year old has lots of material. AND speaking of confession...

I went through a really strange four-day period in which I refused to do the workouts. After loving this program for five weeks, sailing through it with high motivation, fidelity, and consistency - I just found myself hating the bells. My standard avoidance was to wake up on time, read blogs, check emails, realize it was past my time to get out and workout, make other excuses, and finally when I was way past time, I would say - well I don't have time for the four cycles, so I'll just go for a short, hard run. I did go running 2-3 miles all of these days and one day also did the Silver workout with Mom. I stayed tight on diet. I'm not feeling too bad because I know the whole secret of Kenzai is to stay tight on diet and move everyday. But the psychology of it is weird.

I was back on track this morning - did all four cycles and enjoyed feeling ridiculous doing the primal quadrupedal movements from Day 37 lesson. Clockwise from upper left; I'm a cat, I'm a bear, I do uneven push-ups, I buy healthy foods, I'm a silverback gorilla.

Pic below is my latest progress pic at my most truthful angle - 3/4. I'm feeling confident and beach ready. Project Bikini Body has been effective. These jeans are too loose now. I would like to lose a little more of the body fat in the lower abdomen and love handles. I have exactly one month to do this before the Philippines. I also realize that losing that last 2-5% body fat will be very difficult at my age. I'm going to go for it, but if doesn't happen, I'm feeling beach confident right now.

Just a few more days, K-bell soldiers. Keep on going.

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14 comments

John H.John H.Kenzai Run | Day 16 (Member)
5 months ago

How is the Whole30 going? Looking good here...


    Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Chisel | Day 37 (Member)
    5 months ago

    Definitely looking Beach ready Ed! Just have to maintain it for a month (= light on the booze...)! I think your workout subs were right as it kept you in the game.


      Robin K.Robin K.Kenzai Chisel | Day 37 (Member)
      5 months ago

      Ed I don’t know if it’s the same but on the bellz - especially bellz2 - I had the same reaction and did 3-4 days of other things. I put it down to not enough sleep to let my muscles recover so my body hit the override switch. It’s a sneakily hard programme. You’re Looking very beach ready - throw in some of the blast workouts until you get on the plane and you’ll hit your targets no doubts.


        Kit F.Kit F.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 2 (Member)
        5 months ago

        You look f—ing amazing -for any age,
        I might add- and I’d be downright cocky if I were you! You can work that into your next animal exercises...


          Meghan J.Meghan J.Kenzai Member
          5 months ago

          You look A-mazing! What is it about the 3/4 angle that is so much more truthful? You have great motivation so I’ll be cheering you on for the last stretch of bellz


            Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Member
            Assistant Trainer5 months ago

            Looking pretty beach ready in those shots! Happy communion (not sure if that’s the correct phrase) to your son.


              Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
              Assistant Trainer5 months ago

              Robin - I'm definitely planning to sneak onto Blast starting Monday. =)
              Meghan - My straight on pics hide bodyfat that is clear when I turn at a 3/4 angle.


                Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Sculpt | Day 9 (Member)
                Trainer5 months ago

                You look fantastic, Ed- what a solid result!
                I wish I knew the answer to these dips in motivation which seem to happen just as on the brink of pushing through to new realms of sexybodyland.
                Get back on track and keep pushing- like brushing your teeth- just do it!


                  Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
                  Assistant Trainer5 months ago

                  I'm back on track today, Coach Jess! Second consecutive day of killing the workout and sticking to the diet. Had a great date night with hubby last night that was completely kompliant except for portion measurements. Feeling back in the groove.


                    Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 2 (Member)
                    Trainer5 months ago

                    Looking good man! That bikini will look marvelous on you! Blast looks tough mate - def help with the last bit of fluff if you really think you need to. I dread to think what my lads would confess - did you get to sneakily listen in?


                      Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 2 (Member)
                      5 months ago

                      Bro you're looking pretty beach ready already. Da Bellz is awesome but grueling, good job reeling it back in.
                      https://youtu.be/2E4xXiqyEb0


                        Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Sculpt | Day 9 (Member)
                        Trainer5 months ago

                        Yesss! Back for a strong finish!


                          Naoko P.Naoko P.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 30 (Member)
                          5 months ago

                          We needed you to come back! Yay! I was too scared to stop... the 4 cycles are mentally challenging and if I took a day off, I thought I would never be able to get through all 4 cycles. Just a few more days and man, I am tired. Saw the beach blast next week and as much as I want to keep going... I am so tired!


                            Barb H.Barb H.Kenzai Body 2 | Day 44 (Member)
                            5 months ago

                            You look great! And regarding the confession, you were moving every day, which is the important thing. I did the same when I was travelling last week and I think it helped give me a boost for the rest of the program.


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