Elissa Imran

Elissa Imran

Kenzai Mind | Day 8 (Member)
Trainer
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2 weeks done...4 to go!

  • May 7th, 2019 at 1:27PM

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Enjoying these Chisel workouts...although slightly afraid of adding a third cycle next week...nice photo hint Scotty.

Life is super busy these days between end of school year stuff, dragon boat races, my big KB2 crew, and of course Chiseling! Diet has been 90%ish - clean at home - slightly more relaxed when out. I know I may not see much in the way of fat cuts with that choice, but I'm not necessarily looking for that. Just continuing to improve my fitness. Already feeling/seeing the difference there!

My dragonboat team competed in the Stanley Warm Up Race on Saturday. It was cool and misty all day with very rough water. But we had fun with it. Unfortunately we missed making the cup race by about a third of a second. We flubbed our start in the first race - a common issue for us in the first race of the day with newbie jitters and such. Although possibly a rogue wave was to blame a bit for this one. But the upside was that we won our two women's plate races by several seconds each. Feels good to cross that finish line ahead of the pack!

Celebrated my son's birthday Sunday and Monday (his actual birthday) - he's 9! We had Five Guys burgers for lunch on Sunday...not ideal...but dinner was a small veg soup and minced chicken lettuce wraps at the American Club - so I felt like I balanced it pretty well, where often Sunday night dinner goes a little bigger than it should with the buffet. I made 2 pans of M&M Rice Krispy Treats to bring to school Monday. And after being so proud of myself to not even have a taste while making them Sunday night, I did succumb to one after dinner Monday as we celebrated as a family.

Dragonboat practice got called off at the last minute this morning due to rough seas. So now I've got time to get in my workout before lunch instead of cramming it in with a gym stop during my daughter's dance class this evening. And as I'm still a bit sore from Saturday, I think it's probably for the best!

Chisel workout notes from the past week:
Day 8: Lunge Jump – I did this as an alternating lunge – I may up the difficulty next time by adding some weights.
Day 11: Burpee – Same as before but I do add the little hop at the end – just not very high. If you’re doing the stability ball variation then just skip the hop. It’s minor in the scheme of things.
Day 12: Double Hang Time – In place of the big knees up high jump, I just did a little hop. Harder than without it but still easy on the joints. If you’re doing the stability ball variation then just skip the jump up. It’s minor in the scheme of things.
East West Squat Jump – I did these as squats with a Fakie type of jump in between. Kept it low impact but still had the added oomph of a jump between the squats. I know from experience that squat jumps and my knees cannot be friends.

Chisel on!

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13 comments

Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Iron | Day 15 (Member)
Trainerabout 1 month ago

Top photos there Elissa! Well done on winning your Plate races! I am sure you will keep conquering & winning when the conditions are calmer and the newbies have got their start down! Five Guys - a great place for a young lad who has a birthday! The burgers there are amazing.......must stop thinking about it too much!


    Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Member
    about 1 month ago

    I'm with you on lowering impact. I've been swapping out here and there for some more gingerly moves. And Five Guys, ooooh. My curse during week 1 in Canada. Lucky HK bastards!


      Amy L.Amy L.Kenzai Sculpt | Graduating (Member)
      about 1 month ago

      Ah, Rice Krispie treats - one of our favorites around here.; especially during the summer.


        Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 8 (Member)
        about 1 month ago

        EWSJ are the WORST! Fakie with a squat sounds like a great sub.
        Rice Krispie treats with M&Ms>>>>>>>>>>>Cheetohs


          Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 22 (Member)
          about 1 month ago

          Very cool shirt - I take a medium

          i am with you on the little hop - navigating when is the impact too much and when is it OK is a pain, but worth it

          9 years old -time flies

          You sound great great great

          Keep hammering

          Go team go


            Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 1 (Member)
            about 1 month ago

            Great descriptions of minor alterations. Thanks. And happy son's birthday to you. Mom did a lot of it!


              Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 1 (Member)
              about 1 month ago

              Sounds like you are humming along with the dragon boat racing! Nice to feel the Chisel benefits already. I use the same modifications for DHT, burpees and EWSJ.


                Manjit P.Manjit P.Kenzai Iron | Day 15 (Member)
                about 1 month ago

                Again thanks for the adaptations! Looks like a cracking day.


                  Tahera Z.Tahera Z.Kenzai Member
                  about 1 month ago

                  You are a force! Juggling Chisel and dragon boat is hard core!


                    Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Chisel | Day 8 (Member)
                    about 1 month ago

                    Love the Beach Dragon....or whatever that is, very cool. Sounds like you are in top form Sizz-Chizzling...keep it up. ...and rice-krispie treats, really? Do you use good ole New England Fluff as the glue? I also take a medium :)


                      Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Mind | Day 8 (Member)
                      Trainerabout 1 month ago

                      @Scott H - Will and friend spent all day on the beach dragon...digging out then modifying and adding detail. It was the perfect way to keep them entertained! Rice Krispie Treats - butter & marshmallows & rice krispies - not sure I could find fluff here even if I wanted to!


                        Martin D.Martin D.Kenzai Body 3 | Day 57 (Member)
                        about 1 month ago

                        wonderful pics! congrats on the DB races... just a couple weeks until the big event. good luck! always a lot going on this time of year - impressive to see how you balance it all with grace and determination.


                          Augusta N.Augusta N.Kenzai Silver | Day 43 (Member)
                          about 1 month ago

                          It did feel good winning by what felt like a mile! And don't worry, we've got QUITE a practice panned for Tuesday in preparation for DWB!


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