Elissa Imran

Elissa Imran

Reboot | Day 22 (Member)
Trainer

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  • Jun 12th, 2019 at 11:51AM

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...introduce myself!

Where are you?
I'm in Hong Kong - been here almost 9 years - came from NYC for husband's job and still here!

How do you spend your time?
In addition to being a part time Kenzai Trainer, I'm a full time mom to an 11 year old daughter and 9 year old son. And I spend quite a lot of time exercising, dragon boat paddling, hiking. Love to travel - one of the benefits to being here in Asia!

Why Kenzai Mind?
I just decided I should see if I gain any benefit from trying to meditate...I'm not sold on it yet! I also think it will help me keep making mindful choices on diet and exercise as I set off on summer travels to the US with the kids.

How do you get here? Who introduced you to Kenzai?
Been Kenzaing for 7 years now! A neighbor had a great transformation on the program and I wanted to see if I could do the same! I was sold after my first program and psyched when we added more.

Are you facing obstacles to this training cycle?
Travel for sure! I'll be in a rental house from mid-next week through the rest of the program. While I will have my own space, I'll also have visitors, some side trips, and be exploring an area that I'm not very familiar with. That said, I think I ought to be able to set aside a few minutes for meditating and a few minutes for exercising each day - plus an active lifestyle!

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12 comments

Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 21
2 months ago

Mind is a perfect program for a busy time ahead where you will be focusing on kids, visitors, etc. It is very different from other programs but interesting. Where is the rental house? You say it is a less familiar area?


    Elissa ImranElissa ImranReboot | Day 22 (Member)
    Trainer2 months ago

    @Kathleen - my kids will go to camp in Great Barrington, MA for most of July. And for the first time in my many expat summer visits back to the US, I am not going to drift from place to place visiting family and friends. I have instead rented a 4 bedroom house for 7 weeks and am making them all come to me! I'll be in Sharon, CT, which is in the southern Berkshires, about 2 hours north of NYC. I haven't spent much time around there so don't have much vision of how my summer will play out. But I'm looking forward to it!


      Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 21
      2 months ago

      Elissa, it sounds fabulous. Some time kidless, some time with kids, and an amazing area. The Berkshires are gorgeous (I have been to the Massachusetts end, not the CT end, but I am sure it will be amazing. You can hike bits of the Appalachian trail while you are there.


        Ana R.Ana R.Kenzai Member
        2 months ago

        I'm on the same boat regarding travel. But I am sure a bit of determination with suffice.

        Great photo with your Dragon boat buddies!


          Anuradha S.Anuradha S.Kenzai Member
          2 months ago

          Great photo, Elissa. Your vacation in the Berkshires sounds perfect, both in mental space and in affording you the chance to continue to eat healthily and exercise. Moving around on holiday can be a killer. You're a Kenzai success story that I hope to emulate :-)


            James D.James D.Kenzai Chisel | Day 22 (Member)
            2 months ago

            Sounds like a very cool summer adventure. Love exploring new places. Have a great summer.


              Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 29 (Member)
              2 months ago

              Oh hey Elissa nice to meet you! The Berkshires, nice! Renting a house is the way to go, you'll be there long enough it'll start to feel like home. Enjoy!


                Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
                2 months ago

                THAT is a great looking crew...lots of smiles. Welcome (soon) to New England! ...you will be in a great place to practice MIND in the mountains.


                  Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                  Head Trainer2 months ago

                  Intro like a pro! Boooom. Now. The following statement is true and not intended to be demotivating, but rather give you a glimpse at where this journey is taking you. Elissa, I've meditated for years and I'm still not sold on it! The relationship...at best...is complicated. Which only makes me want to come back to it again and again.


                    Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 7 (Member)
                    2 months ago

                    I hope you find something on Mind

                    Go wondertwin Go


                      Gisele Q.Gisele Q.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 7 (Member)
                      2 months ago

                      Sounds like a perfect time to do Mind.


                        Sue BallardSue BallardKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 8 (Member)
                        Assistant Trainer2 months ago

                        Welcome and I know you a bit from AWA. I look forward to doing this program with you! You will love the area you are going to and to have people come to you is key so that you don't feel like you are in a new bed every other night.
                        As for meditating I, like Ward, have gone through many different stages. Although I have a practice of meditating, I find that at times it is easier than others...and that is the point partly. It is that coming back to it that helps. A great person to listen too about meditating is Sam Harris. He has a podcast, an app and he is all over interviews from other podcasters. Travel safe and we'll see you on the blogs!


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