Elissa Imran

Elissa Imran

Reboot | Day 19 (Member)
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The Bellz Rocks! 

  • May 28th, 2018 at 10:33AM

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Loved this program. Nice to have a change in workout equipment, style, pace, intensity. Feeling lean and strong!

I was probably about 90% on the diet for this 6 weeks...part of my quest to find balance rather than in program lows (in weight/fat) and off program oops! And combined with the added intensity in these workouts, I'd say it worked for me. I nailed every workout for the first half of the program, missed one in week 4 and another in week 5 and then had to take a break for a week due to some soreness in my lower back / SI joints. I decided rather than hit the final week a week late I would go ahead and rock the final workout today and come back and hit those missed workouts over the next couple of weeks.

Today's workout felt excellent - less than 30 minutes start to finish including extra stretching at the end - but still left me in a sweaty heap. Swung my 12kg bell for all 100 and used it for most of the other exercises too.

Thanks to Patrick and Nate for designing such a fun program to keep the Kworld interesting! Thanks all for the support and camaraderie! Sorry I've been a bit less on the blogs as of late - will catch up on everyone's last couple weeks soon!

It's a busy time of year with dragon boat races a couple times a month and all the end of school year performances and leaving parties and preparing for summer. I'm aiming to workout about every other day from now until September and tackle another program then. Hopefully I can keep the diet at about the 90% level through my summer travels and avoid the summer of gluttony I usually fall into.

I recently got a TRX so I'm planning to mix in some TRX workouts...it should be a good portable option as I'll be on the road for 8 weeks. That and my bands and my 1/4 pound rope and I may invest in a good speed rope this summer (recommendations anyone?).

 
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14 comments

Derek F.Derek F.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 5 (Member)
about 1 year ago

With you on the diet front, having done a few of these now I find it much more sustainable to just keep a good balance. Congrats on the completion!


    Naiem Q.Naiem Q.Kenzai Member
    about 1 year ago

    Elissa,

    Try rxsmartgear - not cheap but great ropes.

    Great job staying on diet, hope you are feeling better


      Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 26 (Member)
      about 1 year ago

      Lotsa mazel! I'm also shopping for a speed rope, gotta break through that 200 barrier, have rxsmartgear open in the adjacent window as I type, seems to pretty popular in these parts....curious to see what others say about others....


        Robin K.Robin K.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 5 (Member)
        about 1 year ago

        Well done Elissa for smashing this programme, you're looking super fit and healthy. I use the rx speed rope (not the EVO one which is uncoated but the normal light one) - it's v smooth and fast.


          Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Marathon | Day 5 (Member)
          Trainerabout 1 year ago

          Strong work as always. Every other day and a 90% diet goal for the summer sounds like a solid plan of attack.


            Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 19 (Member)
            about 1 year ago

            Congrats on nailing another program. You look great! I use RX Elite, but there is one lighter than that. The sizing works well. I use the Buff for regular skipping and John uses Zeus and Beast for heavier ropes.


              Jane N.Jane N.Reboot | Day 19 (Member)
              about 1 year ago

              Looking fantastic and strong in your final picture. Well done on some nice balance to see you through the summer!


                Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
                Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                TRX is a lot of fun! I'm sure you're going to dig it! And, this is a pretty solid speed rope:

                https://www.amazon.com/WOD-Nation-Speed-Jump-Rope/dp/B00K1VOXYW/ref=sr_1_4?s=sports-and-fitness&ie=UTF8&qid=1527545654&sr=1-4&keywords=speed+rope

                But the rx ropes are fun and fast too!

                Love the dragon boat celebration photo, vibrant active people living with enthusiasm! Great job tearing down Bellz and working with your body through the training.
                Congrats and COMPLETE!!!


                  Erik S.Erik S.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 26 (Member)
                  about 1 year ago

                  Fantastic work! I agree with you on the diet front. Finding a steady balance between on and off programs feels like a very important aspect to find long term wellness success.


                    Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 4 (Member)
                    about 1 year ago

                    Love the happy picture with you and your mates - you look great wondertwin

                    nice work and solid objectives - great summer with sustained fitness momentum

                    Go Team Go


                      Tahera Z.Tahera Z.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 19 (Member)
                      about 1 year ago

                      Congrats on nailing down Bellz!


                        Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
                        about 1 year ago

                        Bellz + Dragon Boat...that's a challenging combo but sounds fun. Every other day workout plus solid diet = a big win! COMMIT!


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

                          Those coronas and smiles tell it all. Congratulations Elissa. You rocked it!


                            Augusta N.Augusta N.Kenzai Member
                            about 1 year ago

                            That's my goal this summer also... Stay at about 90% on diet. Will be tough with maple creemees in VT, but I'll find the strength somehow!


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