Emily D.

Emily D.

Kenzai Run | Day 45 (Member)
Kenzai Run
Day 45
Program progress:

I sometimes run with music and sometimes without. for last week's challenge I went back to the music of the 90's my old favorite jams. while it made it hard for me to keep a steady pace cause I was getting into it, it did make for a good run! it's nice to mix it up

Running Spot

I am getting married to the love of my life in less than one month! We are overjoyed to have the opportunity to have it on Martha's Vineyard and got to run our 7k here this weekend - beautiful motivation everywhere!

yes, you can!

I've decided this week that my running montra is yes you can, it's simple and to the point. I'm not sure about other people, but I know for myself I can psych myself out or make things bigger in my head than they really are. I'm putting all of that aside, because i can do it! And self reminders is a great way to do it!
happy to be reaching the halfway point and starting to find my running stride again!

Hello team,
And happy start to week 3- as we're kicking this off I realized I forgot to fully introduce myself !
1) The Basics: I live in Portland; Work in public health, and spend most of my free time in the summer playing frisbes.
2) I've been in the community for a glorious 105 days, only doing Body one before this, and thoroughly enjoying it!
3) I've had a long-standing love for running. In the past it would be runs outside ranging from 3-6 miles, but in the last couple years I've start to keep most of my running on the field and would say that mostly now all the running I do is sprinting.
4) I chose this program to help my ultimate game, tournaments are long and roughly at least a 10k, and am hoping this will help with endurance.
5) most missed training food, that's easy, PIZZA!
6) I will try to work hard at being a good teammate and blogging, it's not a skill I have or one I really hoped to develop, but here we are and I am going to try and embrace it, because working hard as a team is a wonderful thing!

running wk 1

hey running squad! I am new to Kenzai but fell hard and fast for the program after finishing body 1. Excited to dive into this running program with you all!
it's been a while since I've ran to just run, and I'm ready to get back in the swing- let's have a great 2 months yall?!

Holy smokes we did it! 

hard to believe we're already here, 90 brutally glorious days behind us! feeling proud for pushing myself to get all I could from the program, and hungry to continue the journey! great work everyone 💪

holy smokes we did it!

hard to believe we're already here, 90 brutally glorious days behind us! feeling proud for pushing myself to get all I could from the program, and hungry to continue the journey! great work everyone 💪

what's changed

looking back to the beginning, I suppose a lot has changed, for example when I started my mind would perseverate on carbs, especially if I knew they were about to get cut again somewhere from the diet. but now, I more worry about over eating them, or anything high in fat. I'm approaching more things with a can do attitude, and excited to keep it up!

what comes next

with roughly 20 days left, Ive been thinking about what comes next. For me, I know it's continuing clean eating (with obviously the occasional indulgences), but the positive changes ive seen from this all the way around (from cleaner teeth, to less to no BO, to less emotional changes throughout the day), are to big to ignore. I also think it might be a Kenzai membership for me. i like that you can do the workouts anywhere, and Target different activities and abilities. but for now, mostly focusing on a strong finish!

sore, sore, sore

anyone else sore everywhere? I see you last 20 day push

I've spend probably longer than needed trying to determine what parts of the program are easiest and hardest, and am finally realizing that I'm having a hard time with it because it varies for me, with different things being harder or easier on given days such as getting up early to workout, only eating on diet, socializing and being the only one not eating or drinking etc. but each day I see a hurdle and over come it, I feel more ready for the next day! ready to finish strong!

My life style has changed quite a bit. things are more routine and talked about because we need to find time for meal prep, and we get up every morning and work out. I don't really go out on the town anymore, but am finding a new groove with not drinking at all and still going out. Feeling great, and physically sore! let's finish strong!

since the diet change started I've notice energy changes during different phases or events. but this last week I've been going from Nashville, eating about half meals off diet and celebrating so some alcohol was had. on my return it knocked me on my butt and I had zero energy and got super sick for two days. now a week back on diet and exercising my energy is back and steady, and but the workouts are also getting tougher so I'm ready for that buff sleep pretty early. it's been cool to see how different foods affect my mood and energy in different ways.

the hardest day to get diet and exercise right is Saturday. it's less routine than the rest of the week, and more likely to see delicious things. with that being said I just had my bachelorette party in Nashville, and had a blast but absolutely died after going to a place that loves deep fried! have never been more excited to be back home eating egg whites!

3 reasons why

There are probably 3 reasons why I'm not quitting. 1) the obvious wedding still around the corner is keeping me motivated 2) I feel the best I've felt in a while (with valleys of course, but minor in comparison) 3) my wonderful partner whose made it very easy to keep going.
But also these are changes worth making and so we continue on!