Gary O.

Gary O.

Reboot | Day 17 (Member)
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KB2 completed, ....phew 

  • Apr 10th, 2019 at 9:38PM

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Well, quite a journey. Actually might have been the hardest one for me mentally and logistically. Work interfered way too much in KB2, and it impacted my sleep and my workout compliance. That said, I learned a lot and had great support from the Kenzai community, both on my team and off my team. Most of all, Ward was a rock-star trainer, and my Jedi master of thought and motivation to continue after almost dropping once or twice.

Struggle — i continue to struggle with 7 day a week workouts, especially when they get intense. I do them, and had really good compliance towards final few weeks, but mentally I get super negative just having to walk in the door, not really see my family and go right to the garage at 8:00 p.m. or later to do a 45 - 55 minute workout when I am exhausted already. Head down and push though, but doing this for 90 days weighs very heavily on me.

I’m definitely a fan of intense for 40 days, maybe 60, like Bells or Chisel, but I learned much about doing what one can on KB2 and control what one can control and don’t worry as much about perfection. However, my results disappointed me a bit,...but that is all on me and my lesser compliance overall than all the other programs I have done.

Bottom line, is that I am far better off than I was 90 days ago, far better,...but not as good as I could have been given better control of my work life and schedule. A worthwhile journey for sure.

Picture - admittedly I missed the final 3 workouts as I was celebrating on a buddies golf trip during the final 4 days of our program. I wanted to enjoy it. So picture is an ocean front pina colada, celebrating my partner’s hole in one that day to help us win the match!

Be well all. Thank you Ward, Nick, Matt, Tom, Fraciois, Africa, Nick, Lori, Patricia, Nathan, Paul and Chi.

P.S. had my whole golf foursome eating Kenzai breakfast every day before golf. Veggies and eggs. They loved it.

 
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11 comments

Miranda Belle IsleMiranda Belle IsleKenzai Member
Head Trainer7 months ago

Spreading the Kenzai way, I love it. Congrats on both winning the match and a great job on KB2. You're looking super fit!! Nice work.


    Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
    Head Trainer7 months ago

    My man! Look at that photo. You just took off a very heavy winter coat. Does that come at a price? You bet your ass. Being a cut above the herd is hard freakin' work. You aim high in every aspect of your life. So to really crush a training cycle, you gotta make some sacrifices. You sucked it up and got it done, finding a way to blast through those walls of self-doubt, frustration, and fear. All to endure more suffering. How cool is that!?! Now, go hug a loved one. And drink a cold one. They are both well earned. COMPLETE, Gary.


      Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Sculpt | Day 38 (Member)
      Trainer7 months ago

      What a result! Congratulations, Gary!


        Sharmali ArumugathasanSharmali ArumugathasanKenzai Run | Day 45 (Member)
        Trainer7 months ago

        90 day cycles are so so tough. I cried at the end of my KB3 so I completely understand everything you wrote about the struggle. It's real! And it makes the victory of standing on the side, oh so sweet. Well done. Not everyone can handle this kind of training. Celebrate your toughness, you have much to be proud of Gary!


          Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Member
          Trainer7 months ago

          Looking lean and mean Gary! KB2 is a no-joke program. Great job, and I love the fact you had your golf buddies rocking the Kenzai breakfast! Do you think they shaved a couple shots off their game? Haha!


            Matthew L.Matthew L.SkiBoot | Day 3 (Member)
            7 months ago

            O’captain, my captain!! Impressive results and drive!


              Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
              Founder7 months ago

              90 day programs are tough on the mind, body, and family dynamic. I don't recommend them more than once a year for that reason! Awesome work making it through the ups and downs, your body must be functioning at a very high level with so much concentrated training over the last few years. Inspiring!


                Francois Xavier P.Francois Xavier P.Reboot | Day 17 (Member)
                7 months ago

                Well done Gary. You showed great discipline despite a busy work schedule.
                As a teammate, it was great to share this journey with you.


                  Nick I.Nick I.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 38 (Member)
                  7 months ago

                  Awesome work Gary! It’s not easy balancing it all and it’s what makes you a true leader! Leading by example and staying the course even when it’s not easy and when there are bumps in the road is what it’s all about. Proud of you for sticking with it and seeing it through. Wish I saw that hole in one too btw!


                    Lori M.Lori M.Kenzai Body 2 | Day 73 (Member)
                    7 months ago

                    You inspire me Gary. 90 days is HARD for anyone, but with your work and travel schedule I really find it hard to believe you can have the perseverance to get it all done. I feel like I should have no excuse to rock these programs, but I still find them. But you must feel so good right now! You look amazing! Congrats!


                      Frank F.Frank F.Alumni
                      7 months ago

                      A model student, great guy, and someone I'm privileged to know. So proud of what you have done, as I knew you when......Frank


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