Gary O.

Gary O.

Reboot | Day 9 (Member)
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Thank goodness it's over!  

  • Sep 5th, 2016 at 10:44AM

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First and foremost,...the results are incredible. I'm certainly amazed with how much I've learned about my mind, my body, and healthy habits.

Secondly,...it was brutal! Brutal. There is no other word to describe it. While I got used to the food and started to enjoy it, the workouts were brutal, and the time commitment necessary for success was also a daily struggle and a massive sacrifice when I continually gave up being with my family, because work flexibility is just not there.

Thank you,...Jim G for turning me on to Kenzai. Jim's before and after photos blew me away! And I could only hope to come close to the successes that Jim G had on Kenzai body. Thank you Jim.

Thank you....my family, Jennifer, Emily, Courtney, Josie and Murphy. You all are and were my inspiration. I want to be around for a long, long time, and I needed Kezai to set me on a path to achieve this. The path I was headed down, was not a good one. Now I know what it takes to be truly healthy and hope that I can manage work and life, and Kenzai life all together to stay on the right path. I love you all.

Thank you....Ward and my teammates. Pooja, Caro, Karen, Naveen, Rich C, Roosmarijn, Kathy B, ...you ALL posted comments to my blogs that inspired me, and helped me continue the grind, the journey and the path to Kenzai success.

While I lost 31 pounds, dropped from tight 36" pants down to loose 32", and could actually enjoy wearing an elastic band bathing suit,....I'd say the mental gains were even greater. An ability to handle stress better, think more clearly, and most importantly, be positive so many times when I used to be negative.

Next? I will eat better for sure. FEAR....I will struggle with doing these kinds of workouts over and over again. The dips, the V sits, the push ups, and many, many others are VERY hard. I don't enjoy it. Have gotten to like the jump ropes a lot, and love cardio. Strength is a whole different story.

My biggest issue with Kenzai,....the workouts are discouraging. I felt like quitting so many times just because I'd bust ass, not come off the plan at all, do all the exercises, and Never, Never, get to the point where I could do all of the workouts as stated. Even when we did Day 8 as the final workout, I could not finish the required push up sets. That is BRUTAL and very discouraging. I got to this great place physically, but the way my mind works....I failed because I couldn't complete what Kenzai asked of me. Still disappoints me.

I'll get past that I hope, and I am thoroughly thankful for the health I have right now. I am spreading the Kenzai word, and I am warning people that you need time and discipline...and it will work wonders on your life!

Thanks again Ward. You're a helpful and good trainer.

 
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8 comments

Rich C.Rich C.Kenzai Body 2 | Day 65 (Member)
about 3 years ago

Congrats Gary! you have battled hard and have clearly had your own unique issues along the way. If anyone needs convincing that failure in workouts is a good thing then look no further! Just look at your final picture. OMG I had a double take! I don't think there could be a better illustration of the benefits of Kenzai. I mean just LOOK at yourself and your smile makes the world a happy place! Well done man, amazing, rightly so you should be proud!


    Pooja R.Pooja R.Alumni
    about 3 years ago

    Congratulations! And thank you too, for supporting me along the way!
    Don't beat yourself up over not being able to complete sets (I couldn't either) because regardless of that fact, you look amazing and it shows!
    Congratulations again :)


      Caro S.Caro S.Alumni
      about 3 years ago

      That's an amazing transformation - and it's taken a lot of grit and determination to get there, really well done!
      Thanks for your support along the way, the social side of Kenzai really does make such a difference.
      And as a last comment if it helps, I sucked at repeating the Day 8 too...
      Oh well, onwards and upwards!


        Katherine S.Katherine S.Alumni
        about 3 years ago

        You look unbelievably transformed. Congrats. You've a lot to be proud of. AMAZBALLS!!!!!!


          Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
          Founderabout 3 years ago

          Great work Gary, your photos tell the whole story, that kind of body fat mobilization doesn't happen without serious commitment. Doing that while balancing family and a heavy work schedule is incredibly tough. But instead of making excuses you got it done and now you get to live in that "after photo" body. Awesome stuff. Sorry if the workouts felt discouragingly difficult, it can be hard to find a balance, the good news is that by reaching those depths of pain and intensity you know you did all you could to break up and regrow muscle tissue. There's no such thing as failure in a Kenzai workout. Failure means you're succeeding! Great to have you as a part of the Kenzai community. You are COMPLETE!


            Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
            Head Trainerabout 3 years ago

            Not a dry eye over here on the Maine Coast. I'm just super inspired by your courage and determination. Your physical results are nothing short of remarkable. Your reflection is stunning. Your words powerful. Kenzai goes deep. Mind. Body. Heart. Will. You left nothing on the table. Thanks for taking it seriously, Gary. You are a handsome BEAST! who in no doubt with both time and practice will continue developing a relationship with failure. What fun!


              Naveen R.Naveen R.Alumni
              about 3 years ago

              Awesome stuff, Gary. I am glad to have had you as part of the Onyx team. You were a great source of inspiration. Thank you and good luck in your journey.


                Karen L.Karen L.Alumni
                about 3 years ago

                Congrats Gary! You did awesome and it shows. Now you can relax and take a nice little break.... Great work!


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