James C.

James C.

Kenzai Member
Week 5

Fits and starts seems to be my KB2 this time around - a very positive start to the week and then another London trip took its toll.
It’s really just a case of making the most of each day left - there will be days where it’s harder to get it right but there’s plenty of time left to still make a big difference.
On on

Weeks 3 and 4

Week 3 was good - my radio silence on the blog probably a symptom of a good week!
Week 4 has been more challenging. My wife’s birthday coupled with a couple of days in London wreaking havoc across the board! Argh.
We push on into the weekend though which I intend to use to reset and get back to a good rhythm across diet and exercise.
On on

Hello, I’m James,
Have been round the Kenzai block a couple of times and enjoying being back.
I live in the wonderful city of Edinburgh with wife and 2 daughters (aged 3 and 9 months) and as I approach my milestone 40th birthday am aiming to shift some weight and feel good going into the new year.
The nights are drawing in in Scotland already and I’m thinking Kenzai will provide a welcome distraction to the winter round the corner.
Week 2 has been ok, still fine with the exercises but a few slip ups on the diet to be ironed out.
Less than 11 weeks to go!
On on.

Week 1

Off to the races with week 1.
Coming off a reboot last month the exercises are certainly manageable and looking forward to getting week 2 diet in to get to work with.
On on!

Reboot Day 28 

In the books!
Weight lost and picture looks like some improvements have been made.
Ready to get stuck into a 90 day program now with a decent base level to work with.
That’s a reboot.
On on.

Reboot Day 22

Not a great weekend in Kenzai terms but a remarkable one to be at the cricket (those who know will know!)
Back on the saddle for the home stretch now to smash the last weeks exercises and have a good clean week of eating, picking up the momentum from before the weekend.
Ready to go.
On on.

Reboot Day 15

Ticking along nicely and feeling much better for 15 days of cleaner living.
Had a day at the cricket on Saturday so things slipped a bit but was preplanned (same again coming this weekend actually!).
Had a week of basic dinners now as well, i generally make an egg white smoothie in the evening. The lack of choice appeals to the lazy part of me.
All round pretty happy with how things are going.
On on.

Reboot Day 8

So far so good.
Diet is going well, working on portion sizes and been able to get into the rhythm of cutting out all the junk pretty well. I lost 7lbs but most of that will just be superficial as normally happens at the start of a program so nothing to get too excited about.
Exercises going well - challenging but still quite a short workout once you’ve got past the skipping. Building up nicely.
Let’s get stuck into week 2.
On on

Reboot day 1

To say this is much needed is a huge understatement - i'm in as bad shape as i can remember but 100% ready to change that.
Plan is to reboot now and then go into KB2 again in September to get myself back down to a target weight and fitness level.
We had a baby in January so have been immersed in that and neglected my own fitness. Time to get it sorted!

Week 4

Had a loose couple of days as was visiting family down south Monday and Tuesday.
Back on the wagon now and looking forward to the second half of the program.
More and more new exercises with the kettlebell are keeping it really interesting, long may it continue.
On on

into week 3

A lot more kettlebell activity in the exercises now- which is great! Loving the pass under, feel the burn!
Diet going okay - a couple of infractions but keeping on top of them.
Feels like we’ve only just started but halfway mark already in sight. Focuses the mind to get things right.
On on

Week 1

In the books!
Good week - loving the kettlebell. Some interesting exercises already and enjoying the variety the bell brings to it.
Diet gone okay and glad to be on a set diet heading into week 2.
Pic as per challenge attached - me and my new 12 kilo pal!
On on.

The End 

Definitely a useful exercise to get me back on track in terms of diet and exercise.
Off on holiday next week so no doubt will cut a few corners then and have to readjust again when I get home!
4 months out of 5 this year I’ve been doing Kenzai and it has certainly made a world of difference looking at my pics.
Until next time.
On on.

Day 17

Week 2 wasn’t my greatest success
Diet - 5/10. Generally fine during the day but strayed in the evenings too often
Exercise - 7/10. Got everything done in the week but missed Saturday exercises. Was a very active weekend of golf and entertaining my daughter though so not too bad; just that miss on Saturday.
Blog - 0/10. Oops
Alcohol - 10/10. Not a drop!
Week 3 has started better in terms of diet so will keep that going and keep crushing the exercises.
Weighed in at 13st 6lbs this morning so that side of things (although not necessarily a Kenzai target) is heading in the right direction.
On on.

Day 7

Pretty happy with week one - scores on the doors :-
Diet - 7/10 - good portion control, eaten a bit more in the evenings this weekend than my plan allows. Need to get in more veg than I have been in the AM.
Exercise - 9/10 - done everything, slacked on a few sets here and there so marked down a point.
Blog - 6/10 - must try harder. 2 posts for the week but haven’t completed the assigned skipping mission. Also haven’t been for a proper look at everyone else’s blog.
Alcohol - 10/10 - this gets its own score. I slipped up here too frequently in the recent KB2 so let’s keep the focus and give it a score of its own. Zero consumed this week.
Overall an 8/10 for week one.
Gotta push for more 10’s!
On on.

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