Janet L.

Janet L.

Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 20 (Member)

5 K-Life workouts done and dusted

  • Jan 3rd, 2018 at 2:38AM

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The first week of my holiday is almost over. The Southwest has been spared the deep freeze that has hit much of the east coast and mid-west. The pool at the house we rented in Scottsdale has finally warmed up to about 75F, so yesterday I swam for cardio. As my youngest niece was in the pool with me, it wasn’t quite my usual focused laps, but I figure a fair amount of energy was expended in the 30 minutes in the pool.

After I got out of the pool I did a K-Life workout. I had done one before I left Tokyo and 3 more of the 5. On New Years Day I did the first of the new 5-day cycle. So that is 4 so far since I got to the US on the 27th.

The day I missed was busy with trips to Whole Foods and Safeway for shopping and picking John up at the airport. Also a trip to Toys R Us to buy the game Risk, which my son was anxious to play with uncles, cousins and me. US supermarkets are fascinating after so many years in Asia. They are so huge and the variety of food is amazing.

Food has been mostly healthy but copious in quantity. I have failed when it has come to saying no to wine, chipss and guacamole and the odd dessert or cookies. Breakfast is Kenzai friendly, and overall we are barbecuing most nights, so relatively good. My brother is a former chef and focused on healthy eating, so it could be worse. Eating at the house is better than restaurants. There have been some of those - a sports bar for dinner the first night (burger and fries) and Mexican for lunch another day. Nevertheless, I can feel the waistline expanding, so I as soon as I head east on the 4th, back to strict Kenzai diet.

I did consider doing the January Reboot, but I prefer the K-Life exercises. Also, from the 13th I will be traveling to Detroit and Hong Kong for 10 days, and it is hard to do an intense program like Reboot on the road. I will try to blog regularly to keep me engaged.

Sunsets are beautiful. Today’s photo is from the garden of the house we rented.

Happy New Year!

 
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12 comments

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

Love Scottsdale!


    Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 20
    over 1 year ago

    You have been so blessed with good weather. Add in a few hikes with your brother and nieces and you should have lots of cardio!


      Susan B.Susan B.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 6 (Member)
      over 1 year ago

      Janet, you are absolutely in the right part of the U.S. right now. It is FREEZING here in New York and even a Wisconsinite like me is finding it awfully cold. I'm impressed how well you are managing the diet and exercise on this trip, even though there are obvious challenges. Happy New Year!


        Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 6 (Member)
        over 1 year ago

        You sound great! A warm pool - good on you

        nice to get a break and fun with family and friends

        I think smart plan for january

        We can celebrate a return to normalcy - outstanding!

        Go Janet Go


          Andy D.Andy D.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 6 (Member)
          over 1 year ago

          Doing KLife exercises (5) for the first time in months and it’s a nice change back.

          Sounds like you have hit a nice balance.


            John M.John M.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 20 (Member)
            over 1 year ago

            You really took advantage of that vacation in the desert to get in some great workouts. That's one thing a vacation should be for, staying fit.


              Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Sculpt | Day 20 (Member)
              Trainerover 1 year ago

              Happy New Year, Janet! Sounds like a great holiday, you are most def in the right part of the US. Hope your travel doesn't get too messed up due to the weather on the East Coast. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018!


                Elissa ImranElissa ImranReboot | Day 20 (Member)
                Trainerover 1 year ago

                Sounds like a great holiday!


                  Sandhya KrishnanSandhya KrishnanKenzai Member
                  Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

                  That’s a lovely sunset and end to the year! 74 degrees is still cold in my part of the world so all the more credit to you for getting that swim in as well!


                    Naoko P.Naoko P.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 20 (Member)
                    over 1 year ago

                    I stopped by to see how you started the year. I have completely given up on KLife so I am always impressed when I read trainers doing them. The cold snap (which felt like forever) hit us as well and we had -6C days even down here. You are in Scottsdale! It's still very chilly and I kept looking at Arizona weather to see if we could escape this one weekend this month or next!...but guess you are getting ready to hit the freezing cold in Detroit soon. Do take care and stay warm...looking at the Detroit forecast and it looks very wintery!


                      John C.John C.Kenzai Member
                      over 1 year ago

                      Great to see you on my blog page, Janet. Happy New Year!


                        George B.George B.Kenzai Member
                        over 1 year ago

                        Hey Janet - good to see you are still living the Kenzai Live! I am in Plantation, FLA this week and last, and yes - incredible variety here in the supermarkets. Nothing wrong with Guacamole, thank goodness! Have a great re-start into the year and Kenzai.


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