Well it’s been a rather hectic 9 days on the road. Hit the exercises here and there had to avoid the ab work (which is what I need the most) with the pulled muscle but that’s better now so hopefully can get back to full workouts when I’m done this 24 hour journey home.
Diet.... well that’s been pretty bad tbh. Too many dinners with friends and business meetings over the trip. Once back home will be easier to avoid all that stuff and get back on track.
Overall not a great performance but doing what I can when I can.
Thanks for the support on my last post guys. Is great to have kinds and encouraging words.
Been a rough week missed a few workouts. Oddly enough have a very pulled mid section muscle probably from about 7 pine trees
Sometimes I’m surfing, sometimes I’m sinking. Some days are good. Some are bad. Unfortunately more have been bad than good.
Part of the problem is time. Some of it has to do with just being too dam busy. Managing 4 kids in the house from ages 8 months to 17, while trying to start my new farm and run a restaurant among other companies. Throw in my wife was out of town for 6 days last week and it made for nearly impossible to get the workouts in. Think I missed about 5 days of the last 10 which is disheartening. Getting more than 5 hours sleep is near impossible these days so add on that I’m tired. Lol
Diet has been up and down and I’ve found it hard to stick with the diet, especially dinner consistently. Breakfasts and lunches are pretty in line. Am also finding myself caving into craving which is somewhat unusual as I didn’t have that problem in the first 90 days.
Have been asking myself what it is? Am I bored? Had enough of egg whites and no chocolate? Not sure but I find myself eating stuff here and there I shouldn’t.
So it’s a bummer. It’s funny the lessons are bang on. Have thought of quitting a fair bit but don’t want to. Oddly enough have kept the weight off but not really improving in the fat loss department in good part due to deviating from the diet plan.
Gonna try to get back to it now that she is back. Hopefully can slay the second half (amazing 45 days has gone by)
Will try to get back online.
If anyone out there figured out how to find 40 hours in a day lemme know. I could use the other 16.
Where do they go.....?
Well, still plodding along, but not the best performance, Missed a couple days last week, one cause I was still deathly ill and the other well.... I don't really consider it skipping out because I laid 3,000 sq feet of sod in my backyard. To put in perspective that's about 10,000 pounds of sod. talk about a workout: Lift, carry, squat, unroll, adjust, stand, repeat. repeated 330x. Needless to say, I don't think I could have made it through a workout after 5 hours of that. did 38,000 steps on the fitbit. burned some serious cals along with 300 + squats.....not a bad day overall i guess.
other than that, struggling a bit with the food. not too far off piste but the odd no-no has crept in.....especially with Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend..... pumpkin pie IS a vegetable, right?
Anyway, onward and upward. Wife is away this week, so that makes me about twice a busy as last week with the kids and everything, but I'll fit everything in best i can!
Back at it today after two days of nasty cold and flu kept me off the rope. Breathing sitting still was hard enough. Tried to head to the gym at one point and wife said ‘u look like ur gonna die shouldn’t you rest?’
Happy wife happy life so I took a break. At least one day was Sunday so only missed one workout day.
Diet getting fun with the egg white dinners. Happy to see them actually as I’m still tying to get rid of more pesky fat!
Exercises doing ok. Cardio was tough tonight with not really being able to breathe at 100 pct. oh well got trough it!
Good lesson today about drop outs in this section. Feel the twinges once in a while of ‘oh you’ve done enough this year’ but I’m determined to go the distance.
Hope everyone is well sorry haven’t blogged or commented much will get on that!
So finally got back from NYC last night. Today been back on track and feeling good. Having the hour in my own K-zone workout space is so much better than trying to half arse it in a hotel.
Anyway, diet in check, exercise in check.
Lessons caught up and feeling good overall.
Thanks everyone for the positive support it always helps!
Ok so traveling to NYC with my wife and 7 year old and 7 month old baby has proven to be a challenge both on the food and exercise regime. Too many big lunches and dinners and then a day at the football stadium (you can imagine the crap I ate there) and then a steak dinner with good friends tonight that was way off the reservation. So let's just say I had a massive cheat day today. Missed the workout yesterday and today as well to boot. Ugggggg. I don't feel great both literally and mentally so will get straight back to it tomorrow. Have one more night here where dinner will be tough then home Tuesday morning where I can get back to the strict regime.
I guess the positive that comes from this is that I really truly am mad at myself for caving. In the old days I'd be like "oh whatever". This time it affects me on a deeper level as I don't wanna go back to the old ways and old me.
But that said it's hard. Dam hard to stick with it when away from my own kitchen and my own schedule and my own free time. Especially with the family along and too many friends and family to see. Anyway enough excuses I'll get back on track tomorrow and put this behind me. One good thing is this hotel is great and has a rack of fruit at the elevator in the lobby which at least helps keep 3/6 meals on track!
Wow, again where does it go?
So far so good. Been keeping up with the exercises, except missed one day and then found myself pretty whipped after the sudden uptick in skip minutes, exercises and reps! But all in all good.
Diet been OK but not great. Not that i'm eating crap or anything, just been really busy and keep forgetting to eat the fruit in the mid morning and mid day. which annoys me alot because i know those 3 fruit snacks are very key. So will do my best to keep on top of it.
Off to NYC tomorrow with my wife and two little ones for a 5 days visit with friends and family. Going to be a long travel day, so hopefully will manage with the food ok through a couple airports.
Missed a photo will do my best to get one up soon.
Is it just me or does time just evaporate!?!?
I realized i never answered the two questions so here goes:
1. What I want to get out of KB2 is to keep the awesome feeling going from KB1. I also quite frankly want to improve my physique even more and reduce or eliminate the sagging bits that exist between my shoulders and waist. My legs are like solid oak, arms are good, but I have some excess fat deposits I'm happy to get rid of! Don't get me wrong, I feel good already, took lots of inches and 13 kg off the body so far, but there is always room to improve more!
2. What do I need? How about a 35 hour day? No? Guess Kenzai doesn't have a lesson on how to stretch time, so I guess I have to make do in 24 hours..... lol I guess what I need is myself to keep the discipline to stick to the diet and to make sure I don't miss any days in the workout. Sometimes it's damn hard if its been a long busy day to drag my butt to my K-zone and workout - but I did fairly well in KB1, and now I want to score 100% in KB2. Cause this stuff works, and I like what I see when clothes that used to be tight hang off me now.....
Thats about it,
I will do my best to support everyone, because I think it always helps when people comment on each others posts. Some days are crazier than others but i'll do whatever i can.
Good luck team and stay strong!
Weird thing happened last couple days..... I hit a wall. Which I guess is normal but at the same time caught me off guard because I've been kind of gung ho the whole time the last few weeks. but for some reason the last two nights I was just crushed and passing out by 9:30 pm!! Which is very un usual for me as I'm a bit of a night owl.
Glad to see the diet started today, I like having the map to follow, makes it a lot easier. Still, good stuff coming out of the ground locally so all kinds of great fruits and vegetables direct from the local farmers.
Exercises are nice. I guess because I just finished KB1 they seem....'easy' but I know not to fall into that trap LOL. It's gonna get harder, and this little step back is nice to recharge the batteries a bit.
Had a couple no- no's the other day couple sweet things I shouldn't have, but just saying goodbye to them for 90 days.... so I'm on track now.
Greetings! Great to be here in KB2 finally. Had to do the cooling off period for 3 days from KB1 so could only start today. Am keen to keep going and keep improving my fitness and of course tightening up the body more.
Feeling good so far!
Day 90. Finale GRADUATION POST
Wow, that went by fast. There were definitely good and bad days through the whole thing, and despite less than a stellar finish due to traveling etc, I am exceptionally pleased with my results. I'm already signed up and ready to take on Body 2 to keep going.
I know that numbers aren't the goal and I get that totally, but at the same time its fun to see how things have changed in just 90 short days with a lot of hard work and a decent amount of discipline:
Before / After:
Weight: 106.6 / 93.6 kg
Chest: 46 / 43.5 inches
Belly: 45 / 39 inches
Hips: 42.5 / 39 inches
Neck: 16.5 /15.0 inches
That's a lot. I mean I have dug clothes out of the closet I haven't even been able to put on never mind wear and it's awesome.
I think with this program this time around I feel like I have finally turned a corner. There's a difference in my attitude I think. In the past when I did the program it was reluctant, whereas this time I relished it. When I cheated before it was not a big deal and when i do now I feel incredibly guilty. I like how I look and feel right now and I want to not only keep it that way but improve it. I must admit I had a little ice cream to celebrate the end, but I didn't enjoy that as much as I do the fresh peach for a bedtime snack. My first thought this morning is not to crush bacon and eggs, but to stick to my plain toast and avocado and yogurt breakfast I've had habitually for 90 days.
I really hope I can keep it all going and stick with better eating and regular exercise. I look at my 'big clothes' and want to burn them.... LOL
Big thanks to all the other members of the team for the support and for blogging about what they were going through, it helps so much to see both the positives and negatives during the program. Also big thanks to the trainer for their never ending support and encouragement. - i'll be seeing you guys in a few days in body 2!!!
Take care everyone!
Well, here we are at day 89. Been a rough week being in italy made some of the eating tough, both from eating past i shouldnt and also getting access to veggies and eggs and yogurt. Did the best I could though and kept up with the exercises best i could given that i was missing my home K-Zone!
Yesterday was all flying day. took me 26 hours and 4 flights to get home, so missed the workout completely so a bit bummed about that.
However will bang out day 89 and 90 with a vengeance and am ready to start body 2 in a few days!
Am staying In a villa that it's hard to get in some of the exercises but am managing fairly well.
The super sets are dam tough. Finding the skipping pleasantly easier than I expected. I first saw 9 mins and thought omg but has been good. Have been able to keep the pace and still be able to breath and talk normally which is good according to a recent lesson.
Food. Well I'm not going to lie it's tougher in Italy but am sticking fairly close to plan. Only hiccups have been a couple pasta dishes (kept to small portions) and a couple desserts around my friends birthday but all in all the rest pretty in line.
Am both excited and sad we in the final week. Am already looking how to sign up for the next session as I am really pleased with how I feel and look compared to before. I want to keep this going.
Had to fly to Italy for a friends 50th party in Tuscany. Got back to workouts after 3 days off after last post. Am stay