Jennifer B.

Jennifer B.

Kenzai Member

Week 5 doldrums

  • Feb 13th, 2019 at 12:09AM

Week 5 did not go well for me. I feel like I'm the epitome of every single one of these lessons - particularly the Ups and Downs of training. Last week was Chinese New Year here in HK and I basically jumped off the wagon with both feet. For the most part, my food was ok - I've been avoiding sweets successfully, but with my kids out of school and being out and about, I missed several of the snacks and ate a couple of dinners out. My biggest disappointment in myself was that the exercise went sideways. I missed or didn't complete 5 of the 7 workouts. I still did Dragon Boat and played some tennis, but took a full break from the jump rope.

On the bright side, my knee has certainly appreciated the rest from skipping. I had an evaluation on Saturday and it was mild bursitis from overuse and I haven't damaged anything significant. I'm now able to fully flex it without tightness or pain. However, I feel like I'm back at square one on the jump rope. I'm sticking to alternate cardio , but I could use some guidance on how much I should be doing to equate to 1200 jumps?

I am super inspired by those of you that are totally rocking it - keep up the good work and providing us semi-slackers with incentive to catch up to you!!!

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Sabishi S.Sabishi S.Reboot | Day 17 (Member)
6 months ago

U can get back, we're all here to cheer u on! Go girl:)

    Abigail S.Abigail S.Alumni
    6 months ago

    A message of compassion and cheering you on, from a captain of the semi-slacker's a new day! One meal, one workout, one day at a time. All we can do is try our best day by day - isn't that what we tell our kids? I'm with you. One step forward at a time!

      Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Sculpt | Day 17 (Member)
      Trainer6 months ago

      Thanks for blogging this out, Jennifer. You are far from alone in falling/jumping off the wagon! We are all human here, trying to live out there in the world. Adjusting to a new country takes a lot of energy and it is only after about a year that it truly feels like home. Add to that a new daily routine that takes up loads of time and a diet that eliminates all comfort foods--it all adds up.

      As Abigail says above, take it one day at a time. One meal at a time, one exercise session at a time. What's done is done and who knows what lies ahead? 62 of exercise and nailing the diet will for sure bring results.

      As for the alt cardio, you can click on the details button which is cleverly hidden on the neck of the woman with the jumprope on your workout page. Better to rest your knee, the alt cardio works just as well.

      I am totally confident you can do this, Jennifer!

        Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Reach | Day 45 (Member)
        Assistant Trainer6 months ago

        Jennifer, I appreciate your commitment to the strict program, but it sounds like you did okay during the past week. You did dragon boat and tennis and mostly stayed true to the diet. It's all about a little exercise every day and staying tight on the diet. If you think that the jump rope is contributing to your bursitis, please stay with the alt cardio. Lock in the program this week and rebuild your confidence as we move toward the midpoint.

          Jay D.Jay D.Kenzai Chisel | Day 17 (Member)
          6 months ago

          I empathize with you as it’s difficult with the kids not being on the diet. We still need to feed them but they don’t want to have the unseasoned food we’re having. It’s great to hear that you’re mindful of your food choices and adhering to the diet. To me, the largest lesson is the conscious effort on diet and making the right choices even after the program.

            Mary Alice H.Mary Alice H.Alumni
            6 months ago

            Hang in there Jen! Think about how much stronger you already are compared to day one. You can do it!

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