Jess Swarbreck

Jess Swarbreck

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Kenzai Body 2 training DONE! 

  • Dec 14th, 2015 at 9:44PM

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Wow, where to start? This has been a huge challenge and I'm SO glad I did it.

I had a great way to celebrate day 90 yesterday. There happened to be a lacrosse match for at my old school for alumni- it was so nice to be able to get involved in the game, feeling fit in spite of not having played for a while. The sprinting was tough but it was nice to be able to keep up with the teenagers (over the shorter distances at least!)-and nothing beats how much more coordinated and strong we are having embarked on such an intensive training cycle. Massive kudos and thanks to Patrick for designing a brilliant program- you've nailed it....again.

Its not been easy, and I haven't been the perfect trainee by any stretch of the imagination but I'm sitting on some decent results. I've lost over 6kg and am pretty sure I've reached an all time high in terms of muscle mass. I'll concede some mild disappointment that I haven't reached the body fat percentage I was aiming for on day 1 but all things considered (the cold season and a significant blip in training somewhere in the middle) this isn't surprising. Perseverance continues, as ever.

By far the bigger win has been the ways in which daily commitment to nutrition and exercise has impacted my life as a whole. I've made bold decisions and changes which perhaps I didn't have the confidence for before and the natural high has been going strong for weeks now. Part of what's pushed things forward for me has been finding ways to make this healthful lifestyle work- for me it takes a lot of discipline and daily reinforcement and I really don't think I could do it without the support I have here at Kenzai.

A huge thank you to the staff team for your amazing support and all the fun you guys bring to my life every day. You're a daily source of inspiration and I can't imagine working for or with a higher quality bunch of people. Congratulations to everyone on the site graduating today- your actions make the world a better, healthier place- believe it!

Finally, thank you to anyone who's been reading this blog from somewhere other than the Kenzai site- I realise the blogs must seem a bit random but all the facebook likes and comments have been such an encouragement. If anyone is keen to find out more about what we do here please ask me or check out the site. Maybe its important to add that I don't work on commission! I genuinely love whats going on in the Kenzai world- we're a small social network of ordinary people (of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels) helping each other to improve our health, fitness and sense of vitality.

Again, huge congrats to everyone who's just completed a training cycle- time to celebrate!

 
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14 comments

Elissa ImranElissa ImranReboot | Day 15 (Member)
Trainerover 3 years ago

Woo hoo! You are looking fit and fab! It's been a pleasure being on this journey with you. Keep being honest and open on the blog Jess - trainers are people too. And surviving the blip and going on to an amazing finish is nothing but a testament to your perseverance and strong will.
Looking forward to more in 2016!


    Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 22 (Member)
    Trainerover 3 years ago

    Congrats Jess!


      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
      Head Trainerover 3 years ago

      Atta girl! Jess, you lift our spirits with your enthusiasm, humor, and humanity. It has been such a treat training with you and big ups for making your training public on MyFace. Talk about doubling down on the accountability. Good show!


        Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
        Head Trainerover 3 years ago

        Great job Jess! So much fun having you on as a coworker and training team mate!


          Cece AielloCece AielloKenzai Member
          Trainerover 3 years ago

          Oh Jess, how I've cursed you and generations of Swarbrecks during the first 14 minutes of #raisethebar every day. Then the last 60 second is spent thanking my lucky stars that you showed us what it's like to lay out our shortfalls and to ask others to climb up with you. Much to be learned from this one. You're an awesome teammate, colleague, trainer, and human being- so glad we reconnected on this journey of wellness and health! Coincidence? Maybe, but I'd like to believe it's fate :)


            Sharmali ArumugathasanSharmali ArumugathasanKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 1 (Member)
            Trainerover 3 years ago

            Jess thanks for laying down the gauntlet and making us all step it up, I'm really thankful for that - it brought a whole new level of satisfaction to completing KB2. Looking forward to catching up with you in the flesh very soon! Rock on chica, you did great and looking smokin' for your efforts!


              Sarah S.Sarah S.Alumni
              over 3 years ago

              Well done Jess, another great achievement! I am very proud of you, KEEP IT UP!


                Malia HirschmannMalia HirschmannKenzai Marathon | Day 1 (Member)
                Trainerover 3 years ago

                Yay, Jess! Your post just exudes confidence (hello, making bold decisions!) and THAT is the X-factor so to speak about embarking on these 90-day journeys. I am so happy for you and look forward to continuing to work and train with you in the new year!


                  Yvonne R.Yvonne R.Alumni
                  over 3 years ago

                  You look amazing Jess and are an inspiration for us to get into KB2 in February 2016! Take care and have a lovely Christmas xox


                    Brett KuhnertBrett KuhnertAlumni
                    Trainerover 3 years ago

                    Congrats, Jess! You've upped your game inside and out, and helped others up theirs. Couldn't ask for a better holiday gift! And I'll have to come back to this blog for inspiration whenever those KB2 slums strike, 'cause you've clearly got an antidote!


                      David M.David M.Kenzai Run | Day 44 (Member)
                      over 3 years ago

                      AAhhhh - one of the original crazy girls ("let's take a really hard fitness program and make it harder!") gets done with amazing results! Looking really great and would never guessed you had any "blips" anywhere along the line. Well done!!


                        Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Sculpt | Day 15 (Member)
                        Trainerover 3 years ago

                        Yay, Jess! You look fabulous! Through exams and weekend long classes, you persevered and got a rocking hot bod in return. Thanks for #raisingthebar and getting us to up our game. What an exciting start to 2016, you are ready to start on all new adventures. Congratulations!!!


                          Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Member
                          Trainerover 3 years ago

                          So nice to read all of these lovely comments. Thank you all :)


                            Jessica B.Jessica B.Alumni
                            over 3 years ago

                            Looking fab! Rockin' that bikini! 6kg ain't nothin to sneeze at.


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