Jody P.

Jody P.

Kenzai Member
day 10

struggling to keep up
doing all i can
got the diet down
one foot
other foot....

week two

time flies...loving getting back
sweating bullets
like the cycles
taking the lower number of reps until I get some strength back. I've been a sloth for several months. No injuries so I'll build it back at my pace. I always did the max reps but am glad for the range so I can build to it.

love the Kensai diet especially as the summer vegetables are sweet fresh and plentiful


Wake up
Time to get up
My body is in a coma! Come back little Sheba!

Did it all....sweat she is pouring like the rain coming down today, knocking down plants, spilling down the seams of the roof, cascading off my chin and into my shoes!

Get Back!!!


I'm Jody. I live on the midcoast of Maine and I'm a painter.
My habits get me on the fitness train and then I stop and do's been a few months since I finished Body 1 and I have slid down the slope of summer fun and company and have just found a handhold to stop the slide... The good news is that the intervals are shorter now between programs. I am witness to my own slow progressive change towards health.
I love how quickly my body gets juiced on Kenzai~ the food, the blogs, the daily hour of focus that requires me simply to 'put on the damn shoes'.
It makes me happy to do something really good for me. It's all for me!!
My obstacle is always getting into the groove. I tried to get into the last program and skidded off the rails, unable to focus and just do it. This time I am determined to find the focus I need to simply put on the damn shoes!!


Hi everyone! A few days late to the dance with weights....getting the kitchen cleaned out and my daily walks back on track...I am ready to swing my partner kettle bells with all of you! Looking forward to getting to know you all.

Jumpin in

Im back in action after being sick. I can't go back so am jumping into the walking meditation today. I really enjoyed it. It reminded me of being on a balance beam (not a gymnast in the least) but focus and precision and staying relaxed helped. Letting the thoughts go centering on breathing. I didn't get far which surprised me. I also thought of the way a snake moves. Stealthily, bobbing his head to match the breeze, so he is unnoticed. It kind of felt like that to me to slow down to the pace of my breathe.

delay of game

I have been sick with a fever for three days and have done nothing but sleep. I will try to play catch up but know I still need a little more time...can’t wait to work with all of you!!

Day 1 Mind

In celebration I ate a whole basket of blueberries
Loved sitting and letting my thoughts drift away
It is kind of groovy

Day 90 

I feel so good. Thank you Kenzai.

So many people supported each other. Thank you team Ursa. You guys made all the difference through the slog of it just hearing your struggle...but what brave perseverance and tenacity you showed me. It definitely got me through my own internal war!

Patrick I could write a sonnet but will spare you. Thank you!

Looking forward to seeing you guys on the blogs soon!!

Taking a break, going on a trip, then continuing my year of Kenzai. I started with reboot in January and will continue with (+- 1 month) breaks through the year. That’s the plan, the goal, and the need for myself.


Jumped in with both feet! Cocktail, wine, scallop crudo, rich hanger steak, watercress and French fries, white chocolate bread pudding. My husband and I split everything. We figured the steak was 7 ounces and that’s two 100 gram servings. One of the best meals in memory. Woke up middle of the night fuzzy and dry- I presume from the alcohol but feel great this morning.


The hardest part of KB1 for me is battling my occasional resistance to sustain the discipline. It is the hardest because it is unpredictable when it will hit and I haven’t identified the trigger. When I trip up I feel defeated and that adds to my angst.

The easiest part is being in the zone. It takes the bulk of my energy to do the program and do it well but I really enjoy it and I don’t like doing anything half way.

I think what is easy is the flip side of the what is hardest coin.


I really don't want to write this because I think it might bring you all down but I have had more than a few days only doing the cardio and not doing the exercises and have been so down about it. I got real busy and my daughter was visiting and the next thing I knew it was like a vortex down, down, down. I finally scraped myself up and did them today and hope it is over, which is, in the end why I am writing this; sunlight is the cure. I really do want to finish strong and solidify my results. Wicked down on myself which is the worst part of it.

My favorite change is the result of weighing my grams because I feel great when I eat the right amounts. I have a quiet little hunger brewing some of the time but it just lets me know my metabolism is working as it should. There aren't big spikes or drops during the day. When I started KB it seemed kind of extreme to weigh everything. Getting what I eat right has been a lifelong battle and this change affords me self control. Emotional eating is removed when I am well satisfied.

We are less social because sharing with others that I have restrictions is a buzz kill although at this point not drinking doesn't seem to make a bit of difference to anyone. It's much more about when I eat- lunch out works well.

Being out and walking (i can't do jumprope) every day has been a gift. My dog and I have the most wonderful time every day. It's nice to have that carved into each day. After a very physical career gardening I had become quite sedentary as is my tendency when tired after less physical work I do now.

There has been a change in my attitude. I'm more agile physically and mentally. I think that makes me more engaged overall.


Yesterday after my cardio my mind went into full mule mode and revolted. I could not do my workout and had to have something unweighed and unplanned...I just had to make another choice for once over 60 days. That was so yesterday. Today I begin again, and actually feel a lot better having blown off the steam.




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