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Lode O.

Kenzai Body | Day 48 (Member)
Kenzai Body
Day 48
 
Program progress:
Back to school!

All in all I’ve had a good week, the workouts are no joke, though. I’ve had some really sore quadriceps (the kind of sore that makes going downstairs virtually impossible without swearing). Would that be the creepers or the floor jumps? Or the pistol squats?
Anyway, the reason I’m not giving up is that I’d never forgive myself if I do... And I’m enjoying it. Im not saying I always look forward to the workouts and the diet excites me, but I DO love hitting the I DID IT button ... a lot!
Hope everybody else is going strong and starting to see results?


Happy to be home

We have just arrived home after 10 wonderful days in South Africa... not great for our diet and exercise program, but could have been a lot worse.
There is a week of school holidays left, so nice and easy days ahead and no excuse to miss any workouts.
I hope everybody else is going strong?


Hi team! Hope you’re all doing great? I’m happy to report that things are going well this side. I’m enjoying the exercises and trying to stick with the diet as best as I can - my biggest issue would be not eating enough. The last time I did Kenzai that was my problem too, not having enough hours in the day to fit in three meals and three snacks. However, I’m trying and don’t beat myself up about it too much. Progress, not perfection.
My pants are definitely starting to fit a bit better which is always a great encouragement to buckle down and getting it done.
We are leaving for a 10 days Spring break in South Africa tomorrow - and fully expecting the family to want to feed us 24/7. The rubber bands and jumping rope is already packed though, so we will definitely be trying to limit the damage.
Have a great week 4, everybody!


Week 3

Good morning, Team Grus!
I can’t believe we’re already in week 3! I love looking at the workouts I’ve already done - imagining all those burnt calories disappearing off me is a wonderful image!

Workout wise last week went well, a few social engagements over the weekend was tricky to navigate - however, apart from a few glasses of wine, I stayed pretty much on track diet wise. Maybe just not enough!

Hope everybody else is on track and ready to give Week 3 horns?


Introducing me

Hi Team Grus!
My name is Lodè, I live in Abu Dhabi with my husband Lombard (also in Grus) and our 4 kids. I’m a stay-at-home mum and love spending my days doing sport, spending time with friends and of course the 4 kids 🙈.

I was first introduced to Kenzai by my lovely friend Rebecca Kershaw who is also a Kenzai Member. I did Kenzai Body last year and was very happy with the results. The program really worked well in a busy household like ours where fitness and health sadly takes a back seat to kids’ activites and just getting through the week. The fact that I had to go and click on my I DID IT button every day really helped me to stay on track too. Not to mention the incredible support from the trainers and the team members.

What tripped me up in reaching my fitness goals before... hhhmm. I think I saw (and still do) reward myself with food and a nice glass of wine every night. I absolutely love sport, but whenever we go on holiday or just home to South Africa, all diet rules are out the window. Therefore I constantly feel like I’m undoing damage from holidays. 😂

I absolutely love traveling - and if that includes some good food, I’m in heaven. My other love is music - I adored the Bohemian Rhapsody movie so much. I drive quite a lot in Abu Dhabi, so have found Oprah Winfrey’s podcasts a life saver.

If I was to go through a bad patch, I would remind myself about the reasons I’m doing this. I’m passionate about staying healthy and youthful for as long as possible and am determined to be a good role model to our children. I would like them to see me persevere even when the going gets tough.

That’s all for now, folks! I can guarantee you I’ll never ever write such a lengthy blog post again.

Looking forward to read everybody else’s intros.


Introducing me

Hi Team Grus!
My name is Lodè, I live in Abu Dhabi with my husband Lombard (also in Grus) and our 4 kids. I’m a stay-at-home mum and love spending my days doing sport, spending time with friends and of course the 4 kids 🙈.

I was first introduced to Kenzai by my lovely friend Rebecca Kershaw who is also a Kenzai Member. I did Kenzai Body last year and was very happy with the results. The program really worked well in a busy household like ours where fitness and health sadly takes a back seat to kids’ activites and just getting through the week. The fact that I had to go and click on my I DID IT button every day really helped me to stay on track too. Not to mention the incredible support from the trainers and the team members.

What tripped me up in reaching my fitness goals before... hhhmm. I think I saw (and still do) reward myself with food and a nice glass of wine every night. I absolutely love sport, but whenever we go on holiday or just home to South Africa, all diet rules are out the window. Therefore I constantly feel like I’m undoing damage from holidays. 😂

I absolutely love traveling - and if that includes some good food, I’m in heaven. My other love is music - I adored the Bohemian Rhapsody movie so much. I drive quite a lot in Abu Dhabi, so have found Oprah Winfrey’s podcasts a life saver.

If I was to go through a bad patch, I would remind myself about the reasons I’m doing this. I’m passionate about staying healthy and youthful for as long as possible and am determined to be a good role model to our children. I would like them to see me persevere even when the going gets tough.

That’s all for now, folks! I can guarantee you I’ll never ever write such a lengthy blog post again.

Looking forward to read everybody else’s intros.


Fresh start

Almost a year since I attempted my first (and only so far) Kenzai Body. And it felt good to git that I DID IT button again!
I’m feeling ready and motivated to add some muscle, lose some lard and help inspire my team members. Let’s do this!


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Whoo hoo!!! 

Now that I look back over the past three months, everything makes so much more sense.
I now understand when you said in one of the lessons that we should just look down, carry on and do this thing moment by moment. That really is the only way - I have at times felt overwhelmed and thought it was just too hard fitting it in and ‘eating only that!!???’ for dinner. But in all honesty, the times I felt hungry was when I didn’t do my meal prep and wasn’t eating regularly enough. And therefore sabotaged myself.
The program is SO doable - I would however say that the unknown made it daunting for me.
Thanks so much to the wonderful team members who gave me hope and new vigor when I felt it was too hard! And to the incredible trainers who always had the perfect advice and really understand what we’re dealing with - you’ve for sure converted us to Kenzai’s for life.
All the best to all my team members and hope to bump into you on one of the other programs. 😘


Changed

When I look back at the past 3 months, (where on earth did they go???) I’m pretty surprised at how second nature the Kenzai principles have become - especially the dietary ones. Gone are the days where I would mindlessly pick at the children’s leftovers or just eat a handful of nuts. For me those were the most drastic changes and although it sounds insignificant, it definitely made a difference.
We are off to France next week, and although I can’t wait to indulge a bit in some French goodies, I have no intention of undoing the work of the last three months.
I hope everybody else are on track and looking forward to summer?


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I’m still here, feeling a bit snowed under by end of year everything. I’m sticking to the exercise and diet 80 percent of the time - and although I’m not going to have a dramatic overhaul like some of my team mates, I’m feeling pretty happy with the progress I’ve made up to now.
The most important thing I will be taking away from my first Kenzai, is that you can’t outtrain a bad diet. My big problem was quantities. But that was then and this is now.
How are the rest of my Delphinus team mates doing?


End is in sight

I’m going to lie if I say I’m not looking forward to the end of the program.
I’ve had a much better week nutrition wise than the previous two - so feeling positive about that.
I’ve managed the workout everyday except Friday this week, so feeling okay about that too.
Hope the rest of you are feeling well and ready to finish this thing strong!


Back to reality
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Sorry about the radio silence, I was in paradise!
After 4 days of the most spectacular sunsets, spreads of Thai cooking, fabulous beaches, a few obligatory cocktails (a royal wedding too), a massage or three, it was time to get back to the sandpit. I am craving reality, routine, even my bland egg whites!
I managed to get some exercise in on all but one of the four days that I was away, so not feeling too bad about that. Even a sunset yoga session.
The diet, however, was pretty tricky... I tried to make healthy choices as far as possible but it was difficult to eat at regular intervals... and I wanted to try it all. All in all, my diet was far from perfect the last four days, (and I didn’t deserve the cheat meal that I came home to 🙊) but it could have been far worse.
I hope everybody else is still going strong and on track!


Almost half way!

As we are approaching day 45, I am holiday bound. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m actually going to fly some spinach and avocados with me to Thailand to make sure I at least stay on track for breakfast. I know the workouts won’t be a problem, but the fact that we won’t eat any other meals than breakfast at home, probably will! 😬 I’ll try my best to not do too much damage in 4 days though.
On the home front: we’ve been enjoying the workouts and find the food is more than enough.
After reading today’s lesson, I realized why I all of a sudden I manage to get through the day without my nana nap before school pick up - it’s because I’m getting more regular feeds! I feel so much better for it.
And I’m definitely not giving up now - we’re almost halfway there - surely it’s downhill from here, right? 🤣
I hope everybody else is feeling positive and ready to tackle the second half of Kenzai Body?


It’s like you Kenzai guys are reading my mind... I DID skip yesterday’s workout - I told myself I deserved a break, it’s okay just this time... and BOOM in today’s lesson (Day 33 - the advantages of lean muscle), you address that exact same attitude!
That’s exactly what I needed to hear today - stay strong and don’t listen to that little voice.
Hope everybody is feeling strong and motivated?!


Week 4 has been the most challenging for me in terms of sticking to the diet - it was my birthday! I didn’t miss any workouts but maybe celebrated a bit too abundantly😬. Thank goodness we were allowed a cheat meal this week. I don’t feel too bad about my indiscretions, though. Previously I would’ve let myself fall off the wagon completely, whereas I now knew that I had to still post a picture at the end of the week... and that the 90 days are going to be over in the blink of an eye.
I’ve just noticed that my evening meals will be egg white based from now on. Glad I like eggs!
Good luck for week 5, team Delphinus!