Joseph L.

Joseph L.

Kenzai Iron | Day 37 (Member)
Kenzai Iron
Day 37
 
Program progress:

Well last week was really about recovery and getting through a week when being sick wasn’t an option.

Plus, on Saturday morning I got on a plane for Shanghai. I arrived last night and went pretty much straight to bed.

Right now, the sun is rising, and I’m itching to get up, get out, and get back to the program.

I don’t know what’s going to happen food wise on this trip but I’m confident that I can get these workouts in!

Also, it’s been encouraging reading other people’s posts and seeing that everybody has life stuff but that we are all dedicated to this and giving it our best.

Ganbatte ne!


Sick

So what do you do when you are sick? I pushed through leg day but today I am moving so slowly.

Do I push through at the gym or rest myself.


That workout today was really something!
As a person who hasn’t historically frequented the gym, I felt really great about today’s workout. I really pushed through and Zen-ed out. It was great but stairs are currently my enemy. I anticipate a full lower body retaliation as I navigate the stairs of tomorrow’s subway commute! Go Iron!


Iron Time

Good morning fellow Ironers!

It’s good to be back in the Kenzai way.

Last week was very much getting used to a routine and I wasn’t entirely successful. With that said, I did get some good workouts in and it felt GREAT!

I went shopping yesterday for all of my food and am very excited to be back on diet.

All in all, my greatest challenge is going to be getting into the gym. I plan to really cut back on my social life (I could use more time at home anyway) and use that after work time to pump some iron.

Good luck everyone! Do your best!

JL


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Reboot Drop Out 

Congrats team. I wish I had been able to stick with it with you. A new job and a lot of travel made Reboot the one thing that had to be taken off the plate.

I look forward to a new year and a new program.

Congrats!


Autumn in New York
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One of my favorite things to do is jump rope in a park near my house. Now that autumn is here it's even more magical. This picture was taken one morning when it was particularly cold and windy. When you get through a cardio session like that, the normal fall brisk seems lovely!


Reboot take two!

Very excited to be giving reboot another try. I completed Body in September and may have gotten over anxious and tried to do a reboot in October which was a very busy month for me. I ultimately had to pull myself from the program.

Thrilled to be giving it another go!!

One question: I specified that I wanted to vegetarian diet this go around. Will there be any specifics on that? I noticed that the diet still noted "protein" without mention of how I would adjust that to a meat free diet.

Thank you!!!


Reboot

Very excited about this reboot!
I may have got over excited and signed up while I was away on an intense work trip.
I may have also skipped the first week thanks to said work trip.
All the same, I'm very excited to dive in tomorrow! I went from the airport home to drop off my luggage then right to Trader Joe's to buy food for the week!!
Here we go, Team!!!


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Emotions 

Dear Team,

Let me first say that it has been a pleasure getting fit with you. I'll take away some fun things from our shared experience including banana milk shakes, forgiving one's self during travel, and the power of shared experience. So THANK YOU.

I wish I could say that my last Kenzai week was a rockstar week but it has been challenging. I woke up today exited to give a full workout and day of Kenzai only to be reminded that it is the last day. I suddenly found myself very sad.

Kenzai has been such a wonderful experience. Nothing is perfect in this world but I feel very happy with what I have been able to accomplish. I feel and look better than I have in as long as I can remember. And I am excited to continue on.

A confession, I am a cheat. Even when I knew it was the last day, I cheated. I'm so used to my jumprope sessions that I couldn't help add a song to jump it out to after my 5 sets of 80. I also pushed the workout a little toward failure on the last sets. GUILTY.

Regardless, I am very grateful for the Kenzai experience. I look forward to my three days off then creating a healthy path forward.

Side note...my friends who introduced me to Kenzai let me know that they are staring the Kenzai Iron program soon. Somewhere in the back of my mind a tiny flicker appeared. More is available wherever I wish.

THANK YOU,
Joseph


Hey Team!
Exciting stuff this week. I had a rough one last week with travel but this week I'm in it hard and for the rest of the program.

One thing I realize is that it doesn't end when the program is over. I did this program so I could give my body a jump start and begin a lifetime of exercise and thoughtful diet.

So really, although I am glad to enjoy things like pizza again, I know too much to go fully back and I'm really just st the beginning of the journey.

Best of luck to all in these last weeks!

JL


I am so grateful for this Kenzai experiences my body has changed in wonderful ways and I love it. BUT all I do is cook and eat...cook and eat...cook and eat. Looking forward to having a bit more flexibility food wise once 90 days has concluded.

Also, I found ice cream that was low in sugar, not stuffed with chemicals, and 280 cal for a whole pint. I ate it for my final indulgence. It was pretty good. Not great.

Let's power through, Team!!!


The Last Third

Well folks, I am going to be honest, this last third of the program is tough for me. I see good results but, just as the lesson said, I am judging progress harshly these days. What's more, I keep getting tripped up during the week and missing a workout day or being out and eating food that is not on the diet. Ex. yesterday I want rafting with friends and had a hard time controlling my food all day. There were definitely chips and nuts involved.

In general I am really enjoying myself and charging forward even when I still want to be lazy..which apparently is not a feeling that is waining for me.

I look and feel better than I have in years and am excited to keep pushing through.

Joseph


Today's Lesson

Oh thank God! I was starting to feel crazy. I've been co aiming coffee like never before.

Also, I thought something was wrong because I could barely get through these workouts.

I feel much better and excited to keep trying!


Scared and Tired

Dear team,

What a rough week. I was in LA for business and ended up staying for longer than intended.

While I was able to jumprope everyday, my diet was a mess. I did do an ok job of eating fruit throughout the day and small meals at night but breakfast and lunch were off the rails.

I arrived back to NY at 5 this morning and went into the office.

I am exhausted and discouraged.

I need to rest tonight but I look forward to waking up tomorrow and working out like crazy to make up for lost days!

I've come so far and nothing could make me give up now but I feel so tired and defeated in this moment.

Joseph


Narcolepsy

I don't know what my problem is but two days this week I've fallen asleep around 8 on the sofa.

In both cases I woke up that morning, did my jump rope, send to work then intended to workout at night but fell clean asleep.

The next morning I did the days jumprope and double workout.

This happened Tuesday night and last night so Wednesday morning and this morning were double workouts.

I know the double workouts aren't ideal but is there some reason why I am falling dead asleep? It's so unlike me? I even missed dinner and evening veggies last night.