Karen I.

Karen I.

Kenzai Member

Day 2 - muscles aching..

  • Jun 6th, 2017 at 11:31PM

But in a good way, though will be interesting to see how the body can cope with exercising every day for next 88 days..! So far so good, fingers crossed.

Getting into a routine of exercise is going to be an important part of the learning during KB. I've always done some form of exercise (personal training or jogging mainly) but not been able to maintain the regularity (work busyness is an easy excuse!). The only time I was consistently exercising was when I trained for my first 10k race quite a few years ago now, and I remember how strong I felt mentally as well as physically. I miss that feeling and want to get back into that through this program (and hopefully beyond).

The 75% diet was a bit of a struggle today as I had a business lunch and then another work dinner (buffet, much easier to control strangely, one helping only and left quite a bit on plate). I was conscious of the thoughts I had and realise that most of the over-eating is social eating (my colleague kept piling food on my plate at lunch - culturally a courteous/friendly gesture) because I was actually full pretty quickly, and anything I ate over and above was just surplus/sociable behaviour.

Wondering if we can condition our minds so that eating becomes more functional than social, and our food intake will naturally decrease...no doubt there will be lessons on this in the weeks to come!

 
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5 comments

Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Member
Trainerover 1 year ago

Such a great point that social eating is a huge driver to over eat. The great thing is I have yet to have a trainee that doesn't find a way to navigate that space, or even find breaking out of some of those ingrained, mindless, constructs rewarding. It might not be easy, but it is certainly well worth the effort! Go Karen!


    Karen I.Karen I.Kenzai Member
    over 1 year ago

    thanks Nate for the encouragement! am really looking forward to the discovery during this program!


      Georgina D.Georgina D.Kenzai Member
      over 1 year ago

      Hi! I'm in beijing for work this week too! Nice to have a hotel gym to skip in :)


        Shifali S.Shifali S.Kenzai Member
        over 1 year ago

        Mindful eating- A great step towards fitness. Way to go!!


          Adelyn CheongAdelyn CheongKenzai Chisel | Day 8 (Member)
          Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

          So true on the social eating piece, Karen! Awareness is part of the journey to success and you're well on your way!


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