Kari B.

Kari B.

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All Done!

I don't know where to start this post. Its been a while.
I'm disappointed with myself that I didn't finish strong, because I know I could have but life got in the way. Although that is a lame excuse.

Well 90 days of Kenzai is now behind me and I can truly say that I've learnt a lot. The lessons have been on point and somehow I always got a timely message that would encourage me to keep on going, or just help me to understand what my body was going through. They were great.

I loved the workouts and being able to do them at home was a bonus. I have a new appreciation for jump roping. It's effective. It really is and if I'm ever pressed for time - I'm jumping rope!

The process of eating a very light dinner has been an eye opener for me. I can't go back to eating a heavy dinner anymore, it doesn't sit well and it makes me feel uncomfortable. The diet overall was manageable and not over complicated. I think this has been the best for me. from this program and I'm better for it. I have a renewed appreciation of food and it really does not have to be complicated at all.

To Patrick, thank you for being my coach and keeping me accountable. And to the whole Kenzai Team - thank you. I've appreciated your guidance, your encouragement and your prompting for me to get on with and stick with it. Thank you again.

To my team Ursa - we've been awesome. Let's keep going. whether it's with Kenzai or just taking our new found knowledge of diet and exercise and applying it to our lives. We are worth it!

Well I haven't quite decided what's next for me in my wellness and health journey. I will check out the other Kenzai programs out there. But for now Im training to do the Murph Challenge. (maybe you've heard about it). I'm also doing a mini triathalon ( a really mini one) to show my son that it's important to be active, and to have fun!

This has been fun!
Be Well friends and take care of yourselves!!.


So I've been really bad - I havent worked out for a while, but my diet has been really good. And it really is proof (to me) that it is our diet that makes all the difference.
To be very honest though I've lost focus, motivation and drive. Life is busy right now and at the moment there's just so many things to do - so I havent thought much about working out.

Anyway I've learnt so much about myself and the importance of keeping a clean diet and keeping balance.

So what's next after Kenzai..... not so sure yet, but I do know that I will continue to work out and eat well. This is the only body we have so we owe it to ourselves to take care of it. To take care of ourselves.
I'm travelling this week....again. I'll see how the work outs go this week.


So the beginning of last week started of with so much promise and determination to have a great week.

And then it all came crashing down. I had to travel so was out 3 days, and you know its hard to stay on track. And then when i got back I got really sick. I was down for the count - apparently I ate soemthing that didn't sit right and so I've been throwing up a lot. It's been yuck.

And to make matters worse my knee has been causing me problems. It got swollen (I'm assuming from the travelling) and so it's been difficlut to skip and when I walk around there is a horrible clicking pain. Ughh

So yeah, I have to write last week off. It's a week wasted and I hate that but what can you do.
Other than just to pick myself up and concentrate on this week. There's no other way.

Thanks to my food poisining I'm still weak and need to hydrate but here's to a good week.

Happy Week Team!!


another week...

last week was a grind. It's was a rough week, and I've been in a rut. Not sure why but I am.

I'm getting through the workouts - just doing them. I hate to say this but there's very little joy, or no enjoyment at all while I'm doing the workouts. But I'm getting them done. My eating is much better and I am so much more aware of what I'm putting in my mouth. that's a good thing.

I can't believe I'm at day 64. It is the home stretch now so I'm putting my head down and I'll grind out the workouts. I'll eat my eggs and I'm going to finish this program.

Hoping I snap out of this rut......soon.


So I blogged a couple of days ago about my energy levels......and well they've been low. Really low actually. It's been difficult to motivate myself to do the workouts, and to eat well and so forth and so forth.

Some days I feel great and others well i feel meh... but we do what we gotta do.

Tomorrow is day 57 and the start of a new week.
I can do this. We can do this!!


Timely messages!

Yesterday's message was so timely..... I'm tired.
It was a tough day.... not only was it low energy but a lot of questions in my head of why am I still doing this?

I'm keeping it real, maybe after 53 days I should see better results but like most things in life you will only get out of anything what you put into it.

Well I'm looking forward to the weekend.


Back Home Now!

It's so good to be back home now. Hopefully I'll be able to have a good week with both my diet and work outs.

I managed to get my workouts in while I was away but the diet part was so difficult - despite my efforts and good intentions.
I was thankful to be able to run again after a while. I might be doing a run every now and then instead of the jumproping. I love to jump rope but it's so hard on my calves....

Well vacation is over, and now it's time to tighten up the diet. Especially the diet!!


Day 45 - Woohoo

Today I'm officially halfway through the program!..... and it's an indulgence day! Thank you.

I can't say I'm enjoying the timed jump roping...for whatever reason it seems tougher. But I'm thankful I don't have to count anymore!! LOL.
Oh and in addition to my workout I thought I'd try and run today. It's been 3 months since I last ran. And the last time I ran, I was doing a 9 minute mile - today I ran 3 miles in 28 mins 39secs, still under 10min/mile. So I'm feeling pretty good. It's my skipping that has kept me in pretty good cardio shape!!

Anyway enjoy your choice of indulgence team mates!
time to finish strong.


I don't know why I'm not quitting........actually.
I've thought about it! maybe it's the amount of money I've paid, maybe it the commitment to myself that won't allow me to quit, I don't know. But I won't!!

I've seen some changes with my body (not as much as I would like - but then when you're not consistent what do you expect) and so I know the program will work. So that's why i won't and cant quit now. .. I'll stick with it.

I enjoy the daily lessons. I've learnt so much from them. The workouts have been different for me. Sometimes I complete a workout and don't feel like I was challenged enough. but I know I can always make them more intense - slower, controlled reps, shorter rest times etc but it's all good.
I've enjoyed the no dinners - just fruits/yoghurt for dinner, but not so sure if my family is appreciating that. But they understand. It's not forever.

So today marks the halfway point - now to make the most of these last 40 plus days count.!!


So it's spring break and my family is in Thailand right now.
Not too sure how this is going to go but I will try my hardest to get the diet right. I'm sure I should be able to get the workouts in but the food.... well wish me luck!!


OMG they hurt! They challenge every part of my lower body and stresses my knees too. But I love them.
To be able to stand on one leg and bring my body as low as possible to the ground, and be all shakey and wobbly......it's great. Not pretty but great.

I have bad knees so I have to be careful so thank goodness it's only 4-5 reps.

I've eaten better this week. Not perfect, but better.


Hmmm,
So here it is ........... I'm so fed with being consistently inconsistent. Yep I hate it that I can't string together more than 3 good days in a row. I don't know what it is and why but gosh I hate it.
I'm also fed up with the jump roping. But it's so effective and the best way to get my heart rate up so I'm sticking with it!!

I have the tools, the lessons are so awesome. I'm learning so much. And the workouts are great - I even enjoy that there are more sets and we're doing leg workouts.
But why i can't get a good week?? - I hate it.

Of course I tell myself - aim for progress not perfection. But even that's hard when you don't see it.

Otherwise I've ended wk 5 on a high and even enjoyed my nights with fruit as my dinner. That was a whole new thing to do and yep, like my husband likes to say, Dinner is overrated ;) !!

Here's to week 6.


32nd Day!

Today my body is hurting a little more. Not to sure why but it is.

My calves, shins, butt, and arms. But I got through the days workout. Although I skipped the skipping part today cause my shins are killing me. And I had a karate test/grading to get through so I thought I'd save my legs.

I've only lost a pound so far..... I was hoping for more, but I'll take it.


1/3 of the way!

Wow!! I can't believe that I'm here - 1/3 of the way through the program.

I'm enjoying it. It is different to what I'm used to but that's all good.

I ate better today. just having fruit and yoghurt at dinner and then veges later is a little strange but I'm here.
Also the workout was great. my abs are sore. My legs are also hurting a little but a good hurt. I even played floor hockey tonight which is something I love doing (team sports) and i'm so grateful that my knee held up.
I hope it still feels good tomorrow. I have knee problems but I've learned to manage them.

I'll sleep well tonight.


Day 29!!

So here's to starting the week off right.

I got up early this morning and hit the gym with my husband. There is something about getting the workout out of the way even before the day begins!! Yay!!
And I'm really looking forward to this week's workout's.......... leg based workouts!

I feel like my lower part of my body is always my trouble spots! I know I can't spot reduce or whatever but I can certainly build a stronger base and I look forward to working on that.

And for the diet - well I have to get the other 23 hours of my day right..... right??

Let's do this team. We can do this.


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