Great Program GRADUATION POST
As I mentioned in last weeks post I think this is a great program. I regret not being stricter (excuses excuses) because I did see results so I’m now wondering what could have been .. . The workouts are killer and despite the lessons telling you you would find them getting easier - I never did. Having said that they are so hard that you feel amazing when you have completed them. Will definitely sign up for this one again later in the summer
I used both my tickets on the weekend ... But have really hit the exercises hard this week to make up for it. Despite not completing a perfect program diet wise I’m feeling pretty good and have noticed some changes. I’m a little disappointed because it just makes me think how good it could have been had I strictly stuck to the diet. It’s a great program though would defo like to give it another shot later in the summer.
After a great start my last week has been a bit lacklustre. I am travelling A LOT with work at the moment and while I’m managing the workouts I find the diet difficult to control. I’m flying home today and will be home for the duration so have ten days to go hard!
These workouts are HARD. I live in Hong Kong and it takes me about 2 hours to cool down after them (even sitting in an air conditioned office). Didn't have a great weekend food wise ... couple of wines here and there (needed). Have been very good this week both on diet and exercise front so just need to carry that through the weekend! (easier said then done :)
Not much to say other than that the blast exercises make me feel really uncoordinated ... really feel I'm bumbling my way through them ...
After giving birth 5 weeks ago I thought Kenzai Mind would be a nice gentle way for me to ease back into the Kenzai life and also give me some much needed me time each day (even if only 7 mins). Well I think I misjudged how difficult it is to fit that time in with a toddler and a newborn. I am managing to squeeze it in but usually at unsocial hours in the middle of the night when all I can think about is getting back to bed. Next week is a new week and will attack it with new resolve!!
Sorry I haven't been on the blogs. Things are NOT going to plan. After a near perfect first week on Reboot I jetted off to LA for a work conference where things really unravelled last week. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were provided which meant sticking to the diet was pretty impossible and we had a jam packed schedule which meant I only managed the exercises on a couple of the days. I returned to HK on Sunday exhausted and woke up Monday with the a nasty cold so now I'm wondering around feeling equal parts sorry for myself and guilty about what an epic failure I have been on Reboot.
Went for a run around the Happy Valley racecourse for my free cardio yesterday. Bit of a grey day but so much exercise is so much easier at this time of the year without the humidity. A quick pic "on Location" ...
Thought I would sneak in a cheeky reboot before the silly season begins. Day 1 exercises done and looking forward to the next 28 days (sort of ...)
Done! GRADUATION POST
I really enjoyed this program and learning about the more technical aspects of running. I never thought it a million years I would be able to run 10km but I did and am very happy with that achievement.
One area where I really fell down on the program was diet. I just couldn't get my head in the right space for it which I can't quite work out because this is what I really nailed on the KB program. I think part of the reason is that my husband did Kenzai Body with me so we always had the right food in the fridge which is always a good start! Anyway, the goal for my next Kenzai program will be to really focus on getting the diet right after learning what didn't work for me this time around!
All in all a good program although didn't finish as strong as I would have liked due to a knee issue and chest infection. WOuld definitely do it again to see if I can improve on pace!
Thanks to Matt and Angela for ongoing support and to the team for positive vibes on the blogs.
I won't bore you with the details but I've been having knee issues and a chest infection which meant I haven't been able to follow the diet or do any exercises for the past week. Really disappointed as was looking forward to finishing strong. Am going to attempt today's run during my lunch break ... fingers crossed :)
Had to do it on the treadmill unfortunately as weather wasn't playing ball. Felt pretty good for most of it but had a bit of pain in the left side of my left knee from 6km onwards which wasn't ideal ... are there any exercises on the roller that target the outer part of the knee (I'm assuming IT band)?
I didn't actually come up with my Mantra until mid way through the 6km run. The first 3km was really horrible as body was feeling sluggish, I got a stitch almost immediately and my mind was racing at a thousand miles an hour with negative thoughts. At around the 3km mark I just slowed right down (if that is even possible) and told myself to breathe and just relax. The next 3km I felt good! Strong and in control ...
So no indulgences for me this week as I had about 85 indulgences last week. Thankfully I'm back on track and head back in the right space again. The 5km run went well although I really am running at a snails place. Starting to get some soreness in the hips after about 25 mins but it seems to disappear after 24 hours. Always amazed at how one run can feel fine and the next one can feel horrible ...
I seem to have completely lost the plot. When I did Kenzai Body, I was pretty well disciplined with a few small whoopsies along the way. On this program, I have been tracking quite well for the first couple of weeks (no exercises missed and diet nearly on point) but I have had a friend staying with us since Saturday and have completely fallen off the wagon in an epic way. This is not good for week 3!