Kim Benson

Kim Benson

Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 6 (Member)
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Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready
Day 6
 
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SLEEP!!!!! Just DO it!
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Mind Blown! This is a super interesting Podcast about sleep. It's quite long so you might want to listen to it in segments. Some language in appropriate for children. Worth a listen!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-joe-rogan-experience/id360084272?mt=2&i=1000409857303


things to ponder

What to do when you're alone in a massive office?

One handed cartwheels
Split leaps
Pirouettes
Blast music and sing
All of the above

#myalonetime #lovetodance #lilbitnutty


2. more. days

Today's workout was really fun. It was quick but tough. I was definitely tired afterwards. Those darn circle planks leave me a mess on the floor. So a light day tomorrow to allow us to rest up for day 90. Oh Patrick, what do you have in store for us? Not gonna lie, I'm a bit scared.


GRRRRRRR my lunch carbs have dropped by 40g. That makes my heart a little sad because that is meant to be my maintenance diet. Abs are made in the kitchen....suck it up! Final 2 weeks. Locked and loaded.


Pep talk to me

How have 2 weeks gone by already? I guess i should be please that it's flying by. I've gotten my workouts in everyday, that's not usually my problem. Diet, on the other hand, hasn't been on point. Gotta pin it down. On the straight and narrow from here on out. I see that I'm gaining weight which means that my muscle mass is increasing but my clothes are fitting the same which means that I need to get my diet in check. I know how this goes, get it done Kim! This is the round that solidifies all the hard work of the other 180 days! Lock it down and get it done. No more excuses!


bad teammate

Hi Guys,
So sorry for being a terrible teammate. It's been one heck of a week. In addition to having the one year anniversary of my mom's passing this month, as well as her birthday; we lost a student at school on Friday. He was 18, running a track meet collapsed and passed away in the hospital later Friday night. Devastating.

Good thing for me that exercising is my stress relief. I've hit all the workouts and then some. Diet has been pretty on point. Going to try to keep my social game up but I hope you'll forgive a little silence on my part.


KB3 day 1

Woo whoooo! I'm so excited for this final round of the Body trilogy. Today's workout got the blood pumping but not difficult. I'm a little disappointed with my jump rope performance. I think I need to shorten my rope or perhaps get a speed rope. 89 days left. :0)


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Educational 

This has been quite the educational process. If it's possible, I now have even more awe and respect for Patrick. Building a solid program is tough. I feel like we have a good framework and a ton of great feedback to make Sculpt a fabulous program. Thanks again to my Beta Testers! You guys rocked it!


I'm so proud of my Sculptors! Sunday will mark the end of an intense, 8 week program. This team has crushed it. They've given fab feedback throughout and pushed their legs and bum to the limit!

Thanks for making this Beta so successful.

Go team Sculpt!


Mom-Bod and proud
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We seem to have a love/hate relationship with labels. We can use them positively to define desirable aspects and attributes. We use them liken ourselves to groups and communities. Labels can be both inclusive and exclusive. Positive and negative. The terms "Mom-Bod" and "Dad-Bod" are particularly irksome to me. Lifestyles change when children are added to a family unit. They have to, parents need to make accommodations and sacrifices. Now does one's heath and fitness need to be one of those sacrifices? Nope! It takes adjustments and time but modeling healthy eating and exercise for your children lays a solid foundation for them to have a healthy future. At the end of the day your kids probably aren't going to remember if you rocked a teeny bikini or had washboard abs. Your kids will remember spending time with healthy, active parents. They will enjoy and thrive from the ground work of healthy living. I say be proud of your "parent-bod." Taking care of yourself is never selfish!


'Nuff said
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This is my wish for you!


Hey guys,
Here are the links to the demonstration videos for weeks 5 and 6.

Week 5 Demo: https://youtu.be/3joXXsJTs8U

week 6 Demo: https://youtu.be/AXdVms4XabI


dance hangover

I never drink alcohol when I dace. Quite honestly, it's because I'm quite clumsy and would end up breaking an ankle or falling on my face. Ever the graceful girl. My husband marvels at how I can balance and spin several times on one foot but trip walking up the stairs. Yep, I'm that awesome!

Anyway, I took a Cowboy Cha cha class last night (stop laughing) then stayed to dance the night away. All in all it was 7 hours of dancing. Boom, cardio met. I thought I was being good about drinking plenty of water. They conveniently have a big fan placed by the water jugs so I thought I was loitering there a lot. Unfortunately, when I woke up this morning, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. It was as though I had a hangover, minus the nausea.

So is a hangover mostly dehydration from alcohol? Or am I just old and can't dance until 1am anymore? Perhaps next time I'll be that girl with my Nalgene bottle of water on the side next to everyone's beer.


BLAKE
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My friend texted me at 10am yesterday saying there was a free, surprise Blake Shelton at a country bar in Denver. It was first come first serve. I totally changed my plans to go. When we saw that people were already lining up at 11 for a show with doors at 6 and the headliner not until 9, we knew we'd better get our bums down there. When I arrived at 2:30pm there were already over 500 people in line. Luckily the venue holds around 2000. Anyway after standing in the blazing Colorado sun for 3.5 hours sweating like a hog, I didn't feel so bad about missing my workout. The bad thing was with 2000 people crammed in one building it wasn't any cooler once we got inside. Thank goodness the country crowd in Denver has good hygiene. It could have been a really stinky event. OK so not at all about Sculpt but I danced for 4 hours on Wednesday and stood for 8 hours yesterday and then we danced for another 2 hours after the concert. I think my legs got a workout ;o)


All cracked up.
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I've been dancing a ton lately. I actually went out dancing 5 times last week. It was SO fun. One of my favorite partners is a man whom I affectionately call "Sir Dips A Lot," because, as you can imagine, he dips me A LOT!

Sir Dips A Lot was in a foul mood on Saturday (I don't know why he came out dancing). Anyway he was dancing rather aggressively spinning me around like crazy and living up to his name and then some.

A lot of dips in country and swing dancing have the woman dipping backwards over the man's leg so that his leg is supporting some of the woman's weight. But when you're being thrown around and slammed down on someone's leg repeatedly, something is bound to give. Note, ribs are not as strong as the femur (thigh bone)

Since Saturday, I've bee a little sore but I kept exercising thinking it was a muscle strain and not a big deal. Oh boy, bad call. I got up this morning and tried to run. Nope not happening. I thought maybe I was just stiff from sleeping so I kept pushing but when the nausea hit from the pain I knew it was game over. I think I have a cracked rib or two. It is painful to breathe, walk, twist, run, laugh, cough and jump. :o(

Boo! I'm so bummed! I'm going to take the rest of this week off and rest then try some swimming on Monday to see if that is OK. I think the barre exercises will probably be OK but I don't want to risk further injury so I'll pay extra attention to my body and form. Ugh! I hate being injured, especially in the summer. I want to PLAY!!!

OK, whine fest over! Booty on Sculptors!


Jun 7th, 2016

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