First and foremost - hello everyone! Excited to be sharing this journey with you.
I've just finished kenzai body and am now embarking on kenzai run.
I LOVE running - it's my favourite thing - went for a 1 hour run/walk today in the Cornish countryside - VERY hilly! And I got lost too - too much fun.
Staying with my inlaws so diet is really hard at the moment and all the effort of kenzai body feels as though it was wasted.
Next week will be tough diet wise too!
its over GRADUATION POST
First and foremost - well done everyone! How good is that!
Phew - I've found this time around so much tougher. Physically and mentally.
In hindsight I probably started a program too soon after having a baby and a move interstate hadn't helped but I was so desperate to do something for me!
I've enjoyed it once again but a little disappointed in myself and my resolve since leaving home. My results are nothing like the first time around which I'm sure is due to a number of factors
Whilst I have the grandparents to mind the kids for the next month or so I'm thinking of jumping into kenzai run - is this madness?
Well done again to everyone on the team
ugh - again last night. The craving overtook me. This time I had a bowl too many of special K- and wow, this morning I feel sick!
I'm hoping that I have now done with this cereal addiction/craving that I have!!
well done everyone - we're almost there. What a great team!
So the last few weeks since we left Australia haven't been as compliant as I'd have liked but I've been doing y best to stay on it as much as possible.
I've been loving running rather than skipping - time without kids and I can just feel free - even if it is just 30 mins.
I was hoping for more weight around the bum and thighs to vanish but it's not to be this time around - and that's ok.
I'm excited for it to be over but also a little apprehensive about what will happen when I finish given my shreddies and alpen cravings every night
Keep pushing on everyone - only a few more days to go. Wouldn't it be so lovely if we could all meet up and celebrate (with egg whites) on Sunday!!
I fell last night.
I hadn't used my last indulgence - have now....
I've been feeling light headed and struggling to keep up with my baby daughters appetite as well as pump so last night I decided, sod it, and had 3 (small) bowls of cereal and some chocolate! Maybe not the indulgence most would choose but it was kind of done out of necessity
And hey presto an hour and a half later the milk was there - and a good volume!
How did I feel after - weirdly i felt no guilt and I didn't even feel sick. It was soooo yummy and I felt as though I actually had some energy.
Patrick and Talya - know you are looking into this for me - so thank you in advance
Hello hello everyone,
well it's been a busy old week, 1 week in Italy with the inlaws. Cruisy evenings and saying no to a nice spritzer or glass of proseco in the warm evenings was HARD! But I did it. Diet was ok, could have been better but finally got in all the egg whites! Woohoo.
Then onto Blighty and now with my parents. Trying to be as good as possible but have to say I've been feeling very light headed in the evenings and been pumping - some evenings with no success until I've had a lot more water to drink and a bit more food.
I've swapped out two days of skipping for beautiful runs in the English countryside.
So - into the home straight.
Not as compliant as I'd like to be but being kind to myself.
So much change going on and my two year old is feeling it massively with about 4- 5 tantrums a day.
I think I'm doing well not to hit the vodka by 9am (only joking!)
Well done everyone - we've reached week11!
It's been an interesting week....
My two and a half year old has has a really bad ear infection and we've been traveling.
We spent a night and a day in Singapore where I got my skips and exercises in and tried to stick as close to the diet as possible.
Then we flew onto Italy - that day was a bit rubbish. I mainly ate fruit on the plane - trying to be healthy as possible in a not so easy environment- and then on the day we landed we ended up having cereals for dinner and I ate a couple of small biscuits as I just needed some quick energy and there wasn't much else in the house.
We're settling into Italy and I'm trying to stick with the program - I even got my mother in law to bring some scales from France with her!
So how am I feeling - I'm ok. I've done as much as I can to stick with the program given the sick kids and traveling.
I just wish that I could have been more compliant but that's ok. I think that I'm starting to see some results. Slowly slowly catchy monkey! (hopefully)
It's bloody hard doing doing Kenzai whilst traveling, esp on a long haul flight - kudos to those who do it regularly!
Hope you're all traveling well
Like Emily I too am feeling total Kenzai fatigue.
I skipped the skips ( excuse the pun) over the week end and ran instead and instead of looking forward to exercise at the moment I can't be bothered.
I feel like I can't be bothered as I'm not losing any body fat. I'm feeling like Kenzai just hasn't worked for me this time and therefore that it's pointless (sorry to sound so negative but as Emily says I know we're supposed to blog it out)
I'm trying to stick to it - Saturday was a bad day with my toddler having a temp of 39 and having to fly interstate. I had a bowl of pho at the airport, trying to be good, but ended up having my years worth of salt and then once we'd finally got her to sleep had 3 teaspoons of icecream that my husband was indulging in - tasted so good. Haagen Daaz salted caramel. YUM.
We're now staying at a friends and my daughter has an ear infection so it's tough going.
Then onto Singapore and Italy so it's going to get harder.
I saved my indulgence again as I just didn't fancy it the other weekend.
After a joyful morning of having weetbix, a dirty nappy and my daughters clothes thrown at me during a tantrum all before 8am I thought it was time that I deserved to treat myself!
So dropped my daughter at daycare as quickly as I could and then indulged myself with a 6km run and then stopped at a cafe and had a cup of tea and a piece of beautiful hummingbird cake (I'm afraid that I did finish it) in the sun whilst I made lists of what to pack for the family as we get get ready to head to Europe for the summer.
After the delicious cake I then did my 4 x 4 skips - with the cake repeating on me. Kind of a bonus as I got to taste it twice - ha!
Then later I had a honey and butter sandwich and a small bowl of muesli! Yum Yum.
Perhaps a strange use of my indulgence but all my favourite things!
I'm really enjoying the 3 minute skipping - it's feeling easier than the 2 minute bizarrely. Feel as though I can get in a groove and go. thought it would be harder as it's obviously more jumps
Anyone else experiencing this?
Why am I not quitting - although I have seen nominal change to my body (and to be honest that's why I decided to redo kenzai) I'm still not quitting.
Partly because I'm hoping beyond hope that weight loss will come but also because I love the discipline that kenzai gives me and I feel like it gives me train tracks to follow. I like being disciplined - can't help it!
Hardest day - I'm not sure really - again I love being on kenzai although I do get bored of the food I'm eating sometimes. I just can't get the egg white in mid morning as I hate boiled eggs and I'm never at home. So rather than a day it's actually which meal - and it's the mid morning egg white which is the hardest! Bizarre hey.
I've done all the exercises and been fitting in two - three extra runs a week plus a long hike. Diet wise I'd say I'm pretty much 95% compliant.
I'm hanging in there for visual change but really starting to wonder if this baby feeding body just needs the fat for the time being!
Well done everyone on another week down. Not that much longer to go.
What can I say.
Running is just amazing for me. I have managed 4 days in a row of running and skipping and the exercises (apart from those squat jump things today - my legs just couldn't take it - might try this evening)
Running for me is honestly like medicine. I don't know why and I can't explain it but my mental health is just soooo much better. Nothing can replace a run
It doesn't matter if it's with the double pram and both the girls (HARD WORK), the single running pram or alone (BLISS) but it's just awesome.
Sticking to the diet.
My daughter is now telling me that she has to do her excises (she can't say the word) and telling me to do my skips! And this morning she put on my running gloves when i cam back and told me she was off running. I truly do hope that we are instilling a healthy way of life for her
Still no body change - as you can see from the photo.
Another week down team -we're now over halfway - keep on trucking. Whoop whoop - well done us
So today I actually feel as though I have put on weight. My thighs look larger and my shorts are a bit tighter - and it's wobbley so it's not muscle!
I'm sure I'm not cheating. (The only thing I often miss is the egg white in the morning and I occasionally eat my daughters crust from her lunch sandwhich - but I take that out of my cab allowance at lunchtime) so I'm confused and hoping it's just water retention or a bad day at the office!
Really wanting to get my running mojo back but finding it so hard living in the blue mountains (too hilly and offroad for the pram) and with two kids.
Drove 30 mins to get in a flat 6.4km run with my baby whilst the toddler is at daycare - really enjoyed doing something for me for a change!
So the question of the week is what are you fed up with - and the answer is nothing really.
I really enjoy the kenzai food plan - althoughI could get a bit more creative.
And I love the skipping and the exercises!
As Patrick reminds me - it's take time to see results so I just need to knuckle down...
I had my indulgence today - I'd saved it up and it was totally worth the wait.
My husband surprised me with an early Mothers Day gift of a 90 minute massage and then High Tea with a glass of champagne up in the blue mountains. Luxury!
Beautiful food and the champagne tasted LOVELY! Probably consumed a bit more than I should have but I think that's ok - did an extra 2xrun/walks yesterday (one of them trail) and then ontop of the 1200 skips today I did a 5km trail walk with my little one on my front.
Feeling recharged, back on it tomorrow
Have a great week everyone
Feeling ok with the exercises - did about 1200 skips today and stickig to the diet although I struggle to eat the mid morning snack as I'm usually out on an adventure with my toddler at that time. Other than that - sticking pretty much to the g!
Haven't managed any extra workouts other than walking as feeling pretty run down this week
Tried on my super tight (not supposed to be) jeans and no change whatsoever - gutted - hoping that I'll start to see some difference soon (fingers crossed) from the hard work.
Keep going team - week 5 is pretty hard mentally - esp when you're not seeing any results as yet.
Q for the trainers - for those of us breastfeeding - do we ever go to the eggwhite and fruit dinner?