Had a doozy this week- to be honest the last week and a half. No excuses but I had a friend in town last weekend and then ill with a cold and school report writing all this week (stupid bad food choices which I thought would help get through but to be honest- didn't). The one work out I got in was very weak- it was when I stayed to help with the school musical. I thought I had chosen a relatively quiet area but it ended up being a thoroughfare of 8, 9 and 10 year olds and their high school aged siblings all coming for a look and a chat. After 2 moves of locations I gave up after 3 cycles. So... I am going to redo week 3 exercise starting from tomorrow and build back up to week 4.
I can tell when I am doing Kenzai... I take my toddler to swimming lessons on Saturday afternoon- this consists of me doing the kenzai creep in water for the 40 minutes session an d today it was pretty tough but I really love that worked out feeling!
I over did it and an old back injury has flared up. I've got some physio exercises to do and back to see him Friday hopefully will be given the all clear to start slowly again.
In good news I haven't done my normal fuck it I'll drink deep fried chocolate washed down with a gallon of beer as a response to not being able to exercise. Keeping the idea of 80% results being the diet and feeling hopeful.
I have got to get back on the Kenzai horse properly... o I have signed up for kenzai kettlebells. The few times I used them previously I really enjoyed them and I think I need the discipline of a programme before the school summer break in July!
Kenzai body 1... done ✅ GRADUATION POST
After having my baby and lamenting with new mummy friends over cake that even though I was breast feeding 11ty billion times a day no weight was shifting at all- one of the girls mentioned kenzai I was interested and asked a lot about it and even contacted kenzai to talk about breastfeeding and the diet and exercise. I wanted to start kenzai body exactly 3 months after but was advised to wait another month. Well life then got a bit pickled- I was diagnosed with post natal anxiety and in hindsight I would not have been in the right place to begin. I tried to exercise my way out of it but often times going to gym classes just made everything worse. The kenzai lesson about mental wellness was the only one that I felt needed a tiny tweak which was a stronger emphasis on speaking to a medical professional or encouraging others to should you suspect they are struggling. Anyways come Black Friday when the kenzai email popped into my inbox I was ready to sign up and I'm so so so glad I did.
Kenzai starting and my return to work coincided and there were actually advantages to this. Everything was new so new habits were easy to set up and I no longer had time/energy to socialise. I was so concerned that I would never attain previous levels of fitness because I would be finding time to smash the high impact cardio and heavy weights but I love what I've learned that this isn't necessary! I had really bought into the intense cardio but really dreaded it... a 20 minute skip is brilliant. I benefit of the bands over weights I've noticed is no injury after 3 months of training! I've never gone that long without something needing to physio... maybe a coincidence!
Thebdiet has been great. I love the simplicity no fad easy breezy way of doing things. I see people at work trying shakes and cleanses and I'm so pleased I just get to eat real simple food. Also knowing that when life throws doozie weeks at me I can't always control exercise time but I have full control over what goes in my mouth and that is the biggest part of the battle.
I do wish I'd heard if kenzai pre baby as I'd love to know what results I could have got with some sleep but my little sleep their will one day sleep through (so I'm told)
I have really appreciated the support from team vega... we've crushed this and I've lived reading about everyone's achievements and difficulties as it was great to not feel alone. I'll keep following you on the blogs! My husband has been a massive support and he's also benefited from my kenzai life too!
Also a massive thank you to Elissa and Miranda... every query was responded to and advice was so sensitive and timely really motivational.
For my final photo I'm going to upload a side shot from last week as this is the progress I'm most proud of.
Kenzai really has been life changing for me!
The weekdays of week 1 are done already!
I'm definitely finding my mindful eating is continuing and hopefully this is becoming a habit. I managed a few push-ups with ok form on my toes before reverting back to modified ones which was progress.
The lesson yesterday about cardio was interesting. When I regularly exercised I was a high intensity, balls to the wall leave everything you've got believer but it makes sense and it is true... I'm not dreading the cardio!
I was surprised we were told to have lower fat milk ( I hate milk so this will be a challenge anyway) as I thought lower fat milk replaced the fat with sugar