Nils D.

Nils D.

Kenzai Body | Day 70 (Member)
Kenzai Body
Day 70
Program progress:

My exercise regime is basically a system at this point:

M,W,F: Go to the Gym for a circuit workout (I’ll usually ride my bike to the gym).
T, Th: Go to the other gym and do my Kenzai workouts
M-S: Evening walk (~5 miles)

So far I’m at 162lbs from 186.

I’m busy doing the school/family/kids jobs.

I’d like to eat a little better, but I’m more on track than I have been for more than a year.

Sunday Steps

It was hot.

Last Semester

I’m starting my last semester of Doctoral studies tomorrow. Kenzai has gone well this time around, I’m lost 20 lbs and I’ve made a system out of my daily exercise. My diet is improved and I’m feeling good. Now if I can stop procrastinating and do some writing....

A Parental Pause

My parents were visiting for a few days so my routine was disrupted slightly. Still getting almost all the exercises and evening walks, though I’ll have to get back on board the diet more strictly.


This is not my first time in KB. I think my first KB experience was KB1 in Fall of 2017 (jeezus we’re getting old fast). I’ve basically been on and off KB since then. My doctoral program was a hassle because it often through me off the diet. I think at one point I got down to about 155 lbs and I was in very good KB shape. Then I got off KB and it was hard to get back on. When I tried seriously last Fall I was doing well until I had a scooter accident and broke my shoulder. It was downhill from there.

I think I started KB1 this time at about 186 lbs, maybe a little more, not sure. I checked today and I’m just south of 170 lbs for the first time in a while. More importantly, I’m moving in the direction I want.

One thing I’m doing differently is treating my KB1 program as part of an overall “System” that is essentially guaranteed to provide results: On top of the improved Kenzai diet and exercise I’m going to a gym M/W/F/ that does a type of tri-cardio workout, and every night after my wife and daughters are in bed I go for a 5-6 mile walk in my neighborhood.

There’s really no way I can’t lose significant calories.


I stopped by my favorite Sushi lunch counter and got a mix of sashimi, sushi, rolls, and Oysters.

New ideas

I’ve been feeling very good (even though this is still early days), and ideally this is the end of my penultimate semester and I have a few extra free days.

My diet is doing very well, much better than it has been in a long time.

Finally, I’m adding a few work out themes: I ride my bike more, go to a gym, and I do about 5 miles of walking at night (living in South Pasadena is soooooo nice for this).


Official Week 1

Off to a good start, better than usual. I’m doing well with exercises, much better with diet, and I’m getting in a lot more extra walking and other exercise in (thank you Apple Watch motivation). That said, the journey from where I am to where I want to be seems very long...

Week One: KB1+

Hi All,
I’ve been down this road before and I’m trying to reacquire some of the gainz I had before (I had a couple of KB cycles that didn’t go as well as my first two in 2018, so I’m essentially trying to get to where I was before). There are two main tools that are in my arsenal that I didn’t have before: an Apple Watch and an indoor cycle. I’m going for walks every day (8-16 miles) and getting on the bike on top of my KB work out. Now, I imagine it will be for naught if I don’t get more serious about the diet, but I’m hoping I can put it all together.

Back on board

Hi everyone,
This is day 2 of this KB1 cycle. I’m looking forward to being more serious this time around. I’ve been slacking for the past year or so, working on my doctorate, but I want to get things sorted by the time I present my capstone project in Washington, DC in November. Keep you up dated.

Falling down

Yesterday I was at the gym and I had a seizure. This had nothing to do with the workout or anything to worry the Kenzai trainer team. I've had seizures since I had a stroke when I was 27 (2003), obviously this is something I would rather not have in my life, but all things considered I'm doing quite well.

When the seizure was coming on I hopped off the treadmill and went to the lobby (I was at a building in my university) and I went unconscious for at least 30 minutes. This wasn't a small seizure and I'm definitely feeling the effects.

Prior to the seizure this round of KB had been so-so. I started out strong but I had to go to my home town and I let everything slide. I had my birthday there and my main present was an Apple Watch.

I'm really having a good time with the watch, it has so much functionality for exercise so I expect the next KB round will do it. Right now I'm getting used to the watch and integrating it with my KB work outs. I'm doing more walking, biking, an exercise cycle, and swimmer.

If I can just keep to the diet I'll be golden.

Happy Birthday

It was my 44th birthday yesterday.

One day at a time

Just grinding it out....


I began the Kenzai journey in 2017 and I saw very good results in the first 6 months/year. I have pictures that I’d be very happy with now (though at the time I felt like I wasn’t getting where I wanted to be). Now I’m stuck some place and not getting the kind of changes I want (it’s still very early in KB 1). I’m trying to stick hard to the diet and exercise, but I’m frustrated that I can’t seem to get back where I was.

In the meantime I had a scooter accident and broke a bone in my shoulder and I’ve been busy with school. I really want to get back but it’s frustrating not feeling like anything I do is making a difference.


I’m from South Pasadena, CA.

I’m doing KB1 for the second time (I’ve done 2/3).

Best quality: Good father.

Getting back to business.


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