Nils D.

Nils D.

Kenzai Body | Day 21 (Member)
Kenzai Body
Day 21
Program progress:

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.

Back to business 

I needed to get my body moving, I'm not there but I'll be starting KB1 again next week which is fortunate. Only two more semesters to go with my doctorate and I plan to spend the Fall in India. #Jaya Hey


I got sick in the last week (my wife, daughters, everyone), so I didn't finish up strong. Anyway, on to KB1.

Last week of school

I have two more semesters to go until I'm a Doctor of Social Work, but I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

I am receiving an award at the All School Student Award Ceremony in a week or so, which feels good

Another flop

The Sea Bass Ceviche was very good, but I tried the gazpacho again and it was too salty. It was fine when I made it, but by the time I plated it was inedible 🤢 Very beautiful though

Another try

This is a Peruvian Sea Bass Ceviche 🙏🏻🇨🇷


I made the most impressive gazpacho, it had everything going for it. But I added too much salt and man what a (beautiful) wasted effort.


...and now we begin for real. I didn't have the access to all the training equipment, and dieting on the road is largely hit or miss. Costa Rica gave me some great ideas for Ceviches and Gazpachos that will definitely help with the diet. So, here we go.

What I'm up to #PuraVida

I'm in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Leaving the all-inclusive resort for a Dementia Friendly Community near the capital, San Jose. #AllWorkAndNoPlayMakesJackADullBoy

follow up

1) What do I want to get out of this training?: I want to get back in the ballpark of where I was in KB2 last year

2) What do I need to do that?: Stay on top of the workouts, but more importantly get more serious about the diet. The second part has been my issue for the past year+


Ok, I'm in Costa Rica, not the ideal time to start this (but when is it ever). I'm a doctoral student and I was on KB3 and I hit the skids for the second time (the first time I broke my shoulder during scooter accident (all better now)) after lots of work on my plate.

Finally, I'm just sick of myself, I haven't been able to tighten down the diet or do exercise and it's time to get back. One problem I have is that since KB1 I'm kind of crazy. No matter how much exercise I do, how much weight I lose, gains etc. I feel overweight. I was in India in 2016-2017 and I starved for a few months (eventually I was down to 142 lbs which was unheard of for me). I got back to LA and gained weight again, as much as 175 (which was fairly normal for me) - but I cannot deal with it.

I'd like to lose even 5 lbs and get back on track.


Good bye (again)

I've had to nope out this round. Last time I broke my shoulder, but this time I've just been slammed with doctoral study work. I'm less than a year from finishing a doctorate and I have to focus on this. Fortunately, my shoulder isn't bugging me (it was during the first month+). I would like to get back to normal (whatever that is), though I'm not sure when I'll be able to commit the kind of daily attention to the program.


I would say I'm 100% with regard to my shoulder injury(s) that bugged me at the beginning of this time around. I've been a lot less focused on results. Meanwhile I got on the Fulbright Specialist Program roster which will help me get back to India to do some work I'm committed to there.


Great weather

Finally got a nice Sunday walk in, it’s been cold and rainy for a long time, nice to have some relief.