Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds

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  • Sep 13th, 2015 at 1:24PM

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Finished final workout, final photo is up, and a good time was had by all!

I had pretty concrete goals for this reboot. Getting back on track with a 2.5% body fat reduction in preparation for a three month run at 10% body fat before the end of the year. Aug. 17th body fat was 15.4%, and measuring just now I was at 13.2%, so we'll call that close enough. These are all subcutaneous fat percentages by the way, not total body fat percentages. When it comes to aesthetics and fitness subcutaneous is the standard.

Other goal was to get nutrition back on point after a wobbly summer. Definitely feeling that good effect, going to enjoy a few days of less restricted eating, and then back into it with 3 months of Kenzai Body 2.

Workouts were ok. Last week work really piled on so wasn't able to really dive into big workouts like I wanted to, but got the basic exercises done everyday. Diet was on point except for one afternoon when I had a couple of beers in Tokyo.

I wanted to share this beer story, because it's important. A friend of mine from high-school was in town on business. I hadn't seen him for about 15 years. We had lunch and then went out for some beers. Lots of laughter, reminiscences, and good human connection. THAT is the time to break diet and enjoy some drinks and good food. In fact, if you're not able to get off diet for that kind of occasion you're bordering orthorexia and need to reevaluate your priorities.

Sitting at home on a Tuesday night, reading Buzzfeed articles, is NOT the time for a beer. Your average, everyday life should be running clean. Save the special food for the special times. I know you all know this, I guess I'm preaching to the choir!

Thanks for all your great blogs, see you around the Kenzai website! Rebooooooted!

 
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11 comments

Mary S.Mary S.Alumni
almost 6 years ago

Thanks for your comment about when it's okay to break diet. I have had two such occasions so far on KB2 and feel great that I did. You're 100% right.


    Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Member
    Traineralmost 6 years ago

    Way to own the reboot!

    And couldn't agree more...there are times when there are other priorities. Make smart choices without obsessing.


      David M.David M.Kenzai Member
      almost 6 years ago

      I love the beer example - it helps bring some real perspective to eating clean. My daughter has a birthday coming up and I am for sure going to enjoy a small slice of bday cake with her!


        Jason P.Jason P.Alumni
        almost 6 years ago

        Nice post! Well done on reboot! I agree that the diet is a great guideline for everyday life but special things come up that you need to enjoy with others. The real problem lies in making a habit of it or using it too often for an excuse. :)


          Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
          almost 6 years ago

          Nice job, curiouz who came by


            Jeff W.Jeff W.Kenzai Member
            almost 6 years ago

            Well done! You are positively glowing.


              Ankur K.Ankur K.Kenzai Member
              almost 6 years ago

              "Sitting at home on a Tuesday night, reading Buzzfeed articles, is NOT the time for a beer. " - here's my take away from Reboot. Thanks Patrick


                Jeff W.Jeff W.Kenzai Member
                almost 6 years ago

                P.S. Mind sharing how you measure your subcutaneous fat? My home scale aeems to measure total fat (at least I hope it does!). Thanks.


                  Ishali P.Ishali P.Alumni
                  almost 6 years ago

                  Looking good Patrick, totally agree re perspective. When I was on KB 1 I visited with a very sick and elderly relative. she was as close to me when growing up as a grandmother and she was so excited to see me In the UK after moving to Asia that she had prepared all sorts of delicious Indian sweets and juices. having been able to fend off the desserts, she poured me some pretty chemically based fruit juice with her shaking hands and offered it to me on a tray. There was no way in hell I would be refusing it, and it was so the right call. She is now in the U.S. Having palliative care for cancer and I am likely to never see her again. What I love about kenzai is the way one learns to exercise their own judgement within a supportive environment. I am definitely one those extreme "100% on or 100% off" people so know I will always be blogging about my incredible successes as well as colossal failures but in Kenzai, I have found a way to finally live with those aspects of my personality and to find a workable balance to keep my health to a decent level. Thanks Patrick!!

                  BTW- I note u r starting KB2 in a few days.. Are we in the same group!? Motivation enough for me to get my ass into gear!!!


                    Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Member
                    Traineralmost 6 years ago

                    What a great result Patrick, nice job! Rebooted!


                      Shawn H.Shawn H.Kenzai Member
                      almost 6 years ago

                      Patrick, I think you summed it all up with the beer story...


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