T-shirt ready I am! GRADUATION POST
So the past 4 weeks was good. There were days when I was tired and glared and growled at the dumbbells. I put on approximately a kilo and a half...hopefully that is the muscle. I cant see too much of a difference but friends who saw me before and after the programme asked if I had been working out, so I guess they noticed a difference.
Tried flexing my muscles and have some hilarious poses. The husband helped me flex them properly and as such the last photo in the series is kind off ok!
We are off to India "Palace on Wheels" in Dec...the Indian equivalent of the Orient Express. Yipppeee! Oh and going to watch U2 on the 30th of Nov so I will surely rock my T-shirt at the concert!
Thanks Scott for the weekly check ins! Will start my next programme in Jan 2020! I know it is very early but wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Exercise was good this past week. To the best of my ability that is. Some exercises were beyond me and I fell off laughing thinking how I funny I must look when trying them out!
Diet was ok but dinners went a sideways the past two days. Last week belt tightened. Good luck team!
The second week workouts clearly ramped up #survived
Some of my dresses and fitted tops are sitting just a little more snugly. Hope that is a good sign.
Hope you guys are going good with the programme. Have a good week everybody.
So dinner last night went a little sideways...ate a little extra and some carbs. Feeling so stuffed all day today. There I said it. Now new day new story!
The workouts are going well, to the best of my ability that is! The food is also mostly on track. I am very hungry at around 5ish in spite of my 190 gms of fruit. Pretty please can the 4pm fruits also be AMAYW like the after dinner fruit?
Thanks in advance!
Woohoo! Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali!!!!
Made it through the first week. I survived. Managed the exercises...am knackered by the end of each set but no major aches or soreness. Some exercises are ok, some I can suck it up get there and then there are some like The Pike...yike! Who thought it up?! Trying to do my best getting the form right with all the exercises and continues to be work in progress.
I am sure you all are burning up the dumbells! Upwards and onwards! Weekly photo to follow.
PS Met this K Buddy at a Diwali party and we stayed away from the food table!
1. Who are you, where are you, what do you do?
Priya, kindergarten teacher, and lives in Singapore.
2. Why T-Shirt? What are you looking to achieve in 28 days?
Why T-Shirt...cause I want to look better in mine!!!! :)
Looking to strengthen my shoulders, arms and back.
3. Do you have a favourite T-Shirt, one that has stayed with you for years? If so - PHOTO!!
No favourite Tee but here goes. Pic below.
It feels good to be sweaty! I have a feeling that saying I am looking forward to the next 27 days is like shooting my self in the foot!
KB Done! GRADUATION POST
So I am sitting here to write my blog and suddenly I don't know what to write. I guess best to start at the beginning!
Started this journey 3 months ago with a lot of trepidations...will I sustain, how will I manage the skips, will I be able to turn up to work out everyday, how will I manage my sensitive stomach to name a few. There was a lot of enthusiasm in the beginning, the fatigue set in a little after reaching halfway, as is normal I guess. I enjoyed the workouts but was counting down to the end. Now that the programme is done, I am left wondering how I will keep up with my daily workouts. I will think about it after the three days of mandatory rest!
I am so chuffed that I managed the skips: 2 sets of 9 mins, albeit with lots of trips and stops and starts. The resistance band was a friend from the start and the rope I had to work hard to create a good relationship with! Plan on taking the rope with me when I go off to Chicago and NYC with the husband next week.
I am very satisfied that I managed to keep my weight stable and am beginning to see muscle build up. A friend last night commented that I don't look skinny at all, instead I look strong. Mission accomplished! I feel stronger in my body and mind.
Thank you Ward for the continuous support and tweaking the diet plan to relaxed and still keeping it working well. You are a true blue cheer leader. And I loved working along side you my team. You guys are fabulous and always so encouraging of each other. How fun will it be meet up and do a workout together! I am considering joining K Sculpt or a K Reach...which ever starts somewhere mid Oct.
Look forward to Kenzaiing with you all soon. Here's to the new and empowered us!
And day 89 of Kenzai is complete! Waiting for the Day 90 lesson and workout to be delivered. Woohooo! I did it!
Thinking about the first few weeks and now...somethings have surely changed...namely stamina, ability and now we are at the other end of the programme! I was not really sure I would be able to sustain but I did. Really excited about the last 4 days of work outs and curious to know what the 90th day surprise is.
Monday to Friday might prove to be a little challenging as am travelling tomorrow (Mon) onwards. Will be back home Saturday morning. Hence swapped Sunday and Monday workouts. I have a Monday morning flight and will do my skips before heading off. Carrying my rope and band with me and will make sure to wake up early morning and the workouts in. Too close to the finish line let it slip.
The super sets were fun to do. I did my best to go to failure. I must say that by the 5th set I seemed to be going through the motions. It was difficult to stop myself from counting the reps. As I reflected on the super set workout I did come away feeling that I might have paced myself to last through the 5.
Look forward to reading your penultimate(ish) blogs!
Today's V sits read 5 sets till failure. And I thought yup right from the word go its going to be failure as I have only been able to either lift my legs or my torso. Attempts to lift them towards each other at the same time have ended in, yup... failure. So for the past weeks I kept lifting my legs for the first three sets and then for the 4th and 5th set held the boat pose (with legs bent). I had given up on ever being able to do a V sit, even a pathetically comical one.
This evening was magic! Somehow the V sit came together and I was able to coordinate my legs and torso to move towards each other in sync!!! Barely a few inches off the ground on both sides...but hey its a start!!!! So each set had a max of 6-8 comical reps to failure but it was heaven! Sticking it out pays off!
So you want to know what I plan to do after the programme is done?
I plan to NOT exercise for one week!
If till last week Sunday I was crawling to the finish line, this week I was flat out on my tummy pushing forward with my feet like when a baby learns to move! I will reach the goal post and feeling good about me!
The indulgence meal was ok. Felt a little over full but not too much....shared a salad with the Husband, had a serving of risotto and came back home to a small portion of homemade tiramisu for desert.
Whoop! Whoop! Skipped 3 sets of 7 minutes each with only a 20 second break! With some trips and starts but otherwise non stop!!!!! So am pretty chuffed. Hope my heart muscles are getting stronger.
Look forward to reading your blogs team!
I am beyond thinking what the hardest and easiest part of the programme is! I am taking it one day at a time and counting down eagerly. Meals have been ok. The deluge of guests has been crazy and it is some some hard to keep the diet 100% clean. Doing my best to eat clean by eating on time, at home preferably and sticking to the portions. Eating out is sometimes unavoidable so working on making the best of it. 85 to 90 % compliant and am Tuesday onwards life should be returning to as normal as normal can be.
Oh and thank you for ramping up the sets! Just when I thought that my body was coping with the workouts it was tired and miserable all over again. :)))) Doing ok with the skips I guess. Skipped the 3 sets of 6 minutes each with the recommended break. There is tripping and stop-starts especially in the first set. I think I have pleasantly surprised myself with my ability to skip. And failures I guess are plenty. Some exercises I can do (perhaps imperfectly) and some I just about reach the minimum reps recommended.
Woke up to the Indulgence Approved lesson and for a split second my heart sang. It stopped singing just as quickly and left me wondering what I got excited about. I am struggling to think what I want to indulge in. The AMAYW with fruits and vegetables is so helpful that I am perfectly fine sticking to the recommended carb grams. I am obsessed with getting definition on my abs so really reluctant to to indulge. And like I mentioned before I am enjoying my Kenzai meals as have worked out ways to make them feel like regular yummy tasty meals.
Looking forward to the next 20 days and tightening the belt (literally and metaphorically). Have a good one team!