looking forward to 2020 GRADUATION POST
Round 2 of Sculpt did not go accordingly to plan. Moving around across 5 countries and depleting 2 rounds of antibotics -- yeah, lots of lame excuses. It is what it is -- I just got off course and couldn't execute the landing.
Stoked to turn the corner and CRUSH 2020.
It hasn't been a perfect program, but I'm hanging in there. There have been some curve balls along the way, including an 11-day Shanghai> Hong Kong >Singapore trip followed by a wicked sinus cold that knocked me down for a few days after arrival back in Japan. But I'm back on my feet again with workouts in 2 of the last 3 days. The fun part is my family has been more involved with this SKULPT program as most exercises are family friendly.
Hello TEAM SEPIA,
I've been doing PCP / Kenzai for 7 years now with 11 badges in the trophy case. Recently, I did back to back BLAST programs: T-Shirt (went all-in) followed by round 2 Beach body (maintenance mode). For Skulpt this time around, I plan to hit 6/7 workouts each week and keep the diet in maintenance mode (just saying..).
On the personal side, I just moved back to Japan after leaving there 10 years ago. My wife and 2 daughters (6 & 9) are shadowing the Skulpt workouts. Good stuff. Unfortunately, I will be traveling in Asia for another week..
KBR: first and last post GRADUATION POST
I did not crush it this time around. Following a strict T-Shirt program, I rolled back on the diet from Day1 and eventually broke the workout streak at 45 days (28 T-shirt + 17 Beach). I ended up with 21/28 Beach workouts but very (happy hour) relaxed on the diet. I did get a bit bored with the workouts and even threw on a weight vest part way through to spice it up. After a poor final week, I completed the Day 28 workout and decided to roll straight (back) into SCULPT. I'll be traveling around Asia for the next two weeks and I know this program travels well. Plus my kids can join many of the exercises when I am home.
TSR! GRADUATION POST
An absolutely amazing program. I went all in for 28 days. Every workout, every lesson, every daily diet. I haven't been that disciplined since KB1 .. seven years ago. And the results were there -- dropping > 5kg in 28 days while also bulking up.
Certainly not my vision these days, rather the TSR scoreboard:
- Workouts crushed: 20/20
- Diet controlled: 20/20 (no adult beverages..)
- Lesson digested: 20/20
- Klean skipping (accum): 15.5K
No extra skipping this week as I was gradually getting run down. Morning workouts, long days on the job, and 2kg inside of 16hrs and 4.5KG from Day 1. Of course this is exaggerated from temporary depletion, but I still like it ; )
- Day 1 to Day 19 pre-workout: -2.3KG
- Day 19 workout: -0.4KG
- Day 19 sleep: -0.8KG
- Day 20 workout: -1.0KG (temp was 33C .. "feels like" 38C .. and sweating like a dog in the garage gym)
I gained 1KG back in short order, but felt the gain.
I just read the Day 21 lesson. I can not relate. There will be no "final week wobbles". Because my streaks are alive. And after today's cardio session, every day will be satisfying with mini-completes as I get only 1 chance to close out the final Mon, the final Tues, etc. Only one more shot at the SUPER HEAVY monster workout. (spoiler alert) 17 exercises including three 6-setters.. Buckle up. Helmet required. Beast mode mandatory. Will CRUSH IT.
Good luck TEAM KERN. It's not time to wobble -- it's time to cash in. Commit & finish strong. It will be worth it.
This was not with liquid calories, carbo load, or a sugar bomb— rather with my jump rope. Last Friday, I bumped the 5min skipping up to 20min. Great session - solid additional burn. Yesterday, I started skipping and knew that I would do more than 5min. I hit a rhythm and lost track of time. Decided I would skip for 4 more songs which should bring me to 20min. Time was passing by and I was still skipping Klean. 20min = 3000 skips. That would be cool to do that Klean. But 4000 would be even better, right? Then I need to reach 27min. After the 4th song, I looked at the clock.. 24min! So close to 27.. let’s go to 4000. Approaching 27 Klean min I started to think.. isn’t 30min way better.. lets go. So there is my indulgence.. 4500 skips. Klean.
The pic is my make-shift Kenzai garage gym. Still WIP — but taking shape and working well.
It's been a very solid 10-day run:
- 10/10 workouts punched
- 10/10 diet control
- 10/10 lessons digested
However, only 7/10 on the sleep front with a few sub 7HR nights. I want to work-out in the morning by at least 6AM and I'm still challenged to wind it all down by 10PM. But I know this one brings the results home so I'm going to double down.
This still might be the Kleanest run I have had in at least 1 year. Good momentum. Cleared some challenging hurdles (including Fish's tanjyoubi-yakkyu-indulgence-saturday) and got the next one this weekend in my sights. I'm working off decent base strength built up from Sculpt and Beach ready workouts this year.. So the initial soreness (which was quite sore) is evaporating and I'm ready to slightly up the weights and max out every set. >2KG dropped off pretty quick. Good to see my face re-surface. Amazing how much water weight and gar-bage my body was carrying around. Feeling good. Wanting more. Onward.
After working out nearly 70 days in a row until mid July, I let it seriously slide for the next 30..
Now I’m back in the Kroove, notched 4 squeaky Klean days, all lessons digested, and smashed thru the workouts.
After looking at the SUPER HEAVY exercises last night, I went into the garage to set up a make-shift gym. It played very well— will get pics up once it is fully built out.
Soreness was already creeping in and after SUPER HEAVY, I’m sure I’ll be feeling it tomorrow. But it felt great to swing some weights around. I think TSR is going to deliver.
My week 1 photo is up.. did a Patrick-like pose.
What a BLAST GRADUATION POST
It was a great run from Scuplt straight thru Blast for the last 73 days. I had an amazing workout streak going thru 65 days until my 26hr US to Asia commute. When I transited in ICN, I was really dead set on working out somewhere in the airport to keep the streak alive. I had my gear with me. They have a "Digital Gym" in Terminal 2, but there is no room to jump rope and move around. The transit hotel promoted a "personal gym" which I passionately negotiated for access and offered to pay whatever,.. but they kindly said they don't have one (?). Then I scoured the terminal for a place to workout but I finally gave up. I was very disappointed and anyway -- fully jet-lagged. But I finished the final week very solid on both the diet and workout front. Especially the last 4 days I pushed it to max sets, squeaky f'in clean on the diet, and doubled up the workouts on the final two days. Definitely peaked on day 28. Next.. I've got my eyes set on a 10K in Yokohama.. so I'm looking at K-Run and maybe somethin before that if I can squeeze it in. Onward. (pic is day 1 Sculpt ~ day 28 Blast)
Its been a pretty solid week. Squeaky clean on the diet front down the stretch. And burned the midnight oil to “complete” day 27.. in my interesting new workout closet. Getting ready to crush tomorrow. Onward.
I have worked out the last 14 days. That brings the streak to 56 days. Proud of that but not the diet n sleep discipline. Hoping to lock that down in the final stretch.
12 of the last 14 days have been on the road. I had to really scramble last week in NyC to get the workouts done. But I did find a gem location to workout. At 6am, took a yoga mat up to the 18F (closed) hotel rooftop bar. Perfect weather and intriguing view to study during the 15min skip session. That was nice.
Skulpted 42 for 42 GRADUATION POST
Solid on the workout front. Enjoyed the low impact exercises and excessive leg work. Definitely feel more strength and control when running or walking up stairs.
The diet and sleep was a total mess From week 3. 28 travel days, fiscal year end, overseas moving preparations, blah-blah .. everybody faces challenges. I let them win most days.
With my workout streak alive, I’m wondering if I can jump tracks to BLAST today and stay on the K-Train?!?
First and last belfie.
Workouts that is. Including 28 overseas travel days. Which is my (lame) excuse to struggle on the diet front. Sleep has not been good either. But at least I have tightened up the lower half!
Heading out for some Barre and #39 now.
The workout streak is alive at 28.
The diet was fractured over the weekend .. but not broken!
There is a reasonable chance that I will crush it this week. Onward.