Sara C.

Sara C.

Alumni

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to all my teammates! We hosted and it’s been a crazy weekend with not enough exercise and too much food. But looking forward to a fresh week. And too much to be thankful for to have any regrets!


Trying to buckle down and give my all to what’s left. We can see the light and I feel better than I’ve felt in a long time.


tough stretch

It’s been a tough stretch lately and I’ve lost a little focus. I’ve been busy with family commitments and also dealing with some personal stuff. Hoping to get back on track this week. Hope my teammates are staying strong!


Away Again

I'm away again this weekend which is amazing. But...difficult to stay on diet. I'm doing my best and trying to keep up with the workouts too. Overall feeling good and happy to be halfway!


How are people keeping track of all their jumps? I keep losing track and yikes I don’t want to jump any more than I have to! 😬


Happy Monday

I had a great week and am feeling better and better. Can’t wait to get after this one too! Hope my teammates are feeling some success as well.


Home sweet home

After over ten days of travel to four or five different locations, I’m psyched to finally be back home where I can really focus on my diet and the program in general. The last few days have been tough but I’ve don’t my best. Excited to nail the week ahead though.


Oops

Good morning team! Bad news is that I’ve been here, there and everywhere over the last week and I’ve missed a workout or two and haven’t been completely diet compliant. Good news is that I’ve had a blast and I’m looking forward to getting back to the Kenzai straight and narrow. I’m also excited to read some of my teammates latest posts and be a more supportive partner. So I’ll see you back on the blogs!


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I know that I am always looking for drier inspiration so I thought I would share one of my favorite Kenzai breakfasts. I add balsamic to the avocado and tomato. It’s yummy and so satisfying. Hope my teammates are off to a great start of the real week one!


Intro

Hello to all my teammates!

I'm so excited to be starting Kenzai Body with all of you. I'm a Kenzai alum having successfully completed the program about three years ago. It was awesome- I have never felt better. Alas, I seemingly let much of that progress go over the last three years so I'm back for round 2. I know the potential that this program has and I am determined to make the absolute most of it.

So a little about me....I live in rural NJ with my husband Bob (on Team Ursa with us!!), 4 children (boys ages 5 and 13; girls ages 10 and 11) and 2 dogs. Bob works a crazy schedule and I stay home managing the kids' crazy schedule. Days start by 6 and I'm usually not home until after practices end sometimes as late as 10pm. I spend A LOT of time in the car and I eat way too many meals there. But when I'm not an unpaid Uber driver to my children, I love all things active and competitive. I take a wide variety of classes and really enjoy playing tennis and paddle. I like to mix it up!

Apparently though all that mixing it up isn't combatting the effects of carefree eating- and drinking. And, as my mother so lovingly told me the other day, we all "thicken" around the waist as we age. So I'm working against the age factor too. (For what it's worth, I absolutely love and adore my mom and I know she was genuinely trying to comfort me-:) I just need the structure of the Kenzai program and the support of our team to get me back to a place where I feel good and healthy.

I'm not sure where exactly my obstacles will be this time. In some ways it's nice to know what to expect but I'm a little suspicious that may also be a challenge. Right now not drinking feels amazing after a summer of way too much fun. But I am certain that there will be nights when I will really really want that glass of wine. I'm also well aware that I need to plan my meals in advance because so many of them are on the go. I'm not a great food shopper, planner or cooker so I really need to figure out some tips and tricks for success. I think having Bob along for the journey is going to really help me navigate some of these obstacles because we will be in it together. No pressure Bob!

I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of our teammates and having an incredible 90 day journey together!


Bring it on!

So excited to be back on Kenzai. Both my body and my mind are craving it after a summer of too much (of just about everything). I really appreciate the slow ramp up and I’m trying to enjoy one final week of non structured eating. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to meeting my fellow trainees!


Checking in...again

Here I am again...not sure where I went or what happened. Life, I guess. It's just been BUSY. And FULL. But I continue to do my best although the longer this "busy stage" that I feel is somewhat out of my control lasts, the easier it is to make excuses and lose some resolve. That's definitely starting to happen so I recognize that I really need to reign it back in. That's the plan!


Back to Reality

I'm back from my trip to the Dominican followed immediately by a hockey tournament in Rhode Island (The Dominican of the East Coast? I don't think so). I stayed fairly true to course while I was away but some nights were tougher than others. The great part is that I feel SOOOOO much better when I am Kenzai compliant. That's great motivation. All in all though I'm feeling good and excited to get the second half under my belt. Hope my teammates are hanging in there!


Jumping with a view
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I could jump rope for an hour here everyday and not complain. This doesn’t suck.


Catching Up

Hi! I'm back. I swore to myself that I wouldn't get one of those email reminders to blog. But alas, I got one. I'm not sure where the last week went. Lots going on. Some good, some not so good. Just a lot. The good news is that I only missed one workout. The bad news is that I haven't been 100% compliant on the diet. I haven't lost my resolve though and I'm not giving up.
My biggest challenge is not getting in my head about my inability to stay on diet. For example, we celebrated my son's 4th birthday on Monday (ate my yogurt and fruit for dinner instead of steak and ice cream cake) and then my daughter's 10th birthday yesterday (she wanted Hibachi so I ate some tuna and vegetables and a nibble...I swear just a nibble...of cake). Tomorrow I'm headed out of town for my grandmother's funeral and then next week I'm away on vacation. So is it better to just do the best that I can given the confines of my schedule? Or swap yogurt dinners for lunch?
That all said, I am still seeing results and feeling better and better. So I can only imagine what I would be feeling in an ideal scenario. Hope my teammates are all doing well and enjoying lots of success. I'm going to catch up on your blogs today!
xx


End of Week 11

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