Saurabh D.

Saurabh D.

Kenzai Reach | Day 43 (Member)
Kenzai Reach
Day 43
 
Program progress:
Holding on
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Hello ,

Despite all efforts , am still out of whack with Reach now .
On vacation with family and unable to get the rhythm right .
Am able to do morning exercises diligently but the evening exercises are taking a miss . Diet is also taking many exceptions .
Been 2 weeks like this .
Kommitment has been an all time low .

I know it’s 2 more weeks to go . Not planning to give up ; finish as best as I can this time and derive the maximum from what is left .

Will definitely like to do Reach again properly as I can feel great results .

Cheers


Still here
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Yes .
Still reaching ...

I have been reaching very erratically for the past week .
Had a hectic work and travel schedule which left me mentally exhausted .

Was just unable to put my mind to getting on with the exercises .
A few days I started with the morning stretches but could complete the days workout .

Which brings me to the point that staying still is hard . More so , when there is time pressure .

Back into the rhythm now and getting a hang of the balance positions .

Cheers


Reach intro
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Hi ,

I completely missed out blogging in the 1st week .. catching up on it now .

My wife and I joined KB1 this January and it’s been life changing .
We both started off with KB1 , then I continued with Chisel while Devika went on to do Beach Ready and now we are doing Reach together .

Ed will validate the changes that he would have seen in the past 6 months - he was my trainer at KB 1 .

Enjoying every bit of Reach till now .
Grounding has given me some insight on how strength can be built by staying still . Watching all those Kung fu training movies and seeing people practice Tai Chi - now it all makes sense .

Evening stretches : the rigor starts now .
Nice !

Will be staying on course with blogs from this week

Cheers


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Done ! 
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Two days late , but happy to have achieved it .

Has been more than a few bumps and slips along the way .
Not a 100% as I would have liked it to be , but then things don’t always work out the way you plan it .

Was great working out with the team - Sharmali , Ted , Shaun , Deb : you all have been a great support with your daily blogs , updates and encouragement .

Now , a few days off - have a reunion on this week which will lead to some excesses .

Next up - Reach , kettlebell and handstand !


Time runs fast
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It’s already last week !

That went off faster than what I imagined.
By the time I got into the rhythm , we were at then halfway mark .

Now with 1 week to go , I am thinking how can I make up for lost time ?
I have had 4 missed workouts so far and 5 days of completely messed up diet .

Got to go all in at the last week to gain the benefits .
I could almost see my stomach look like wall few days ago , and now with 3 days of lousy eating I can see the flab build up again .

I opted for a 100 v sits yesterday and lost form half way . Had to take Longer and more breaks to complete it .

Last lap to go and ready for it !

Have a great last week , Kenzai warriors !


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Yes , that is what week 4 has been .

Very fulfilling but physically draining .
Have grunted and yelled through many of the training days this week .

Had a long weekend so was able to pace the last 3 days exercise well .
The 80%+ humidity in Hongkong just made some of the exercises very challenging ( double hang time , the Cossack , and tyre run , in particular .

Fun week - waiting to see what next week brings .


Half way through
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All in all , a good week .
Pushed myself to the limit yesterday by maxing the skip jump and doing all 3 challenges .
Was fully charged up .... what can I say 😇

Feel like kicking myself now when I see we have 3 sets of cycle workouts .

Week 4 begins ;Burpees , here I come !

Have a great week


Week 3

It’s been a fulfilling week .
Maintaining my exercise and food as per plan .
Been sleeping well and energized through the day .

Have been keeping a few celery sticks for afternoon snack in the refrigerator.
Chilled celery sticks are a great perk up - their crunchy texture and the chewing motion associated with it gives the jaws a good workout and wakes me up !

Looking for a strong finish in week 3

Have a great weekend !


Day 11 check in

Traveling out of town and the diet is quite out of whack with a few glasses of wine added in over the last few days .

Have not been able to catch my full sleep for 2 days but long hours on the road helps me catch quick power naps to take me through the day .

Have been able to keep the the exercise rhythm , though .

Week 2 : 33% Kompliant . But feeling good about keeping up with the exercises


Ready for it
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Hi ,

My name is Saurabh and i live in Hongkong .
Just finished KB1 last month and have been in autopilot ( read Rudderless ) for the past 6 weeks .

Glad to be back on the program and have done an absolutely terrible job the 1st week 🥴.
Missed half the workouts , had a glass of wine or two , some heavy duty Asian food and been snacking on the sly on cookies .

Saving grace has been an almost Kompliant diet for 4 weeks between the programs .

Ready and raring to go into cycle workouts with Chisel .
It’s going to be exhausting but amazingly rewarding .

With that thought , I get into my snooze mode .
Tomorrow is going to be a great Chisel day !


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Yes , I did it ! 
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Finished KB 1 strong . Delayed by a day as I had to catch up on a missing workout and just did not want to do a half assed one .
Was traveling so could not write my blog .

What can I say ...
it’s just been a phenomenal 90 days which has been life changing .
My view of “being healthy” has been replaced by “staying fit”.

The family has been hugely supportive .
Living in Hongkong , eating out on weekends has been normal for us .
Since my wife and I birth joined KB1 , the kids have been phenomenal and not once in the last 90 days have they asked if we will be eating outside .

I have not just seen physical changes to my fitness level , but also better focus , clearer head , overall higher energy levels and a huge boost in self confidence .

In fact I have taken a picture of my flexed arm to remind me what the baseline has to be .
Making right choices of food - maybe not always but when the option is there , by just making a slight effort . Will not get it 100% right , but even if I can make a conscious decision and make a better choice 50% if the times , it is a huge shift .
Making friends with the skipping rope , the apple and boiled eggs . Now a staple whether I am at home or traveling .
Skipping clears up my head and eating crunchy celery and apply invigorates my mind when I feel tired .

After being on a “normal” diet and no exercise for 2 days , I ‘cheated’ and went back to my Kompliant diet and did the day 8 workout .

I am a changed person no doubt .

A big thanks to Kim and Ed who have supported and rooted for us right through and have pushed us just that bit more when it mattered .

Team hydra has been amazing and must thank everyone there to have been such great team mates .

Hope to see some of team hydra members in the next programs .

👊🏻


still here

Hi ,

I have not been able to post updates for a while .
It’s been a hectic few days traveling around .

Must admit that I have not been able to post updates .
Will give myself a 1/10 for updates , an 8/10 for workout schedules ( missed one work out last week but made it by doing 2xX on Sunday ) , and a 6/10 for diet . Missed my workout today but will make it up tomorrow morning and will stretch day 90 workout to day 91 .
Have had 3 unKompliant days in the last 10 days .

Not feeling too guilty because i am giving my fullest to the cycle workouts and the skipping .

Skipping has changed my outlook of a cardio workout and I can see the difference it makes now .
This , compares to the beginning of the program where skipping was the most feared part of the routine .
Now , it clears my head and after 18 minutes I sweat and pant , but I feel refreshed .
It’s the dopamine high of skipping that makes me feel indomitable and incomplete the days I don’t do it .

Food - just being conscious of the choices and keeping a check / balance book mentally on non Kompliant days .

Looking forward to finish strong in 2 days .
Shall be signing up for the membership and hope to see some of you there .

Maybe kettlebell or Sculpt .


What next 🤔 ?
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Question if the week is what do you plan to do after the program ..

The program has changed my perspective of what it takes to stay fit .
It’s hard but not difficult .

Before KB1 , it was tedious stuff like pulling weights , endless time on the treadmill ( I can’t run on the road due to a meniscus operation ) or swiming in summer months .

KB has made me comfortable with doing the exercises wherever I am , whenever I can .
Eating healthy has a new meaning and making right choices is easier now .
Have made 4 new friends for life . My jump rope , the band , and 2 round objects - the egg and King Apple .
Maintaining fitness has become a habit and after day 90 , it will be ME .

I will take a break and maintain the KB routine on my own .

Then I will go for the next Kenzai program.

On my 50th birthday , I want to do a handstand !


Hey Kim ,
Read your post and saw the video you posted .
This is exactly what I did 2nd half of last week .
Having crossed the 2/3 rd mark , was just starting to slack off . Missed a workout it on Wednesday ..... yes , was already tired by Tuesday with the extra reps and v sits .

In fact sneaked an indulgence meal also on Friday before the official indulgence notification was posted - complete with a glass of wine and dessert .
Friends visiting from out of town - just could not resist this time .
Thought I will confess Sunday morning and voila ! Received the hall pass for an indulgence meal - so what if I encashed it a day earlier .

Made peace with myself by putting on my Kenzai ‘mental armor’ , and did my carry over


lifestyle change

What are some of the lifestyle changes ?

Some of the mindset changes that have happened in 2 months :

1. Staying fit has taken a new meaning and priority .

2. Exercise makes the day complete .
- Cannot imagine not doing a workout set every
day . Hope this mindset continues after day 90 .
- it’s easy to do . Don’t need to go out to a gym and
use equipment to remain fit .

3. Learned how to make correct food choices .
- it’s not so difficult to eat healthy if one is mindful
- a healthy meal is not necessarily boring . Some
interesting healthy choices also for non Kenzai family members .

It’s been a very fulfilling 2 months ...very pleased with the results until now .


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