Scott Burns

Scott Burns

Kenzai Member
Trainer
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The Beginning. 

  • Oct 1st, 2013 at 6:39PM

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Wow. The 90 days have actually gone by really quickly. I started off at 83kg, and am now at 69. I look much better than I did on day 1, but the real difference is how I feel.  I feel GREAT. I don't have the "thank god that it's over" feeling that I thought I would. Sure it's been a nice change not to exercise or think about diet for a few days, but I have actually enjoyed the structure and I am going to continue with the diet and training. It has become my new normal. 

I have discovered a new form of cardio that I really enjoy in skipping. You can do it anywhere, it's fun, and it's good for you. I still run, but I don't find that as enjoyable. I am going to continue with the skipping for sure.

Looking back over the 90 days there were many highs and lows as one would expect. I experienced a lack of motivation around week 5, which the Kenzai team prepared us for. This was quickly combatted though as the physical changes started showing. Lots of people start noticing that you are getting into shape, which is a real moral booster and reaffirms why you started doing this thing in the first place.

Many people have asked how I have got in shape, and how I lost so much weight.  After people have pressed me a few times, I tell them about Kenzai. Most people's reaction is "I can't do that, because of (insert excuse here)". The excuses tend to be, not enough time, it's too hard, I can't not drink alcohol for 3 months, it's too hardcore, etc. The reality, of course, is that anyone CAN do Kenzai the hardest part is starting on the path and then keeping on it. 

When I first started Kenzai I thought it would be something that I did for three months, and then would forget about. I am happy to say that it has done much more.  It has showed me a new way of living, a better way of eating, and has made me more aware of simple choices that I make. Now I view alcohol as an indulgence that is to be experienced infrequently. My trips to the supermarket are mostly spent in the fruit and vegetable sections, I don't snack on processed crap, I now see that almost all "convenience" food is loaded with sugar and/or salt. Sure, I will treat myself to something that is not inherently healthy once and a while, but it is as a treat, not the norm. Carbs do not make the bulk of any meal, but are there as a small addition to the mass of veg or protein on my plate. My body enjoys eating this way. 

So moving forward I would like to stay around this size, but add more muscle. Not bulky body builder muscle, but lean functional muscle gained from body weight exercises. Before I started Kenzai my two boys told me I had boobies - not a great feeling. A few days ago they told me I had muscles like the HULK so why wasn't I green. Now, I must point out that this is a HUGE over exaggeration, but it still made me feel good and is an obvious improvement on boobies.  

Thanks Kenzai!

Thanks to Patrick for coming up with this concept which is helping so many of us achieve our goals. Thanks to Sarah, our coach for all your advice through the 90 days. Thanks to my team of pegs, you have all been great and we should stay in touch. Last but not least, thanks to my gorgeous wife, who has put up with my exercise and diet routine for the last 3 months.

 
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14 comments

Radha A.Radha A.Alumni
about 6 years ago

Scott, you look like a million bucks. Fantastic! God bless you with continued health and fitness. You have a beautiful family, every good wish always, keep the faith!


    Sarah K.Sarah K.Alumni
    about 6 years ago

    Oh Scott...the last photo is priceless! You radiate health, strength & happiness. You captured the essence of Kenzai. So, a big CONGRATULATIONS from us here at the Kenzai Headquarters. You did us proud and got a whole new lease on life because of it. I will be passing on "that" post to future trainees, so thanks for that (If I was starting "Kenzai" again, I would give myself this advise). Great job!


      Oliver C.Oliver C.Alumni
      about 6 years ago

      I don't know you scott. . . . but that is an absolutely cracking effort. Inspiration to us all.


        Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
        Trainerabout 6 years ago

        Thanks guys. Appreciate it. The journey has just begun!


          Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
          Founderabout 6 years ago

          This is what it's all about Scott, you join up for a short term gain but the body and mind just feel so damn good when you treat them right that you end up with a new lifestyle. As you said, the hardest part is that initial burst of energy needed to change your trajectory, but let's not underplay how hard you worked and how much you gave back these last 3 months! You've learned the fundamentals of caring for your body, you're in the driver's seat now, keep challenging yourself and take your fitness higher and higher. Congratulations and a well earned COMPLETE! Thanks for training with us, stay in touch!


            Tom A.Tom A.Alumni
            about 6 years ago

            Scott, your body has changed dramatically. You have clearly worked your socks off.

            I just want to say thanks for being a great pegasus team member. You have brought tonnes of humour and fun to my PCP / Kenzai experience and really helped me get the most out of it.

            Many many congrats bud!


              Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
              Trainerabout 6 years ago

              Patrick, I can't thank you enough for creating Kenzai Body. Awesome!

              Tom, good training with you mate! Look me up if you are ever in Hong Kong scott.burns@fiveasia.com.


                Louise M.Louise M.Alumni
                about 6 years ago

                Scott you have totally nailed this. A big well done, its fabulous to see such results - it is amazing what you can do in 3 months! Congrats and continue to enjoy the journey.


                  Gus R.Gus R.Alumni
                  about 6 years ago

                  Brilliant, well done Scott you have nailed it - body and mind!


                    Howard H.Howard H.Alumni
                    about 6 years ago

                    Serious transformation, congratulations.


                      Busola O.Busola O.Alumni
                      about 6 years ago

                      Wow - this is Amazing - well done!


                        Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
                        Trainerabout 6 years ago

                        Thanks all. Best of luck with your journey and all that! Hope you bring it!


                          Dhruv H.Dhruv H.Reboot | Day 18
                          about 6 years ago

                          Scott, it was fun having you on the Pegs group. Your accomplishment is fantastic! You are looking great in the final photograph!


                            Keisha B.Keisha B.Alumni
                            about 6 years ago

                            You look fab good for you!


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