Wow...feeling much better. What a difference a few days and some rest make. Just finished my old school PCP #23 plus 25 minutes on the bike trainer. No jumping rope at the moment whereas I am resting a sore ankle. Simply amazing how a good workout makes you feel...and think.
whenever you feel that you cannot do another rep, another set, another routine...just remember that this journey is building the foundation for the rest on your life. So let's do the math...
- I am 54 years young.
- I will live to be 100
- that is approximately 16,500 days remaining
- My current Program goal has 67 more days to go
- that equals .4% of my total time
I think I can afford, we all can afford....4% dedicated to the rest of our life!
Kenzai is the Gift of Life.
Whew...been a rough few days. I travel quite a bit for my job and that always presents a challenge for diet and exercise. But I have discovered that even in the finest of restaurants they will prepare the food almost anyway you request it to be prepared. Want your fish grilled...just ask. Want steamed veggies...just ask. Want to skip mashed and substitute a colorful beat salad...just ask.
But what happens when you think you are doing it right and it all turns out so very wrong!
I always look forward to working in NYC. Great restaurants with good food, plenty of deli's with veggie and protein buffets and the hotel gym is always a great alternative to the hotel room...I have a few favorites...for example most Starwood hotels have very good work out spaces.
Sushi has always been a great go-to diet meal and NYC has many of the best...and I always look forward to hitting one Sushi bar per trip to NYC. This week I tried a new one...it came highly recommended and when I got there I sat a few chairs down from Cuba Gooding Jr so I thought...this place has to be fantastic! Nope...food poisoning!!! One of those little pieces of fish bit me in a big way and put me on my back for 2 days. I tried to push through it but in the end that little fish won the battle. Caused me to miss three workouts and my diet was out the window.
Today I am home. I am feeling a bit better but taking it easy. My diet is back on track and I rode my bike on the trainer for 35 minutes...that's it. Tomorrow I will get back to the full workout.
I am a PCP graduate - 4 years ago in January 2011 I started the PCP (Peak Condition Project - Now Kenzai). As the story is told in my blog I had heard about PCP from a friend, asked a lot of questions and made the commitment to take the journey. ...and it has turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.
I lost 30 pounds...but we all know it is not about the weight - it just came off - a by-product of better food decisions and disciplined exercise. But I also slept better. No more headaches. Unlimited energy. And I felt more mentally sharp and alive. What was equally important was what I learned - I leaned about my body, about fitness and about food choices.
Know that since leaving PCP I have gained back as much as 20 lbs. I have pulled out my PCP Book at least 4-5 times and started again on my own. As a result, each time I bounced right back into all the PCP-goodness that the program and knowledge had taught me. Although I gained some weight back PCP kept me on course and on task and has been a great guide to follow, even 4 years later.
For those of you just starting your journey it is one so well worth it. Embrace every day with passion and enthusiasm, every workout, every meal, every email. You will have ups and downs but the payoff is priceless.
I am in Day 22 of my old PCP book. This time however I have the Kenzai Life community which has been the missing piece. Happy to be back!