Still enjoying the exercises and know that I prefer to get that covered off before the day and work starts. Energy levels waning when I’ve done them in the evening.
1/3 months done. Enjoying being back exercising and hoping to start shedding some pounds soon. Nice to see some friends on here doing Kenzai too.
I was in New York last week for work so not having my own space and kitchen was tricky to stay on programme but generally managed to hang in there and get most work outs and diet covered - thank god for avocado on toast for brekkie. I did have a few glasses of wine (to be sociable) but much less than I would usually have had so that was a - sort of - win for my will power :)
Week two done. enjoying the exercise and making the effort to have a variety of veg in my diet. Spinach is the current favourite. I’m on a work trip to New York this week so keeping 100% compliant will be tough but I will do my best - the first thing I packed was my skipping rope.. - not something that used to come with me. Fingers crossed.
I did kenzai 4 years ago. Really loved it and had great results. Fell off the wagon - spectacularly - for the last couple of years with 3 kids and a full-on job. So, lots of work to be done but feeling on track and realising that so far, it is manageable.
I hurt my knee a couple of weeks ago, still not great and needing physio. I think I had been running all wrong. So I am behind on the programme, but have everything printed out and will just be finishing a bit late! I've struggled to make time for workouts and diet hasn't been totally wrong, I have managed some workout, changing cardio to a cross trainer and some skipping which weirdly doesn't hurt my knee so much. I'm still a big Kenzai fan, but will just have to finish this programme in my own time rather than to schedule.
Really struggling with my running playlist and using not liking a song as far too good an excuse for a quick pause. Would love to hear any song or Spotify playlist suggestions.
Other than that I'm keeping on the workouts and pretty well on the duet although not hitting the dairy targets. The scales aren't looking massively different but I'm feeling better so that's a plus!
Hitting the work out targets, although my last couple of K could do with some speeding up. I am still struggling to mentally keep going. I need to get off the treadmill and out onto the roads/trails. Although watching movies while running has helped, I have yet to experience the "running really clears my head and I love it" epiphany! Where I haven't finished a run, I make up the time with skipping. I predict that's what I will do long term once this programme is over. Diet has taken a few hits, but generally good all round. I am trying to plan better this week as I felt on the back foot all of last week so a few non Kenzai enough meals/snacks. But generally feeling good and enjoying taking this time to get fit.
I'm cross with myself that I have missed not 1 but 2 days of workouts (grrr). On Saturday I just didn't find the time and then yesterday, it was seriously sub zero in HK (brrrrr) and I just couldn't tear myself away from my blankets. But I did it today (indoors) and I'm going to man up and keep going tomorrow. The diet is pretty much on track so it's just about keeping motivated now. My 6 year old daughter is taking my progress shots and she is badgering me about the next one, so I will stay focused so we can actually see a change for the next one.
Just as I was sitting down to blog the reminder that I hadn't popped up!
I've stuck wholeheartedly to the workouts and I am actually happy to be back exercising daily. For two reasons 1) it feels good for me and 2) my kids are noticing and wanting to exercise too.
The diet isn't too bad. I'm noticing how little veg and water were in my diet before. Aside from a few glasses of wine last week at a birthday, I'm sticking to it and the scales are noticing.
I'm miles from feeling comfortable running 5k in 30 mins but I'm on the right track.
Oops I did it again GRADUATION POST
My reboot went completely out of the window. I'm now going to try for a full on programme after Christmas. Kenzai really suited me and I think I need to go the whole way next time around to get back into shape. Let myself down again. New year..new me and all that!
I think I actually managed 100% kenzai compliance today.
Did the work out first thing with a friend and then as this morning was my morning off, treated myself to a paddle board session, while not cardio per se, it felt good to have had a double(ish) fitness session.
I've struggled to keep my photo taking up. It's days later when I remember, and then there's no one around to do it over the age of 4 - for that I apologise!
I'm really enjoying my workouts, not all are given 150% but I am making steady progress with my stamina and working on my playlist.
The diet is so so, when I'm organised and fully plan the week/day, then I'm good, it's the suddenly run out of time and need to leave the house and have nothing prepped that's an issue. But I'm better than 3 weeks ago, so it's all heading in the right direction. Looking forward to the finishing line!
I am loving being back with my daily workouts, amazing that I can find the time with a little effort!
I just got my diet yesterday so not sure I will get the results on the weightless side of things, but I have been trying to be good - fingers crossed I'm heading in the right direction.
My kids are noticing the difference too and decided that they wanted a weekend workout too, I'm hoping to try and show them too that it's important to look after yourself - pic attached.
Roll on the new me ;)
Oops GRADUATION POST
More than a year on, I realise that I never did write that final post. Big oooops. I've logged in today to look at re-doing the programme. It was such a great experience and definitely changed me for the better. I've slipped massively over the last 6 months so am looking to reboot my system and get back on the Kenzai bandwagon! New (school) year, new me and all that.