Yesterday managed to do the exercises and did a 5k for cardio then the rest of the day commenced with lunch with a friend who just moved here from HK (compliant and didnt go mad), playdate at the park with another girl who moved over here so it was an easy busy day. Home around 6, had a compliant dinner and then shut my mouth 😁
This morning I just decided to try the skips, managed two blocks of 5 mins which is LAME to say the least but I cant go bananas so just had to do a trial run. Was ok, bit of pain at the beginning but the longer I skipped the more I couldn't feel it however, not going to push it as feel that might not work in my favor! So least I know I can manage 10 mins lets see how I feel tomorrow. Will just stretch legs out and try and roll on bits that hurt.
Soccer games for both kids this am so brekkie now before I go as will be out until lunch.... Big supermarket shop after lunch to get food in for the first part of the week!
Solo parenting weekend too, thank god Georges footie was moved to 10am and not the 8am slot or we would have been there from 8-12.30 uuuugh.
Good luck this week peeps!
Unlucky for you Lissi being thrown off a horse, I definitely dont have anything to compare to in that respect, ouch!!! Feel like I started the week off well but its gone a bit pear shaped up to today, so lets hope this Friday 13th feeling disappears at midnight! Diet been good, maybe thats why the grump, used to ramming a chocolate in or more so glugging a wine when I decide I want to and doesn't that make you feel better? Yep, until you cant fit in your jeans!!! The diet is up and I am off like a rocket to get those scales out and already weighed out a late lunch and fruit this afternoon to see where its at. Portion big as per and fruit allowance a lot, too much for my tummy!
Stay strong Auriga , first weekend of kenzai life...it aint easy, hang in there!! Chat over the weekend....
1. Tell us about your life...
Where do you live? Who do you live with? How do you spend your time?
I live in NYC with my husband and 2 kids (George 10 and Ella 7) dog and cat, we moved here from HK 5 days before xmas last year so are still new to this place. I spend my time walking the city, exploring our new surroundings, still trying to get a gym routine in place and find some mates! As well as the kiddie admin like playdates and ferrying around to activities. I am a stay at home mum and have been since George was born, no plans to change that yet!
2. Tell us why you're doing Kenzai body...
Any specific goals? Why now? What will success look like for you?
Kenzai is what works for me if I adhere to it...I always refer to it when life has been a party and I need to reign it in. I did my first Kenzai (PCP for the old skool) when Ella was 6 months old and it helped me get back in shape so much. My last super successful one was the build up to my 40th....If I can have as much success as that this time around I will be over the moon. Truth be told I think im worse off now that after I had Ella! Hoping muscle memory going to kick in soon!
3. A problem shared...
What obstacles do you anticipate to succeeding in this program? How will you navigate these?
Being sociable! Anyone who knows me knows im either all in or all out and I need to be all out to succeed...just worried about new mates here who are already asking me if I can just have one wine when we go out etc etc...gonna be really tough but just going to try and redirect the question and basically not bring up that this is how it is for 3 months. The less its spoken about the better!
4. What question would you like to ask your team mates and/or trainer? (Answers in the comments please!)
I feel like I already know most of the trainers and half the team! But look forward to meeting the new comers in Auriga.
A problem shared is a problem halved as the trainers have already said, so if the blogging keeps up and the pics keep coming that is half the battle to succeed ....in it together .
....the general day to day is your cardio! Seeing as I walk EVERYWHERE in this mad city I feel like I definitely get some cardio in whether I do a spin class/skipping or dedicate time to a long dog walk! Daily step count is probably around 15k and on a long dog walk day around 19/20k. So todays cardio is walking the streets of nyc to school to the supermarket to soccer practice and a walk for Lacey. Exercise today was a sculpt class and boy did it hurt, not sure ill be able to walk tomorrow.... Is nice getting back to a routine for exercise, found two gyms I like going to so mixing that up with the kenzai stuff.
Diet has been good so far, but its only day 3!! However that is mega progress for a greedy cow like me so there you go, each day as it comes.
Just to say, walking around NYC downtown today is a strange feeling knowing that 18 years ago 9/11 happened, it gives me goosebumps more than ever actually being here, its just such an unimaginable thing that could have happened. I know the kids had a minute silence at school today and they'll be questions later, horrible subject but one that has to be covered I guess. 💔#neverforget #9/11
Exercise done....switched the skipping for my dog walk of 5k. Usually I am the biggest advocate when it comes to skipping but after injuring my back in May and managing to now have sciatica I am a little worried about going for the skipping. Will give it a try this week but may have to substitute in other cardio, really hope not! I can do a good 20/30 min skip as a workout and I have missed it a lot. Exercises today not exactly challenging but thats good for me!!
Made the mistake of weighing myself this morning for the first time in forever , oh dear god....never been so bad. There is motivation if ever there was.
Had a perfect days food yesterday, just trying to phase out all the shit this week in prep! Making my portion size a quarter smaller...
Here we go AGAIN. 3 months required for a change of mind set and change of fat jeans to skinny! Its all gone Pete Tong these last 8 months from the HK departure and something needs to change....So happy to be doing this with 4 other besties...nothing like keeping accountable when your nearest and dearest are in it with you. That beach ball picture will be more beach ready than ball I hope by day 90! Good luck to everyone...
One day at a time...
Exercise class at 8.30 this morning...healthy brekkie eaten.
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Full on programme for a 4 weeker!! Still a great quick one if you need a boost. I would definitely do this again... I was not 100% for diet which is who’s fault, ah yes mine. First two weeks I was great and loved the feeling. I need to channel that again ... thanks Kenzai for trying! I am going to attempt another something before summer ...
Where does the time go. Lots of exercise, diet never 100..what can I say!!! Rose in the hamtons was too hard to resist....my eating habits generally are slightly better than 3 weeks ago and I know when I stick with it I get a result...whats so hard you ask. Not sure how long I can use the moving continents card but I am totally using it still, and trying to find a groove.
I am sure rest of you gang are going great guns.
As much as this has been up and down I am going to see it through and I will robably do another short round of something before summer starts just to hel try and kee me in the right head sace.
BTW..if anyone can notice the letter P.... is not working on my bloody keyboard!
Oh and my icture I can totally see Ive breathed in...not ideal. I like a real icture where everyone actually breathes and doesn't stick their ribs out a mile...feel like its a cheat!! So I am clearly cheating and owning it at least. Back to breathing out and the real deal next week....
Has it been over 7 days since I last wrote!!
Time flies, yikes. Exercise has been good, mix of blast and classes, wow the blast is insane and getting super super long, so having to do the least on a lot of the exercises. I dont have 90 mins to do a home workout anymore unfortunately.
Diet has been better but not 100 !
Going to the hamptons for memorial Weekend...wish me luck not enjoying a rose at the beach ; )
I hope your all good I will go nose around later on when the kids are doing homework!
...may have accidentally hoovered up a bar of mint choc...yes the whole bar 😮. Started with a bit...and we know the rest.
On another note, workout yesterday was great, and bloody exhausting, didnt manage the cardio but the strength was enough. Class was about 75mins in the end. I can feel the burn today massively. Did a soulcycle at 8.30 and I am done for the day! Now about to do a walk as the sun is finally shining so dog child and I will go get some vit c I hope.
Tomorrow the strength class again.....
Today....try and be good ... zip it.
Never alone when doing a home workout !!
20 mins skips actually flew today no idea why... I even managed a couple of 5 min blocks no trip... after 7 years I still trip so much !! So that was a revelation.
Feeling the burn uuugh that was hard.
Monday started off right... now to continue for the next 6 days!!
Its actually Mum, but ya know, when in Rome...or America.
This week has been great on exercise, diet has been better but needs to be so much tighter. Having my mum in town means out and about and showing her some sights and fave places to eat. This week no one so back to boring.
Lots of classes booked in this week and will mix in with these epic kenzai workouts that literally are killing me!!!
Good luck this week team Bondi!
Ps , my enormous win this week is not one drop of alcohol and tbh this is unheard of lately...I cannot remember the last week where I didn't have one.
Feeling the positives, only day 3 mind 😂
Went to this class this morning, had never heard of the guy before, Justin Gelband, he basically trains all the VS models and celebs...yep watch out folks, vs body coming 😝not! Anyway, he wasn't there but one of his colleagues did the class, wow, burn in all the right places. It was great and will definitely go back.
Got home and did a 15 min skip, all I could muster as after class and food shop and that its now 1.30 and I was about to pass out from lack of food!!!
I look forward to seeing the diet...or lack of shall we say.
I am so pleased I do not seem to be the only one that struggled with day one exercises...I can feel nearly every muscle in my body aching today and I have not felt that in a while jeeeeze! I definitely had to amend a couple of those so I could manage to finish them!
Today I have a class and tomorrow a soul cycle, but I will try and fit in my skipping later afterwards as todays class is all about strengthening and small movements using weights and strapped on your ankles...never done it before and going with a new friend.
I literally cant move so god knows how im gonna mange the class!!!!
So pleased this group looks like a goodie!! Will get round to all the blogs later xx
Well there’s a start, I thought it started tomorrow !!!! Un prepped, me never!
I could not be heavier or wobblier it’s dire straits after the move and being here 4 months with booze booze and exploring nyc restaurants. But it has to stop as I cannot go home to Uk like this! I am without doubt heaviest I’ve ever been unless preggers argh!
I wanted this 4 weeks to get me in a better place so I can think about doing another session before summer. Reality is I need 3 months!! But I do not have the mindset for that... reading the lesson today this sounds good although hard but there is no better time than cut time for me right now.
Hoping to see familiar faces!! I will do a pic tomorrow but oh god it’s awful 🤦🏼♀️
Chat soon gang...