Besides workout and diet, the one thing that really stood out for me in KB1 were daily lessons. They were wholesome - they were not only about the exercise aspect, but also about diet and long-term philosophical aspects as well.
I find KS lessons too technical, focussing mainly on exercise aspect......and not very inspiring. For the ones talking about leg/knee positions, it would be helpful to have good and bad form images. For stretches lessons, an embedded video link would be useful.
I would love to learn about whether focussing on legs for 80days affects, say upper body strength or not. I'd love to know more about diet - is there a concept of tweaking kenzai-compliant diet when you are in Sculpt, Kettleball or doing hard-core swimming! Lessons about fitness philosophy would be great.
Lessons may not be A+ so far, but workouts, challenges, Kim's videos and team support are A+++++!
Thanks to my li'l sister, I've started to enjoy flavors and textures in a chocolate bar rather than eat it like a candy. I accidentally came across this garage-turned-into-chocolate tasting room in Palo Alto called The Chocolate Garage.....and thought what a perfect way to indulge! I attended their "unhappy tastings" - it's blind chocolate tasting where you try to figure out the goooood bean-to-bar chocolate from the bad/wanna-be artisan chocolates without knowing what brands they are. Very interesting event!
I ended up buying Patric PBJ bar - 67% chocolate with peanut butter, cane sugar and sea salt.......it was smoooooth and heavenly!
I finished half the bar, will save the rest for next indulgence. #FTW (for the win)
Today while skipping I made up my mind to take the Sally challenge after barre exercises. I gathered from my teammates' blogs that it's going to be hard and painful, so might as well get done with all the pain in one go. I started with all enthusiasm......but Sally challenge after barre was rough! I made it till the end although I was huffing and puffing by then.....today will be the day of awkward walk! 😐
Coming to think of it, I think my upper body tends to bend more forward as my legs tire.....hopefully by week 8 that shall be corrected!
Go team go!!
I don't have a pull up bar, so how do I do air bicycles at home? Is there an indigenous substitute for pull up bar?
I took up this week's Sculpt challenge to figure out my foot type. Look like I have normal arch.....may be pronator-ish left foot.....I probably put more weight on my left foot since my left foot print is more wet than the right one.
I tried hard (ok, not that hard) to resist the force.......of mouth watering pastrami and garlic fries, but couldn't resist. 😐 I had a side of salad though!
For free cardio, I biked today and loved it! My Bianci was stolen over 4 years back; it was my first road bike and it had my blood and sweat on it (literally!). I used that as an excuse to not bike (don't know why!). I decided to get over my mental block and bike today. Borrowed my friend's bike. Loved the feeling of wind on my face......my love for biking re-kindled today. 😍
My free cardio challenge for the next 7 weeks is to get comfortable swimming in deeper waters. I know swimming and have a decent form, but petrified to go to the deeper end of the pool. I think I am the Bambio swim type (https://kenzai.me/nikhilk/blog/what-s-your-swim-type). 😐
Week 1 of Sculpt was OK diet-wise (80% compliant), but awesome workout-wise! Love pliés, timed exercises and loads of stretching. I am also doing Kung Fu Body on my own. Like that KFB workouts complement Sculpt ones even though both primarily involve lower body.
What would you do with rosemary, oregano, Italian basil, Thai basil, mint, Mayer lemons and Keffir lime leaves? I have all these growing in my balcony, and looking for ways to use them for a big and quick food (veggie, meat, shrimps or fish) prep session over the weekend.
So excited to test out Sculpt! I like the barre exercises......could feel the burn towards end of reps.
Since some barre exercises are on bare feet and resistance band ones and skipping are with sneakers on, so it took me time to wear, remove and then wear sneakers again during the workout.
Go team go! 😊
"Live in the present moment." 10 days of KFB and I am beginning to get a hang of this quote. The kicks and swings require awareness of my 3D space as well as be mindfulness of where my stationary body part is with relation to its moving counterpart. And to do all of this in one smooth flow I *have* to be present in the moment.
My KFB experience so far has been very different from my KB1 experience. During KB1 I learnt to push through the burn and in KFB I am learning to be aware of the flow (thanks Watson, those lessons/videos are very helpful).....and hopefully by day 90, experience it!
That being said, I missed a KFB workout already.......Since it is a DIY typa program and I am so spoilt with well-organized workouts/lessons on Kenzai website, I forget the KFB day/lesson/workout.....time to figure out the rhythm 😐
Go team go!
To add variety to my KL workout, I teamed up with Watson and started King Fu Body program. Thanks Watson for sharing the lessons and workouts! KFB aims to help improve strength, agility and flexibility. Going by my weekly photo, I need to work on flexibility for sure!
I did the day 1 and 2 workouts. They were straightforward as of now. Since I workout from home and don't have pull up bar around, how do I do pull ups? Are there other creative ways of doing pull ups? If not, what exercise I'd sub it with?
Found 3 minute meditation challenging - it was so relaxing that I dozed off!!
I am back from China.....lots of walking, climbing gazillion stairs, gobbling irresistible baos, dumplings, Sichuan and Xinjiang yumminess. Needless to say Kenzai did not make it through the Great Wall. 😁
Glad to be back and get my Kenzai on! 😊
I am off backpacking to the mystical land of China! I want to try the street food there.....any street food suggestions in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian or Yangshuo?
Thanks Jane for the 21 day #LOL challenge! It gave me the KB1 type focused feeling. I am glad that I got all my workouts done, I need to work on getting my diet right. I was Kenzai compliant for 5 out of 6 meal/snacks for 19 days - dinner's my weak spot. Since dinner time is family time, I need to figure out a way of eating Kenzai-ish without offending the family. 😐
Total #LOL score: 640