Watson J.

Watson J.

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End of an ERA
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This will be my final blog on the old web site - Pepper J is going full immersion in the new app. Just learned that I can access on laptop [app.kenzai.com] which provides app access with a keyboard for teh thumb challenged

Just returned from 12 day trip to Boston, where I discarded most good habits [workouts, yoga, meditation, nutrition] will need to shed some chub this weeks to hit teh ground running in 2020.

SO _ FULL EMBRACE of app - The Kommunity is a big deal to me and I have missed a unified team in recent months...So I will see you on the other side.

As a farewell - check me out on the JUMBOTRON at teh boston garden. Life es Tres Bon!

Go Team go

Look for my January daily feature - 31 mindblowing things about the new app!


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We are on the road to Boston - stopped in Boston and stayed with my friend Curtis [curtis r] who is in teh final days of KB. He has had a strong strong expereince...secret - follow directions.

Diet has been B+ on teh holiday diet scale, sleep solid, not much workout, but we check into teh hotel today and I will say hello to the workout room. Likely machine cardio, 8MA. and press ups.

Super long horrible drive yesterday - the tension, traffic, and lights really took me down. But a safe arrival. My mother in law is so happy...not usually job one, but fun to see.

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Happy Day - Wofford beat UNC [again!!!]

Another strong Kenzai year in the books - many IN- persons and
2019
REBOOT
CHISEL
KETTLE II - my fav
Summer self led Handstand focus
TSHIRT
BEACH
SCULPT

All in all a fun challenging year

For the most part my % stayed within 3 points and weight within 10 pounds

Yoga practice was strong and meditation stayed a part of the daily routine.

Blog game took a step back, I would like to blame the app, but it was lack of effort.

I turned 57 this year - pretty exciting. Made a transition toward more service and significance.

Grateful for the Kommunity and curious how the world will change with the new app?

NExt year starts with a hand stand / body weight exercises emphasis [my online guy - kyle weiger] will be at my yoga studio in early february.

Thinking about a spring is coming KB2. I have never had a strong KB2, something always happened.

Make Today a Masterpiece

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First - thanks for the input on the scale, seem clear that if I get a new scale it should be for food, not for me.

BIG change - After all these year my wedding band no longer fits. I have made adjustments - see photo's and just today got it resized from a 7 to a 6 & 3/8s. Long term progress if ever there was.

Solid with workouts - diet, kind of a mess. and got sick yesterday [I hope an 18 hour bug]

Make today a Masterpiece

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Fun / Horrible being off program. Also strange to have the Kommunity splintered by the new app.

Activity wise I am staying after it. I have put together a strong blast type cardio circuit that even included Lunge to high step! hitting all the major areas each day and alternating between bands / Iron / and body weight for variety. Steady at yoga when not traveling.

diet has been in a steady decline. big family meals and festive events out are taking a toll. Most days start with the classic kenzai breakfast - I do well with a regular day - but when I veer out into the festive universe - not much in the will power shield.

It has gotten cold here and I am trying to workout mid day while the sun is out. the headwinds die down for a few week starting today - a real opportunity to re-set the system prior to the christmas holidays.

considering getting a cool new scale that links via bluetooth to an app. Seem cool and would def be an update over the 20 year old one I have used. not sure if that would be an awesome addition or a distracting investment.

What do you think Kenzaiverse?

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Oh Well...still a big bottom 
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Getting ready to go workout for the Booth wrap up.

The good news - All workouts done - all lessons read - meditation 6 /7
The bad news - while diet was 80% ish [every weekend an exception] - That will not move the needle, in fact ...the opposite. I have heard this referred to as AVAILABLE REALITY . I gain weight as the drop of a hat . The good new - in the event of an apocalypse I am golden [slow metabolism = super efficient metabolism]

The whiplash of perception has continued - At yesterday's Confirmation many comments of how great I looked - but when I look in the yoga mirror or at the weekly pictures - well...that is still work to be done...
and . . . . I am not sure that I am willing to do the work?

The good news - Booty is a missive winner in terms of fitness and the third star in my fall program [beach/tshirt/booty] - the focus on ribs to ankles gives an under appreciated area some well deserved attention. I like the work outs [even lunge to high step !!! hahaha] and made new Kenite friends [Jane FTW]

Looking forward - part of my mater plan was to go into the holidays off program - enjoy the time a bit more - relax some. I will keep working on my handstand and really give the new app a run through - I believe there are entire new off program options. More Yoga for sure.

2020 - I think I will start with more strength to weight - so pull ups, chin ups, and the like.

You are awesome

Make today a masterpiece
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On the back stretch
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On track here - a little wobble at the Wofford tailgate [another super strong win] but - did the workout prior and tool veg as snacks. so far REAL LIFE is undefeated on the diet front in this program for me -

I had an odd perception whiplash - I had an A+ week last week on all fronts and at the game I felt strong and lean, fun and happy, relaxed and vibrant. The next day at Yin Yoga after the wobble [fried chicken and cookies] I felt old, bloated, and weary. Today probably back to normal.

Workout good today and diet tight and clean. Clear sailing this week, but Saturday we drive to Atlanta [and back] for our niece Grace's confirmation . Lots of time in the car. Was happy to read that Saturday is the rest day so that means no dark:30 workout prior to departure - FTW.

See if you can pick out the Kenzite in the picture below?

Make today a masterpiece

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two solid days - COLD
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Two solid days back at home base

Yoga both days - goal - every day this week
workout solid, cold outside but committed to fresh air
Diet - super kompliant but still off schedule [truth - I think they have mine mixed up with a super thin 30 year old...weird]
picture says I have way too much skin :(
lesson - on track

So ... feeling better

Just caught up on blogs - so happy to see a few old friends and a loaded Mind group!

Also - thinking plenty about my friends in HK - Know that if you need a place to stay you can stay with us in Asheville.

Make today a masterpiece
Go Team Go!


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Diet has been a mess, an odd combination of not eating all my grams and eating pie and ice cream | bagels and honey. Most meals were kompliant...but then in the ditch.

The Resilience Retreat was a a strong success - productive and restful.

All workouts in and outside despite it getting COLD! Cardio was hiking / walking and no real yoga (some poses)
lessons yes

So I feel good, but more like I had pie FEEL GOOD than I am locked in tight and clean FEEL GOOD.

Just finished workout and going to Yoga - YES!

The theme for the blogs is clearly ALL ABOARD THE FINISH LIKE A CHAMP TRAIN

LEts Go

Make today a masterpiece
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Dark:30 for Pepper J
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This week has settled down a bit. Meghan is much better [off the pain meds and just carrying the cane around for show] sleep and regularity are still elusive, but PT says she is doing GREAT!

I am off to lead the first Resilience Initiative retreat [www.sprinklecaldwell.com] at teh river. grocery list was pretty Kompliant. Will try not to stray to far. Likely overgram on veg and protein.

Workouts on track - went dark:30 today to simplify travel and retreat prep
Sleep - like a baby
Lessons - yes
Meditation - yes

Did what I think is a final harvest as there is a freeze on the way. Did not know there were so many peppers YES FTW

Breakfast bowl of veg - it never gets old.

Make today a Masterpiece
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Back on track
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Back from road trip and tailgateing [I am with Jane - what happens at the tailgate stays at the tailgate] Per intl translation - Tailgateing in teh US is a party in the parking lot prior to and following a sporting event - most often US football.

Diet took a hit, but not an over the top disaster - for example I know how many pieces of fried chicken I ate. Back into the normal routine by the end of the day Sunday

Sleep - solid
Workouts on track - I squeezed in the at workout prior to departure and did YIN Yoga with Meghan on Sunday
Pro tip - see picture if I hook up both ankle straps there is no mid stream swapping back and forth...a heavier band can compensate for the lighter single band load.

Speaking of ankle strap - YIKES the IT band gets quite a painful wake up with that thing.

The next few days look strong - Leading a retreat from Thursday to Sunday....who knows.

Clothes say something is working

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Road trip - speed bumps
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Solid week with Yoga and workouts, lessons, etc

But diet has taken a hit
Halloween - no candy, but yes honey almonds and I ate the popcorn Meghan did not eat at the movie [not worth it]
Went to dinner last night with a super dear friend from out of town and had a biscuit with butter honey & jam [worth it]
Going on a road trip today with old college friends to the Wofford [Where I went] Clemson football game. Got a room for the night so there will be a dinner out for sure and MUCH MUCH tailgating. I want to have fun with my friends and not blow up the program ant the half way point. Will try to be more interested in talking t people...not sure how long I can fake it - HAHAHAHA

The workouts are getting harder, specifically the LUNGE to high step. new exercises with teh strap are for sure reaching their target.

APP? I have found that the app sometimes does not show the workouts I have completed - for a box checker - this is a problem.

Meghan update - she is doing great...I am still trying to get my life back on track.

Go Team go


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Adjusted weekly pic per Jane's example

28th weeding aniv was fun - see pics of non Komplinace [worth it]

Workouts on track [plus back to more yoga the last few days - blindfolded yoga fri night was awesome and fun to do new things]

Diet - aside from above totally tight and clean
Lessons - yes
Meditation - not great

This week should be solid - going to the Wofford - Clemson football game on Saturday - diet headwinds for sure

Have wondered again this week if the grams in teh diet are DO NOT EXCEED limits or MUST EAT EXACTLY THIS MUCH guidelines? What do you think?

Go Team Go


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Adjusted weekly pic per Jane's example

28th weeding aniv was fun - see pics of non Komplinace [worth it]

Workouts on track [plus back to more yoga the last few days - blindfolded yoga fri night was awesome and fun to do new things]

Diet - aside from above totally tight and clean
Lessons - yes
Meditation - not great

This week should be solid - going to the Wofford - Clemson football game on Saturday - diet headwinds for sure

Have wondered again this week if the grams in teh diet are DO NOT EXCEED limits or MUST EAT EXACTLY THIS MUCH guidelines? What do you think?

Go Team Go


Still in the game
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Meghan's recovery continues to go well - in fact she took a shower today by herself - progress!

I really like Booty and have been having fun with the workouts. I have gotten into the habit of reading while on my spin bike for cardio and walking outside while it is so nice - #winning

Yoga - 4 times this week - That makes such a difference

Diet - tight as a tick. The 26th is our wedding anniversary [28 years] and I will have a noon time indulgence - likely pie and ice cream.

Sleep - pretty good, getting back into a routine

Lessons - perfecto

meditation - 3 of 7 this week -

Blog game has taken a hit - I will catch up today.

Getting back to work a bit - new project on resilience - stay tuned

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Final Photo

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