It's the first day of The Kung-Fu Body for me and I'm very excited to be apart of this project. Its seems like I just completed the Peak Condition Project and hopefully I get the same great results from this new project.
So here's what my goals are for this program:
1) Get back into the similar shape that I was when I completed the PCP. I'm now a few pounds heavier but still maintaining a similar diet and activity level to the early stages of the PCP. This should kick start me back to where I want to be.
2) Gain the agility and flexibility that I so badly need! My God if I could only touch my toes! I know that my mobility suffers and if I can increase my flexibility, it will give me greater freedom of movement, increased physical performance, increased relaxation and stress reduction plus I will have less risk of injury. All of these benefits I hope to gain from the KFB.
3) Be more relaxed. I remember how relaxed and and stress free I became at the end of the PCP. I want to get that way again and not for a short period during and shortly after the program but rather learn what is making me happy - how I have become less stressful, whether it's physiological, emotional, mental or all of the above I'll find out how to tap into it.
4) Experience the benefits of Kung-Fu. I have taking several forms of Martial Art and remember the benefits of them: Increased discipline, reduced stress, increased flexibility, increased strength and a sense of connecting with something spiritual even mystical.
So there you go. My goals - I hope I met/exceed them. If the PCP is any measure - I say let bring it on...
Today I tried to cut down on my carbs as Patrick instructed - That leaves protein and fat. Hello my old friend eggs! I still ate carbs but cut back where I could.
I started the Strength, Agility and Flexibility sections of the Program. Strength was fun and easy to get back into a tougher regime.
The agility section was great, straight punching and kicking through sets and feeling pretty good!
The flexibility section was not so great - As I mentioned I have trouble with this area but I struggled through it. I enjoyed a restful meditation period In my slacker pose - I tried the lotus position a few years and it is my nemesis - I know I'll get closer to it in this program.
So there you have it. One day down - I feel more like Kung-Pow than Kung-Fu but It's great to be back in a good program like this!
See you soon!