Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 1 - Kung-Pow?

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!


  1. Hello, Michael-san!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog.

    Let's enjoy KFB together and have great results
    same as (or more than) PCP !!


  2. Hello Michael,

    Thank you for your comment on my blog.
    Let's experience together the benefits of Kung-Fu.