As I continue to learn and grow with the kettlebell (KB) I’m starting to put together more “planned” practice sessions and increasing the intensity. I feel like I am more in control rather than just grabbing the KB and swinging it around for “x” amount of time each day. I guess you could say I am becoming more focused.
I started working on my snatches which is where you swing the kettlebell between your legs, and then snatch it overhead in one fluid movement to a straight-arm lockout. It’s hell on the hands, hence the need to “file” my calluses down each night with a pumice stone followed by some Corn Huskers lotion. I have a LOT of work to do where the snatch is concerned but I plan to do it incrementally. I personally would rather do my swings. 😛
My poor husband. He comes home from work each night and has to listen to me babble on and on about the awesomeness of the kettlebell. He’s so good about it and very encouraging.
On the Warrior Diet front, I’ve had to incorporate more protein into my meals. I’ve had to cut some other things out. Cashews and almonds hurt my stomach and cheese – ugh. Cheese does not like me. Hello! I’m a Wisconsin girl. Cheese runs like wine here in the good old Dairy State. Okay, so I’m exaggerating a little bit but cheese IS a big thing. I love it. Or I should say I LOVED it. 🙁
I tried to buy a pressure cooker last weekend but had to return it right away when I read it can’t be used on a glass stove top. I’m thinking of getting an electronic one now. I’ve never used one and am excited about trying it out. That way I can prepare a bunch of food ahead of time – healthy food and freeze it. With all the cooking I do and have done you would think that would be a no-brainer but frankly, I have always been slightly intimidated by it. I have a tendency to blow things up – not on purpose at least. (long story and quite a comical one)
So while my focus is intensifying when it comes to the kettlebell, I’ve been a bit more scattered everywhere else. Funny how that works. Isn’t it? Everything happens for a reason, I guess. That is how I have to look at it.
Oh, and if you are wondering what the picture of leaves has to do with my blog post – it is a focused picture of scattered leaves…which is sort of how I feel right now. Make sense? 😀