May 17th marked my fourth month working with the kettlebell. Four months that have changed my life and continue to do so each and every time I pick up that wonderful hunk of cast iron awesomeness.
This weekend we were up north at my mom’s and then went out to the farm to see my uncles on Sunday. It was a gorgeous windy, gusty, chilly but sunny brilliant day. I did my first outdoor kettlelbell workout and it was fantastic. The wind was whipping and it energized me as I did a 15 minute workout of swings, snatches and clean and presses. I felt stronger as the time went on, not fatigued. I loved every single minute of it and I cannot wait to do it again. 🙂
My workouts are becoming more focused. I’m going longer periods of time without any rest periods and I’m seeing more muscle definition in my arms and my legs. Which is terrific! I hate missing a workout and try very hard NOT to. On days I don’t feel “up to it” I tell myself – just five minutes. Just swing for five minutes. Well that then turns into 10 and then 15 and then 20. You get the picture! It’s addicting! I wish you could feel this. Truly. It’s hard for me to not try to sneak in another workout later on even after I’ve showered and had supper. That’s how much fun it is. With just one kettlebell of the appropriate weight you can get an entire body workout in a short amount of time even with limited space to workout.
On the diet (food) front. I LOVE the Warrior Diet but I’m having issues with dairy lately. I’m cutting dairy out of my diet completely and looking at the Paleo Diet to see if that might be better for my system. Don’t get me wrong. I am not knocking the Warrior Diet but I need to see if a slight modification might help me. I might just mix the two up a bit. I definitely am trying to stay away from starches as best I can and eating wholesome good, natural foods, which is not really difficult for me. I say the more fresh vegetables the better!
Weight-wise, I’m down two pounds so that is good. We’ll see if cutting dairy does anything for me. I’ll keep you posted.
So there you have it. I cannot wait to workout outside again. I’m CHOMPING at the bit to get the 16kg kettlebell from Dragon Door. I’ll let you know when I do. Of course, you know I will. You’ll hear me screaming out with glee. LOL!