No, that’s not a pic of my new 16kg kettlebell (35lb). That’s my 12kg(26lb). But I DID receive my 16kg last week finally and I am super pumped about it. I am really happy I did NOT order the one with the thinner handle as I have large hands and my new 16kg has a thicker handle than my 12kg and 8kg kettlebells. The 16kg fits my hands better than do the other two. Yes, it’s nine pounds heavier but to me, it doesn’t FEEL heavy. I hope that makes sense. It just feels good. It is giving me more of a challenge and forcing me to keep my form tight. I think when a kettlebell is or becomes “too light”, it can be easy for swings to become sloppy. Proper form is crucial.
I’m having a ton of fun alternating between my 8kg, 12kg and 16kg right now and I’m now looking forward to buying the 20kg(44lb) kettlebell – even though that is a few months out. I can still dream about it!
So far, I have been doing my Turkish Get Ups with my 8kg(18lb) kettlebell. Then, the other night, I did one Turkish Get Up with my 12kg for the first time – just the right arm. I surprised myself. Yes, it was just one get up but it was one I had not done before and I am happy to be progressing. My left side is still a bit weaker but I’ll correct that.
Anyway, I’ve had the opportunity to do several kettlebell workouts outside now and I have to say, I love it. It’s so invigorating and freeing! I look forward to getting out and doing more.
I’ve lost another couple pounds this last week, so I’m excited about that. I think the weight is coming off my legs first. They are leaning up and getting more defined, which I love. I guess the stomach area loses it last – or at least on me? Ugh!
Food-wise, I’ve had to eliminate dairy as it was giving me major stomach issues. It’s not easy but feeling good is always a better option. I’m still eating healthy but more of a blended Warrior Diet/Paleo Diet with a heavy dose of calorie restriction. And yes, I do have my cheat day every week. 🙂 I have to have that!