First off – Thank you! Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for sharing your OWN struggles and journeys with disordered eating. Thank you for being so welcoming and supportive and wonderful. I didn’t respond to comments because I really didn’t know exactly how to say thank you some 30 odd times.
Writing that post (and next week’s Part II) was extremely hard, while at the same time LIBERATING! Like I said, I’m still a work in progress, but it feels good to be embraced by a community that is so inspiring and supportive!
So thank you, thank you, thank you! Virtual hug time.
That felt good. Now onto:
I went back and forth about what I was going to do this week. I REALLY wanted to do a Kettlebell series, but I don’t own a Kettlebell. In fact, I don’t know a ton of people who have them at home. If you’re like most, you use them while you’re at the gym, because well, that’s why you pay for the gym – to have access to cool gym equipment that you might not otherwise have access to. And I wasn’t about to smuggle my video camera into the gym and film.
So I improvised.
You see – you don’t have to have own a Kettlebell to do many of the Kettlebell exercises – you just need a dumbbell (or a bag filled with sand). Or a really heavy pocket book.
And, well, I have one of those – a dumbbell.
The theme for this week’s Tuesday Trainer is KETTLEBELL MOVES!!
Here’s my move: A Kettlebell Swing, minus the actual Kettlebell
Travis, I SWEAR I don’t wear that tank top to the gym!! Only to film videos that can been seen by anyone on the internet.
Don’t misunderstand: the theme IS Kettlebell’s and I welcome any and all moves that utilize actual Kettlebells. BUT if you don’t own one, improvise and do something with a dumbbell or sand bag. I surely don’t want to exclude anyone from submitting a move because they don’t own a certain piece of equipment!
A few guidelines on submitting your move:
- Make sure to introduce yourself AND your blog!
- Feel free to give tips on proper execution and technique.
- DON’T include a number of reps. I’ll do that part.
- If your move isn’t correct, meaning improper form or instruction, I will not be able to feature it. Do your homework and get it right!!
- On Tuesday, grab the Tuesday Trainer button, to provide your readers with an easy link to the workout! Simply copy the text in my side bar and paste it into your HTML code.
**DEADLINE for submitting moves is Monday night, the 21st, at 8pm EST. Again, go here to learn how to upload your video!***
As always, I can’t wait to see what you have!! Bonus points if you use an overstuffed purse as your Kettlebell.
Before I bid you all a good Thursday, I thought I’d put a little smile on your face first.
Or at least give you the chance to win something.
You see, after I announced that Katie, marathonwiner, was the winner of my Chobani giveaway, she told me that she was actually doing a Chobani giveaway of her own and that I needed to pick another winner.
What a nice girl!!
THEN, Chobani chimed in.
Not only are they shipping Katie TWO free cases, but they’re giving me the chance to pick a new winner!?!? I wasn’t lying when I said Chobani was good to bloggers. This company seriously impresses me!! I don’t mind one bit saying that I’m more apt to buy their yogurt simply because they do nice things like this!! Thank you, Chobani!!
Because I think it would be super anti-climactic and honestly boring to draw a new winner from last week’s comments, I’m going to draw one from TODAY’s comments!
So leave me a comment below – whatever you want to comment about will be fine. I’ll announce the new Chobani winner tomorrow! (And remember, YOU get to choose your flavors!)
So comment away! And now I can say it – Happy Thursday!!