Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kettlebells

Since race season finishing up in September, training has fallen off the map . . . . along with motivation, eating right, personal hygiene, grooming, brushing my teeth, washing clothes, doing the dishes, vacuuming, dusting and generally taking care of myself. I've been whingeing on the blog from time to time about how lazy, sore, tired and unmotivated I've been feeling. From my experience, I begin to feel that way when I cease physical activity. And a visit to the scale the other day proved, without a Weight Watchers doubt, that I have in fact ceased regular physical activity as of late. The glowing, triple digit numbers on the scale do not lie and was the impetus (that's the second time this week I've used that word) to get off my ever-growing-fat ass and do something about it.

I've been shopping around my neck of the woods for a fitness class that would give me an all-around workout, focusing on core body strength. I've got cardio covered for the winter with classic & skate xc skiiing and spinning on the trainer with my new toy. However, cardio is not enough at this time of year. Strengthening and repairing the body is very important for the upcoming season.

So last night I went to my first kettlebell. I'm not going to go into details and give my opinion of the workout yet (I did like it), until I have had a few classes under my belt (which I've had to add a few notches too). Anyone who has jumped into a serious exercise regime with both feet, without any prep time to acclimatize the body first, will tell you that you are going to hurt like hell the days following. I actually don't feel too bad at all today. The second day is always the worst - so if there is no post tomorrow, I can't get out of bed. More to come. Cheers!

3 comments:

Mari said...

Hey good to hear you discovered KB's. I just completed my first week working out with them at home and I just love it! I sweat like crazy and feel muscles I didn't know were there. Keep me updated on how you do!

Duckman said...

Hey those things rock! I have been using them for a while now. It's cool to have one or two KB's replace a whole bunch of dumbells.

Golonghardman said...

Where'd you go for that? Or is that in the details to come? BigRings very own Tobin is something of an officianado in that department.