let’s not forget the honest.
Lemmie back up.
Once upon a time (let’s call it early in the Bush administration) we had a next door neighbor with whom we had very little contact.
Our meet-ups were pretty much limited to a few minutes every few days at the mailbox where he’d regale me with tales (if by regale you mean talk at me—–which I do) of his kettlebell exercising in his garage.
(and because Renaissance Man & I are nothing if not immature we immediately dubbed him Kettlebell and would oft let our Star magazine languish in the box rather than risk a
longass Kettllebell encounter)
I have to admit, however, that he of the garage workouts in the 100 degree heat piqued my curiosity about the ‘bells.
I was curious if they really were as great as purported and if I could get twice the workout in half the time.
I was curious if I—like the Russian Special Forces who also use this tool—could gain strength, explosive agility and increase my stamina if I gave them a shot.
I was curious—–but not enough to motivate me to hoist an a single ‘bell.
And then fate intervened.
Fate in the form of this.
In the form of the amazing Sarah Lurie, owner & founder of Iron Core the only fitness studio in the country wholly dedicated to the Kettlebell technique.
Sarah Lurie and her I can totally do this! explained with the slowtolearn (read: MizFit) in mind DVD.
It wasnt pretty, People, but I got the ‘bell, popped in the dvd & made it through the workout.
What did I adore?
The mind/body of it all. That I had to be entirely focused and IN MY SKIN PRESENT to reap the benefits.
The do-at-home part *and* that the Toddler Tornado could totally play along with her own pretend Kettlebell (Fisher Price? there’s a free idea for you. you can thank me later.) & completely didnt mind that I was working out.
one word: core (ok a buncha words: really really REALLY sore. in a great way.)
Three words: whole body workout (ok, 4 more & I promise Im done: I felt so hardcore!)
Did I dislike anything? I dont know. You’ll have to tune in below to find out….
(is that a good cliffhanger? methinks not. I should have added something about “was MizFit 911’d to the emergency room after straining a muscle? did she quit and storm off set in tears?!” Duly noted for next time.)
**yes, that IS a rub-on tat Im sporting & my name would be Svetlana SvetsAlot. Any other questions?
**EDITED TO SAY: Im giggling at your emails. Lemmie make this the official pronouncement of NO PRESSURE, PEOPLE.
should you find yourself stumpedlikeme you may merely leave the name you’d lovingly call yer kettle bell should you win.
from Boris to Buffy.