Glad you stopped by. My name is Kate, and I’ve been using Kettlebells since 2009.
Yes, that’s me… on my latest wine tasting vacation! My weakness is Cabernet and a good steak on the grill… medium rare. Yes, I have vices… but I also have kettlebells!
I live in Seattle, I’m a foodie and wine lover… and I have an excellent Kettlebell trainer. (He’s a local fireman, exercise physiologist, amazing chiropractor and kettlebell trainer extraordinaire!) I stay in pretty good shape by running various races (5K’s, 10K’s, triathlons and even a half marathon last November, whoo hoo!) On a weekly basis I practice yoga, go to the gym, and run. In the summers I bike, swim and kayak. My vacations are usually to ski or scuba and I consider myself an extreme sports enthusiast who will try just about anything once. (Hey, I’m still here to write about it, so I consider myself pretty lucky!)
But why am I writing this blog? Well, back in the Spring of 2010 it was time to get serious about my fitness level. I was in good shape, but not fabulous shape…you know what I mean? I wanted better than that. Some would say “what do you expect, you’re over 40 and you’ve had 2 kids!?” Well, I am not one to sit back and accept flab.
So one day I got the idea to do a 30-day Kettlebell challenge. I have been so impressed with the results from doing Kettlebells once or twice a week, that I figured why not try it every day for a month and see what happens? And so began my 30-day challenge for the entire month of April 2010.
It was at that point I knew I had to go “public” with it, so I started this blog to keep me honest. I figured even if I had just one or two readers, they would know if I slacked off and that was enough motivation for me to keep going everyday.
Since then, I have become a kettlebell fanatic! The results are unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. My muscles are more solid now than ever. (and I’ve been weight training since about 1983… so that’s nearly 30 years… and let me tell you, I’m in better shape now than I’ve ever been!)
Update: It is now March of 2011, and I’m attempting a new challenge of running stairs in the tallest building downtown for “The Big Climb” to benefit Leukemia. It’s time to get serious about kettlebells again! 1311 steps and I want to finish in under 15 minutes.