Rise and shine! It’s Day 4 of the Kettlebell Challenge!
Are you swinging your kettlebell yet? So far we’ve had 68 people sign up and over 50 people have sent me their before photos and measurements.
Want to learn how you can enter for a chance to win? I’m giving away $500 in prizes. click here to visit the Kettlebell Challenge page and learn all about it.
Send Your Measurements and Before Photos
If you want to join us in the Kettlebell Challenge, and you have not yet sent me your before photos and measurements, please do. Click here to read how to do that.
Nobody likes to post their Fatty McFat Fat pictures up on the internet. I can think of about 10,000 other things I’d rather do.
But there’s a thing — it’s called ACCOUNTABILITY. When you put yourself out there, you are accountable. And this makes it harder to quit!
Starting anything new is difficult, and exercise is not fun, especially when you’re out of shape and it hurts.
But it gets easier as you go along and you’ll be glad once you’ve done it!
Now, I will not your photos unless and until you also send me your AFTER photos after the challenge is over — and only if you win.
And you’re welcome to crop off your head if you choose.
My Before Photos
I am posting my before photos in a show of solidarity.
I have always been thin but since I had a baby in 2007, I have carried a little extra weight around my middle.
I think I’m about 15-20 pounds overweight (but I’m not sure — see below).
My Weight and Measurements
I have no idea what I weigh or what my measurements are. I’m currently in Las Vegas on business.
Yes, I brought my kettlebell and my kettlebell DVD. I’m about to do my second workout of the challenge this morning.
I will ask the hotel if they have a scale in the gym so I can weigh myself, and I will drive to a drugstore TODAY so I can pick up a tape measure.
I’ll update this post with my weight and measurements when I get the info.
My Objective for the Kettlebell Challenge
I am doing this kettlebell challenge to get in shape. My work is extremely sedentary. The company I run is extremely demanding and I spend, on average, 12-16 hours per day on a computer and/or sitting at a desk doing conference calls. I just never seem to find the time to break away for a session at the gym. (That’s one of the reasons I love kettlebells. You just have to find 20-25 minutes and pop in a DVD. There really is no excuse!)
I get winded going up a flight of stairs and it’s hard for me to carry my 50-pound 5-year-old. I want to change this. I want to be stronger and have more energy and stamina.
If my extra tummy fat starts to melt away in this process, that’s fabulous. If I lose a dress size and have to buy some new jeans, that’s wonderful. But this is not my primary aim.
My main goal is to build muscle and get in better shape. (And if you have more muscle on your frame, your metabolism improves and you can eat more. Which is always a bonus in my book.)
I am NOT dieting when I do this Kettlebell Challenge. I don’t believe in dieting and I’m committed to never dieting again. Dieting SUCKS and I don’t believe in counting calories or carbs. Life is too short to be in a hate-hate relationship with food.
I will be watching my intake of food. In other words, not overeating.
If I finish the kettlebell challenge (minimum of 3 workouts per week for 5 weeks), I am going to buy myself a pair of Vibram 5 Fingers, something I’ve been wanting for a long time. Maybe I’ll also take myself out to a nice dinner at one of my favorite restaurants.
Think about what you will do to reward yourself when you complete the challenge.
Log Your Workouts in the Kettlebell Challenge
Here’s the widget so you can log your workouts:
Mandatory Entry – Sign Up for My Mailing List
How to Log Workouts
Remember to log your workouts every time you do them. I’ve read that it’s best to do kettlebells every other day, not every day. Although you can work out as often as you like.
Winners will be chosen based on RESULTS (weight and inches lost, before and after photos), not the number of times you work out.
Please note — you can only log your workouts ONCE PER DAY. So you must come back to this page to log your workouts on the days that you do them.
How’s It Going?
Please post your comments below. I want to hear how it’s going for you!
I’ll post regular challenge posts every week so we can ask questions, vent, and share.