Friday, January 11, 2013
Let's get right down to it, shall we? We all want to lose weight and look great. Food, cooking, training? So what. Those are all bonuses...or so we think at first. Skinny solves everything, so let's get skinny!
I'm going to be in San Diego next Saturda (1/19) at Franz and Yoana Snideman's Revolution Fitness in La Jolla demonstrating, teaching and talking about how I did it, and how the kettelbell swing can help you and/or your clients. Time is running out....to sign up and for you to look, feel and be your absolute best. Come do, hear, and see what it's all about! And, The Swing is for everybody, no one is left out, or behind!
I just posted this on facebook to promote what The Swing is all about, for me. I used the word, the description, "skinny" only because most people that are not skinny can relate to wanting the feeling of being "skinny". Kate Moss, in addition to being a famous supermodel, is well known for saying "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels", and I do believe that at the end of the day that may well be true for a lot of people. I know for me many of the foods I used to think I enjoyed are no longer attractive in a way they used to be. I can only speak for myself, and that's why I wrote "skinny solves everything", because if I had to chose between being "strong", and being skinny I'm not ashamed to say that I would lean toward skinny.
I've spent most of my life fat and it is not fun. No part about it is fun. I feel very fortunate to have experienced being, or more accurately feeling skinny, after spending so much of my life being over fat. But I've also been too skinny, so I'm not talking about being, or becoming, clinically underweight. I'm not talking about anorexia, I've had a touch of that, and it ain't pretty. I'm talking about the feeling of being light and carefree. Free of the weight, free of the heaviness. Free of the chains and shackles of carrying over 100lbs of extra flesh and fat that kept me from expressing who I truly am.
I'm not going to apologize for being dramatic here. I'm being dramatic because it's really how I feel. It's the drama, the passion, call it what you want, but it's the same energy that came through at my first meeting with my editor at Harper One, Nancy Hancock, when she asked me why I wanted to write a book, why I wanted to have my story published.....they just don't hand out book deals!
In the past year I almost forgot what it was that I'm so moved by. Moved to want "This" for everybody, especially for those of us that have never had it (sorry to all of you late comers!) "This" is the joy and happiness I get from discovering my way of creating this miracle in my life. "This" is the miracle. The miracle of what you think being skinny is all about. And whatever you think it's all about is here for you, it's here for every one.
It may be training kettlebells that could be your motivation, obviously it has been mine because it so quickly changed the shape of my body fueling my motivation to not only stay the course of my new diet, but to want even more once the possibilities started showing themselves through both diet and exercise.
It could be a TRX class, Zumba, Bodypump, Jazzercise, powerlifting, or Spinning, Crossfit, the thought of wanting to run a marathon, or whatever. Pick one, pick them all. Once you release the thoughts that it's too late nothing is off limits.
Come see me. Come swing with me. Come talk with me. I'll remind you again that it's not too late, in fact it's the perfect time. Oh, and it's going to be fun!