Last night Juliana and I tried something new with our friend Paula: Kettlebells! There's a class that Paula attends regularly just outside of town and she invited us to attend a free trial session. We showed up early enough for the instructor to give us a brief intro and walk us through the basic movements; once the class got started, we moved pretty quickly through the routine. Swing! Catch! Pump! Squat! I would be concerned that the swinging motion could cause neck/shoulder injury if form gets sloppy once fatigue starts to set in, but the instructor kept a close eye on us last night and reminded us to maintain form. It was a good full-body workout and something I would be willing to try again, although this class unfortunately does not work well with my current schedule (group runs on Wednesday nights). I don't feel any soreness this morning (yet) except for achy forearms but we'll see if the DOMS sets in tomorrow.
And I'm not talking about the weather! I have been cold all the time lately. For about two weeks now, I am never comfortable. The temperature is reasonable at both work and home and yet I am constantly shivering with goosebumps and bundling up in extra layers. I thought at first that it might be caused by changing seasons or starting to lose weight again, but I'm starting to wonder if there might be more to it. I think it's time to schedule some blood work. Any thoughts on what could be causing this? Others have suggested low iron and/or thyroid levels.
I started scanning some old photos and have a few gems to share (stay tuned for Foto Friday). Here's a quick teaser...
I think the fat kid on the right ate Marlene!