The Nerdy Part of my blog touches on the bookish nature of the vast majority of its content. I am the definition of a book worm! A book a week featured on this blog is proof of that.
I do this for the brain benefits, the physical ones are bonus!
I’m a Team Canada Athlete, with a reading addiction! So this is me! Take it or leave it!
Kettlebell Sport marathons is what I do. A full marathon is 1 hour lift, and a half marathon is 30 minutes. In the photo I’m completing a 1-hour 12kg lift in the long cycle event (clean and jerks) very intense! Everything burns after the 30-40 minute mark! This is the most challenging thing I’ve ever discovered, and I’ve been hooked since my first class back in 2013.
Cheers, to jocks and nerds having more in common than society would like us to believe!
Here is the caption I’ve shared on social media:
𝐈𝐊𝐌𝐅 𝗪𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝟹 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘴:
☝🏾𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟏𝟎𝐥𝐛𝐬 weights above my head. Now here I am with more than double, feeling strong for a solid hour lift.
✌🏾𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝟏𝟎 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐲, which means less than a year ago I was very pregnant and in labour. Compared to that, this isn’t that difficult 😅. “𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝟷𝟸𝘬 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘴” 💪🏾😂
👌🏾Lastly, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐈’𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐩! I’ve felt physically weak (𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘳-𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺) for SO LONG that it became a part of my identity. I was generous with the self-deprecating skinny arm jokes “𝐈 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐲 ‘𝘉𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘺 𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪’𝘴”… 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐬, 𝐦𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝐈 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞, 𝐬𝐨 𝐈 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭!
𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞!
Now that I have two little ones watching me at all times, 𝐈 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘳, and 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 (𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘺 𝟹 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳-𝘰𝘭𝘥) 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐔𝐏𝐄𝐑 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐆 💪🏾🔥. (𝘏𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦) 𝐇𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘𝐎𝐍𝐄… 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐝𝐨.
Change is not only possible for you, it might be necessary. Take the leap, life is meant to be lived. Don’t sit idly by waiting for death.
𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬.
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 Del Wilson for capturing and editing this action shot! You’re incredible.