Barney ain’t like other kettlebells.
We should start there.
He’s 44 lbs of purple power and unrelenting gravity. We’ve been workout partners for a few months now, thanks to Kettlebell Kings, and he’s quickly proven his superiority. Every workout we’ve done together features me heaped over in a puddle of sweat and humility. Barney, on the other hand, stares back and asks for more.
Why do you care?
Barney isn’t just a kettlebell. He’s a symbol. Do you remember the movie Inception? The characters in that movie all had a little totem that signified reality. Barney is my totem. He’s the top spinning, reminding me of the world I reside.
Do you have a totem? If you’re struggling to find footing on fitness, maybe you just need a rallying cry. If you’re in a rut, then go pick out a shovel. Get a new kettlebell. Or a jump rope. Maybe just find a happy space to self-destruct. Anything can be something to the right person.
Suddenly, the decade is ending.
An epiphany struck me midway through tonight’s workout: there are 47 days left in 2019. That’s less than 7 weeks! The decade is about to be over. We’re fast approaching the year of Barbara Walters.
It’s been a great year for me, no complaints on my end. I have a human baby. 3 healthy non-baby children. A happy/healthy/well-loved wife. And my cats love me. Fitness has returned as a major aspect of my life. I’ve planted, bloomed, and tested. I made it through the CrossFit Open. Outside the Box has changed my life.
Let me repeat that.
Outside the Box has changed my life.
No OTB = No Barney.
And that’s not a world I want to live in.
Fight to Finish (#FTF)
So here we are. Running out of 2019. I had a laundry list of New Year’s Resolutions. Didn’t even achieve a few of them. Doesn’t mean the year was a failure, but I missed out on goals. I want to finish the year out strong. Maybe not achieving my beginning-of-year goals, but closing the year with a bang. Goals that are realistic and push me out of my comfort zone while being trackable.
- Log 30 workouts in the next 47 days.
- Post 20 workout pictures/videos on my social media to spread joy to people like me.
Barney’s going to help me get there. You know how his song goes.
PS: Wanna #FTF? Email me at [email protected] and I’ll help ya stay accountable!
PSS: And if you want your own Barney… Kettlebell Kings offers the best kettlebells and Outsiders get a 10% discount using “StayGold” at checkout.