Juneathon 2014 – Day 12 – Damn That Little Nagging Voice!

Dammit, Juneathon! I was happy in the garden with my Kindle. Well, kind of happy but I had this little nagging voice in my head saying ‘juuunnnneathonnnnnn… juuunnnneathonnnnnn’ and I briefly wondered if I could get away with counting my earlier walk to Tesco but decided I couldn’t get away with it twice in a month. I also knew if I didn’t do something this afternoon then I wouldn’t this evening as after I’ve had my dinner, I only want to sit on the sofa and watch telly.

So, kettlebells it was, using the 10 Minute Solution DVD again – this time doing the upper body power sculpt and the thigh and buns (don’t you hate ‘buns’ being used for anything other than bakery products?) blaster.

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Right then, back to the garden. Stupid Juneathon.

Juneathon 2014 – Day 5 – Putting The Kettle On

I had a great day yesterday. I spent the afternoon in Rye helping out at a book launch, where I was on meet and greet duties, plying the attendees with wine and Pimms, while safely sticking to soft drinks myself. I would mention how much the Lady Mayoress drank in the hour in which she was there but I’d better not in case that would be grounds for locking me up in Ypres Tower for eternity or something.

After the launch, I got the train to Canterbury to see Pygmalion at the Marlowe Theatre. The show was absolutely fantastic and this review in The Telegraph of a recent performance in Bath just about sums it up.

Uncharacteristically for me, I arrived home sober at a reasonable hour and sat down in front of the telly to have a sandwich (I hadn’t eaten all day), a glass of wine and a not too late night. Uh oh. Quadrophenia had just started and my sandwich turned into a sandwich, two packets of crisps and a bar of chocolate; the glass of wine turned into most of the bottle and the not too late a night turned into me going to bed around 1.30am. Oops.

Still, I didn’t feel too bad when I woke up but couldn’t really be arsed to go for a run and I feel too wobbly on my bike the day after drinking so that was out. But… you know… because it’s Juneathon that meant slacking was not an option so I decided to do some kettlebells with my 10 Minute Solution Kettlebell Ultimate Fat Burner DVD I reviewed a while back.

Although it’s slightly misleading calling it a kettlebell workout as it mostly uses dumbbells or hand weights, not kettlebells, it’s a good workout. It contains 5 x 10 minute workouts so you can either do all of them, or just choose the ones you fancy doing at the time. Today I fancied doing the maximum fat burner and the total body sculpt and now I haven’t an inch of fat and I am as sculpted as the Venus de Milo, except I still have my arms which is handy as doing kettlebells would be a tad tricky without them.

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10 Minute Solution–Kettlebell Ultimate Fat Burner


Here’s a curious thing. A DVD that clearly says ‘Kettlebell’ in the title, has a girl holding what is definitely a kettlebell (although it’s so small, it’s more of a travel kettlebell), but doesn’t actually contain any kettlebell work outs.  Oddness, indeed.

Still, utter misleadingness aside, I do like the 10 Minute Solution Kettlebell Ultimate Fat Burner DVD. Although the instructor uses dumbbells throughout, she does say you can use a kettlebell – I own both dumbbells and kettlebells but some of the exercises are definitely more comfortable using dumbbells.

The DVD contains 5 x 10 minute workouts (maximum fat burner, upper body power sculpt, thigh & buns blaster, total body sculpt, and accelerated ab toner) – so it’s great if you want a quick blast if you’re pushed for time/can’t really be arsed to do anything, but it also means the more hardcore amongst us can do the whole 50 minutes.

I haven’t been hardcore enough to do the whole 50 minutes yet but I’ve done a couple of 10 minute workouts (which include a warm-up and cool down) and definitely felt it afterwards.