|Lauren with her 2nd baby Chloe, at 6 months old.|
I'm sure many of you, this probably seems very young, and some of you very old. In fact for the last several years I have been thinking about this day. I had many goals set in my mind that I wanted accomplished before the age of 30. I don't know why it feels like such a big number to me. Anyway the way I pictured celebrating my birthday turned out completely different than I had ever expected. I figured I'd go to Vegas with a bunch of girlfriends and party it up, but in fact I ended up doing the exact opposite.
During my college years I had ample time and opportunities to surf, snowboard, skateboard, and wakeboard. It has been over 7 years since graduating college. Once I established my career all my leisure activities took a back seat. But the good news is I found kettlebells. Since graduating college I have only gone snowboarding a handful of times and had the opportunity to wakeboard once or twice. I pretty much just gave up since it wasn't accessible to me during this time of my life.
Well I decided on my 30th birthday it was time to start making time and doing these things again more often. I forked up some cash to rent a boat for 30 minutes, along with bringing my 6 month old baby, to see if I could still hang how I used to. My training for the past several years had been focused all on kettlebells and body weight type exercises.
Here is a video clip of how it all went down.
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All I can say is kettlebells rule!! There is no way my legs would have the power and stamina it did after all those years if I did not do kettlebells. So it just goes to show you, that proper and smart kettlebell training really does have an amazing crossover effect!!
|Lauren's 30th Birthday and 6 months postpartum|