In case you were wondering about the title of today’s blog, you probably realized it’s from “The Sound of Music” song “My Favorite Things,” which is what today’s post is about. I complain a lot — endless, actually — about the exercises I hate in certain WODs, but there are some movements I really do love.
They are, in no particular order:
- Deadlifts — They make me feel like some massive Olympic weightlifter. I’ve no idea why I’d want to feel like a massive Olympic weightlifter, but still. Deadlifts are fun.
- Push ups — Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned pull up?
- Pull up — Some day, I will learn how to do a kipping pull up. Just as an aside, the YouTube video for pull ups makes me giggle.
- Sit ups — Core work can be fun! Kinda!
- Kettlebell swings — Something deeply satisfying about swinging a weight over my head that could crush my skull if I dropped it.
- Burpees — I realize this will gain me no fans because even though Justin always says “God loves a burpee,” apparently no one else does. I actually don’t mind burpees; they can be kinda fun. What I don’t like is doing about 8 gazillion (actual number from a recent WOD) during any given workout.
I had a couple of comments recently about the “Fat Girl” name. If you haven’t already done so — and you have like an hour to kill because I went on and on for way too long — you can go here to read my story. No, technically, I’m not overweight, at least not any more. But once you’re a fat kid, you’re always a fat kid. Which really, isn’t as bad as it sounds.
Also, I’m posting a picture of myself so you’ll know what I’m talking about and so you can say “hi” to me if you see me around. It was taken in November of last year. And hell yes it’s the best picture I have of myself. Did you really think I’d post a pic of me in sweaty gym clothes? Please. I have my vanity. And if you think I’m going to post a picture of myself as a fat kid, you are sadly and utterly mistaken. … Although, for the right price, I might be convinced to do a “before and after.” The right price being in the millions of dollars range.