Girl picked last in high school gym class-until yesterday!

apriltrainer Posts: 734 Member
Back in my high school days I used to ALWAYS be picked last in gym. Noone wanted me on their team. I figured I just wasn't athletic. Well, if my gym teacher could see me now. I did my first kettlebell sport competition yesterday and won 1st in my weight class in the longcycle with my 12 kg bell(longcycle is 10 min of continuous clean and jerks with only one hand switch allowed, bell is never allowed to touch the ground and there is no rest.)



I used to have issues as well with binging for a long time.Having a comp like this where it was perfomance based instead of aesthetics really helped me. Everything started to fall into place anyways, as my focus turned towards getting on the platform and lifting my kettlebell. I want to be a better athlete and so happy I found kettlebell sport. I am an athlete, I just had to find the right sport for me!


  • RekindledRose
    RekindledRose Posts: 531 Member
    This is great! Congratulations, and keep up the good work!
  • codycsweet
    codycsweet Posts: 1,028 Member
  • Forty6and2
    Forty6and2 Posts: 2,492 Member
  • spirit095
    spirit095 Posts: 1,017 Member
    That's awesome! Congrats on finding the sport for you!
  • Galatea_Stone
    Galatea_Stone Posts: 2,037 Member
    This is amazing. Congratulations on placing 1st!
  • MelodyandBarbells
    MelodyandBarbells Posts: 7,595 Member
    Holy bad *kitten*! Please don't hit me with that kettle bell :smile:
  • LittleMiss1D10
    LittleMiss1D10 Posts: 24 Member
    Great job!!!!:smile:
  • apriltrainer
    apriltrainer Posts: 734 Member
    Thanks guys! I had so much fun. I met some great, strong women at the competition. I was so honored to be lifting besides them and cannot wait to compete AGAIN. It is highly addictive!
  • PrincessEliNa
    PrincessEliNa Posts: 524 Member
    This is so cool! :)
  • 120by30
    120by30 Posts: 217 Member
    That is beyond awesome!! Congrats!
  • BinaryPulsar
    BinaryPulsar Posts: 8,938 Member
    I LOVE this soooo much!!!! Congrats and thanks for sharing!:heart::drinker:
  • amitglinkedin
    amitglinkedin Posts: 228 Member
  • Miffylou
    Miffylou Posts: 310 Member
    Congratulations, that's fantastic news.
  • mousetrousers
    mousetrousers Posts: 27 Member
    I know how it feels to be the girl picked last. Congrats!
  • RJenxi
    RJenxi Posts: 31 Member
    If only they could see you now! Well done massive respect.
  • Pmagnanifit
    Pmagnanifit Posts: 666 Member
    You are awesome
  • elghee123
    elghee123 Posts: 491 Member
    12KG???? geez I can't even atleast play with my 8KG kettleball.

    you are awesome!
  • apriltrainer
    apriltrainer Posts: 734 Member
    The great thing is, after I was done lifting..I was asked to join a local kettlebell sport team. AT this competition there were some athletes on teams, as opposed to me and my lonesome.

    Maybe it took 30 something years for someone to ask me to join their team...but these strong females did. As soon as I was done lifting, the coach said, "I'd love to have you on our team!"

    My first practice with my team is next Saturday!!!
  • psych101
    psych101 Posts: 1,843 Member
    This is awesome - you are a badass!! I love lifting, but geez am I ever scared of kettlebells lol

    So happy for you that they asked you to be on their team! Yay!
  • loriemn
    loriemn Posts: 292 Member
    that is so cool!!