Tag Archives: Kettlebells

The Fit Empress: Updates from the Empire of Me!

1205068_SMJPGI’m back, and the Fit Empress has a new home!  Follow me as I move through my journey of fitness, life and fun.

I started this blog in November 2013 as a way to document my weight loss journey (still in progress).

Flash forward to July 2014 and here I am: Continue reading


DOMS and Water Retention

Kettlebells has resulted in some serious Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) as my newly stressed muscles repair themselves causing inflammation and retention of fluid. With that water retention comes perceived weight gain, but I’ll keep hydrating and doing light stretching to get through it. All should be back on track later this week.

Snow day today, so no gym tonight, but hopefully tomorrow I can get back to it. Yesterday was my official rest day, but since I can still barely walk after KB training, another day of rest won’t hurt at this point.