What happens when a university prof by day kettlebell enthusiast by night reaches the end of a long school term?

Well, in this case she exuberantly embraces her lightness, her ebullience, her end-of-termness by rewriting a christmas carol or two (or four). Posting them on my facebook as they are wrought, I had as much fun, I suspect, getting and singing them (Quietly. To myself) as she had creating them.

In the spirit of sharing, first up, to the tune of Silver Bells:

Kettlebells, kettlebells; it’s time to sweat at the whole way.
Kettlebells, kettlebells; soon we will lunge, snatch, and swing.
Lots of push-ups
Lots of get-ups
And a push-press or two
…As we swing our way up-down the ladder
Here a hack squat
There a rack squat
And a windmill or two
And between all the grunting (cursing?) you’ll hear:

Kettlebells, kettlebells; it’s time to sweat at the whole way . . . .

Then, to the tune of Jingle Bells:

Kettlebells, kettlebells, swinging all the way
Oh what fun it is to press and snatch and squat and play
OH
Kettlebells, kettlebells, swinging all the way
Oh what fun it is to swing my kettlebell each day

My favourite, and the most challenging creative effort according to the author, to the tune of Carol of the Bells:

Ring kettlebells, merrily ring
Helping us feel, the strength they bring.

Squat, lunge, and lift; clean, rack, and press

Only 10 more; then, you can rest

Now on the mat; hands on the floor
Push up those pecs; do 20 more

Twist with the ‘bell; pull overhead
Repeat, repeat; ’til almost dead

Come all you swingers, join in the swinging
One hand or two hand, just keep on swinging

Sw-i-i-i-i-ing kettlebells swing
Sw-i-i-i-i-ing kettlebells swing

Ring kettlebells; merrily ring
Helping us feel, the strength they bring . .

 

And, as a finale, an effort which expunged her kettlebell-as-carol obsession, to the tune of Winter Wonderland:

Kettlebells ring, are you list’ning?
In the gym, sweat is glist’ning
It’s a beautiful sight,
The snatches are tight,
Swinging at the WholeWay tonight

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