Wednesday was a 2 -WOD kinda day. These are no fun, but now and then it just happens. Monday and Tuesday it was all about Coaching and being Mommy. Everyday I struggle with making the best decision for my precious little girl and for myself. Over the last year my family and my good friends would tell me to do things for myself. “If you are happy, she will be happy” they would say. WOW that’s hard to put yourself 1st, well it is for me. These last few months when I want to train harder than ever, it’s harder than ever to do just that. I finally just realized that I have multiple “hats” that I wear on a daily basis and BALANCE is everything! I strive to be the Best Mommy, the Best nurse, the Best Coach, the Best companion but is it best to spread yourself so thin that areas suffer?
I’m ok with not being the ” BEST” Crossfitter and ok with not being the “BEST” ICU nurse, but I will NOT relinquish the drive to be the BEST Mommy to my little girl. On Sunday we celebrated Mekenzie’s 3rd birthday and boy-oh-boy am I BLESSED!!!!!!! When Mekenzie stopped playing, tilted her little red head and said, “Thank you Mommy for my party, I Love You!” I melted and all the stress of the “balance” went away.
Wednesday was a double WOD day. The 1st WOD of my day I hit after Coaching the 9am – I was able to twist Brannon’s arm to workout with me. It’s always better with someone else gutting it out with you!
WOD#1 21-15-9 HandStand push-ups, single arm dumb bell snatches.
I am trying to take all the extra opportunities I can to train a weakness. So the HSPU’s included some EROM (extended ROM) on paralletts and a little heavy on the DB snatches. The fun factor was that I got to play with my doodlebug. Mekenzie off to the side swinging away on the rings next to me then entire time. She made sure I had the chalk bucket handy and I even got a “YOU GOT IT MOMMY”. That is the best bit of motivation I could ever hear! This workout was not a strict clock run. There was the extra few seconds to untangle the straps on the rings for MK, or a little longer of a look when I heard “look at what I can do Mommy”. So 18 min , a good sweat and a happy little girl is all good by me!
The rest of the day included lunch with Mekenzie at her favorite… Chick Fil -A! It was not so much a Paleo lunch for me, but I can at least Zone a pretty good meal there. Grilled chicken sandwich with the bun removed and a side of fruit. I caved and had a big O’ Diet Coke. A quick run in the rain just “because” and we were off to the house for nap time. YEAH NAPS!
I love when I can jump into the evening class with some of the other gals. I sure do miss working out with my girl Kerri, but I can’t get there as early as she does. So today it was the 6pm class. Ashley, Lauren and Terilyn – what a great group of women to knock out a WOD with…. oh yeah the guys did awesome as well 🙂 Today’s WOD was about keeping the weight a little heavy all while maintaining the MetCon component.
3 Rounds: 50 abmat sit ups, 30 box jumps (not enough room on the big box so I volunteered for the “big boy” 28″box), 10 Deadlifts (115# womens rec. weight – I threw on 155# for the challenge)… and yeah I let my back slip a little at the end…. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
Brannon grabbed some film of the class and I wanted to share the blood-sweat-tears of the day.