I have a confession to make: I love Crossfit! It is a good outlet for me to get some “me time” away from the girls and the constant daily chores of being a stay-at-home mom on maternity leave. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and I would do anything for them, but since my hubby works long hours and we have close-to-no-relatives on the west coast with us (except from my sister-in-law), it’s pretty much me all the time with the girls. I was lucky enough that, over the summer, Ben has been able to have pretty much constant 3-day weekends, but with fall approaching and his busy schedule picking up again, I will be on full mommy-duty constantly. Moreover, with fall comes rain and we will be confined to the inside of our small apartment and it will be dreadful. I’m soooo not looking forward to not being able to go outside!
I was also lucky to have had the help of a babysitter 4 days/week for 2 hrs over the summer, but she’s now preparing to go back to school and the contingency plan that I was hoping for is not going to pan through, so I’m happy I will be able to save that money, but it’s yet another stressor in my life. Hence why I cherish Crossfit so much! It’s my little bit of insane time to myself to keep my sanity!
Since I feel so invested in Crossfit, I’ve decided to set some goals for myself. I’ve set a date to achieve those goals (December 31), but nothing is set in stone. I will re-assess where I’m at in the new year and if my goals are not achieved, they will simply roll over into the new year, so no pressure!
Goal #1: Squat my own body weight. I currently weigh 155#, but when I get closer to reaching this goal, I will reassess my weight and take it from there. It’s still a long ways away since I’m currently only squatting 45#.
Goal #2: Do 1 unassisted pull-up. Not a kipping pull-up, just one, plain, unassisted pull-up. This one is also a long ways away as I’m currently using the black band (biggest band there is) to help me with my pull-ups!
Goal #3: Do a pistol squat on both legs. For those of you who don’t know what a pistol squat looks like, here it is:
Above is Karla Drummond, performing a Pistol Squat. She has gone through a Crossfit journey that is pretty amazing. I have read her entire blog over the past few weeks and she truly is an inspiration. If you have some time, go ahead and read her blog on http://crossfitkarla.tumblr.com
There are some similarities in the foods we consume, but I don’t care for meat that much. The only meat I enjoy is ground beef or steak, but I have terrible GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) whenever I eat it, so that makes it not so enjoyable! Like I said before, I just need to plan my menus in advance and cook them (!) so as not to be left without any options when life gets in the way.