Family Fitness Random

I Never Thought I’d Say This

March 19, 2013

Good morning folks! Is anyone else completely sick of winter yet? I’m seriously so done with having dry, itchy skin. It seems to be the worst this year and I can’t just can’t apply enough lotion to save my life!

Monday’s are always 1RM test days for strength at the gym, which makes me happy. I love pushing to reach a PR. Yesterday we were working on power snatch and given this movement was in the first Open workout, I thought I could easily get 75#. No such luck. I managed 55, but couldn’t make 65 happen. Since there was a bunch of new people in class, I kept working at 65 while they learned the movement. I could feel myself doing everything wrong and I just couldn’t get it down today. It’s so weird considering I was so close to getting 75# during the WOD. Oh well, next time!

Yup

The WOD was 3 rounds for time. 30% max pullups, max pushups, max situps, 30% max squats. Seriously, I don’t think the raw spot on my butt from all of the situps two weeks ago has healed yet!! Again since there were so many new people, I wasn’t able to use the green band for my pullups like I usually use, so Melea set me up with a blue and a red. Which now that I think about it, blue is easier than green so that really didn’t help me at all. No wonder it was so easy! I should have tried two reds maybe? I dunno. Some day I just need to spend some extra time to learn and work on kipping pullups and then I don’t want to worry about bands at all. I finished the WOD in 10:45.

Tuesday morning was the start of a new yoga session. This time there is a smaller class which is kind of nice, I prefer smaller classes to crowded ones. It’s still a killer workout for me and I felt like I wanted a nap afterwards!

Monday afternoon a work friend emailed me about a marketing position opening. I’ve been trying to get a marketing position for as long as I’ve worked at the company and this was a great opportunity! The only thing is that I’m not due back to work until September and the thought of me going back early is really not appealing. I ended up applying just to see what happens.

While pondering what would happen if I actually got the position, I realized that I’d rather be a stay at home mom. This caused me to have a complete breakdown. The thought of leaving Liam with someone else all day during the week really breaks my heart. I want to be there to watch him grow, teach him new things and be there for all his milestones! I don’t want someone else to get those moments with him. I never thought that I’d want to give up my dreams to be a mom! It’s funny how times change. Unfortunately, staying home with my little goober full time isn’t an option right now so I will continue to work towards my dream job.

I’m not sure if I should ask you to cross your fingers for me or not. I want the position, but I’m not sure how prepared I am to go back in May if I happen to get the job.

What is your dream job? Mine is either in marketing/events/social media or a flight attendant for West Jet.

What would you prefer, being a stay at home parent or having a career? Right now, I’d rather be a stay at home mom OR be able to work from home!

Something to read:
To The New Parents at Daycare 

Also:
I’m being featured on FitPregnancyandParenting.com 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    March 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    We did snatches today too! I was able to do 65 twice, but not three times. I did 55lb 56 times during the 20min AMRAP. Holla! Shoulders are burning now.

    • Reply
      Bex
      March 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      56 snatches! I can imagine your shoulders are on fire!

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    Allison
    March 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    dream job would be to be a personal trainer and run my own bootcamp and have a small private gym for clients (dream big or go home) at least I am taking the steps to become a trainer right now.
    I would love to be a stay at home mom but still teach and train on the side, I think its do-able!

    That is so awesome that you are being featured on the Fit pregnancy site! You rocked your pregnancy, and yes I am very proud of you! couldn’t say it enough, even if i tried. <3

    • Reply
      Bex
      March 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      I would totally love to be a SAHM and train on the side. Some day I want to get my Crossfit Level 1 certification. I forgot to put crossfit coach on my list!

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    Katy Widrick
    March 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I think I’ll always work outside the house, but I’m also blessed to have a job with relatively flexible hours. It’s still a 9-5, but I can shift it to 7-3 if I need to, or leave early just because. I know that’s not the case for everyone.

    For me, staying at home for 12 weeks was amazing, but I was ready to go back to work. That’s not to say some days aren’t really, really tough…but it’s the right thing for me AND baby.

  • Reply
    Katy Widrick
    March 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I think I’ll always work outside the house, but I’m also blessed to have a job with relatively flexible hours. It’s still a 9-5, but I can shift it to 7-3 if I need to, or leave early just because. I know that’s not the case for everyone.

    For me, staying at home for 12 weeks was amazing, but I was ready to go back to work. That’s not to say some days aren’t really, really tough…but it’s the right thing for me AND baby.

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