Success Stories

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mother/Daughter WOD!

Lily was excited to mark off each round

This morning I accidentally slept in- like most of the world, my iphone had a glitch and I didn't make it to the gym in time for my class. I hate missing my Crossfit class and, because of this thing called Life, 5:30am is the only time I can go- needless to say, I was slightly pissed...

Today was also a school holiday for my daughter, so I decided we would take my son to preschool and enjoy the morning together...... doing a Driveway WOD!

I had to first get it through my head that I may not get the most intense workout ever, but that we were going to have a good time. Lily is really into jumping rope, so our WOD looked like this:

Me:                                         Lily:
30 Double unders                   10 jump rope attempts
15 Pullups                                6 pullups using my hands to stand on
3 rounds                                   ride her bike down the driveway a few times while I'm finishing my    

Next it was ab work time. I made the mistake of thinking I could do some Medball situps and throw the ball to her on the way up. Um, 6 lbs is actually a lot for a 5 year old to catch- she fell over when I threw it to her! Note to self....

She did help me count my reps and attempted to do a few Russian Twists and mountain climbers. And you know what? In the end it's really all about getting her to see exercise in a fun way and to get excited about it like I am. I know we are setting a good example for our kids- I mean, come on- they love Burpees!

All in a day's work