What a weekend... and week. Holy smokes! Its Monday... its the day after the SUPERBOWL and the Patriots are the Champions! What an amazing game! What also made a lot of Pats fans very happy (and some extra drunk) last night, was the forecast for lots and lots of snow today... which resulted in a snow day for most. This is of course on top of the 3' that dropped last Monday during "Juno" the Blizzard of 2015. Wonderful, I love snow... said with sarcasm dripping off my words. So, there will be about 18-20 more inches dumped down today. Funny how we havent had any snow all winter and more than 4' in just two weeks. Why not... at 38 weeks... just keep it coming!
I came to the realization this week that last year at this time I was registering for the Open. We were all getting pumped up and team training. I was watching every single bite of food going into my mouth and going to the gym twice a day. I had sweaty palms as I took the judges course on Crossfit.com and was filled with anxiety while I registered for the Open knowing that I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to be better than I was in 2013... scared that I was going to let someone down... or let myself down.
This week... I filled out the paperwork for my short term disability for work. I studied the forms for applying for a family plan with my insurance provider at work. I authorized money to be withdrawn from my paycheck for an FSA account... on top of all that... I pre-registered for the birth of my baby at the hospital and started all the paperwork for a birth certificate... WOW have things changed.
What hasn't changed is the excitement and anxiety of looking forward to the "next big thing" in my life. I am ready. I cant wait to see what is to come and though my palms were sweaty for an entirely different reason this time... I know that I am going to give my 200% at assuring I will do everything and anything I can to be the best I can be.
What also hasnt changed is the amazing support from my CrossFit Wachusett Family. Hubs and I were invited to a Superbowl Brunch this morning at Mo's house. She asked for anyone to attend to bring along a book for donations for children! I thought that was such a great idea and not at all out of character for something for her to do! I whipped up a batch of chocolate chocolate chip donuts and another batch of apple cider donuts and we headed over to rally for the Pats before the big game!
Who Needs Dunkins
I wasnt prepared for the turn of events when I was called into the living room for a little impromptu "sprinkle" for the Little Monster. The books... yeah they were for our growing baby library and there were some really great little gifts to go along with them. D brought a delicious cake... I was so surprised and speechless. It really was such a great day to share with my friends. It means so much that everyone could come together and do this for us. I always tell people that its not just a gym... and for real y'all its not just a gym. Its a family.
I decided this week that I was going to forgo the burpee. So, Monday I set up a pushup station with two 45lb plates at both hands and one at the feet with some abmats to hit my chest on. I did as many pushups as burpees in the workout and it worked out perfect. Unfortunately, the gym was closed Tuesday from the storm and Wednesday morning as well. I had to go to a wake Wednesday night so I was sure to hit Thursday morning... handstand pushups, though I can still flip upsidown, I am not strong enough to do a HSPU with an added 25lbs. So, I did 35lb KB presses. Friday, I again scaled regular pullups for the chest to bars in the WOD. I feel like I am still working hard and getting all I can out of the workouts. Saturdays have stalled out as I dont want to work on Oly and develop bad habits so, that was out yesterday. I will get back on track when the belly is out of the way!
Just a few more weeks...