A look back at some of my workouts and how simple, family activities become weekend goals!
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With two, young children, my weekend goals may look different than yours.
Or, maybe they both involve red solo cups?!
When the weather is beautiful, as it was in the Chicago area, my primary goals are to 1) be with my family 2) get outside as much as possible (hopefully tiring out the kids in the process).
We spent a lot of time at the baseball field where Northwestern University held events for the baseball alumni weekend. They had a tailgate for the Nebraska-NU football game on Saturday and an alumni baseball game on Sunday.
I pretty much ignored our normal nap time routine, so we could be outside as long as possible. The kiddos got to hang with their baseball buddies all weekend too.
The baseball coaching staff, combined, has 6 young kids. That’s a lot of energy and exhausted coaches’ wives! But, a pretty cute fan base, wouldn’t you say?
We also managed to squeeze in Jada’s soccer class.
She’s not super into yet, but it’s a chance for her to keep socializing and RUN!
Even though we are near Chicago, with our kids’ ages and Spencer’s schedule, we have a tough time taking advantage of what the city has to offer right now, so we keep it simple. I’m totally okay with that.
With the gorgeous weather, I’ve been taking my workouts outside as much as possible lately.
This one was a doozy and similar to a WOD I assigned my Elite Boot Camp participants. It wouldn’t be right for them to “suffer” without me, right?!
20 Minute EMOM
Even: 4 squat clean thrusters 65# demo HERE
Odd: 8 barbell burpees demo HERE
Whew! This smoked me.
If you haven’t done an EMOM (every minute on the minute), they can look quite deceptive. You have an entire minute to complete the movements, and the time remaining is your rest period. So the faster you go, the more time you have to rest. But, it’s a fine balance.
When you look forward to squat clean thrusters, you know this is a tough workout.
After I drop Jada off to school in the morning, I have about 2 hours until pick up. Sometimes, that means mini workouts pieced together.
I’ll walk Cooper with Cole and head to a playground to do several rounds of the CrossFit WOD “Cindy”
- 5 pull-ups
- 10 push-ups
- 15 squats
If it’s a non-school day, Jada joins me in the backyard for the workout. And, guess what?
Our kids are watching.
“I want to work out with you, mommy,” Jada says to me.
Often, she prefers playing with her toys, but she will join in every once in a while. I never force her to join, but I know she sees that exercising is important.
What are some of your favorite activities in your area?!