Due to my OCD tendencies, having a clean house is vital for me and for my family. I tend to go off the deep end when the dust bunnies look like they are creating an army, when the toothpaste in the sink takes over, or when the toilet no longer looks white. I have been working enough hours that we have been able to budget in some wonderful ladies who conquered my mess for me and eased the anxiety that messy creates in me. (By the way I envy those with houses that are lived in, I envy those who can leave things undone...but this is not what this post is about, I digress)
Despite my OCDness, I have chosen to make a sacrifice and become the housekeeper again. (Even the kids are making some sacrifice in this area for something they want to do and will be helping clean as well, however on heavy cleaning day I am hoping to find some friends who want to have house cleaning parties once a month....with 2 or 3 of us we could knock out each other's houses before the kids get home from school!!! Who's in??)
As I have been focusing on the word transform, I can't help but recall the transformation being in crossfit brought to my life. Here is a picture of progress I made!
It is not just these physical changes that make me miss the impact of crossfit, it is also the changes spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. I miss the community, the encouragement, the push, the competition with myself, and the lessons I learned.
Therefore I am sacrificing house cleaning for crossfit!!!
With all my injuries and asthma I will have to modify a lot!! I am not where I was in these pictures...the last few years was a lot health wise, but I know I will make good progress again. I have been making a lot of statements about not being able to participate in crossfit due to these challenges and my health, but with modifications it can happen. What I really meant was we can't really afford it, but with the sacrifice of getting my house clean we can make it work.
I very much love working out at my current gym and will continue to use it and my yoga videos, but I am thrilled to say I am officially part of a crossfit community again!!!
Combine this with the gym, yoga, a 10,000 step goal (I wont lie this is not always easy), Weight Watchers, and Jesus I know I will transform.