2016 has begun

Officially...I am 29 days LATE in writing this blog post. One of my resolutions was to write more blogs and articles, my scrambled brain has other ideas. Most of us have discarded our resolutions for the new year, however CrossFit Croydon is thriving at the moment. We are very impressed with the dedication and resilience of our members, that they are working so hard to move like they love their bodies, eat foods that nourish their activity level, and live a life that is of purpose and passion. My personal training clients are already kicking goals and I am excited to launch a new 6 week program when I return from Byron Bay.
As I sit here typing, Eric is reading the toddlers some stories in their bed and Reef is snoring away in our bed after a team effort to get him to sleep. Melbourne is experiencing a gorgeous roasting summer...and we have no air con...I'd love to say this is my wild hippy self taking a stand for sustainable sources, but we just rent and our land lord sucks. I started this blog ten days ago...Melbourne has been washed out in the last 48hours.
On the 28th Dec last year we crashed our car and in amongst all the effing bills I pay, I forgot to pay insurance. So we have been lucky enough that we have been able to borrow two cars since then and finally we were able to get a new one. The new car is critical as we are driving to Byron Bay...in 17 days...to get married.
Bringing me to the point of my post. How the fluff do I get in "shape" for my wedding?!
Well as a gym owner you may be baffled to know that most of my workouts actually happen in my lounge room or in my bedroom, I usually have at least one child climbing on me or demanding something and that as hard as it may be most of my workouts involve my own body weight and a (child or) fit ball if anything, despite wanting all my strength numbers to go up or desperately wanting to practice drills on the bar or rings.
For some reason no one in our family wants to help out with three children haha.
So today we asked Aunty Maggie to come to the gym so that Eric, myself and two mates could quickly move some weight around and get sweaty without the pressure of taking one to the toilet, appeasing the other ones insatiable appetite, and holding the constantly-in-arms 8month old. I got through about 17minutes of a workout which was a huge win and then fed little man and organised our office area while the boys hit up a row. While daddy coached and I had the kiddos I decided to complete the workout I set my Mummas today. I had Reef climbing on me and Marli (our labrador) eating Raine's dinner whilst I completed:

10 Scap Push Ups
10 Push Up-Arch
!0 4point ipilateral stabilisation
10 Back Support with a leg kick
10 Burpees
20 Jumping Lunges
30 Side Plank knee taps
20 jumping Lunges
10 Burpees

Tonight after putting the kids to sleep, and two glasses of wine, I did some yoga whilst the fiance put Reef's nappies in the wash.
Today I had woken up extremely exhausted after this week; its been emotional, I over indulged in my body weight worth of cider, its been hugely productive, and hugely stressful. I am learning to accept my organised chaotic life as one of beauty....

"I dont think I was built for a love that is comfortable or uncomplicated. There is a restlessness in me that will always be drawn to dark, madly passionate things. The intoxicating highs and devastating lows. The chaos and the conflict." Beau Taplin

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