Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
No, don't worrry...we're not pushing a bus today. I have a 19 month old and I sing this song to him all the time. When I first started, he would just look at me and didn't seem to care much at all. But over time, he's become much more interested in the song. He's not quite ready to sing it yet but he tries to copy the hand motions that we've put with it, which is just darn cute to watch. What's even cuter though is that he mimics other things he's exposed to frequently. The little monster now deadlifts a small kettle bell, attempts a nice wall ball shot with a soccer ball, drops down and gets back up for a burpee, dips his knees for a lunge, and puts a PVC pipe on his back for a an impressive back squat. Some may think we've drilled this into him but we really haven't. He just sees the grown-ups doing these things and wants to do what we do. We are more of a role model than we sometimes think least we never forget little eyes and ears have their radar on us. What messages do you send out? Do you hit the gym regularly to set a good example? Do you complain openly and frequently about being too fat, too big, or too flabby? Do you speak in nevers? I'll "never" get that or I'll "never" be that small again? When I watch my little guy pick up a PVC pipe, raise it over his head and throw it down, I'm reminded that he does this because of what he sees regularly. I can only hope that in twenty years he will have an intrinsic appreciation for fitness guided by his confidence in himself, who he is, and all that he is capable of. A wise CrossFitter....yep, that's my wish.
***Reminder, classes tonight are at 5:30 and 6:30. Thank you! ***
Workout of the Day
Final WOD of the 2009 Carolina Fitness Challenge
125 Double Unders
100 Air Squats
75 KB Swings (55, 35lbs)
25 Thrusters (115 lbs, 75lbs)
After the WOD, handstand practice.
Post your time to comments then click here to see how you compare to the 2009 competitors.
QUOTE: "Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression." Dr. Haim Ginott