Friday, June 22, 2012
Been a while! I promise I've been active, I just prefer to log my calories/workouts on MFP because it's a lot easier to do so. I like the mobile app a lot better, too.
In any case, FINALLY got a full week of my desired workout routine complete! Ever since I aimed to follow my workout plan, every week has had to be modified in some way. I finally got a full week of:
Monday- AM Weights @ gym, PM Crossfit
Tuesday- AM crossfit
Wednesday- AM weights @ gym, PM Crossfit
Thursday- AM crossfit
Friday- AM weights @ gym
I burned a total of 3215 in workouts this week. WHOO!
I can really see definition coming in on the upper part of my back and in my arms. I love it! Have only lost about 2 lbs, but I'm going more for quality over quantity :)
So I thought June was going to be my last month of Crossfit for a while... hubs and I decided paying over $150/mo for me to go to Crossfit and for both of us to have a gym membership was kind of a lot right now as we are trying to pay off all our debt. I was sad, but knew it was the responsible thing to do. I shared the sad news with my best XF friend and my "XF Mom" as I like to call her, and my XF mom was very sad. She's the aunt of the owner, and offered to break the news to him (as I knew it would upset him- he loves that I come to XF and has been really instrumental in my progress).
A week later, my bff and I were talking to the owner after the WOD, and he suddenly tells me "oh by the way, you're good through september. like membership wise you're paid up." and I was like ...wait what? He told me an anonymous donor came forward and paid for me to go to Crossfit for three additional months! I immediately told him I couldn't accept that and demanded he tell me who it was. He said it was too late, check's already been cashed and as part of the "deal" he was not to disclose the identity to me. I felt awful. I was sure it had been my Crossfit mom, who doesn't have any kids of her own but is so supportive of me and such a genuinely sweet person. I felt just dreadful! I in no way expected her to react like this to my telling her I was stopping.
I went home that night and told my husband what had happened. He seemed surprised..and when I told him I knew it had to be my XF mom, he gets up and comes to give me a hug.
J: I love you.
A: I love you...wait, was it you?
cue me BURSTING into tears.
J: ::wraps me up in his arms
A: What? How? Where did you get the money? Babe that's WAY too expensive we can't afford that.
J: I've been putting money aside for a while now, all the extra cash I've made from pressure washing and the other odd jobs. I had started to save it for your goal tattoo because I know that's going to be expensive, but I know how much you love Crossfit and how happy it makes you, and I didn't want to see you quit.
A: Babe, you are too much. When did you do this?
J: A couple of weeks ago, I went in and told him that you were going to be telling him sometime in the future that you'd have to stop XF, but I know it makes you happy and didn't want you to stop, so if he could give me the discounted rate for three months I'd pay cash in hand right then. He accepted.
I seriously burst into sobs. What a man. How did I get so blessed to have such a man as my husband?!
So I will be continuing Crossfit for at least another three months. Unless something changes for us financially by then (ie promotion at work), September will be my last month for a while... but I am so happy to have three more months.
I just love that man.