START. There’s never a real good place to start when you’ve neglected your blog for so long. There’s so much to say, but where do you begin? I suck at remembering things chronologically, so I’ll just start with the things that matter most – my family.
TEENAGER. I am totally immersed in what I like to refer to as “the teenager situation”. My once loving child has turned into…something else. She’s volatile, angry, withdrawn and confused. She is trying so hard to be “tough”. She brags about how she’s going to beat people up, her once straight A’s have dipped to C’s and best of all, she’s smoking. The strain this puts on me emotionally is too enormous to describe. My parenting strategy is centered around raising well rounded children who are set up for success in the real world. No matter how much she yells and screams that she hates me, I just reply with “well that’s just fine. No matter what you do, or how hard you try to hurt me, I’ll ALWAYS love you. Always.” She joined the swim team and that has given her something fun to look forward to. Hopefully she’ll exercise the crabbiness right out of herself! And if not….well….let’s try not to think about that.
INFANT. Brady is 4 months old and such a joy. I love him more and more each day. It’s a constant battle to raise your child how YOU want to instead of how everyone else thinks you should. His pediatrician pretty much hung a plaque in her office declaring me the world’s worst mother. Apparently I’m going to kill him by not getting him vaccinated, letting him sleep on his tummy, and not feeding him rice cereal. “But Mrs. Yundt, it’s IRON FORTIFIED!” Sigh.
THE GYM. The gym is…well…struggling. We have had a recent surge in people leaving. And by recent surge, I mean about 20% of our members. It’s so hard to watch people leave and it makes it worse when you don’t feel like they’re being honest. I just want to know why they’re leaving. Give me some feedback. Tell me what I can do to improve. The Fort is one of my favorite places in the world, and it’s awful to think that it might not succeed. We are hoping to expand to a bigger facility, but that might have to be put on hold until our membership numbers come back up a little. Then again, it’s the chicken and the egg.
WOD. I’m finally starting to feel like my old self again. My endurance is coming back, my strength number are good, and I still hate running. 🙂 I PR’d my hang snatch the other day at 54 kgs. It felt pretty good! Maybe a 60kg snatch IS somewhere in my future!
FRIENDS. Through all the craziness in my life, I am thankful to have some very good people around me. Without their love, support, advice, and ears I would probably have gone insane by now.