How many reps of Handstand pushups can you do in 8 minutes?
How many reps of pullups/ring rows can you do in 8 minutes?
Tabata Squats (20 seconds of as many air squats as possible followed by 10 seconds of rest. Rinse and repeat for 8 rounds).
So my wife stopped by my parents house today to make Christmas cookies with my sister. If I wasn't at the gym teaching classes, packaging up orders and doing a million of other things I would have went with her. After my wife picked me back up and we drove home she told me that my parents made a comment about how I don't have time for them anymore and how hard it is for me to pick up the phone to just say hi. Now of course this isn't true as I spoke to them just last week and we probably visit them every other weekend, but its just part of the game when you grow up in a tightly knit family. Its especially bad when you have an Italian American dad who thinks you don't like him anymore if you don't call to say hi to my mom and him in more than a 5 days. But I have a great family so I let them be a pain in the butt sometimes.
While I do love what I do and consider myself extremely blessed that I get to do something that I truly enjoy doing while making a small impact on the world everyday, I know that I get too wrapped up in my work sometimes and don't make enough time to for what's most important in this life - family.
On my phone conversaton today with Anthony Bainbridge (great athlete and coach from CrossFit Fredericton) we were talking about a person in particular (not mentioning any names!) who has become "too busy" to return emails or phone calls and if he did it was way too short to warrant any authenticity or care. What ashame.
Believe me, I know how busy life can't get at times and how difficult it can be to call your close ones (even when once a week is not enough!), but the truth of the matter is we should all be very grateful for the family we do have and no matter how busy we get we should always make time for the most important people in life - our family.
Please keep that in mind, especially during this hectic but family oriented time of year that you are very lucky to have family members and friends who love and care about you.
Remember, not everyone has family and friends who care about them. For many kids who come to Steve's Club to workout and get away from it all, we are their only family.