I have been a mom for seven wonderful years, and on every Mother’s Day since the birth of my first child, I have felt loved, appreciated and pampered. This year was no different. A relaxing Saturday with the family; brunch, dinner and drinks with my husband; and a massage and pedicure were a few of my activities this weekend. But instead of sleeping in late Sunday morning, I worked up a sweat at the 8 a.m. class at CrossFit South Brooklyn. Deadlifts, box jumps, hollow rocks and burpees were just one of many WODs that I was faced with on Mother’s Day. And this CrossFit mama loved every minute.
In August 2013, I started taking classes at CFSBK after getting bored with just running to stay in shape. My first group class was difficult, but I survived and continued to go back week after week. My muscles were sore, but I was having fun exercising and practicing double unders and handstands. I’m usually exhausted after each workout, but I’m almost always smiling because I feel strong and healthy, and I have spent quality time on my physical well-being. I just turned 43 in February, and I feel better than I did at 33.