Mar 12, 2009

The Love of Lifting my Kids

Home parents are generally 'me-time' poor. All the tasks associated with parenting - the expected and unexpected - leave little time to pursue a hobby or a fitness program or a regular hang-out time with friends.

As you can see in the 'About Me' section to the right, Reservoir Mum and I are expecting another baby in April. April 20 to be exact. You'll also see that I am a competitive powerlifter. It's a sport I've been involved in for a long time and I've always managed to keep at it no matter what came my way - work, illness, injury, change of address, relationships etc etc etc. I have never stopped for any significant period of time. Since the boys have come along, I've been very lucky to have the help of Nanny and Gramps (not to mention an understanding wife) who have kept the kids safe while I made my way to the powerlifting club at 5.30am two to three times a week.

What I have been worried about recently (and the fact that I actually worry about this is an indicator that I live a pretty solid, privileged life) is that boy number three will suck up that final pocket of time and limit my ability to achieve my powerlifting goals.

Well, a man named Gavin McInnes has come along to say 'worry no more RD!'

Instead of keeping my love of lifting separate from the love for my kids, Gavin has shown me how I can combine the two and simply start to love lifting my kids. And what's even better is that I will have a 4 year old, a 2 year old and a baby which will give me a great selection of weight to build my strength with.

I post this exciting and informative video for home parents everywhere.

1 comment:

Otter Thomas said...

Another change brought about by being a dad. I had to swap 12 oz curls for baby lifting. It is worth it though.