Saturday, December 25, 2010

I Love Doing What I Hate Doing

This morning, Xmas Day, 7:30am....I taught a modified Holiday Class schedule. Why? Because Saturday is one of my hardest training days, one of my most anticipated and important training days of the week. The fact that it also coincides on the same day as Christmas is of no concern to me. If it wasn't a kettlbell day, then I would be in a yoga I have been in previous years.

I will happily post todays workout tomorrow, but for now I wanted only to post a fraction of my workout, along with a couple of pictures to show a comparison of how far I've come in a few short years.

This mornings workout, with two out of three of my consistent training partners, Sabina and Mina.... We did a little bit of everything. Swings, Max, and doubles. I will post the complete workout in the next blogpost. The theme of the workout today was "I love doing what I hate doing"....doubles! Doubles are freakin' hard! Double snatches, double swings, double presses, and all variations of the double press.

This time a few years ago I could never imagine what I would be doing, or looking like, or feeling like....Xmas is what dreams are made of. Looking at how far I've come, how much I've changed in such a short time, and how I've made the impossible seem, NO, be possible, I feel like my childhood idol, Shirley Temple, in "Poor Little Rich Girl"!

Freakin' lucky me!

Pictures above; Teaching my advanced class on Xmas morning 2010. 5 years previous , 12/21/05 in the hills of Santa Cruz at a Xmas Brunch. (take into consideration the width of my waistline...seriously! Size 22/24 to a size 8. I remember having to find something decent to wear that day....argh! I hated my only option...I looked horrible and I felt horrible!

Video was taken this Xmas morning, 12/25/10


Jen said...

Merry Christmas Tracy & Mark!

You are always inspirational! Lucky Me for knowing Lucky You! :)

xoxox Jen

(P.S., I'm reading the 4-Hour Body and I have to say that Michelle Obama wishes she had YOUR arms!!)

Tracy Reifkind said...

Jen....yep, I agree! Michelle Obama was the all the rage a few years ago! I guess that's what White House living will do for you! Personal garden, personal Chefs and all!

Tell Greag "HI!" you guys!

jockeRKC said...

Nice post ma`m
you inspire me a lot, i have started to swing more than ever after reading you posts.
Happy Holidays and take care

Tracy Reifkind said...


Nice! Swings have the biggest bang for the buck, and like I always say...

"If there was something better, then I would be doing it!"