Freddy here… I wanted to talk today about kids, and ask you guys to share your thoughts and opinions about something that a close friend of ours told us. This person has been friends with Zuzana and I for years and she is a woman in her early 40′s with 2 boys in their teens. You guys will need some background info here – this woman, let’s call her Madge, is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. She is extreamly well educated, professionally successful, warm and funny. In short she is the type of person you would welcome to have in your life as a friend. She has 2 wonderful children who are both bright and well manered. Madge is also married to a great guy who is a wonderful father. Now here comes the curve ball… she told us not to waste the better part of our youth on having children. She explained that she loved her children deeply and cherrished them, but if she had to make the choice again, she would likely choose not to be a parent. She also said that she would deny having said this to the day she died, but then gave us permission to share this story as long as we didn’t use her real name. Madge told us that having kids changes your life so completely that you can’t even begin to grasp the full extent of the commitment required. Her advice – enjoy our lives and our freedom – forget about having kids.
Just to clarify – Zuzana and I were not planning on starting a family anytime soon, but we always like to hear from friends and family who have kids or who are planning on starting a family. For some reason this conversation really rocked us hard. We have kept coming back to it and finally we just decided to share it with you guys. For us having kids was always something that we had planned on – but to hear someone argue against it – someone who already has a wonderful family – I guess it was just something that we never expected to hear. I realize that there are a lot of issues on the table here, and maybe it had such an impact because we really didn’t expect this kind of advice from this person, but I wanted to open it up to you guys for your opinion.
Maybe you guys can think about this and share your thoughts in the comments – but only after you do your workout!
Enjoy your training!
- Commando Push Upmax. reps
- Sandbag Squat & Push Kickmax. reps
- Single Knee Tuckmax. reps
Get your gear for this workout here:
This workout is exactly 12 minutes l0ng interval circuit training. Set your Interval Timer for 18 rounds of two intervals. The first interval is 10 seconds (rest interval) and the second interval is 30 seconds long (max. effort interval). There are 6 rounds of 3 exercises that you will be doing in a circuit and your goal is to complete as many reps for each exercise as possible. The workout flow will look like this:
10 seconds rest
1. Commando Push Ups (my reps – 14, 14, 12, 11, 10, 9)
10 seconds rest
2. Sandbag Squat and Push Kick (my reps – 15, 13, 12, 13, 13,13)
10 seconds rest
3. Single Knee Tuck (17, 15, 15, 14, 15, 14)
Watch the video above till the end to see the explanation of each exercise and eaisier variations for beginners. Enjoy your workout and try to beat my reps!