No, I am not in this video….. but its def goes to show how our workouts have transformed over time! Check out the lady with the awful 80′s hair =p
My Crossfit Adventure
Someone recently asked me if I would be the kind of woman that would change her name when I decided to get married, or if I would keep it and hyphenate it with my husbands last name. That definitely got me thinking…..
Has it always been the tradition that when a woman gets married, she takes her husbands last name as her own?
Sort of! Back then women did it to protect their assets and land as well as to be associated as a woman belonging to a man. Women were property, not someone who could own land or have assets on her own. Things are very different nowadays, and women have options to be independent of a man….. yet it is still tradition to change your name.
Growing up I remember it a little differently because of my parents. In Mexico its a little different. My mother was Lynda Dominguez Garcia when she was growing up. Dominguez is my grandfathers last name and Garcia is my grandmothers last name. My father was Carlos Cruz Lara, Cruz being his fathers last name and Lara his mothers. So as a child if someone asked me my name I always replied Sophie Cruz Dominguez (or toti cuz cominez when i was 3 and couldn’t pronounce the words).
It wasn’t until I got older that I stopped using the “Dominguez’ as part of my name. And the only reason for that was because the schools did not recognize the mothers last name as part of our own.
In America it is not customary to have 2 last names. That is the tradition in Mexico. But being a Mexican American raised with Mexican values, it can serve as a lot of confusion when you are growing up.
So, Sophie Cruz…. sheesh, its the name of my blog LOL- how can I let it go?? Its the name that was given to me and the name that I respond to.
Do I believe in tradition? yes
Do I believe in having the same name as your husband and children? yes
Then why the attachment?? Its like the end of an era…. I wont be me the individual anymore…. I would be the wife of someone.
I know its a weird reasoning, but I never thought I would be the kind of woman that would consider changing her name. And here I am….. considering it. I guess we shall see what happens when the time comes. In the meantime….. SOPHIE CRUZ will continue to rock it!
Today someone asked me what or who inspires me. After a lot of thinking one person came to mind…..My little sister.
She is the most amazing mother and wife I have ever met. She married young and became a mom right away, giving up the freedoms and party liberties most people in their 20’s enjoy. She is now 26 with 3 beautiful children and she has been trying to get her body back to what it was pre-pregnancy. She is down to 126 lbs!!! The fact that she finds time to work out after juggling her job, 3 little kids, and marriage is beyond me. I am so proud of you!
My brother in law is an Active Duty Army man who will be deployed to his 2nd tour in Iraq this year. The fact that my sister can still get out of bed is beyond me. She is a STRONG woman, inside and out! She does what she can to stay close to her family as well as instill good morals to her children, teaching them to be respectful and well behaved little people.
She is a great sister. Always there for me when I need her. All she wants from me is my time. Time to spend with her and the kids. She is a selfless person giving everything to the kiddos. Always forgoing any clothes for her so that her kids can have their Polo shirts and brand new sneakers.
Te quiero Manita!
There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as if everything is.
I am back to my favorite addiction of all….. Crossfit!!! I get to have the best, most intense work out with the people that inspire and motivate me. Yesterday after my workout I was trying to convince Rick to make some girl t-shirts so that we can show off how bad ass we are- while still looking cute…. you know what we came up with???
“Crossfit is my drug…. and Frick is my Pimp” LOL not what i had in mind but still kinda catchy! Maybe if we make it pink it will sell. Anyways, Rick is starting a few manifestos… here is the first of many
To all the coaches at ACF… thank you for everything!!! I am hella stronger and way more confident thanks to you!