Lift heavy things. Sprint. Carry your wife. Drink black coffee. Eat lean meat and vegetables. Chop some wood. Get out in the sun. SQUAT.
This is the Dad WOD Credo. Aside from becoming physically fit, I want to encourage you to be the leader of your family and and masculinity is a badge of honor. In our third installation of the credo we will discuss Carrying our wives.
When I say "Carry Your Wife," I mean it both literally and figuratively. In a literal sense, if the last time you picked your wife up was to carry her over the threshold... that's a problem. Be silly in public and carry your wife through the parking lot, in your arms or piggy back. I think it makes my wife feel safe to know that I can carry her on a whim.
I like to stay in practice by knocking out some bench press with her in the living room. The kids think this is a great time and like for me to lift them as well. Your wife and kids want a strong husband and father. Be Strong.
Figuratively, I want to carry my wife emotionally. Lead your household. Being a mom is probably the hardest job in existence. Something I am working on is being more aware of my wife's feelings and being intentional about uplifting and encouraging her. Being a mom is a thankless job. Sometimes, as husbands, we might be the only opportunity she has to be built up in a day.
Take some initiative and be a better teammate. I fail on the daily as a husband and father but I am striving to do better. Change diapers without being asked. Write your wife love notes or encouragement and hide them around the house. Cook dinner AND do the dishes. Hold your wife. Tell her you love her and show it with your actions. Build her up in every way possible. If she is in a rough patch, treat her better. Go the extra mile. Don't quit. Everyone quits marriage these days. Put in the work. Give it to God.
Carry Your Wife: physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. A man is meant to lead his family. In a society that doesn't value masculinity. Be a man.
The Dad WOD