So I had my first night of roller derby boot camp last night.
And I was FREAKING TERRIFIED.
I used to be a skater, for about 8 minutes, before I had Chuck. I wasn’t very good and I was totally out of shape, so I sat out a lot. And I was sore all the time. And I hurt myself a lot.
That being my last “real” skating experience (not counting the bout I skated in February), I expected to get out there and just try not to die.
But I did not die. And I actually did quite well (despite a broken piece on my skate, that I did not discover until late in the game….it’s a miracle I didn’t injure myself).
And I didn’t have to sit out.
And this morning, I didn’t have TOO much soreness. (My inner thighs and my butt are killing me though.)
I blame Daniel Alarik from Gruntstyle and his amazing workouts that I’ve been doing on and off. And I blame Mamavation for putting me on the road to being back in shape. And I blame myself for working my best and preparing myself for this, even through the rough personal stuff we’ve been going through.
Could I have done better? Absolutely. But that ship has sailed, and I’m (VERY BRIEFLY) resting on my laurels before I get right back to work.
This week I lost 0.2 pounds, but those were hard-earned. That was a lot of “there is soda in the house and I’m not going to drink it.” And “the kids want to eat out, but I know we have healthy stuff I can fix for dinner.” And “no, I don’t need to have a margarita with friends.” (Although I really wanted to do each of those things.)
Making good choices and strapping wheels on my feet to kick some tail. That’s my health mantra this week :)
So make this week count, and come next Sunday night, think good thoughts for me betwen 5pm and 7pm PST!