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I have 91 days to lose 20 lbs!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Hi, it's been a while since I blogged! My life got REALLY crazy on February 8th. I got booted from my roller derby team & I broke my ankle pretty good. I've been HORRIBLE about exercising ever since. I have done ~some~ (precious little) strength training at home with resistance bands and body weight exercises. I have finally been able to pull off a baseline of ~5000 steps per day. I have been doing intermittant fasting but it seems harder than ever (which is weird since i'm less active than ever). I managed to not put on any weight during this time which is good, but its time to kick it into high gear! My goal is to lose 20 lbs for my trip to Prague this summer. I have 91 days to do it.

I'm going to the Doctor to start PT and after I check with him I will post my specific game plan to accomplish my goals.

Time to refocus on my fitness + eating!

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UUMOMMA 7/19/2014 8:00PM

    I think you're in Prague now. :) Sending good vibes.

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MYAKAYAH 4/12/2014 3:09AM

    After reading this entry my mind said PRAGUE. She's heading over there. Good and I am sure with careful consideration you will reach the goal you want to achieve~

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WALKIES 4/7/2014 5:04PM

    You will do it! Good to have a goal! Sounds like your trip will be the best thing. I'm going to Nicaragua in November so I will also set a goal!

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GOANNA2 4/5/2014 8:27AM

    emoticon I wish you had room in your
suitcase for me as I have always wanted to go to Prague.

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GARDENQE2 4/4/2014 5:35PM

    Are you going to Prague this summer??? So am I!!! To meet some cousins and their kids and grandkids. It's my first trip overseas!
Happy fasting for the next three months! emoticon

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AMBERBREEZE 4/3/2014 5:41PM

    PT will definitely help. I am sure you can lose those 20 lbs in time for your trip. Sorry Feb & March weren't great for you. Sending vibes that April will be awesome for you.
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LJCANNON 4/3/2014 3:40PM

    emoticon Very wise move going thru the Dr and PT, I think!
You've got this!!

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GO BRONCOS!!! - roller derby video

Friday, January 31, 2014

Last night my roller derby team did a orange and blue scrimmage as a sort of pep-rally for the Broncos. Check out this video! I'm doing a Payton Manning impression in the first shot!


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GOANNA2 2/1/2014 7:31AM

    OMG! Reminds me of my old team as we also had orange
for our tops . You look great. Go Broncos! emoticon

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plateaus and feelings (roller derby rant)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Every 4 months or so my roller derby league re-drafts the top 32-ish skaters out of over 100. And every 4 months i'm forced to hear other skater's opinions of me and work my hardest to make a travel team. This is one of the most difficult things I deal with in my life. -I know that I'm lucky that this is the case.

Today I was told by an evaluator that the committe felt I had plateaued. That it seemed like I was burnt out and maybe I'd rather take a break than be on a team. I have been skating for 7 years and in the last year I feel like i've grown a LOT considering how long i've done this. But, right now other people's perception matter more than my own.

So, I ask you, sparkpeople, what can I do to ~show~ them that I am motivated?!

On to the feelings side of it all... I love my league. I do SO much off skates work (read: league business) because I really care and roller derby is the second most important thing to me after my family/friends. I have made soul-mate intensity friends. I get to say I skate with an elite league (Rocky Mountain Rollergirl... google us, we're LEGIT) I have an inherant reason to push myself mentally, physically and emotionally every day of the week.I would NEVER consider taking a step back from something I love so much while my body can physically handle it.

So anyway... just wanted to share.

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FUNSIZESANDY 2/5/2014 12:22AM

    Hey Batchick-
I just skate on a rec team, and I can't decide if I would ever like to do more than that. Those seem like vague evaluations, and that would be hard to take, especially when they're second guessing what's in your heart, and putting words in your mouth! With that many skaters, and being in a great league, the competition sounds FIERCE! I guess the only thing you really can do that you have control over, is to outwork everyone else, and make them eat their words! Is the decision final?

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KIKKI-G 1/30/2014 12:30PM

    I am interested in getting into derby myself & want to be able to give it my all, much like you. It definitely must hurt to hear that when you feel like you've grown & its going unnoticed. I agree with Gypsy that it would have helped to get some specific feedback on HOW you can achieve what they are looking for. Maybe ask other girls to mentor you? Either way, don't give up. emoticon

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GYPSYGOTH 1/30/2014 9:38AM

    So sorry to hear this! I have no experience in this "world" and no idea how to show them you are as intense and committed as always. Can you ask this evaluator for specifics and see if there is anything they'd like to see more of? Do they just want to give someone else a chance who hasn't had one? Is it something physical- do they want you to get stronger or faster or ??? - It is terrible if they just say no without any advice! If you don't feel like you need a break you should definitely fight for your spot any way you can. emoticon

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GOANNA2 1/30/2014 7:34AM

    I feel for you. I was in the Roller Game in the mid 60's
and can so relate about loving the game. I used to live
and breather skating seven days a week. I am sorry that
they think you're not up to it. I don't know what to advise
you. I hope that somehow you are able to still be on the team.
Thinking of you. emoticon

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So inspirational, I just had to share!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Check this out!

This clip made me tear up and reminded me the power of transformation!

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MYAKAYAH 1/13/2014 12:21AM

    Well, the Broncos won but if they play New England like that The Pats will be in the big dance! They've got to do better than this! I know we have had some injuries but stop dropping the ball, offense! All 4 teams I thought would win did! In the NFC, the 49'ers won twice but in Seattle that crowd is super loud I used to live about a mile from Century Link Field and that is the loudest crowd I have ever encountered in life.

In nicer news my Broncos blanket & pillow should be ready this week and The Broncos better get straight with their practices this week, at least the game is at Mile High! I will always support my Broncos though I am no fair weather fan. I supported some of my teams in very lean years in baseball and football! At least my Lakers were fabulous for a lot of years and to have Vin Scully call the Dodger games, just outstanding. Southern California was a great place to grow up! I never have liked the Chargers though, never will.

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BLUECAFE 1/10/2014 3:31PM

    Wow! Loved it! Thanks for posting. emoticon

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My January goals

Friday, January 03, 2014

First of all, my new years resolution is to be more giving. My theme for 2013 was to treat myself with more respect and now i'm going to shine my light outward and consider others more. Especially towards my husband, he is so loving and giving and I'll admit I take advantage a lot. So that's going to be my overarching goal for 2014.

On to my January Goals:
1. 7-minute workout, has anyone heard of this? Its a simple but effective way to work your whole body in 7 minutes. I downloaded an app to my phone and I pledge to do this workout 31 times in January (I'll have to do 2/day at least once since I didn't do it on the first).
2. Glow-getter streak: I'm going to get 10k steps every day in January, no matter what. If I can accomplish this I will up my daily step goal in February.
3. Continue my spark login streak. Going for 62 straight days of logging into spark.
4. Log my food on non-fast days. I've been using this 5:2 plan as an excuse to "do whatever the hell I want" 5 days a week. My weight has stayed stable over the holidays but if i'm going to hit my goal weight by summer I need to start losing again! I need to eat more sensibly on my non-fasting days.

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CULACCINA 1/4/2014 9:33AM

    I had heard of the 7-min workout, but I had no idea there was an app for it!! I just downloaded one, so I'm going to give it a go right before my yoga practice :D
Thanks for the tip!

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