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Things are just...meh.

Friday, February 25, 2011

So, I'm supposed to be excited that it's Friday. But...not so much. Turns out, my workout was just so-so last night. I just get so exhausted so fast! I really need to build my stamina. I feel like I'm not too bad when it comes to strength, but as far as doing anything cardio related for longer than a few minutes, forget about it. I was minorly disappointed in myself after my pathetic excuse for a workout last night. However, I keep reminding myself that it's better than NO workout, which is what I would have done before. And I'm hoping that the fact that my entire body hurts every time I move today means that I got a decent bit of exercise.

It also doesn't help that my 2 year old was kind of a nightmare last night, preventing me from ever falling into that deep, restful REM-cycle sleep. Thus, I woke up over exhausted and super pissy this morning. And this work day just seems SO incredibly long!

But the weekend will be fun! Looking forward to driving down to Louisville tomorrow afternoon (after my workout, of course!) to see Bleeding Heartland in their first official season bout against the Derby City Roller Girls. We should be able to beat them, since they are #19 (out of 19) in the region. Lol. And it will be my 8 yr old's first time ever to attend a Bloomington league bout. So, that will be super fun.

For now, I leave you with this...enjoy.

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LDRICHEL 2/25/2011 3:46PM

    If you are on Facebook, you can find this adorable puppy by typing "Boo" in the Search box. He has a page that you can "Like". Then, you can scroll through all the pictures and just melt into a horrible mess when you see how cute he is! I ALWAYS look at Boo on blah days. emoticon

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PINK_TEACUPS 2/25/2011 3:45PM

    Sorry you are having such a blah day. I hope that things get better. That is the most adorable puppy ever!

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Getting Started...Again

Thursday, February 24, 2011

So, here I am again...starting over. Last year, I was training to try out for roller derby. It was a rough start, but eventually, I was able to get up to 6 hour-long workouts per week. In a span of 3 months, I had lost 15 lbs, which was really a miracle since I've never lost weight before. Then, I went skating and during a routine stopping drill, my derby dreams ended. Both wrist bones broken, shattered elbow and a snapped ankle. Two months in a wheelchair, tons of physical therapy and a year until I could walk normally again.

And I have gained all of the weight back and then some. Now I'm starting again. The thought that I have done this before is comforting...it assures me that I have the ability to do it. But remembering the hard work that it took to get to that point last time intimidates me.

Still, I know deep down inside that I let myself go after my accident. I could have kept eating healthy. There were certain things I could have done during my recovery (core workouts, stretching, etc.) but I didn't. I let myself go. I gave up on myself. I let myself get overwhelmed by depression and I just gave up.

Pulling out of that has been hard. But my derby sisters have been so inspiring. I finally made the decision recently not to let my injuries be an excuse for not being the person I want to be. If I'm unhappy, it is my job to change my situation. No one can do it for me.

Truth be told, I'm afraid I'll fail. But, thankfully, I have some amazing women in my life who will spur me on. They are always encouraging and they have been kind enough to accept me as part of their team, even though they know I will never skate. Somehow, just working out along side of them while they do skating drills and practice hitting is, in itself, inspiring to me. To be a part of the team...even in my present physical state, is just special. I pray that I won't take their hospitable spirit for granted. I want to make them proud. And, more than that, I want to be proud of myself.

There's a journey ahead of me. And it starts now...

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LAURAB_143 6/29/2012 1:38PM

    I am just starting to read your blogs here. I saw you on Sparkpeople about running 3 miles without stopping and I just had to visit you. My daughter likes running and would like for me to go with her, but being overweight I didn't think I could or should. You have inspired me with just a visit to your spark page and this first blog to at least consider it. I am going to get the book you suggested- Run Your Butt Off- and begin there. I can't wait to read about your journey, and later victory. Thanks!

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ALLEY2300 2/25/2011 12:35AM

    You have come a long way! Stick with Spark and it will come off again! Glad to hear you are getting back into the healthy lifestyle!

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MARVEEME 2/24/2011 8:23PM

    Wow! The setback was history, but you've already made a lot of progress toward your comeback. You will succeed, with that attitude and the great network of support you have there and here. When you stumble, reach out and we will lift you up, just keep us posted!

KUDOS, my dear, you are WELL on your way!


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BHANSON6509 2/24/2011 10:14AM

    You can do this! You've already done things that you can be proud of!

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