Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Well, I feel like I am starting over.
I have been pretty poor at tracking since the holidays - and now it's May!
A lot of it stems from re-injuring my back in December. I feel like I haven't been myself since. I am afraid to get back in to my workout regiment - because every time I start feeling stronger something happens and I back slide.
I am going to try to start using yoga and workout videos together. To keep things interesting AND to try to have some sort of routine.
My roller derby season is ending this weekend - so with less practices I am definitely going to have to pump up my cross training.
I hope this NEW START with new goals (and finally recording my weight gain) will be exactly what I need to move forward and stick with the spark.
Friday, October 21, 2011
A comment on my last blog post made me think about my SP Diet.
I am still actively trying to lose weight (and I have been!) so, I still consider myself on a diet--rather than just maintaining my health, fitness, weight, etc.
Part of why I stick with SP (I think, anway) is that I give myself a lot of leeway.
I kind of have my always, sometimes and nevers when not eatimg my regular tracked, portioned weekday meals.
ALWAYS: I will always eat veggies, fruit, good for me grains and proteins. This means, when I am at a potluck, restaurant, or party--I already know what I will eat without worrying too much about portion size.
SOMETIMES: Sometimes I will drink a beer or two, sometimes I will try the dessert someone brought. Sometimes, my meal will consist of sweet potato fries or mac n cheese. I will eat almost anything I want to make from scratch when doing it for fun (like when my cooking buddy comes over and we try something new).
NEVERS: I will never eat fast food on purpose. I no longer buy the cookies I LOVE at the Wegman's bakery. I don't have a bagel for breakfast at work, even when I bring them in for the office. When I bake for a group--I try to never eat any left overs after the group leaves.
I am sure I have more of these types of "rules." And even my NEVERS are really more RARELYS(like once or twice a year).
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
When someone joins roller derby, they do it for all kinds of reasons. Make new (female) friends, be active, they miss team sports, they want to be part of something, they saw a bout/Whip It/Heard someone on the train and are already in love with it.
Another reason that a lot of women join roller derby is to be more fit and in shape. Maybe even to lose weight.
If you were not very active before derby, you will probably drop some pounds from the get go. While you are in the try out-fresh meat process you will begin to focus on fitness, maybe start working out outside of practice. Your body feels good!
What a lot of skaters may not realize—is that there can also be The Derby 15. Much like the Freshman 15, the radical change in your daily schedule can wreck your diet.
A typical derby week can leave you rushing from the office to practice. Then, you are so exhausted, maybe you just eat a granola bar on the way home before bed. The next morning, you rush around and leave without packing your very nutritious lunch. Instead, it’s takeout. Then you rush again, from the office to practice—this time maybe you eat dinner when you get home.
Don’t forget the mandatory team meeting/potluck on Thursday. And, instead of grocery shopping and being “healthy” on Friday—you are forced to happy hour with non-derby friends who haven’t seen you in weeks. Saturday morning you are up early and out the door for more derby—that ends with a trip to some pub for beers and french fries. Sunday you sleep in—finally making up for the week of no sleep and finally have enough time and energy to conquer laundry piles.
And that is how the Derby 15 is born.
It takes a lot of practice, will power and planning to beat the system. Especially, if you already have a problem keeping your weight where you want it to be.
I definitely don’t have the right answers—but I think just being aware of your body and treating yourself like an athlete and food as fuel can help.
(reposted from my personal tumblr blog)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Photo of me in my new green uniform (I have the "C" on my arm).
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