Monday, November 07, 2011
Money kept me from the gym. It was so frustrating, but when you don't have enough money to drive TO the gym, chances are it's not cost effective to have a gym membership.
I also discovered Roller Derby. For the past 8 months it has been my obsession. I went to my first bout for a friend's birthday, fell in love. I started volunteering, I started NSOing, and in September I joined my team's fresh meat.
I've also been insanely frustrated because I was skating 3 times a week and eating fairly well, but I had no weight loss. In two months! I definitely need to schedule an appointment with a doctor, there's no way around that. Something in my body is preventing 5.5+ hours of sweating and skating and endurance work (per week) from reducing fat from my body. I could use the line, "But you're building muscle," as a reason, but I don't buy it. Yes, I am building muscle, but I have so much weight on me that there's no reason for it to not show ANY loss.
That said, I've been on an injury for the past 4 weeks (doctor this week!!) with a stress fracture in my foot. I have been frustrated. I mean, I'm perfectly capable of sitting on my butt and being lazy if it's MY choice... I just hate that it's mandated. I can't seem to sit still. It's not healed, I know this from the pain I felt after my team's WFTDA bout this past weekend. (It was a helluva battle and I was jumping and screaming all night!) I can't afford another four weeks off my feet so I'll be going back to practice (I hope) on Sunday.
And then comes the fact that I was behind when I got hurt. I am really worried about the muscle building and memory that's going to have to take place from now until I am back to where I was. Time to start wearing my skates in the house again and getting my ankles used to the weight again.