Hello once again, I hope you're all well on this warm Sydney night.
It's been a pretty interesting week. I've discovered a few new things about myself. First up last Wednesday I had a shocker of a day at work. I had my PT session at the gym at night. As much as I love my trainer Joe in the way that he pushes you all the way, I just wasn't in the right frame of mind to have a session with him. Usually this is the part where I'd stay at home and knock back a few beers or buy ice-cream. This time I didn't, no folks I went to the gym instead and had a good cardio session by myself while listening to Silverstein on my iPod to keep me going. Could it be some of my bad habits are changing?
On Thursday I watched Rocky. Yeah you can't understand Stallone for most of the movie but I can totally relate to starting to train and being completely rubbish and building to the level required to reach your goal. That movie and Million Dollar Baby are pretty inspirational so too Whip It of course! Don't worry I won't be shouting Adrianne repeatedly at the top of my lungs at the end of my first roller derby bout haha.
I planned on going to the beginners roller skating class on Saturday morning, as I was getting ready I started throwing up and feeling crap. No I didn't have a hangover and no I'm not pregnant, thankfully it was just a 24 hour bug I picked up. I was pissed off though as I wanted to go to the class.
On Sunday I headed to the roller skating rink at Emu Plains and see two roller derby women skating amongst all the little kids. They come over and talk to me. One of them has already been in five bouts for the Sydney Roller Derby League and her friend is taking the fresh meat course with the Western Sydney Rollers. My skating was a lot better this week and I didn't stack this week either YAY! Lauren the skater for the SRDL asked me if I had any questions or show me some moves. She showed me the correct stance and boy was it a killer, it's like being in a permanent squat it kills your backside and legs. She showed me the correct way to fall, ways to stop and lots of other little tips. So far all the roller derby skaters I've met have all been great, they're all nice and happy to help out all beginners.
On Monday I got up early and went for a run with my neighbour Monika. First the pain come back in my feet from Sunday's roller skating, my shoes filled with water due to all the rain we copped the past week, then I got blisters on both heels so it was EPIC FAIL!! Later that night I had indoor soccer and was crap as my blisters burst so I couldn't run. I bought supplies and managed to tape up my heels to help with the blisters so they've been better the last couple of days.
Some things I'm working on, I still haven't implemented more exercise apart from what I'm already doing (except for Monday's disastrous running attempt). I'm hoping the good weather holds up so that I can go roller skating in the mornings at the car park down by the footy fields to get more practise in. Also I've been lazy most mornings and hit the snooze button on my alarm so that I don't get out of bed in time to get some exercise done in the morning. Feel free to kick my arse people, I really need to change this lazy attitude and get my butt out of bed and moving.
Also I've set myself some goals to keep me going:
Firstly I'm going to start the fresh meat (beginner) course with the Western Sydney Rollers in January! It's not compulsory to know how to skate but I want to be comfortable on skates at least a little. So this is a big step towards my roller derby dream!
Next up in my attempt to lose weight I've set myself the goal of losing some weight before the Soundwave festival hits Sydney on the 27th February. I want to wear my And you will know us by the trail of dead shirt to the festival but I don't want it to be so tight that it looks like it's been spray painted on me.
So folks feel free to kick my arse if I start straying, you have me permission :)
Listening to the best band in the world And you will know us by the trail of dead.