Last week I spent some time with family in Florida, which I was afraid was going to completely ruin all the progress I had built in the previous weeks with the Roller Derby Workout Challenge. I have to say I'm mostly proud of myself. I still splurged on fried seafood and boozey cocktails, but alsol made the effort to workout and not overeat. Now that I'm home I've kinda got knocked off my own routine, which also means the workout, but I have learned great habits from the workout. I now know what I need to do to improve myself so it's just a matter of getting back on track. I still feel pretty great and am excited with how far I've come since January.
Homework Week #7
1) What has been more challenging, the meal plans or the workouts?
As long as I have the monies to buy the food, the meals haven't been bad. All the cooking takes a lot of time and can be frustrating, but a lot of it starts coming easier as I build habits. I guess I'd say the workouts were challenging to fit in, again because of a busy schedule, but doable. But I also think all the burpees were doing something weird to my leg. Oh well.
2) Who wrote the book Down and Derby? Signed copy included in the prize package!
Jennifer "Kasey Bomber" Barbee and Alex "Axles of Evil" Cohen. Got my own copy but would love a signed copy!!
3) Have you lost weight or inches or pant size? How much?
I guess I haven't been measuring and don't have a scale so I don't have tangible numbers to give. Except for maybe how many fat rolls I've lost... My clothes fit better and people say I'm looking good! So that's good enough for me. The real test will be our first bout; if I'm satisfied with how I look in my boutfit. I've been looking at older pictures lately and I'm just.. very unhappy with how I looked. I also feel stronger now and I'm sure my endurance will be better, so its not all about how I will look, but also how I will perform in this bout.
4) What is your favorite Roller Derby Film?
I liked watching Hell On Wheels, its nice to know the origins of this obsession in my life. And its funny that every league pretty much goes through the same problems. It's just what you get with a large group of women.
5) What has been your biggest accomplishment so far in this Challenge?
Just sticking with it as long as I have has been an accomplishment. I've gone through fad diets before but they only usually last a week or two. Or I will attempt to workout which means running a couple times a week and then forgetting for a couple weeks, and then trying it again.. and I never see any results so I get frustrated and convinced I can never improve my fitness. I was amazed at the results with the challenge and it didn't take nearly as long as I thought. It did take much more committment and focus than I have given to a diet or workout before. It's hard work but if you put the time in, you will get the results. Much like roller derby.