Monday, March 26, 2012

Healthy Dreams

For the past few years I've had a dream. A pretty big dream that until now I haven't worked towards. While pregnant I decided that it was time. It was time I started following my dream. That dream is to play Roller Derby.

My closest league is having a fresh meat intake in June. That means I have to be fit, healthy and comfortable on quad skates by then. Seeing as I'm not allowed to exercise for another month at least I'm going to need to have a good training schedule. I've started walking a bit already, nothing strenuous just enough to get a bit fitter than I would sitting on the couch all day.

The mister is so excited. He's already on a fitness journey, riding to and from work daily, and can't wait to 'train' me. We have plans. So many plans. All I need now is exercise gear and a skates. I've got my eyes set on a Fresh Meat pack but it's over $500. Why did I have to choose a sport that has such expensive outlays? Luckily I have awesome tights and socks already.

My mum is freaking out thinking I'm going to get badly injured or killed. My dad used to go watch roller derby back in the 60's/70's which I think is awesome and his blessing for me to enter. The mister is excited and impressed that I'm still so motivated.

I'll be blogging about my fitness and roller derby journey. I don't need to lose weight so I won't be updating that (I also don't own scales) but I will update with photos and how I feel, physically and mentally.

I just want to get fit, have fun, skate fast, skate low and block some bitches with my booty.
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16 comments:

  1. Good On You! Awesome goal. It looks like so much fun. My sister used to do roller derby in Tassie (her name was Jemima Shiner) and she loved it. Until she broke her coccycs... :-)
    So, the most important question is.. WHAT IS YOUR NAME GOING TO BE???

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    1. OH what an awesome name! That is a severe Derby injury :( I hope she's ok now.
      No idea about my name really. Maybe I should put it to a vote?

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  2. Go you! Roller Derby girls rock. I'm so impressed! x

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    1. Thanks lovely. Hopefully in a year I'll be involved fully :)

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  3. Something I think I should do soon - at least go rollerskating! Haven't been in years - I used to lessons and stuff. Roller derby does look exciting - and I too want to know if you'll come up with a cool name!

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    1. You so should! It's so much fun and such good exercise.
      I'm thinking of putting the name up to a vote as I am so stuck!

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  4. You are such a groover! Go girl! A-M xx

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  5. That's awesome!! I can't wait to hear your name either!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I can't either ;)

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  6. I can definately see you as a roller derby chick - or roller bitch, or whatever!

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    1. Haha it's because I'm tough hey? Hahaha thanks lovely!

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  7. I really wanted to try roller derby but I just don't have the ladyballs. I take my hat off to you!

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    1. Dude you totally have the lady balls and ability to do it.

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    2. Haha well maaaaaaybe... but I'm also scared of completely screwing up my knees. They took a beating at dance.

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    3. Fair enough, you are taught to fall on your knees. You should see the knee pads though, ones for if you have an injury are so thick!

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