“This is the year I will be STRONGER, BRAVER, KINDER, & UNSTOPPABLE. This year, I will BE FIERCE.”
I saw this quote about two years ago, and I still love it. Each year, I want to push myself more. I might not complete my goals or get as far as I’d like, but at least I’m working towards them…after all, in 2013 being a Roller Derby Girl was still just a dream.
But one thing I’ve learned is that I need to have a plan of attack, I can’t just float through my life and hope those fitness goals will happen. I’m busy, life wears me out, sometimes physically, sometimes just mentally/emotionally and I just want to veg at the end of the day. If I have a plan though, I’m much more likely to push through and complete that “task” for the day. I LOVE to cross things off my list, so if I add that to my daily “to-do’s”, I get to cross it off. Ahh, satisfaction.
So what’s my plan? I’m just going to focus on these 4 things for the next 3 months, and then re-evaluate.
1. Get back into the swing of derby practices. We are technically “off season” still until the end of January. But I can start preparing now by either skating on those nights still, or doing another work out at home.
2. Add some strength training at home on non-derby nights. I don’t have a gym membership, nor can I afford one. But we do have some basic home stuff I can use and modify to still get a decent work out. Plus there are all kinds of exercises you can do with your own body weight. One of my focuses on these nights will be my arms. In derby there are lots of tank tops, and I’d really like to loose the bat-wings on my arms. But one bonus of derby is that it builds your confidence, so despite having those hideous bat-wings, I STILL wear tank tops, and I’m much more ok with that than I use to be. I’m learning to love myself more.
3. Drink more water. As practices start back up, so should my intake.
4. Eat better. This goes along with my meal plans that I’ve created. I want to eat better, and planning ahead makes that much easier. Most of the dinner meals that I’ve planned are paleo or even Whole30. And usually we’ll have leftovers for lunches, so that means we’re eating fairly good for most of our meals. But I’m not attempting a strict Whole30 or paleo plan right now, just focusing on making better choices.
So, for a daily breakdown, here we go:
Monday – derby practice (2 hours)
Tuesday – derby scrimmage (2 hours)
Wednesday – Strength Training at home (mainly focusing on arms)
Thursday – derby practice (2 hours)
Friday – Yoga at home (stretching & conditioning)
Saturday – Active projects around the house.
Sunday – “rest day” cause usually I’m on my feet all day at work.
What is your plan?