Thursday, October 27, 2011

I Woke Up

I haven't written about exercise in a while. Probably because for a while I was slacking and totaling failing at motivation. Not to say I wasn't doing any exercise outside of derby, but I wasn't doing enough to improve my gameplay. I tried to correct that 3 weeks before regional tournament play, but it may have been too late because my performance was not stellar there. However, I have continued the exercising outside of practice since regionals and don't plan on slowing down for a loooonnnggggg time.

I had some inspiration in the form of an amazing roller derby player, namely Suzy Hotrod of the Gotham Girl Roller Derby league, who appeared in ESPN's The Body Issue amongst some of the most beautiful athletic bodies in existence. I stared at the pictures of Suzy Hotrod and saw the definition of her stomach muscles, leg muscles, arm muscles, and even back muscles. I realized I wasn't working near hard enough to be a better asset to my team. If you have ever had the fortunate opportunity to watch Suzy Hotrod play roller derby, you know what I am talking about. She works DAMN HARD to be one of the best. And she is that, most definitely without a doubt.

I want to be one of the best, and I am working hard at it going on 6+ weeks of running, sprinting, stairs, jump training, Nic Leiting's Deck of Cards workout (I will explain in another blog), pull ups, push ups, wall sits and more in every spare moment I have. I come to work almost an hour early so I exercise then and on my 1/2 hour lunch break as well. I go to roller derby practice 3 times a week too.

You want to know the best part?? Last week I noticed the results I was hoping for!!!! I was juking so much better I surprised myself. I really noticed a major difference. So I will keep this up, and if you want to do it along with me, stay tuned. I will try to blog at least every few days to let you know what routine I followed on the previous days so if you want to try them for yourself you can. I'm gonna keep up with the big girls and would love some company. If you have any tips for me please comment. I'm no expert at exercise but I have learned to love it.

This is what has kept me motivated: "Something is better than nothing." Let me elaborate. If I only have 15 minutes because I was running late to work, I still do something whether it be rotating 3 exercises or 15 minutes of stairs.

See you in a few for some quick and effective workouts!