So we rang in the new year with a few of our closest friends and several of their other friends. It was pretty awesome. So now that we have bid farewell to a somewhat trying but generally good year, it is time to decide what tone to give the brand new year.
Obviously, I have chosen to make this year my year for obtaining "mad derby skillz" and am super excited to get started with this on Thursday. I have decided that in order to truly take advantage of all that these awesome women have to teach me, I have to work at home also. In the spirit of this idea, I have decided to undergo the "roller derby fitness challenge" which I discovered on Facecrack...I mean Facebook. I have also committed to resuming the Weight Watchers lifestyle. I can't afford to go to the meetings, but I have obtained some of the materials for the new program. I actually really liked Weight Watchers the first time I did it, but gained most of my original weight loss back due to a health issue and was never able to regain the momentum (heh, momentum).
I really haven't set any clear goals, really more like ideas. I have a distinct tendency to fail when I set resolutions, so I am just going to set a new attitude.
On another note, I was able to get in one last skate of 2010. Even though I have been nursing my stupid knee, which still hurts most of the time for no obvious reason, I went out on Thursday with my best friend, who hadn't skated in around 10 years. She was really not bad, and watching her helped me realize how far I have actually come. I'd encourage her to skate too, but she has a health issue also which pretty much means she shouldn't let people knock her down at high speeds, so I have to settle for having her be my cheerleader. (Love you S!) Anyway...I digress. What I set out to say, was that I found myself trying things while skating with her that I had been hesitant to try before. I was able to execute a few T-stops, which I have been chicken to try since the first time I tried and ate rink. Hard. I think that being on a rink without people who are considerably more experienced than me gave me a little confidence since I wouldn't be the only one falling down. Yay for false confidence!
I should probably stop rambling now.
I will catch you all on the flip side and keep y'all posted on my first real practice.