Friday, February 12, 2010
Happy Valentines Day weekend!! TGIF!
So, although I am single, I am still celebrating the special day and believe it or not, I am celebrating with my first Love... Yeppers, Sunday I am going roller skating!!
I have spent my whole life on skates, from when I was seven and got my first pair I would spent my days and nights rolling around the kitchen listening to Amy Grant cassettes. High school and college brought trips to Skate Country and Saints North with disco balls, couples skates and just losing myself in the music and zipping around the rink!
Today, I am a retired Minnesota Rollergirl, which is a whole NEW kind of skating love! Speed, hitting, strategy. Roller Derby.
I have promised a post on this for a while, because it does fit with my weight loss and recovery story! Today is not that day. Today I am just looking back, loving the skating, every kind I have known and look forward to Valentines Day when I can go to The Roller Garden with my friends and cut loose.
But, I am adding some fun photos of my life as a RollerGirl!
The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium on a SOLD out night!
We pack in crowds of 4300-4700 crazed derby fans!
I'm the black and pink skater in the front with the star helmet!
This is me Jamming, or scoring points (trying to!)
Courtesy BJ Macke
Proof I spent some time on the ground... Doh!
Courtesy BJ Macke
Trading Cards: Mary Tyler Roar #94, aka Fit this, girl, aka Me! Mary!
What ELSE fit's wonderfully with The Legs Do it Challenge better than rollerskating?!
This week was a little tough for me. I had a lot going on and was really busy at night when I was home. I had to shift some days around, but I am STILL hanging in there! Tonight is Thursday's Strength session that didn't happen, click here for the original post, or join me with the workout below!
2 min of Jump Rope
25 Jumping jacks to warm up
30 One leg weighted lunges on each side: With one foot behind you on the couch or a bench, hold your choice of weight in your hands or on your shoulders and come straight down to the floor into a lunge. Be sure your knee does not come past your toe!
15 dead lifts (35 lbs)
15 walking lunges TURN 15 walking lunges back to start (35lbs)
20 plie squats (weight tbd): feet slightly wider than hip width apart and toes pointed out. Hold the weight you are comfortable with in front of you or on your shoulders and come down into a squat so your legs are at 90 degree angles and then up.
20 regular squats: Be sure that you are comfortable with the weight you use! You can do squats just as effectively with your own body weight. You should be sticking that booty back as if you are sitting in a chair and folding at the hip while keeping your chest up. Keep the weight in your heels and you will feel it in your quads and booty!
End with walking .5 mile on treadmill or outside at a brisk pace andstretch!!
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Eat it with Oats!
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