Thursday, February 9, 2012

Winter Chart and Fitness Plan Revised

So you know that I actually started this blog in March 2009, bumbled along for about a year, pulled the plug I think in May 2010, and started over in June 2010 like my sweet Audrina, a joke I'm sure I have used before. Some of the better posts from back then have already been raptured into this new incarnation, like my work/play series and actually also my racerback dress, of all things, is heading up the charts like a bullet, thanks to Pinterest and Stumbleupon, and now and again I think about repopulating the back end of this blog with the rest of the best of my old posts as a record of where I came from. I took at serious cut at this and then decided against, because I was just too out of control back then. I just wouldn't want any of my struggles to be accidentally construed as advice. In this incarnation I have been wrestling with reducing my workout schedule and always ending right back up with five practices per week, which I like to think is lovably ridiculous, but where I came from wasn't even funny with me wild-eyed trying to manage up to eight practices and the twenty different vitamins I was taking, man, my vitamin chart was off the chain.

At long last, a glimmer of sanity:

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
HOBBY
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
 
PLAY
League
HOBBY
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
study
WORK
 
HOBBY
study
HOBBY
 
PLAY
Leag/Ref
PLAY
Fury
PASTIME
 
HOBBY
study
PLAY
Scrimmage
HOBBY
study
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 

...or well, insofar as a color-coded chart of one's life represents sanity.

Actually down to four practices a week, though. I know it looks like I'm trying to squeeze in two practices on Sunday. Those are practices that I lead, they count as recovery not key workouts. Lead means lead, Munt. I have a slight ego problem with this that I am working on.

What I got rid of is Wednesday practices. Mainly because my certification exam is coming up in April, so I study instead of practice. I've been doing this since being back from break, and it's been an eyeopener. It's so awesome. It's not even that I need the whole night to study, I just need not to have to wrap it up at 5:00 so I can eat and get dressed. I can press on points that I don't quite get, and wind naturally down by 6:30 or 7:00. And also, I can leisurely cook dinner.

If I don't do all the practices, I actually have the energy to pick up my kettlebell. Which is fun and something different, and which I don't have to bike for twenty minutes to get there. I actually already feel stronger, I only do it for fifteen minutes twice a week.

I mean, whatever. Poppy discovers sliced bread, film at 11.

I'm just saying, I'm so happy. I'm playing better, too. I said this in the car on the way to Naptown and Go-Go paused and said, "I'm glad you finally realized that, Poppy." Ahhh kids, they never listen and always have to figure it out for themselves, and now I have kids who don't listen.

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