I posted on Facebook earlier today that I am considering trying it out.
It’s a huge financial & time commitment. From what I see it would cost close to $400 to get started & at least $50 a month.
Time commitment would be 3 practices a week, 2 of which are on Josh’s days off so that kinda blows, plus bouts & committee, fundraising, etc.
I am enjoying my summer time off of work, with the kids, getting a lot of knitting/crochet time. Christmas gifts are about 75% done. Not too shabby & not a penny spent so far.
But…emotionally & physically I honestly am not doing so hot. Hormones are wreaking havoc on me.
4 months post-partum & changes are a-happenin’. Hair loss, jiggly weight gain (not much just enough for me to panic) & other feminine issues that don’t necessarily need to be discussed here, let’s just say I am having issues with the #1 pain in the ass side effect of the hormonal implant. I do know my body though & if I start exercising I won’t have that issue at all. Okay, fine, spotting/bleeding, all the time! There, you made me say it.
So, back to the issue at hand. Skating.
I WANT to do it. I know for a fact I can do it & kick ass.
Couple of drawbacks; I am 37, kinda old. I am skinny & not willing to change. I have no issue building muscle, I kinda love doing it too much, to the detriment of my body actually. That’s another issue. I worry I will end up undereating/overexercising…oh yah, that’s me, being bulimic. I’m good at it. I have been doing everything I can not to do that. Sit on my ass & knitting seems to be working lol
TIME. That is a lot of time. MONEY. That is a lot of money for me to spend on myself while also spending that time away from the family. I spent half that much on my last gym membership but spent an average of 2 hours a day at the gym, at least 6 days a week. But, I wasn’t married. The gym was right by my work so I scheduled in to my “work day”. Now I feel it’s something that would take time from my marriage. 2 nights & middle of the day Sunday. Josh will not like that at all. Period. I am selfish so I would justify it.
Hmmm…maybe I can email the coordinator and see if I can sit in on a couple practices before actually starting the 90 day newbie classes.
Then again, I know for a fact that will make me want to do it even more.
I joined a Ravelry group, Hard Hitting Knitters, and I think I will glean info from them as well. Love my knitting community, it’s got a little bit of everything.