Friday, April 13, 2012

Sugar High

Last weekend for Easter my mom made an easter basket for Charlotte and another one for the grown ups. It was filled to the brim with bags of candy. Snickers, nuggets, skittles, butterfinger, peanut butter cups galore.
I've found myself in a downward spiral of craptacular eating. Not only have I been finding myself eating candy for breakfast, it seems that regular sodas, fried food, and simple carbs have creeped their way into my diet.
I'm out of control! I'm a snacking fatty food eating fiend! The only redeeming thing about my diet is that at least I'm getting some exercise with my zumba classes. I found out today that eating McDonalds before zumba class is a bad idea. A really really bad idea.
So I'm going on a detox next week. No more candy. No more fast food. Nothing deep fried. No adding sugar to my tea. No adding syrup to my coffee.

On the softball front I'm still on the fence. It turns out that Paul isn't going to be able to play because the Sunday team doesn't need any men. So if I play it will just be me. The main issue is cost. I'm looking at close to $200 for the league and to buy myself a glove. Then there's the cost of travel. Practices are in North Portland which is a bit of a commute for me. I really want to play, but I'm thinking that with our saving for a house and my time stretched as it is, taking on another activity might be too much. So I think for now, zumba is going to have to be good enough by itself. Maybe next year.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Softball Tryout

I have to admit I was a bit nervous about trying out for softball again. It's been so long since I've played and I was ready to have the tryout be the end. But I was pleasantly surprised.
It seems this league was meant for people like me. The have teams that only meet once a week for double headers. They try to find a place for everybody and all skill levels, and they were really encouraging. I didn't have coaches chatting me up like they did the girl that came to try out after having played ball for her community college team, but I'll still get to play.
I'm a bit sore today but thankfully arnica cream and ice packs are a miracle worker. I probably wouldn't be as sore if I hadn't ever played before. Most of it is in my thighs. I found myself crouching down and moving involuntarily every time a ball was hit. I guess it's good that some of my playing is instinctual from when I played as a kid, but my thighs are not happy about it! I feel like I fielded pretty poorly. I missed several ground balls and overthrew the ball to first a couple times, but at least I hit the crap out of the ball. Most of my hits went to the outfield. I was happy about that. Still, no million dollar contract offers from the coaches haha.
There's a possibility that Paul and I can play on the same team. The only downside is the cost. It's $92 for the league. They play on really nice fields so I'm not surprised. It just means we have to pay two fees instead of one and then we'd both need gloves and cleats. It might be worth the money though to have something like that we can do together that's exercisey!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Prepping for my Tryout

For the last week I've been trying to wrap myself around the whole trying out for softball thing. The tryout is tomorrow. So I got some cleats and have been playing catch with my sister. I also went to the batting cages Sunday.
I knew I was a bit rusty, but I had no idea I was this out of shape. My back and stomach have been all kinds of sore. The most unexpected sore is my hands. The palms of my hands are sore from batting. The good news is that even if I'm not super strong right now, I can still hit pretty well and I can aim.

The other good news is that if this is how sore I am after just a little bit of practicing, I'll probably get into great shape if I'm doing it on a regular basis. Wish me luck!