So it took a few weeks, but the goal posting was totally worth it. I'm back on the workout bandwagon with a vengeance. 6 days a week, and going to each day happily. Last night, I went to the conditioning skate and learned 1) I am totally capable of doing 1 legged squats now, but 2) I cannot do them for a half an hour.
I also took a stab at sideways skating.
Having done some training in jiu jitsu, I thought keeping my hips open would be way easier than it is. I can definitely go sideways, but it takes some thought to open up all the way. Any advice on how to train for that off skates?