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365 ONE: day 73…true or false confessions?

Day 73: March 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “La Isla Bonita” by Squeeze Up

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Toilet Confessions”

Anything to Note =

Have rehearsal after work so had to get all my 365 done before hand – you gotta love salsa dancing in the disabled toilet at the office….surprisingly there is enough room!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also decided to do my video upload whilst in the bathroom at the office – it was a bathroom 365 day today!!

So….

I ask you…..

Watch my video upload on my other blog: www.zoetheactor.wordpress.com

And tell me…

Which of the ten confessions are TRUE??

HAHA!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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365 ONE: day 72…Catch-22

Day 72: March 20th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Why” by Shiny Grey

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “A Bump”

Anything to Note =

I felt super uncomfortable all day today, especially after I ate. I still have nausea so need to eat to help with that, but now feeling uncomfortable after I eat, so its a catch-22!

Speaking of Catch-22…up until just the other day I thought that film (or book, for those that read and not just watch the movie) was about football. American football. And was convinced that was what it was about. BUT…apparently it’s not? Stuart and I played trivia on the drive down to MD and Catch-22 was one of the answers….that I of course missed as it was about the author, which of course I didn’t know as I don’t read ๐Ÿ™‚ And then Stuart told me about the book and it was definitely not about American football! HAHA!!

You know what’s funny? I actually don’t remember what the book was about! Clearly I was paying attention in the car! Clearly I was listening to Stuart ๐Ÿ™‚

They do say that your memory goes while you are pregnant…

Don’t they?

Right??


365 ONE: day 71…Hotel Regulars

Day 71: March 19th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking from Garage to Home

Dance of the Day was = “Lollipop” byย Dada Feat. Sandy Rivera & Trix

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Housekeeping”

Anything to Note =

I still had the hotel room in the morning as had to spend another night due to the late ending of the filmshoot last night, and stayed to also see my immigration attorney and my friend Michelle before driving back, so I wanted to get some 365 in before I left. Again, I tried to get up early to perhaps use the hotel gym…but got back so late and planned ahead thinking I could walk or jog back from when I parked the car in NYC to home. So I got in the rest of my 365…

…AFTER my free hotel breakfast of course!!

Although it was a little sad this morning as Stuart had left so was alone in the dining room stuffing my face with as much of the-part-of-the-hotel-rate food ๐Ÿ™‚ And the stupid news was on the TV that I could not change.

And just as I was thinking about how lonely it would be to be on the road going from airport hotel to hotel for conferences and such, a massive group of men came in to get their breakfast before it was over. It was fascinating to watch! It was like high school! Some sat by themselves eating, others sat together, some on the phones to their loves saying when they would be home again, the pranksters with the maple syrup, the loud ones making sure they are heard to be the center of attention, the jocks throwing the cereal boxes to each other….

Fascinating!

I have to say though that I do LOVE hotels… LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I would live in a hotel if I could – how cool would that be? A nice luxurious one though would be nice, like an apartment on the beach ๐Ÿ™‚


365 ONE: day 70…Cardio…in a Mall!

Day 70: March 18th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Mixanh Tou Xronou” by X

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Stuart Uncomfortable in Hotel”

Anything to Note =

Was on call to go back to the set as one of the actor’s car broke down yesterday so we could not shoot any of the scenes with him in it so I therefore was on call today to make up those scenes before the big masquerade scene that would take us late into the evening tonight.

So, Stuart and I decided to go to the mall that was an attraction nearby called Arundel Mills Mall and walk around that to spend some time together before Stuart had to bus it back as he has work at 8am tomorrow morning AND…get in some potential cardio ๐Ÿ™‚

I was kind of joking that it would be my cardio but the mall was HUGE!! And it was in a huge circle so decided to do an outer loop and then do the inner loop, and by the end of it our legs were aching!! I think Stuart got annoyed with me though as on the outer loop I had to make sure we stayed on the true outer part so each time there was an entrance we had toย go to it and then turn and come back in!! AND when we hit the massive food court I made us walk the outer loop of that too!

I know, I am cuckoo!! But it worked if we were aching to sit! Of course I would not allow that!!

There was actually some sort of excercise salsa latin live thing going on that looked like a good workout, but nope, I stayed to my mall plan ๐Ÿ™‚

It was the most colourful mall I have ever been in – quite a nice walk around ๐Ÿ™‚


365 ONE: day 69…creepy gym guy

Day 69: March 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Hotel Elliptical

Dance of the Day was = “Holiday” by Dizzee Rascal Feat. Chrome

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Hotel Sex”

Anything to Note =

Late with the blog as had a looooong day. Up in MD for my film shoot. Wanted to get up early, before the free breakfast that comes with the room of course, and go to the hotel gym or do my 365 before my on set call time, but that alarm went off and I was not a happy bunny. I had a crappo sleep even though was in a King Size bed – kept waking up thinking I would miss my alarm for the film shoot!! So, it was even more disruptive than my usual disruptive sleep ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So had to get all my 365 done after the shoot had ended as there was just no time or place to do so on set, especially since I was playing ย a dying mother, so crammed it all in after.ย Good thing the hotel gym is 24 hours ๐Ÿ™‚

A funny thing happened at the gym though…

Was on the elliptical machine, which may I add was broken, as kept turning up the resistance until it reached the max 20 and nothing changed! There was no way I was a bionic woman doing level 20!! HAHA!!

So there I was on the elliptical and this guy comes in and gets on the treadmill about half way through my 30 mins. I kept catching him looking at me or checking on me through the glass in the front reflection, so I assumed he was perhaps waiting for me to be done to get on the elliptical as there was only one machine in the mini hotel gym. But I couldn’t do anything about it. I also saw him mouthing to himself and saying some things out loud through my headphones, so I assumed he was watching sports or something on the TV in front of his treadmill. I was watching Alvin and The Chipmunks!!! It was the only thing on!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!

So, once I was done I still had to do my push-ups and other fitness 365 to do so grabbed some water and started on the floor behind the machines.

Suddenly I hear “C’mon!” and “Monty!” shouted out by the guy, so when I get a chance I look up to see which game he’s watching and….the TV is NOT ON!!!

So….his name is Monty? And he is yelling at himself? He keeps checking me out in the reflection, so is he trying to impress me?

CREEPY!!


365 ONE: day 68…Pussycat Dolls in the Stairwell!

Day 68: March 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Buttons” by Pussycat Dolls

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Too Hot To But Do”

Anything to Note =

I burned my tongue on my hot food….which inspired my video upload ๐Ÿ™‚

Leaving for MD for the weekend as have a film shoot down in Baltimore so had to race around today amidst crazy work to get all my 365 done as I will be driving in rush hour after so will take a while to get there and won’t be any time for some 365. Certainly cannot do it in the car while driving!!

So another one of those days where I squeeze it all in at the office. This time I was pretty lucky though as managed to get in all my push-ups and planks and sit-ups in one go with not one single person coming in to the bathroom, so that was good ๐Ÿ™‚ Lately, can’t get anything in as there is always someone else in there.

Another dance in the stairwell today too – this time though a man watched me go into the stairwell as he was heading to the men’s toilet which is right next door, and gave me a funny look like “Where is she going? And why is she going into the stairwell?” So from the bathroom he probably heard my Pussycat Dolls song haha!!

I wonder – all the things I do in the stairwell, there must be building security cameras, right? Soooooo are they watching me? It hit me in the middle of my dance today as I was provocatively dancing like a stripper to the stairwell rails that there may be people watching me so at first I was like – wow, they are going to be laughing their asses off! But then it inspired me to make them laugh more….yup,. out came the inner cage girl again!!

I sooooo want to be a cage girl…

Or a Go Go Dancer…

After I have my baby!!!

Ummmmmm….


365 ONE: day 67…HORRIBLE train ride to work

Day 67: March 15th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Beautiful Night” by Diana Birzu Feat. Tony Ray & MC Robinho

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “TV Commercial Copycat”

Anything to Note =

I had a HORRIBLE morning this morning. I transferred to the 7 train going to work as usual and everything started out normal. I even got a good spot near the door on the 7 train since I can’t sit on public transportation, and that door opens closest to the escalator when we arrive into Grand Central, that is where I prefer to be. It’s also the easiest place to do my tip-toes in the tunnel as I can be against the door and hold onto the rail at the same time.

Anyway, everything was going normal until we got to the last stop before the tunnel, one stop away from Grand Central. The doors opened and a flood of rush hour people got on and the doors closed. And then we didn’t move.

We didn’t move for like 30-45 minutes.

In a closed, jammed pack subway car.

And then I started to feel nauseous. I had my breakfast in my bag that I was carrying with me to eat when I got to the office but thus hadn’t eaten enough to combat my nausea.

As the time passed and I stood there I started to feel really bad and sick and faint and hot. I had a woman literally pressed up in front of me and all I kept thinking was:

“Hold it together. Breathe. Don’t vomit on the woman in front. Don’t faint.”

Sweat started to pour down me. I managed to wrangle off my coat but any minute I thought I was going to lose it.

I kept looking at the doors. If they would open again I would yell to get off, but I was smooshed all the way back against the opposite doors so I didn’t even know if I could.

And as the time passed and my fears of vomiting or fainting grew, it fueled my anxiety more and I started to get the onset of a panic attack. And the onset grew, and grew and I was so scared but I started to prepare myself for the worst. I had my cell phone in my hand and keys for the office in my pocket. I dropped them into my bag and put the bag on the floor between my legs with my coat as I thought any minute now I would drop to the ground….so I didn’t want to drop my phone from my hand or have my things scattered by the people trying to get off. I was convinced I wouldn’t make it.

And then the train moved.

I closed my eyes and started to do deep breathing. All sounds dropped out around me. All I could hear was my breathing and all I could feel was my hand gripping the rail so hard to keep me upright.

I didn’t think I was going to make it. I thought I would pass out in the tunnel and would have nowhere to go with the jam of people around me until the doors opened and released me backwards. I just kept saying in my head:

“We are almost there now. Don’t pass out now as I’ll fall and crack my head when the doors open. I could hurt the baby.”

And then I felt the train slow down. We had made it into Grand Central.

The doors opened and I slowly, with my eyes focused on one foot in front of the other, found my way through the crowds flying by me to a seat and sat down.

I had to sit there for like half hour to try to regain myself, to breathe in some colder air.

It was really frightening.

But I made it.

I know I have the “no sitting on public transportation” as part of my 365 but I would have sat if there had been a seat the way I felt.

A HORRIBLE start to the day.


365 ONE: day 66…hospital prank?

Day 66: March 14th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Black or White” by Michael Jackson

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Apartment 1”

Anything to Note =

I had a screening at the hospital today so was up at St.ย Luke’sย Roosevelt near Columbus Circle and as these things go your appointment time kind of means nothing or you should add an hour to the time they give you. So, as predicted I was in the waiting room for a very looooooong time! With super pregnant people left right and center! And babies. And pregnant women. And babies!

So, as everyone around me kept being called it crossed my mind that I should maybe try to record a sneaky video upload somehow. Every time I was about to turn on my ipod someone else came in or the nurse came in to call a name out. It was just soooooo busy! And this idea didn’t cross my mind until about an hour had passed already and I had won solitaire on my phone twice! So I was afraid of going somewhere to sneak a video in case they called my name.

Ahhhhh.

My adrenalin was pumping but…..just couldn’t! Boo! I felt like I shouldn’t. I needed a Jackass TV crew to do something for me or something!

Good thing is I have a few more appointments to go up there so maybe I will have to dare myself to do something! ๐Ÿ™‚

I should have, now that I think about it, recorded the crazy “mis-behaving” of the thing inside me I was watching on the screen above during my ultrasound screening! The baby would not stay still for them to take measurements!!

Surreal watching it move around like that!!!!!!!


365 ONE: day 65…which means 300 to go…HOLY S****!!

Day 65: March 13th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking (in 70 degrees weather in black boots as the weatherman told me there would be severe thunderstorms – damn the W man!)

Dance of the Day was = “It’s My Life” by Dr. Alban

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Miracle Spot Cream”

Anything to Note =

The announcement of me being pregnant yesterday made Facebook explode!! Literally! I posted it as my status as well as in my blog that feeds to Facebook and within seconds it started…messages, ‘likes’, instant messages, posts, texts, cell phone rang, landline rang….CRAZY!!

Now am more overwhelmed than before!!

Had to sign onto Facebook and then keep signing out!!

I know it was the easiest way to reveal the news to the most people as was tired of explaining individually, but I forgot how instant news travels and how far!

Yesterday was a milestone with the news of being pregnant. A HUGE curveball in this game (I am playing with myself!!!!!). I don’t want to give up though because look how far I have come…65 whole days!!

WOWZA!!

And then you think a little…65 feels like an accomplishment, a milestone, as you can now cancel out the 65 in 365, but…then that leaves…300 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!

Now that makes me want to cry!!!!!!

I do. I want to cry.

I had no idea, literally, what I was getting myself into, well I knew it was going to be hard and a LONG LONG LONG year. I just thought – when is there a good year really? When does someone have 365 days that are easy? Or a year to spare? And I even thought that there would already be drama as part of this “Zoe: the 365 reality show” with the fact that I would be having two weddings in London and in Greece this year and have a honeymoon…and all of this would be on the 365 Challenge! And that would be my niche, my climaxes in the reality show, but I had no idea that THIS would be the Act I was given to play out!

(yeah, yeah…cheesy acting jargon as my metaphor)

O.V.E.R.W.H.E.L.M.E.D.

Do you think I can do it?

No, really?


365 ONE: day 64 and…the 365 Challenge curveball is…I am PREGNANT!

Day 64: March 12th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Skotose Me” by Nino

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Freaky in the Dark”

Anything to Note =

YES.

YUP.

Yes, I believe I do…

I

am

PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup, I am at my first trimester now so can officially announce and reveal to the world that this 365 Challenge took an interesting turn!

I started the 365 Challenge on January 9th and found out only 10 days later or so that I was pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup.

Yes.

It was and has been hard as ironically the due date turns out is the exact date of what was supposed to be our Greek Wedding in September in Greece! How unbelievable is that! September 22nd, 2011!! So was dealing with that and that we had made the Greek Wedding plan and was also going to do our UK wedding reception too….but, despite how super OVERWHELMED I am, we decided to move forward.

It’s also been rough as I have been battling all-day horrible nausea and still trying to keep this 365 Challenge going. So when I have mentioned “tired” and “sick” or “not feeling well” in previous posts I was probably referring to that but couldn’t say anything.

I mean what drama!!!!!!

As if the 365 Challenge I have set myself already with 11 criteria for a whole year wasn’t hard enough!!! AHHHHHHHH!!

I will have to modify some things later on with my 365 but I believe I can do it. I will battle on. I have already gone 64 friggin’ days!!!!!!! I know, I know, I am not sure how I will do my 365 while I am giving birth…but let me deal with that when it comes I guess! Somehow…hmmmm…

So there we go! The truth is revealed.

I feel like this should now be a reality TV show!!

The extreme just got extreme-er!!! (gulp, overwhelmed).