Day 81: March 29th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking/Moving
Dance of the Day was = “Faster Kill Pussycat” by Brittany Murphy
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “No Desks”
Anything to Note =
Bye Bye 17th floor and Hello 18th floor!! (well, haven’t finished yet but it’s started!)
One moving company came and took the items going up to my boss’s apartment so the desks were just taken away! Had the laptop on my lap (hence the name haha!!) for a little while and then decided to create my own makeshift desk and side table and placement for the office phone with the piled boxes! This inspired my video upload of the day so you can take a look at my little created workspace 🙂
It’s funny though as the best way to be at the computer on top of these boxes is to straddle them, so feeling like a little hoe here while all the moving men are around!!
Just heard the tech guy come by and say are we ready to close down the internet….so I panicked and crammed in all my 365 and typing like a mad woman right now to get this all in before the internet is gone!
Aren’t we all, really? Strange what happens to you when the freedom of the internet is taken away from you, or even threatened to be taken away!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!! Thank heavens for my blackberry on the go 🙂
So, with all the moving men around had to be discreet with all my 365 but made it work!!
Hours more to go………………………..
Day 80: March 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = PACKING OFFICE
Dance of the Day was = “It’s A Fine Day [ATB Remix] by Miss Jane
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Packing Parody”
Anything to Note =
Other than it was PACKING day at the office.
From 9am until after 6.30pm of straight packing…SOLO. 😦 I would have been there even longer but we ran out of boxes and bags!!
I am soooooooooooooo tired and spent and exhausted and sadly achy. I was on my feet all day long making boxes, packing boxes, moving things from one room to another, getting files out, labeling the boxes with a horrible and pungent smelling marker…
Did I mention it was office PACKING day??!!
Did I mention it was me packing SOLO??!!
It had to be done as tomorrow the movers come to take all our things up from the 17th floor to the 18th floor, and then some things to storage, and some things to my boss’s apartment too.
We will no longer be Suite 1710 folk! On to a whole new level up….ooooooh 18…..oooooooh!
Naturally it inspired the 365 today, or more like dictated how I felt which in turn dictated my 365.
Well the moving and packing and whole long day on my feet took care of my cardio, more than took care of my cardio requirement! I hope I can walk tomorrow as I am already feeling it in my back and feet and legs and I am sitting down!
The exhaustion and packing naturally inspired my video upload where I sang to the tune of “Someone Like You” by Adele as I walked away from the office!
And then it inspired me to choose the song “It’s A Fine Day” for my dance since I thought it was funny and ironic after the day I had! All that packing made me very slow and a little retardo in my dancing since my feet hurt so much!
Why I chose boots to wear today is beyond me – they are my most comfortable boots I own but there is a slight heel so am feeling it now being on my feet on them all day. We had to interview a potential candidate to fill my position at work while I am gone down the line so I felt like I shouldn’t slum it completely today and look like a Boo-Ya. Paying for it now though 😦
Guess, what tomorrow is??????????
And guess what the day/dayS after that will be?????????????
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (in pirate voice of course)!!
Wow, a bright future ahead 😦 Pack me and ship me away!!
Day 47: February 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking Down 17 Flights and Back Up 17 Flights at Office
Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Know How To Act” by Flo Rida/Ynug Joc
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Laptop Tune”
Anything to Note =
Another show tonight, another show weekend – translated as….get all my 365 criteria done asap before I get to the theatre since I won’t be home before 1am!!
Sooooo…Pavlov’s dogs learned, through repetition, to not make the same mistakes over and over. They learned, through repetition, and suffering, that eventually what they were doing was harmful to them and not the best option, and so they adapted….well, I can’t say so much for myself!
I decided, again, to walk down the 17 flights at the office to the lobby and then immediately back up to the 17th floor as my cardio at the office. I have done this before and it was HELL!! In fact, I have done this twice and both times were HELL! So why oh why would I ever do it again??????????? You tell me!
I just thought it was raining out and I needed to do cardio, and since it is my show tonight, then walking would have been what I do to get it in, but then it was raining out, so what could I do instead?? “I guess I will walk down 17 flights and back up 17 flights”……………..UGH!!! Why Am I So Stupid!!??!!
So, how was the walk up and down….you guessed it…HELL!!
AND, AND…I was wearing boots today so that was a super smart decision! AND, AND, AND…I wore a million layers of sweaters so was dying of heat! My heart was about to pop out of my chest! It was beating so hard in my head and I was panting like a friggin’ dog, but no no no, not like one of Pavlov’s dogs!!! Pavlov’s dogs are sitting by the pool with a margarita in hand chilling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s not so bad walking DOWN 17 flights, but just a few flights up and it hits you like a tonne of bricks, and I was walking slowly!!!!!! Sooooo, what the eff is it about stairs?? I can’t be THAT out of shape? Can I? Can I really?
And you know what’s worse….you KNOW at some point, in my however many days left in this 365 challenge, I am going to walk up and down 17 flights again and complain about it. YUP! Oh, I just remembered, our office is moving at the end of next month to the 18th floor – GREAT!! So it will be 18 flights down and 18 flights up soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UGH. UGH. UGH.
Day 32: February 9th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking Down 17 Flights and Walking Up 17 Flights at the Office
Dance of the Day was = “4 Minutes” by Madonna
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Smoothie Heaven”
Anything to Note =
Boy does walking up stairs kill you!!!
I decided my cardio for the day would be to walk down the 17 flights from my office floor to the deli to get lunch for my boss and then walk back up. However, the plan got booted when I walked down, got the salad, and then realized I could not re-enter the ground floor to walk back up. So I had to improvise! I went back up to the 17th floor and then thought, well I still need to walk up 17 flights so will just take the stairs up. The one stairwell I normally walk down though only went to floor 18….but thanks to me snooping around I found another stairwell that would take me higher 🙂
This stairwell is cool as you enter a little small outside area before the door to the stairs. There was an elevator shaft opening and looking down there was crazy! It is soooo high up!! There was a similar opening at the 34th floor too but outside – looking down is just scary! It made me think about the Triangle Fire that I had learned about as was in a musical about it last year…and what would go through your mind if you had to jump. Ugh. Need to shake that thought off!
So, up I went. Trucking up and up and up…..ugh! It’s so hard to walk up stairs in general, not to mention that the higher I went the more out of breath I got. The altitude seriously makes a difference. I was kicking myself that this was what I chose today as my cardio….why!!!???!!!
Cardio was = Running Up and Down Flights of Stairs
Dance of the Day was = “Love is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud Edit) by Chris Willis and David Guetta
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was what I refer to as = “Fake Sleep”
Anything to Note =
Well…..passed a week so I guessed I would feel a little more settled but I just feel a little freaked out as I have so many more days to go. I feel tired and honestly a little uneasy. A little down. A little defensive. I feel like I have a lot ahead of me and I may need to have some downtime to just feel like I am in control of things and not feel like I’m being controlled. I have a lot of work, a lot of rehearsals and now a lot of daily activities to make sure happen – and I knew this would be the case, and I know that I am always busy, but ugh. I need to turn this into something that doesn’t make me feel trapped – in everything and not just this 365 Challenge – in life, work.
I have been thinking a lot about incentive and why I am doing this 365 Challenge. Yes, I am doing this for me but there’s more to it. I wanted this to originally be for something and/or someone….I originally wanted to raise funds for a charity or for my family that really needs it. And I haven’t implemented that element yet but I still want to. I just think that I need to get further on until I introduce the charitable heart to this. I know down along the line I will need some boost to keep going and I think that I just need to prove myself a bit more and get quite far, and when I hit that wall I will open it up to asking for help to keep going. I will need to think about this. Drive is important. Drive for others, to help others, to me is important.
As you have gathered, today was a little ugh. I decided as my cardio to run up and down the stairs at the office. Our office is on the 17th floor so I didn’t think that it would be so hard – and going down seemed okay but on the way back my legs were dying! I had to take breaks. I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t do better. I know I am hard on myself but I am not going to lie on this blog so the truth is I was sad. Each floor had two sets of stairs at least – a few of them had more which was odd and super irritating. I was going to say that walking the stairs up to the 17th floor could be another daily fitness thing for me to implement easily but after that it can’t be daily as it was just too hard 😦
Again, it was freezing today. Not as igloo as yesterday but the wind chill just goes through you in NYC when it’s like this. I was of course stupid enough to listen to my weather app on my blackberry and it said it was warmer and so stupid me wore less clothing and froze!! Completely under-dressed! I was an icicle. And just STUPID!
The fruit and veg ended yesterday but I had a hard time allowing myself to eat “properly” or healthy without being extreme. I had to fight off the “what if this week was only…” – the old Zoe-isms clearly tried to creep in. It took me all the way until I was at home at the end of the evening to finally add a few things non fruit and veg…but again, I am not going to lie, I don’t feel so good about it. I think I’m just a little down today so nothing will help. Not even the crap drama that is The Bachelor hahaha!
I also had a hard time being focused today. I almost missed the tip-toes in the subway tunnel on the way home. I was playing Spider on my blackberry and suddenly in the tunnel I realized we were in the tunnel already and immediately got on my tip-toes! I added extra time once out, and an additional stop after to make up for it as felt so guilty!!! That was a close one!! Can you imagine if I had failed one of the criteria and sacrificed the 365 Challenge because I simply wasn’t paying attention!! AHHHHHH!!