365 ONE: day 186…Airport Toilet Craziness!

Day 186: July 12th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was =Walking

Dance of the day was = “Pesto Me ‘Na Fili” by Katie Garbi

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Chocolate Dance”

Anything to Note =

Well that was a first yesterday…I had to do my dance and then all fitness criteria, so push ups, planks, and sit ups, in the JFK BA terminal 7 toilet stall!!!!

I was in packing crazy and then we saw both our respective flights were delayed by an hour or so, so I planned to leave an hour later and had more time – then Virgin had contradictory travel info and then they said they were still doing the same cut off time to check in baggage regardless of delay in case they could depart earlier – so the gears had to shift suddenly and we had to leave!

Thus I did not have time to do my dance or fitness 365 before we left the house. It became frantic pack time with weighing and adjusting and weighing and re-adjusting to fit the weight limits.

We realized that Virgin had changed their hand luggage rules – not only do they weigh the hand luggage which most do not, like on BA I was fine, but they added this new criteria where you are not allowed to also carry a separate laptop bag in addition to the hand luggage, so the laptop had to be included – which sucks as that is how we beat the system. We have a wheelie bag to carry on and go overhead that fits things and takes some of the weight, and then the laptop bag is what we need out and goes under the seat – and with mine being a netbook (and now iPad thanks to my generous boss!) they don’t take up the whole bag so there is even room in that to fit extra things!

But with Virgin weighing the ONE CARRY ON that has to include the laptop then nothing else can be combined with that. I mean literally! We weighed Stuart’s laptop and it was already almost 7 lbs and the total allowed was 12 lbs!


Anyway I managed to get everything in and all under the weight limits – just under, but it worked!

That took up my last moments though so I was faced with where do I do my dance and fitness 365…

Naturally one would choose the loo! Right???!!! The gross airport disabled toilet!

It was ridiculous with me dancing with headphones on let alone on the floor, the airport toilet floor, doing planks and push ups!

AND there was a woman pooping in the stall next to mine!!!!!!! Seriously!!!!! My head was near her feet!!!!!!

After I washed my forearms down vigorously I looked behind me and you could totally see into the cracks of the stall!!!!!!


Anyway, after that it became a race to who would get to the UK first on our different delayed flights…..


In the end…

I WON!! 🙂

365 ONE: day 185…Will I Make The Plane??!!

Day 185: July 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Packing/Travelling

Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Paul Carrack

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Mr. Giraffe”

Anything to Note =

I am leaving on a jet plane…



I think I’ve mentioned this before in another blog, but it’s funny because Stuart and I are leaving today – Stuart for only two weeks right now – but we’re not flying on the same flight! We leave within 20 minutes of each other from JFK, from different terminals, on different airlines – me on BA and Stuart on Virgin (which is way better!). And we arrive within 20 minutes of each other at Heathrow tomorrow, different terminals.

It worked out cheaper this way as I had to get on a BA flight to be on the same return flight as my mum when I come back to the States, but the cheapest flights were not BA, so Stuart did one of those cheap-not-know-you’re-airline sites and got on Virgin – so that was cool!

So we’ll see each other when we drive to JFK tonight  and then I will see him again when I get picked up tomorrow morning after we arrive! Strange!!

If only we could communicate across the ocean, thousands of miles up in the air!!

If only BBM worked while flying haha!!

I will miss him 🙂

But we get to save money so that’s a bonus!

If I make it to the plane as still haven’t packed and am at the office…..aHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

So this is my last day in America until JANUARY!!!

For just under 6 months!!!

In 2012!!

That’s weird.

Next time I’ll be back in the USA it will be in 2013 with a little schmonkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!