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Operation 365 Poem: day 123…Extreme

Extreme

Temptation
Causes irritation
That leads to eradication
With of course “justification”

Your partner feels elation
You, just frustration
You’re mad at the whole nation
For your limitation

The key is moderation
But since when were you of that variation
Recourse of action: eat only veggie-tation
Or just plain termination

Extreme is my specialization


365 ONE: day 52…walk it off

Day 52: February 29th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Can’t Touch This Phenomena Mix” by DJ008

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

Anything to Note =

The rain was inspiration today to do a little…

Although I don’t really like the rain at all. I wish it would SNOW!!

Walking in the rain sucks. But I decided to do it anyway as my cardio today as had so many appointments to run around to all over town. So it added up. Or at least that’s what I battle with when it comes to walking. How much is enough? I mean, how much walking counts as enough to equal the cardio of the day? I can’t seem to figure that out, and as such do way too much or try to do as much as I can as I am just not satisfied…this is probably because I am extreme by nature…so doing things “normally” is just abnormal to me. I am the girl who used to stay on the elliptical machine at the gym every day until I hit 1500 calories! And I wouldn’t let myself leave until I did. If I could I would walk everywhere or run everywhere, and just never stop!

When is enough, enough?


365 ONE: day six of challenge

Day 6: January 14th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Elliptical

Dance of the Day was = “Let me Think About It” by Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was what I like to refer to as = “Gym Rip”

Anything to Note =

Cardio today was actually at the gym – that thing called the gym that I haven’t been to in a looooong time! It’s a good thing that it’s only $10 a month as I feel less guilty. Thank you Planet Fitness. I managed to squeeze in some elliptical between conflicts today and boy am I out of shape – it was super hard! And I was on an easy level. I tell you if I hadn’t added the whole “Healthy” criteria to this 365 Challenge I would have been at that elliptical machine like the old crazy days where I wouldn’t leave the gym until I burned off 1,500 calories! Yup, I even went through a time where I had to call my good friend to come get me as I was puking in the gym shower due to my extreme-ness. That was an ultimate low-point, and I have not repeated that since, or got that low. But, to be honest, I have those urges, that desire still is there, that masochistic extreme addiction….I feel it all the time. Hence the food and veg week I am on right now, and believe me that’s wild. Since tomorrow is the end of the fruit/veg thing, I decided to have a little oil today with some veg – or I allowed it to be there – going against my instincts – but trying to be “normal”…whatever that is! I guess, better – I am trying to be better and lead a healthy lifestyle without all the crazy. This 365 Challenge is extreme enough without adding more to it!!

I also had some natural fruit gummies – also was hard to succumb to but I need to ease my body back to eating healthy so a bit here and there today and tomorrow should do it. Although I feel bad. This is how the whole crazy dieting starts though – I feel bad about myself and punishment is needed – although I don’t see it that way, but that’s what it sometimes feels like if honesty is underlying here. If I could eat nothing. Literally NOTHING, I would. And you want to know a secret….I have actually tried to eat nothing. I get to a faint state where I can’t take it any longer and give in…thank god!!!! But l admit that I have tried. I know it’s not good for me but now and again I get the extreme girl in me – the real extreme girl. I lost a lot of weight this past year because I lost my appetite – stress and an upcoming marriage would do that to anyone though! 365 will help me – if I can keep it up!! Day six! Tomorrow will be a whole week!

One good thing today, I got to dance the way I love to – in minimal lighting, high volume and in front of a mirror!!! And out came my secret techno cage dancer 🙂 LOVE!!! My body was a little tired but I pushed through. All I needed was a black light and white clothing on 🙂 I am soooooo European hahaha!!


365 ONE: day 4 and i’m exhausted!

Day 4: January 12th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Jumping Jacks/Leg Jumps onto a Bench (no idea what to call this exercise really!)

Dance of the Day was = “Womanizer” by Britney Spears

Improvised Acting Video uploaded to my other blog was what I refer to as = “Train Track”

Anything to Note =

I couldn’t sleep at all last night. I was a wreck today – so so tired. Didn’t feel like sneaking in some of my 365 criteria along the day today as was just not in the mood. I also feel quite sore mainly I think from the foam roller stretching exercises I have to do – has anyone used a foam roller before? I was told by the PT to get one and use it daily as my muscles are extremely tight and it turns out my tight muscles are what is affecting my knee, which I am not allowed to run on. Rolling myself over this roller on my calves and sides of my legs friggin’ HURTS!!! It’s enough to make you cry, seriously! I know it’s for the good but holy mother of mary!!!!!!!!

NO PAIN NO GAIN

Who invented that stupid phrase anyway???

No sleep and also being on day 4 of just fruit and veg is also not a great combination. I am not sure how long I will stay on this fruit and veg only detox thing I invented. I have done it for a whole month before!! But that’s extreme….yes, I know, my middle name…but it’s not very healthy to do that and one of my 365 criteria is “Eat Healthy” so I can’t be on this detox forever….although what a challenge to do fruit and veg for 365 days!! WOWZA! Get it out of my mind! Out, I say!! Let’s not encourage me to do that!!

I got out of rehearsal earlier than expected today which was nice but then had to still do so many criteria like the Acting Improv, Dance of the Day, and my effing Cardio!

So, I have complained about low volume dancing and it not being enjoyable so soft, but now I don’t know what’s worse – low volume or dancing with the ipod and headphones on. I thought this would solve the loudness I want but where to put the ipod is an issue. Tried in my back pocket of my jeans and then it made my trousers fall down so kept hiking it up. Then shifted to putting it in my bra, which I normally do with my sports bra when I run in Greece or anywhere as I don’t like to hold anything – but a regular bra is not so supportive so kept falling out too. And the stupid earphones need to be pressed back in over and over. It ruined my Britney song and I LOVE BRITNEY SPEARS!!!!!!!!! Sad. (The experience, not me, so stop shaking your heads at me!!)

I ended up inventing my cardio on the way home in sketchy Athens Park! Was just spitting with rain so decided to do jumping jacks amid another exercise = swapping legs up on a bench up and down (hard to explain – no idea what to name it really). Anyway, made my pulse race….so check! 🙂

The sketchy men in the sketchy park though were watching me with their sketchy eyebrows raised…..oh how I love silent judging from strangers!