365

365 ONE: day 14 means TWO WEEKS DONE! BOOYAH!!

Day 14: January 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Rise Up” by Yves LaRock

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog, I refer to as = “Snow Dare”

Anything to Note =

Well…..I made it through TWO WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!! I know it feels small compared to 50 more to go or however many days that is left, don’t want to think about that really, so I must focus on the positive!! I got through two whole weeks, 14 whole days…I think that’s pretty pat-on-the-back worthy 🙂 Only problem is I feel like I was way stronger at the start and was going way harder, or was hitting it harder, as they say?? I feel like I need to….

I am focused, and then I sometimes just veer off a little now and again. Bottom line is I am tired and my body is tired and I have a lot going on these past few days….I need a break and soon! I long for a day when I can sleep in, or have nothing in my planner. I just looked at the rest of January and there isn’t a single day I have completely free! CRAZY! I am not even going to look at February as that’s when my show is at LaMama so I can only imagine how busy I will be!

TRY TO FOCUS.

I will. I am.

I just feel a little rundown and worn out but I keep trying to push forward and use different muscles or twist different ways while dancing, (tonight there was a lot of jumping in my dance!), so I can work out everything and rest parts at the same time….that doesn’t even make sense! HAHA!! I must be tired!!

This next week ahead is tough. I will be leaving town for three days for a residency with Loom Ensemble, the theatre company I am currently in rehearsal with for our show next month. We are going into the woods for a sort of retreat, but an intense 10 hour day working retreat….my first test away on the 365 Challenge. I already planned for it though as I ordered myself a mini foam roller in order to comply with the stretching exercises as the foam roller is one of them – and the foam roller I have at home is huge! But, I had to get a mini one to travel with anyway as will be away a lot this year. Oh, please raise a glass with me to what lies ahead and let’s drink ourselves silly!


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!