Day 128: May 15th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Down 13 Flights of Stairs, Up 12 Flights of Stairs
Dance of the Day was = “Blue Morning, Blue Day” by Foreigner
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Catch a Cashew”
Anything to Note =
I had to help a fellow office attorney out today as he doesn’t have an assistant and had big time clients in, so wanted to of course impress them and be professional and have someone offer them coffee or tea from the kitchen, and bring him any documents he needed while in his meeting in the super large fancy conference room.
So I get the phone call to come in and bring some papers a few minutes after they arrive and will ask them if they want anything to drink. In I go but only one person is sitting there at the large table – apparently the other client with the attorney had gone themselves to the office kitchen. So as I am walking out of the conference room I catch them and ask if they needed anything else….and the oddest request to date…
From the deli downstairs in the building.
Pineapple, strawberries, berries, but please pick out any watermelon. No melon.”
I rode down in the elevator with another work colleague who had been passing at the time of this request outside of the conference room, and he turned to me and asked if this client was being serious!
I said, “Yes, I’m on my way to the deli now.”
“Wow”, he said! He said it was the oddest request he has ever heard from anyone for a meeting, to have someone to get him fruit salad and then be specific and ask if they could pick out any watermelon!!
“Especially,” he continued, “from a guy who’s not clean-shaven. Who does he think he is?”
A good thing came out of it though – I made a profit in my reimbursement 🙂
Oddest client refreshment request to date!
On another note, one year ago today, on The Highline, Stuart proposed to me 🙂
And I said yes obviously…not knowing that a year later I’d be married AND have a little schmonkoid on the way!!!!
What can happen in just one year….WOWZA!!!
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!!
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!!
Cardio was = Speed Walking/Loom Exercises
Dance of the Day was = “Alors on Danse” by Stromae
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was something I like to refer to as = “Bathroom Joke”
Anything to Note =
This non-sleeping thing is just worse than my normal non-sleeping problem I have. So any worse is just like NO SLEEP! It’s really starting to get me down with such early mornings and such long days….and FRUIT and VEG still. Well, I am hoping to be done with the fruit and veg sunday as that will be a whole week of detox, and I need to really adhere to my “Eat Healthy” criteria as I know this is not healthy. But do you really want to know the truth? I could probably go on and on and on and on with fruit and veg. Those that know me know I could. I really believe that…but NO! I. Will. Stop. That is why its a criteria to Eat Healthy as it’s a challenge for me. Backwards, I know!
Inserting these criteria in my day is just funny really! It would make for a good reality tv series! Not to say that my life is just so tv-worthy!! No, what I mean is from the outside eye some of my daily moments I think would make some good crap tv!
Speaking of that, I would love a videographer or camera-man/woman to help with my acting improvs I’m filming. I decided on the bathroom this time for my upload and was almost caught! I just feel a little limited…but I will persevere – forgot to ask at the Apple store when I was there today about that, I just realized! Boo! I was going to ask them about an ipod touch remote and didn’t. Ugh. Will have to go back.
Was late home tonight so had the dance to still do – picked one so that my cousin visiting from Australia and my hus*and (still have a hard time saying that out loud!!) could perhaps join along with me as I danced in the living room…but nope! They both sat and played on their computers/phones!! I saw a few finger motions – what a bunch of Lazy Susans!!!!