365 ONE: day 130…Slow Boat to China in Hectic-Ville!

Day 130: May 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “It’s Raining Men” by Weather Girls

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Umbrella Try-Outs”

anything to Note =

First day of Jose Rivera rehearsals today!! WOO HOO!!!

An exciting day in terms of it being the first day of an amazing opportunity but the day was just hectic to say the least.

It started out with a slow boat to China…the trains today were soooooooooo slow….and not just in the morning it turned out, it was ALL trains ALL day!! The train system was just out to get me when I had such a busy day! Had to go to work and then dash (or slow boat it) to rehearsal, then be on call with calls forwarded and my blackberry flashing on the table in front of me for five hours and dealing with that, and then dashing (slow boating) back to the office to deal with things and catch up….and still here!! Sooooo sad!!! I am guessing the train back home will be a slow boat too!! Boo 😦

(this guy looks peaceful at least though!!!)

And you know what slow boating meant….more friggin’ tip-toe time!!!! As if I need more of that, seriously!! And more standing time! Ugh.

Next up, the escalators didn’t work at Grand Central and they are loooooong! Now granted, I always walk up them but at least they are moving!! It makes such a difference, and you can’t stop to rest as you have to keep up with the crowd in front and behind or you’ll get schmooshed! I had a flashback to my stairs cardio at the office the other day – miserable!

One of those days….and it just continued and continued!

My boss is out of the country, my intern has finals for law school, the new employee is in the Bahamas getting her visa, and daytime rehearsals started today……….

So the best I could do was watch my blinking and flashing and call forwarding blackberry, and every break I got in rehearsal, (and some sneaky under the table moments),I checked and responded and dealt with office life that was still going on around! Which should normally be fine but this week has been CRAZY!! I mean, talk about drama – there is always drama around me, and with me, I know I know – I am a drama queen – but I fully accept and take responsibility for my OWN drama but I am not causing the office drama! Just bad timing week with everyone out but little me to fend off everything! Which is fine….just complaining…thank you blog 🙂

And thank you kind ears…or eyes…reading 🙂

I did have to change my cell phone voice message as the calls were being forwarded and I realized I couldn’t have them be ringing the office and then getting transferred to me singing “Za-Za-Zoe”!!! So have an odd professional message now…which I apologize for…BUT it will be back hopefully over the weekend, after another day tomorrow that will be exactly like this!

So don’t fear folks the singing message you all love so much will be back in no time!

Okay, need to get out of here as been working like a crazy woman for over 12 hours now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

365 ONE: day 1 & 2

So its day two…meaning its 363 days to go still….HOLY SH**********T!!!!

I guess I technically need to report on two days since yesterday was my introduction to the whole 365 ONE Challenge on here, where I must blog daily. I accepted the challenge and then I went home and had to complete all the criteria I had set forth for myself.

My question is = why did I not pick only one thing to do for a whole year and not ELEVEN friggin’ criteria to do DAILY!!!! It’s too late…I must now take the challenge. Ugh. I was trying to explain the whole thing to my mum on the phone back in London and she said something along the lines of “Are you crazy?” and started laughing! What did she ask me…same as what I just asked…

Mum: “Zoe, why didn’t you just pick one thing to do for a whole year??”

Me: “I don’t know. I should have. But it didn’t sound as extreme, and you know, I’m extreme girl”

Like I am some kind of superhero – “Extreme Girl” to the rescue….of herself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My mum did make a valid point though, in that I blog daily as one criteria and I have to upload a new improvised piece every day to my Zoe The Actor blog, and this is evidence of me doing it, but the rest of the criteria like the fitness, cardio, daily dance, transportation crazo rules I guess you will have to take my word for it. I wanted to upload a dance video every day too but then I discovered that the music of the song would be heard and that’s copywrighted…so I don’t know – maybe I will come up with something along the way as proof or something to show other than to write about it – silent video of me dancing???? Any ideas???

Mum: “They will just have to take your word for it. So then no one will know if you don’t do it”

Me: “I would know!!!! And that’s the whole point! I would know I cheated!!”

And that’s it. This is my challenge, so folks – you may have to take my word for it that I did the number of sit-ups and push-ups and such but I will not lie to you. If I fail a criteria then you will be the first to know! Let’s hope I make all ELEVEN all 365 DAYS!! I really don’t want to fail 😦

So….to report:

Day 1: January 9th 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Wii Just Dance 2

Dance of the Day was = “Its Raining Men” by The Weather Girls

Improvised Acting Video to other blog was what I refer to as = “Big Glasses”

Anything to Note = Day 1 was hard!! I decided to add a fruit and vegetable only detox as my Eat Healthy criteria…..why would I make it harder….shoot me! I wanted to go on a detox. Thinking of a week of just fruit and veg, maybe longer. But not sure as rehearsal packed schedule starts so hmmm.

Day 2: January 10th 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!

Cardio = Running up and down stairs/Walking

Dance of the Day = “Family Affair” by Mary J. Blige

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

Anything to Note = Haven’t actually seen the whole of my uploaded video yet haha!! Recorded it and then my boss came in while I was playing back so just uploaded it! And still haven’t had time yet to view it! Today wasn’t even a busy day compared to what it can be and will be starting tomorrow and I found myself crunched with time – meaning, I did the 20 push-ups in the office bathroom!!! I also danced to the song in the office with the door shut. I’m sure the offices across the road were laughing their asses off if they saw anything 🙂 I feel like this may be a way for me to incorporate the criteria into my days so I expect more to come ahead of fitness in the loo and dancing to the skyscrapers across the way!!!

Oh, and note to self: don’t do the stretching exercises in tight jeans!!!!!!!