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365 ONE: day 40….made it to the forties!

Day 40: February 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking with Heavy Backpack on

Dance of the Day was = “Yeah” by Usher/Lil John/Ludacris

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Waxing Humour”

Anything to Note =

I crossed the river into Manhattan FOUR times today and so that meant I had to do FOUR tip-toes on the subway 365 criteria, when usually its just twice a day. Super annoying that was! I should have detailed it to only be maximum twice a day. UGH! Ah the fine print!

The fine print that I created?? I’ve lost it! What fine print?? HAHA!!

I am rushing off to my opening night tonight of my Loom Ensemble show “Erosion: A Fable” so had to get everything done in between the day of craziness! It’s a 10pm show and I have a few 10pm shows in this run so I will have to try to get it all done before the show as after I will be home super late and have a feeling that will be the last thing I want to do! It’s proving quite the challenge though to sneak in this 365 🙂

Okay – need to go eat! ME HUNGRY!

(can you tell I’ve lost the plot??)


365 ONE: day 20…reached the twenties!

Day 20: January 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Loom Movement Training/Squats

Dance of the Day was = “Numa Numa” by Ozone

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Elevator Shock”

Anything to Note =

I did a bunch of stretches and fitness criteria in rehearsal, whenever there’s a break, I would like drop to the ground and do twenty!! HAHA! Not quite, but I would definitely take advantage of the break to do something. I find that I have to spread it out a bit otherwise doing it all at once is a friggin’ nightmare!

My stomach was so bloated today so felt a little restricted in my 365 and also the movement I had to do today in rehearsal. UGH. I actually was let out of rehearsal a little early so decided to cram in my video straight away. I walked to the elevator and turned on my ipod and went with it. I decided to scream at the end, and it was so funny as when I got out at the bottom floor, there was a woman at the front and as the doors opened she had a look of concern on – like something had happened! Oooooops!! I ran out of there! It is really freeing though to turn on the camera and just go!

I find it funny that my dance of the day turns into some aerobic workout! I feel like I am in the 80’s – I need a dance of the day outfit. I need leg warmers 🙂

 


365 ONE: day 18 done early…last day for me in Tivoli

Day 18: January 26th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!

Cardio was = Loom Residency Training

Dance of the Day was = “Sweet Dreams” by Annie Lennox

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Breakfast Alone”

Anything to Note =

I had to get everything in early today as today is a full day of Loom Residency until 6pm and then I leave to drive back to NYC in time for my friend Clare’s arrival from the UK. So I managed to actually fit a bunch of it in during the slot where most of the others did some yoga before our official warm-up at the start of rehearsal. I actually had plans to get up a bit earlier and do everything but those plans failed when the alarm went off and I decided to not get up!! 🙂

So super tired!

I also did my dance while they were doing yoga – went down to the children’s playroom away so the music wouldnt disturb them, but dancing at 8.50am is hard!! It was freezing down there and hard to dance – just soooo not awake!!

Managed to get the rest of the 365 criteria in at lunchtime, so set – will have to be quick tomorrow too as long again…it feels like every day is long!!!

BOO! And then some more BOO! 😦


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!