PUPPET ME 365: Holy Poke

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 17….super exhausted….long LONG day

Day 17: January 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Physique Training at Loom Residency

Dance of the Day was = “Waka Waka (Time for Africa)” by Shakira

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Singing Woods”

Anything to Note =

What a long day today!! We started training at 8.30am and just finished now, almost 11pm!! Holy Moly!! The one great thing about this intense dance/singing/rehearsal residency is that it fits my 365 criteria in quite nicely, especially with the fitness requirements! This morning, Neva, a fellow Loom Ensembler, led us in an intense Physique workout before the group workout and, with both, I managed to get my cardio, push-ups, sit-ups and one plank in. It was super intense though…my legs were BURNING! So not sure I will be able to walk tomorrow!

Being out of my bubble in NYC I thought would be hard with my 365 Challenge, but actually what I have realized is that I am more aware of it and fitting it in where I can. So every break I try to get something in as rehearsals don’t end until way late that I just can’t leave it all to the last minute, otherwise it will become a chore – and that is ultimately what I am trying to avoid with this 365 Project. I don’t want to feel like it’s a chore to get it all done in the day, but that it becomes something I have added to my routine, that I ENJOY!

Today, during our “lunch break” I managed to get my dance and video upload in. I finished earlier and just wandered to the space, and Mike, another Loom Ensembler, was playing piano in the space until everyone came back to start again. And the distant sound of the piano inspired a video as I looked out at the woods outside – that became musical, and also sad. But it was set up with the sound I was hearing, however, I am not sure if the piano made it onto the upload. Then though I only had like 3 mins before rehearsal started again so found the shortest song quickly and danced away! Nothing like a little bit of Shakira to get you going 🙂 Apparently my dance song was audible from some of the cast – and I love that they just went, oh, she’s doing her dance of the day And thought nothing of it! HAHA!