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365 ONE: day 177…Expo to the Challenge

Day 177: July 3rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Delayed Devotion” by Duffy

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Schvitsy Coma”

Anything to Note =

I still find it funny when I have to explain my whole 365 to people! It cracks me up as it’s now become 12 criteria with the addition of no alcohol – which then leads me to explaining I was on a detox for the first week of just fruit and veg, which then leads me to say:

“….I started this 365 challenge and then 9 days later I found out I was pregnant!”

Which is super crazy!

I then get asked though why I didn’t just stop then and there when I found out I was pregnant….which is a valid question…but I didn’t know what was going on back then (I still don’t!!) – but my mind was all on getting through and I was so busy and had so much to think about, and a week retreat upstate with the theatre company  I was in rehearsals with….and I don’t know, 365 just kept on going.

I guess I had bigger things to think about.

And, despite how harsh this sounds, my initial reaction to finding out I was pregnant was a big “No!” so I didn’t know what I was going to do to be honest – this was all a shock and not planned, and interfered with the two weddings and honeymoon we had ahead of us with the due date falling on the exact date of when the Greek wedding was supposed to be….so I was thrown.

I guess I didn’t know then what the future held. I had to figure out whether I was going to move forward with the pregnancy or not first. And the days ticked by, meaning the 365 challenge kept going in the meantime, and then I got stuck as the days added up and up and up (which granted was not to a very big number) but it felt accomplished and something I couldn’t imagine quitting or starting again from scratch.

And we all know I am friggin’ insane!

It’s funny as when I decided to start this 365 challenge this year I thought about how much of a challenge it would be to have two weddings and then a honeymoon, and how interesting that would be for people reading along – like that of a reality TV show.

I had NO idea that there would be a giant twist in the show!!! 🙂

And now how can I stop?? I’m on day 177!!!!!

But believe me when I say that there have been moments where I really wish I didn’t have to do this anymore! Especially since I am so busy and so now 365 has ended up being something I have to do when I get home late and that’s the last thing I want to do!

I’m soooooooo tired my right eye won’t stop twitching!!


365 ONE: day 143…Guilty

Day 143: May 30th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Strike of Show

Dance of the Day was = “New Sensation” by INXS

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Gestures”

Anything to Note =

Yesterday was a crazy day!!!

I was up from 5.30am until past 1am so today I am super super tired and not feeling the greatest but have to get through balancing the drama we have with a client tenant to prevent him from being homeless when he arrives Friday, two shows and then the strike, and again its like 100 degrees outside!!

I was so busy with running to see apartments and talk with two brokers in between tech and such yesterday to deal with the drama, and getting props and such that I know I pushed myself a bit, forgetting the little one inside. Which I later felt guilty about.

I stupidly ran from getting some props back to the theatre at one point and then when I got there I felt a little pain and it made me feel so guilty. I realized I need to stop doing things like that. And now stupid me is worried – always thinking the worst of course!

But I’ve got so much going on though that I have to do – I can’t pass it off to anyone else so I just have to remember my limits, or that I even HAVE limits would be a start!

It kind of takes my breath away when thinking of everything I have to do before I hopefully leave but I need to keep the little one as my constant!


365 ONE: day 111…Waiting and Floating…

Day 111: April 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Bar Dancing

Dance of the Day was = “Roxanne” by The Police

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Stuart The Chef”

Anything to Note =

Not much today actually.

I waited for the mail to see how it would dictate my day and weekend. And….still nothing. Still no green card 😦

So, since I was still here then I felt guilty so had to attend my “If-I-am-still-here” plans I had tentatively made in case I was. But I got to see my good friend from the UK again, and go to my friend’s birthday and see others there – so there was a silver lining to being here 🙂

It just feels weird.

You know what else feels weird? That it’s my birthday next week!!! I thought it was in two weeks or something!!!! I wasn’t supposed to be here for it so I guess I just blanked out what date it is and how that is in relation to when my birthday is.

Or it’s a part of my denial….of everything!

I like how I explained to Stuart in the cab home that I had no clue it was my birthday next week, just forgot it was coming up so soon, and Stuart said:

“You’ll only be 31 years young” – implying that the age is why I have a problem and forgot it. And I thought about it. Yeah, 31 I guess is a little ugh but…

“I think I have bigger things to worry about!” I said. Which is TRUE!!!!!!!!

SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OY-VEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


365 ONE: day 108…office dancing

Day 108: April 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Tide is High” by Blondie

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Sneaky Office Dancing”

Anything to Note =

I needed to get things done in the office today as yesterday was a disaster with getting home after midnight and not being done with my 365!!

So I have done it before, done my dance of the day in my office – had some people pass, but today was crazy!! Soooo many people passed!! And there was people visiting people next to me, and others coming to say hello! Did they all get a memo to come and interrupt the girl called Zoe who is trying to sneakily dance her 365 criteria in her office??!!!

I’m stupid though as I chose a super long song! Why oh why! So there was a lot of stoping and pretending to be doing work!!

This of course inspired my video upload 🙂


365 ONE: day 107…Busy Bee-tlejuice

Day 107: April 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Fittest of the Fittest” by Burning Spear

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Times Square Tourist”

Anything to Note =

Surprise surprise – busy day!! Had work, where I was training two people, then rehearsal, then a presentation at The Actors Studio, then a production meeting for a project I’m co-producing  but also was cast in as an understudy for one of the celebrity roles, and then trivia, where I had planned to leave early, but just got home now! NON-STOP!!!

Well, I was supposed to have left tonight “on a jet plane” or tomorrow morning at least, but still a-waiting on me green card argh (said of course in Pirate language!!…not sure why…wow, I must be super tired!) Apparently I still have 19 official days left in which they can still send it to me before we can have an investigation. So it’s still a waiting game. I only have until May 7th otherwise I don’t have a break until sometime in June with the projects I am involved with 😦

I’m exhausted 😦 It has been non-stop since before the summer last year with the wedding planning, wedding, plays and projects, and then not being able to leave the country…

Caribbean anyone?

Anyone???????

Now?????????????????


365 ONE: day 60…dance it off!

Day 60: March 8th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Coke Man” by Da Boy Tommy

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Hot Stuff”

Anything to Note =

Now it seems that whenever I put on a techno song that is not that well-known or not my favourite or not a hit, my dance becomes an aerobic workout! I just can’t dance normally to them…I try! I try to slow it down and “dance” to it but it takes over! I am ruled by the beat haha!

It is the kind of music that I play at the gym (when I go to the gym) so I do associate it with lots of bouncing and hardcore movement…but I think it also becomes aerobic from my guilt of always walking as my cardio, but in busy times it seems it’s all I can do right now.

Walk it off!

Then.

Dance it off!


365 ONE: day 44…a blur of a day

Day 44: February 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Uprising” by Muse

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Pysch Couch”

Anything to Note =

Not really.

No.

I had a hard day today.

Dealing with some family news so been pretty preoccupied mentally today. Wasn’t in the mood for any of my 365 criteria so it made it hard. Kind of numb. Really tired. Not really in the mood to write right now either.

Sorry.

Hard day.


365 ONE: day 43…with some homemade aerobics!

Day 43: February 20th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Aerobics Workout

Dance of the Day was = “The Creeps” by Camille Jones

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Ellie Elephant”

Anything to Note =

Well…I saw that our subletter Madalina had a hand puppet in the form of an Elephant a while back and it crossed my mind that I should use it in one of my video uploads one day. So today, I decided to do just that. Picked it up and started recording…but the grip on it was constantly a problem as I was constantly talking. I had a hard time moving the trunk and mouth as I spoke and I could not reach out and re-adjust since I was filming! So, had to just go with it sadly..so looks a bit sloppy, along with what I was talking about! Veggies apparently! I liked doing this character but wish I had a better sense of what I was going for, but I guess that’s not the point of an improvised video upload! I was going for an educational but fun kids show, but the information and presentation of it was not that wise HAHA!!

My cardio today was especially funny! I decided to do some “homemade aerobics” 🙂 And of course I had to dress the part – I anticipated I would be sweating and boiling in my apartment so put on my sports bra and boy style panties and my trainers and that’s it! Pumped up the dance techno volume and went full out! I must have looked ridiculous – each time I caught myself in the mirror here and there it was quite the sight!

I have never taught aerobics but since I was dressed for the part I jammed it full of high impact moves to the energetic dance beat and just kept chopping and changing like I thought an aerobics instructor would! It definitely did the trick and got my heart racing! The outfit and the music gave me that boost to keep going 🙂

I was still in my outfit dancing to my dance of the day after when Stuart walked in with the groceries…and he double took at me and what I was wearing, and had a big “What the..?” on his face!!

In my head, I looked and felt like this….

But I probably looked more like this HAHA!…

Ah POOP!


365 ONE: day 42…oh some people….

Day 42: February 19th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Call Me Baby” by Madison Avenue

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = Crazy Patty

Anything to Note =

Not much.

Had a show today and then we had a talkback and then a donor party after to honor those that helped make our Loom Ensemble show happen…again thank you to those that contributed to our Kickstarter campaign to make this show possible 🙂

But, again am home late and had to again scramble to fit it all in today. I managed to get some 365 into the warm-up before the show but I can no longer rely on being able to do anything backstage during the show as the floor boards are really creaky!

I did today though try to finish some quiet stretching backstage, sneaking something in, and then all of a sudden a woman came backstage from the audience saying she drank too much diet coke and needed to pee! Right in the most silent part of the action going on onstage! And to make it all worse, the bathroom is quite close to the theatre but she knocked something off in there that banged super loud and then we heard her say “crap” followed by “I am okay!” HAHA!! And then came out and went back to her seat! Super distracting, but now that I am writing this down and relaying this, it’s actually quite funny 🙂

Not sure what happened to her in that bathroom though!


365 ONE: day 41…pajama crazy…yup, that’s me!

Day 41: February 18th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “1, 2, 3, 4, Get With The Wicked” by Richard Blackwood

Improvised Acting video I uploaded to my other blog = “Freestyle Gibberish”

Anything to Note =

Once again, there is no doubt that I am C. R. A. Z. Y. !!!!

Oh, I fully admit it!!

I had to get my 365 criteria done as have two performances today so wanted to make sure I was done before I left for the theatre so most of my criteria was done with me in my ridiculous massive pajamas, and as quiet as possible to not wake anyone up. I look like and feel like a hobo in this outfit! But I do like me some baggy pajamas 🙂

FALSE….it clearly does not deter me!!!

I proceeded after the stretching and fitness criteria in my baggy pajamas to then do the video upload…where my blue massive pajamas are definitely featured! And how ridiculous I am!! I sat in the spare room and stared at my ipod and then just decided to turn it on and free associate, and maybe it will turn into something like freestyling??!! UMMMMMM….you should take a look at what a tired, slow, white girl in pajamas sounds like “freestylin'” HAHA! My brain would not move fast enough that early in the morning!!

Then another true form of white girl trash happened…

I wanted to do the dance of the day but didn’t want to go in and wake Stuart up to get my sports bra as he had a long well-earned drinking night for post Fashion work and came back late, soooo…decided it would have to do if I just held my boobs to dance!! Ridiculous! I also didn’t want to spend the whole song with no arm movements so at times I maneuvered myself to be able to hold both boobs with one arm while I waved the other about like a banshee and then switched!

I must have looked like I was on drugs!!!

Ahhhh…what I do for love haha! 🙂