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Virgin366: day one hundred and sixty-one…100 Push-Ups??


Virgin365: day twenty-one…One Arm Push Up


365 ONE: day 83…I am a spinning resistance knob!

Day 83: March 31st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking in place

Dance of the Day was = “The Way I Feel Is Sexual” by Amber

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Popcorn Counting”

Anything to Note =

A very blah day. I am not feeling so good today and can’t seem to shake it. So I have been lying down off and on instead of doing the one million things I need to be doing. I am so super tired, I can feel it, but can’t nap so its been a rough day so far 😦

Since I am not feeling so good I have been taking it easy today with my 365 – having to do it at random times and not all at once. On days like this I start to dislike this challenge sadly and so wish I didn’t have to do it. But then I know I have to go as far as I can and I also know that keeping a little active every day is also good for me and the pregnancy, as long as I don’t over-do it, I know I know.

I actually thought that the planks and push-ups would get easier considering I have been doing them for 83 days! But then it hit me – D’UH!! – I am carrying extra weight and that keeps increasing so its like I am my very own personal resistance machine!! No need to increase the weight dial like at the gym, as it will be happening on its own! It’s like I am that spinning resistance dial on the front of the bike that you have to dial up when they yell at you to do so, but I guess I am gradually going up anyway – there’s no going back down!

Or this is my excuse at least, and I am sticking to it!! 🙂

I have modified my sit-ups a little already to be more side-oriented and not full on front or intense, as they say that your stomach muscles relax anyway for the stretch of the baby so then what is the point of doing any sit-ups other than I HAVE to for the 365 challenge! So, I have made them about the sides instead. I will have to probably go onto all fours later on and do the cat thing as my sit-ups or something as I will not be able to continue the fatter I get!

Ah….the fatter I get!!!!! Oy-vey!

Also, I read that lying on your back for long periods of time is not good for your blood pressure or the blood pressure and oxygen getting to the baby, and it makes me nauseous. But that’s why I have not been allowed to sleep on my back, and for me that has been dire as I do sleep on my back, so this is tough and not helping my already lack of sleep.

I haven’t modified the rest yet, but I know I will have to as I go along – trying to hold out as long as I can. I have noticed that the one criteria that is not getting enough attention or has decreased is my vigor and dedication to the stretching 365 criteria. I have marked it off as not that important when I have to get things done in the day to satisfy the 365, so its been minimal, and it shouldn’t be. Especially as that is why I am not really allowed to be running or jogging or anything as it hurts my knee and some stretching exercises were supposed to alleviate it, or help, if I followed them daily and exactly. Ugh. My stretching has not been that good lately. I will need to try to find some strength to make it mentally important again and soon.


365 ONE: day 69…creepy gym guy

Day 69: March 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Hotel Elliptical

Dance of the Day was = “Holiday” by Dizzee Rascal Feat. Chrome

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Hotel Sex”

Anything to Note =

Late with the blog as had a looooong day. Up in MD for my film shoot. Wanted to get up early, before the free breakfast that comes with the room of course, and go to the hotel gym or do my 365 before my on set call time, but that alarm went off and I was not a happy bunny. I had a crappo sleep even though was in a King Size bed – kept waking up thinking I would miss my alarm for the film shoot!! So, it was even more disruptive than my usual disruptive sleep 😦

So had to get all my 365 done after the shoot had ended as there was just no time or place to do so on set, especially since I was playing  a dying mother, so crammed it all in after. Good thing the hotel gym is 24 hours 🙂

A funny thing happened at the gym though…

Was on the elliptical machine, which may I add was broken, as kept turning up the resistance until it reached the max 20 and nothing changed! There was no way I was a bionic woman doing level 20!! HAHA!!

So there I was on the elliptical and this guy comes in and gets on the treadmill about half way through my 30 mins. I kept catching him looking at me or checking on me through the glass in the front reflection, so I assumed he was perhaps waiting for me to be done to get on the elliptical as there was only one machine in the mini hotel gym. But I couldn’t do anything about it. I also saw him mouthing to himself and saying some things out loud through my headphones, so I assumed he was watching sports or something on the TV in front of his treadmill. I was watching Alvin and The Chipmunks!!! It was the only thing on!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!

So, once I was done I still had to do my push-ups and other fitness 365 to do so grabbed some water and started on the floor behind the machines.

Suddenly I hear “C’mon!” and “Monty!” shouted out by the guy, so when I get a chance I look up to see which game he’s watching and….the TV is NOT ON!!!

So….his name is Monty? And he is yelling at himself? He keeps checking me out in the reflection, so is he trying to impress me?

CREEPY!!


365 ONE: day 50…hit the fifties!

Day 50: February 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Rocking” by Phunk-a-Delic

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

Anything to Note =

I was doing sit-ups in the office bathroom foyer section when someone came in. Normally if I’m doing push-ups or planks or something and someone comes in I still have a split second to jump up off the floor as if I am on my way out, but this time I only managed to get up to my knees when this woman came in, so had to think quick! I pretended to tie my shoelace that was…already….tied….not sure she bought it!! Not my smartest move!

I had a funny realization today that could have been a complete disaster! The full explanation is on my video upload of the day but I ended up not really looking properly at what I was wearing and had to go to my mock trial meeting this morning and then the office…and you COULD SEE MY FRIGGIN’ LACY BRA through a COMPLETELY SEE-THROUGH SHIRT!! No joke! Watch my video upload 🙂 UGH!!

I needed the…


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 39…not a smart chicken!

Day 39: February 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Bhangra Night Rider” by Punjabi MC

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Crazy Passer”

Anything to Note =

I noticed a funny thing today, which I should have noticed weeks ago!! I am doing and have been doing my fitness and stretching 365 criteria backstage when I am not on stage and today, only today, after weeks of doing this, I realized that I have been doing all this in my costume – my homeless pregnant costume! I play a homeless pregnant woman in my play (that opens tomorrow!!) and I wear a pretty large pregnancy belly! And all this time I didn’t realize that I had been doing my push-ups and sit-ups and planks with all this on! Layers and layers, gloves and a pregnancy belly!! HAHA!!

Yup, I am clearly retardo!

RETARDO!!

And on that note…

Retardo here walked again as my cardio…in the rain….with my long trousers on dragging in the wet….and my trainers on that have mesh holes….wet….again!

RETARDO!!

And…one of my favourite songs came on, and in honor of my friend Nandita who is getting married in India soon that I sadly can’t attend, I tried to do some full-out Indian Bollywood moves and….yeah….not sure that was anything but RETARDO!!


365 ONE: day 38….home late :(

Day 38: February 15th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Guajira (I Love You Too Much)” by Yerba Buena from Dirty Dancing the movie

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

Anything to Note =

Not really. Not much to note today. Am exhausted from a full day of work and then we had a tech run of our show, and rehearsals to work sections after until 10pm, so not much to report this late and this tired.

I am consistently finding time to insert my 365 criteria backstage at my show in the sections I am not on stage – although anyone who comes off stage usually finds me on the floor doing push-ups or the plank 🙂 I have to be careful not to be in people’s way that need to cross backstage for entrances but its been working. I have also had to walk from the office to the theatre as my cardio in order to get that in too – so its been a lot of walking, which I predicted to be my most usual daily cardio – I just hope I don’t get too sick of it being my cardio over and over every day. I will need to change it up but I am just to busy to do anything else right now.

I had some time to also squeeze in my dance of the day tonight at our section rehearsals as they were rehearsing everyone in either a dance or vocal part and I was left to do my own thing at one point, so decided to dance to my ipod in the corner of the room. Not sure I liked this though as it really made me feel like I couldn’t go full-out. I was facing the wall but knew people in the room were watching me and wondering what the hell I was doing! I also chose a salsa Latin song and wanted to go full-out but just felt restricted. I didn’t want to disturb anyone or take away their focus from what they were doing, and wanted to be quiet on my feet….all in all, I was a little disappointed with my decision to do my dance. But I wanted to get it out of the way really, as I did get home so late, but it sacrificed my joy and want. I mean, the song was from Dirty Dancing so wanted to do it the “real way”!

What really threw me is I chose a salsa Latin song as I thought it would be less distracting in the rehearsal room but I started to notice how sexual I was and then how visible I was being sexually in my dancing, and that deterred me – and you know, I am an exhibitionist and would never have a problem with this, I would normally love this, but I didn’t want to disturb quality rehearsal time we needed. The professional took over in me, not the exhibitionist this time. But, rightly so!


365 ONE: day 24 with some technical difficulties

Day 24: February 1st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Wii Just Dance 3 Just Sweat Program

Dance of the Day was = “Disco Lies” by Moby

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Tribble Dribble”

Anything to Note =

I had some downtime in between things this evening so saved all my 365 criteria for that period of time….which I don’t recommend. The “to-do-list” of 365 items looks like a mile long when it’s not broken up. Doing it ALL in one go….ummmm….BLOWS!!

I think it dampened the whole process actually – I certainly was not in the mood for that Moby song. And I love that Moby song but dancing to it I suddenly just wasn’t into it at all, and by the time I felt like I didn’t want to dance to it, I had to just go with it so I didn’t have to start a whole new song. Song was too soft too….technical difficulty number one.

I decided on Wii Just Dance 3 for my cardio today. My cousin left NYC and the coffee table was still out of the living room due to the pull-out sofa space so it was perfect for me to dance! I did the Just Sweat program which I never had done before as all I’ve done is challenge people. The Just Sweat measures how much “sweat” you’ve supposedly worked and then after each thousand lets you know what that is equivalent to. So by 1,000 I apparently had crossed Central Park! And by 2,000 I had run some laps at some field…great can’t remember!! Brain….technical difficulty number two haha!

An annoying thing kept happening though with each Wii song I was dancing to – at about a quarter way through my speaker kept cutting out so the volume was severely reduced and it was too far in to stop or do anything. This happened FIVE times! For each song! No idea what the eff was happening with it tonight. It obviously hated me!! Sooooo annoying as part of the fun is the song and I need to hear it to keep beat for the points with the movement accuracy!! Technical difficulty number three!!!

I noticed something odd though today. I don’t breathe much when I do push-ups. I may not breathe at all! I also didn’t breathe much when doing the Wii dance…but maybe that was because I was trying to hear the music!!!! I used to have that problem with skiing and racing…holding my breath really with any physical activity…which is not good. I have to make the audible sound to rememeber…but I guess I still forget….technical difficulty number 4!! haha!!