YOU COMPETE ME 365: Foot Versus Subway Route

365 ONE: day 230…Education Catch Up In Less Than A Month!

Day 230: August 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Speed Walking from Pouring Rain

Dance of the Day was = “Hold That Sucker Down” by OT Quartet

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Mirror Faces”

Anything to Note =

Today it is 36 weeks!!!

So I’m in my ninth month!! Holy CRAP!!!

I took my monthly photo this morning so will have to post – actually am behind in posting the last few monthly bump photos but thought I would wait until 40 weeks (if the schmonkie doesn’t come before that which I am told is unlikely as first babies usually come late) and then can put them all together to see the whale I gradually became/have become!!

I finally caught up with What To Expect When Expecting! I got through all the months and am in the Labour and Delivery section now…which I am guessing I need to know about haha!

It’s funny as I think I was still on month 4 when I got to London so it’s been a crash course to catch up on in just a couple of weeks! I actually left that book in London so had no chance to read it before. And I know I know, people keep asking why I didn’t just skip to the right month to catch up but I felt guilty! And I stumbled across a number of things that could have been useful back in the appropriate month but hey!!


Two or three more books to go!!

Actually my mum has already read one book and made notes for me!! Yup, and highlighted!! So I need to read that or the notes or both!!

And then…I have to learn it and remember it and put it into practice with the little schmonkie!!



Sidenote: I have to adapt my push-ups as yesterday and today my wrist really hurt and my joints on my right elbow hurt like they were being strained…because I am a whale!! So need to go onto my knees and adapt before I injure myself I think.

365 ONE: day 181…Long Day with a Cabbie Fairy

Day 181: July 7th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Hair Clip Pain”

Anything to Note =

I didn’t finish until 1am last night with expense work I had to do for a broker I do bookkeeping for every couple of months – I had to schedule a session to catch up before I leave since I will be gone for a while. It took me so long though as I realized I hadn’t been there since February as was so busy, so had a lot to do!!

Annoyingly the air was off in the office too so I was dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For hours and hours 😦

My new shoes hurt so much yesterday and I had planned to do the rest of my walking cardio after my expense work on my way home. Granted, I had no clue I would be there so long and finish so late, and how the shoes would get worse over the day, so I realized in the midst of crunching numbers that I had to have a plan B for the rest of my cardio.

So, being the crazy person I am, I sped-walked around the office barefoot! In the dark hot aisles of the office, in the dark of the night! I was the only one in the office but there were a few across the way in the other office buildings I saw were also working late – hope they didn’t see me on my crazy office laps!

So after my office walk-a-thon I decided to cab it home. It was strange actually how there were no cabs for ages! I was on Park Avenue which usually has a lot.

I was about to give up hope when an off duty taxi stopped for me. I said I was going to Astoria and if he didn’t mind since he was off duty – he said no problem.

He seemed nice.

Then he turned on some beautiful classical music and asked me how the air felt and if it was okay for me.

That was really nice.

I noticed him going slowly over all and any bumps we hit on the way – which no cabbie does!

I am sure the little schmonkey found that nice!

And then, to top it off, he waited for me to go inside the front door before he drove off!

Which was super nice!

I think a little cabbie fairy was watching over me 🙂 And perhaps saw my bump when he picked me up?? Regardless, a nice way to end a long and hot and annoying day!

365 ONE: day 9 and surprisingly I’m fine!

Day 9: January 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog is what I refer to as = “Ground Move”

Anything to Note =

The sit-ups were really hard today, way harder than the last 9 days. I could feel the aching in my body and stomach so maybe I am just feeling the repetition of these exercises, which I can’t do anything about, or I am just not strong, boo! Hopefully I will get stronger, I imagine I will and that excites me! I do try and change-up the 40 sit-ups so I’m not doing the same exactly every day – this may help to rest some of the muscles ready for the next day, or day after next.

I had a hard time getting the other physical criteria done in the office bathroom. It was like I was cursed today – as soon as I went in, someone would come in. Or as soon as I got on the floor to start the plank I had to jump up as the key in the door would rattle. It was super annoying and so I had to revert to the stairwell again. The cold sterile poop-hole of a stairwell! Where there is no lovely carpet 😦

I had a super busy day today, and will again tomorrow, even more actually tomorrow, but today I had to be at a lot of different places so I decided to walk or speed walk, or as fast as I could with my heeled boots for most of it, all over NYC. I felt it in my legs certainly. It was nice to not to take the subway and I just had enough time in between it all to accomplish that. So, duh, that became the cardio – it’s an obvious choice for me but especially when I am so busy. It’s the best I can do right now – at least its something, right?!!

Note to self or advice to others in regards to dancing – don’t dance in pajamas with no underwear on! Boobs flailing and pajama pants falling is not fun to deal with – I am sure it would be hilarious to watch from the outside, but terrible when you are actually trying to dance to I Kissed a Girl!!! Hahaha 🙂

I find it very funny when I explain what I am doing or what 365 ONE is. Today I had to explain a number of times and it’s just so funny to watch people’s faces and how perplexed they get – a little shaking of the head, a little head tilt, a little frowning! All in all, the same reaction and the same thought I am sure = Are You Crazy? They all did like it in the end though and also the added charitable encouragement part that I will add later on. I was glad they seemed to understand and oddly despite the questioning, they all seemed to be on my side. So thanks guys! I will need all the support I can get!

Speaking of support – if you like what you read, or see on my other blog with the improvised acting videos, or both, why not FOLLOW MY BLOGS!! 🙂 Or spread the word! Like the posts! Or all of that!! Why? Because this is quite the Challenge I have set myself and I really do need to know you are out there in some way. I know I will need it more the farther I get in to this but I want to make sure I get that far so any help would be much appreciated. And why not start your own 365 Challenge and join me!!! If I can do 11 criteria, you can do 1, right???!!

365 ONE: week one done and 51 to go!!!

Day 7: January 15th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I SURVIVED ONE WEEK ON MY 365 CHALLENGE….and that sounds amazing and deserving of a t-shirt…until you hear the fact there are 51 to go! HOLY COW! FIFTY-ONE! That’s a heck more hell to go through, boo 😦 Boo. And another big boo 😦 😦

Cardio today was = Speed Walking/Loom Movement Training

Dance of the Day was = “When Love Takes Over (Feat. Kelly Rowland)” by David Guetta

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog, that I to refer to as = “Push More”

Anything to Note =

Today was friggin’ FREEZING!! Why I decided to do speed walking today as part of my cardio meant I had to trek out to the far west side of Manhattan for rehearsal and back, trying to push forward with the frostbite and wind eating my face off!! I tend to walk to rehearsals for Loom on the days I have it as its way faster than taking a million trains. It’s just easier to weave and zig zag down – and I am an excellent NYC walker if I say so myself…I walk everywhere! But, my legs were completely numb today!!!

I got let out of my first rehearsal early today and had a bit of time before my other rehearsal so I decided to go to the office to do some work and also do some 365 criteria. I walked in though to someone also in the office on a sunday annoyingly so my plans had to change a little. There is a little room before you enter into the women’s bathroom that has a large full size mirror and couch and so many criteria were completed there! Including my dance of the day – which was AMAZING!! I got to do it in front of the mirror with my ipod as high it could go since no one was around and that was super super fun! I have to say that I do look like a crazy person when dancing! Like I am on some super energetic crack drug!! I also held my breath so I could hear as much of the music as possible I guess as was super out of breath when done haha!!

(Do you notice how many times I used the word “super”….something must be super wrong with me today!) 🙂

Methinks there should be an office rave in this small bathroom! How many people can you fit in the little room? Not a joke – let’s break a Guinness record and try it! Speaking of that, I should look up and see if I can get a Guinness record for any of the things I will be completing for a year…if I make it! I always wanted a record!

So….it’s been a week also of fruit and veg, and I said I would do only a week of this, and so, to keep my word, tomorrow I get to continue the criteria of eating healthy – and I am trying super hard to resist the urge to do a week of something else….in my past I have done odd things like a week of just sushi, a week of just cereal, and my favourite….a whole week of just tasti-de-lite!! I LOVED IT!!

Nope, I’m going to try to do it properly as I have 51 weeks to go so I can’t hurt my chances of not making it all the way!!

I do think I deserve a pat on the back though for making it through a whole week! Don’t I? It’s been tough and I’ve been grouchy, but I feel strong and ready to take on another week!