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365 ONE: day 146…Baby Names Instead of Wedding Talk!

Day 146: June 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Step Jumping/Side Running/Side Grabbing

Dance of the Day was = “By The Way” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Rain Hike or Read”

Anything to Note =

Up in Arlington Vermont for Sarah’s wedding and the rehearsal bbq dinner was last night so we rocked up a little after it started as we hit traffic getting out of NYC sadly, and we didn’t know if it was sit down or formal or casual so we were a little unsure when entering, making our entrance…we were a mixture in the end of casual and a little dressed up ūüôā

Anyway…

Of course me being pregnant came up and then it REALLY came up…

Meaning, we were at a wedding and should be talking about Sarah and Jeff and the wedding but noooooooooo the conversation FOR HOURS turned to baby name suggestions!!!

Names that came up…

Nigel

Martin

Nigel Martin

Nigel Stamos

Snuffelupigos

Miles

Niles

Harry Potter

Hagrid

All characters from Harry Potter

Qarl

Star Trek characters

Famous Footballers

And many many¬†more……..!!!!

And then the discussion of double barrel last name came up and which order it should go for us, so is it…

Anastassiou-Burgess

or

Burgess-Anastassiou

And which one would get dropped, as I am convinced the last name of the double barrel would remain but Stuart is convinced it is the other way round….????

Anyway, this seemed a defense mechanism for Jeff, the groom to be, to take his mind off getting married the next day!! And it was a way for the others to have a conversation to chat with the wedding family and not be awkward!

So I essentially I took one for the team!


365 ONE: day 77…homemade 365!

Day 77: March 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Weights and Legs

Dance of the Day was = “Got Your Money” by Ol Dirty Bastard Feat. Kellis

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Scrabble Story”

Anything to Note =

I have soooooo¬†many things to do today and not motivated to do any of it – having hard time sleeping so am sooooo¬†tired¬†too. But I needed to do¬†script work and then go through all my greencard material for tomorrow’s interview before my meetings later on, so I forced myself to do all my 365 early and also be at home to maybe encourage the work I had to do??!!

It’s hard to think of things to do around the house, especially as the cardio part – I mean, there a millions things I could do but I wanted to do something new and different today.

I found an old jump rope but there is just no space for it in the apartment without smashing things around me!

I would have jogged in place to the TV but I jogged yesterday and didn’t want to do more bouncing up and down two days in a row.

Thinking. Thinking. Thinking…

And then it hit me, I have weights I saw the other day near our games, so I invented a 20 minute workout in which I wanted to work out my legs and arms at the same time – of course I do! Since I’m extreme crazy inpatient girl ūüôā

So set my ipod¬†timer for 2o¬†minutes, put on TBS on TV, which was playing the film Spanglish, and started to do reps of things like squats and twists and arm thingies – thingie being of course a technical gym term ūüôā

It definitely wore me out!

“Get In Shape With The Zoe-Ster!” = will be my DVD workout haha!

I shuffled to a song for my dance of the day and a funny thing happened! First of all a classic song came on that brought me back to my college days with my friends! Such a great song – and there is a part in it like every 3 or 4 measures where it is perfect for clapping, so we would do that throughout the song, and I just could not help myself to do the clapping while I was dancing today, but…

We have one of these in the house…

A Star Trek Tribble…

http://youtu.be/Bprgl_4z6gY

Stuart gave me one for my birthday, and loud noises make it go off (used it one of my 365 video uploads if you want to see what it does when noise sets it off). But every time I clapped in my dance to the song, the tribble went off!!! At first I had no idea what that noise was and then I figured it out! It was so funny! It was going crazy behind me!! Wish I could have captured that on video but couldn’t stop!!

Ah the mini joys of home!


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 Рat 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!!