Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fighting the fight

I've had auditions every other day this week and in between those, a voice lesson or a coaching...and remember I just got back from Tour on Monday morning. I'm really feeling it too. I'm way exhausted and fighting the good fight to not getting sick. I've had the sniffles since Friday and have refused to let it go any further! Unfortunately that doesn't allow for the perfect vocal conditions for all these auditions that I have been going to. I do think the healthy eating has helped me keep the sickness at bay. I've found that when I eat like crap, I feel like crap and when I eat healthy...oh well you can figure it out. Everyone around me is sick too. I don't know if it's a cold that's going around or if it's just terrible allergies with the drastic weather changes we've been having from hot to cold to warm again...the body just doesn't know what to do.

On the bright side, I've avoided temptation thus far this week and have really kept up with my diet. I've gotten in exercise as well and have a good nights sleep ahead of me tonight (well assuming I can make my mind stop and rest.)

I actually got up and made myself breakfast this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. I really do love eggs & Canadian yummy! And today for lunch a friend of mine took me out and I had the Taco salad, sans the sour cream and shell, and made with fajita beef instead of was delish and very satisfying. I've already had two snacks as well and plan on my 3rd around 6pm before my coaching tonight. Wow...I wonder how much I can actually fit into a 24 hour day? If I could I'd sing for at least 4 hours a day and dance for 2 hours on top of that...However holding a full-time day job, singing with the Opera nights & weekends, coachings, voice lessons, the gym and auditioning doesn't really allow for much more openings in my schedule. No wonder Jake & I have a hard time getting together...

This weekend (starting tomorrow) I'm helping a friend of mine pack to move out of her apartment of 6 years...that gives one time to accumulate much, so I won't be surprised if I'll be there from night into the morning...but I don't mind, she IS one of my best friends in the world and she would do the same for fact she has for the past 3 times I've moved...I really owe her.

So that's the deal for this coming weekend...and I'm REALLY looking forward to my brunch date that I have with Jake & my cousin every weekend. There's this place we go to that make the most incredible mushroom, scallion and goat cheese omelet and it comes with the perfect medley of mixed greens in a lemon vinaigrette...and it's on my diet! YAY...we Love That!


Valerie said...

Busy busy busy! Sounds like you're burning the candle at both ends AND in the middle!

Have you tried Stresstabs? I take the ones with the Ester-C for immune system support and they are awesome. I have found that the B-complex really boosts my ability to deal with the constant running and all, and I don't get sick as easily.

Just a thought. Sounds like you're doing great though. Hang in there!

Shauna said...

i'm truly in awe of how much you cram into your day, you are doing so well to fit in the lard busting too!

and now all i can think of is OMELETTES! i had the most gorgeous one in NYC on our last day in a loooovely cafe. the last supper... sniff sniff. it was a mexican one with tomatoes and bacon with guacamole in the middle and i had NO idea i liked omelets so much until that very moment. still dreaming of it :)

Shauna said...

PS i am really enjoying your blog and just annoyed that i didn't get to meet ya :)