Wednesday, April 30, 2008
As for the MDC, I'm doing very well I feel. I've been eating healthy and I had a great interval session on the treadmill yesterday...I'm also starting to feel back to my normal self. We'll continue on getting more sleep.
Have a great day.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I just have to remember to take one thing at a time. This week is already looking a bit overwhelming in the things to do category. I MUST memorize my new French Aria this week + work on all my music for the upcoming Competition on May 13th + get with the competition accompanist to practice + do the dubbing work for the Jazz singing tomorrow in a movie I was hired for + get in a voice lesson on Friday, a vocal coaching sometime this week and go to an event on Thursday night for my company...all this while trying to eat right, work-out and get 8 hours of sleep. I've just got to get my 8 hours...I really need it.
So there ya go, and I'm going to continue to keep pushing through. I am going to finish the MDC strong as I know you will too.
Have a great day!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I ate pretty well yesterday, unfortunately I was a bit derailed because I worked a reception last night for our opera company and the only food available was sandwiches, cheese, and cookie platters...so I had a little of it all...the equivalent of one turkey sandwich, one little square of cheddar and 3 cookies with a cup of decaf coffee. I did avoid the alcohol however and did get in quite a bit of exercise just from the running, fetching and hauling of things for the reception. I also kicked ass in Fat-Burning Pilates class yesterday, so I didn't feel too terrible about the later food (ehem the cookies) I consumed, and the earlier part of the day was clean and healthy. Today's goal is to continue the good eating and getting more rest. I'm finding that it really is the fatigue that's doing me in...so I'm committed to really getting in all the rest I possibly can, while feeding my body good healthy things and really killing it at the gym.
I'm really ready to finish the MDC strong and I know with my girls Val & Rose that we can do this thing and we're going to be sooo proud of how we held on and pushed through to the end. We'll be laughing over cocktails after a day of shopping here in NYC about how gruelling and sketchy it got in the middle of the challenge, but how we overcame the little things and really kick-ass the rest of the way through. Let's do it girls...we've soooo got this!!! We're gonna punch and kick our way through if we have to, and it's going to be a strong finish from now on. ONE MONTH & 2 Days to go until Memorial Day...Let's Do This Thing!
Have a Great Day!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I'm desperately trying to keep on my good eating and working-out plan, but with my sleep deprivation, I find that making sound choices is getting difficult. This morning I decided to have organic steel-cut oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts to fuel my body...and for my second meal I had fat free Greek yogurt with chopped raw almonds. I feel that I'm going under and that I could easily go over the edge of getting sick if I don't take care. So good food is even more important now than ever...plus taking my vitamins and drinking my water.
Today's work-out plan is Fat-Burning Pilates Class at 12:15, which means I've gotta jet now to get there.
Have a great day...and I hope I perk up soon.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Today's plan is to eat lean, work-out (twice if time allows), drink my water (much needed especially this time of the month), take my vitamins (my immune system is definitely feeling under) and stay focused and positive! I can totally do this and I still have 6 weeks to really finish The Memorial Day Challenge strong.
I also looked over my past logs and found places that I could lean up even more...like eating more egg whites instead of whole eggs, or going for turkey burger patties instead of beef. Granted that my diet does allow whole eggs and lean beef, but my caloric intake is probably higher than it should be according to the formula. I should only be taking in around 1431 calories a day in order to lose weight, even with my working-out...so when eating 5-6 meals a day, you have to be really careful with the amount of calories in each meal...and I think the slight alterations to what I'm consuming will help. I've already had 500 calories today in my first 2 meals, so I can have a good 900 more calories...that could be a little or a lot depending on what choices I make...and veggies are not only delicious, but generally low in calories. So I'm thinking perhaps a roasted chicken breast and some yummy broccoli for dinner, 15 raw almonds for a mid-day snack (high in fat, but it's good fat and only 104 calories) and a nice 0% Greek yogurt for my after dinner snack around 7ish. That should keep me well fed and well within my caloric goal for the day.
Ok, so I've got a plan and now its time to execute it...Let's get to work!
Friday, April 18, 2008
I got 7 hours of sleep last night, it would have been 8, but the boyfriend couldn't find his text book or keys this morning, so I had to get up and help him search...so there went the extra hour of sleep :( booo. I'm soooo sleeping in tomorrow *yawn*. So now I'm typing, still a bit groggy and tired, and it's going to be a long day due to having to be at the Opera Theatre tonight for "Fanciulla"...the show won't be over until 11pm, which puts me at home around midnight (theoretically). Those are the cons for today.
The pros for today are: It's Friday, it's sunny and beautiful, the weekend is upon us (I know that's a bit redundant because the Friday comment, but it has to be said)and my friend Kristin is coming into the city and we're going to have a work-out date at lunchtime :D It's sooo nice to have a buddy, especially for working out. I'm wondering if I can't convince her to do a power walking session outside, since it's a GORGEOUS Spring day! Ahhh Spring and the warm temps that come with...I really want to play hooky and not come back to work!!! Maybe I'll call my boss and ask...I've sooo got cabin fever.
Ok, so I've made a decision. I'm going to go back and look over my logs for the past three weeks. I'm going to compare Wk 1, 2 & 3 of the MDC to see where things started going askew (Week 1 was very successful). Granted it may just be water weight & muscle gain, but I definitely need to check things out to make sure. Maybe there's something in my diet that's causing the reverse on the scale...Oh, I'm up 2 more pounds today BTW! I'm only 4 lbs. away from where I started the MDC and I refuse to continue going backwards. So I'll do the check and really clean up my act if that's the case. I'm also going to attempt to change up the work-outs a bit to shock the body...that may be the simplest answer. I'm also going to really push for more sleep as well. I may have to buy a separate bed for the living room just so that I can get that much needed sleep...the boyfriend's and my schedule are just not meshing well and I'm not getting any rest. I may even spend sometime away if I have to...I'm just going down in flames mentally and physically at the moment and I need to get control of the situation. He's a darling, don't get me wrong, but our schedule oppositions suck and I can't keep up with it.
Ok...now breathing and I feel that I've got a good plan for revamping my fitness & nutrition plan. I'll also make sure to cook and prepare my meals for the week so there are no unexpected eating out...you never know what's hidden in your food, no matter how healthy and simple you think it is.
I want to thank all my friends / blog peeps for supporting me and encouraging me. I love you guys...you're the best...thank you, thank you, thank you...I truly am blessed.
Have a GREAT Weekend!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wow, ok, enough ranting. You know the really terrible effect of this, is that I really want a bagel now...Granted it's because in the screening room they put out platters of bagels with cream cheese, butter and jam...so I had a visual trigger that when mixed with my emotional annoyance, it makes it hard to say no. I didn't eat one, but it doesn't make it easy not to want one. Talk about upping one's cholesterol and BMI...lol. You'd think, if the company can bring in a medical lab group to do these tests, they can order in healthier options for breakfast...but I guess they did at least try and offer something, especially after taking our blood.
I have to admit, that I'm on the edge today. I'm at that point where the scale is going the wrong direction no matter how good I'm eating and how hard I'm working-out...It really makes me want to throw in the towel...it makes me want to just eat that bagel and say screw working-out today, I'm tired. I'm sooo close, even though I had two pretty good work-outs these past few days...in fact I'm still sore and it feels good, but the scale says I'm up another 1/2 lb. and the screening scale says I'm up 4...AHHHH!!! So here's where I need Val's word: Resolve...there are so many definitions but I think the one that is really going to help me here is the understanding it as basically determination. How determined am I to stick with this and really make it count? How determined am I to make it to the end of the challenge and mentally know I have had gold stars all the way through? How determined am I NOT to look back and say what if? I haven't cheated once on my eating plan! I've worked-out everyday (except on designated rest days) and dragged my butt to the gym, even when I was tired. I'm more than half way through week 3 for the MDC, a good 3rd of the way done...how could I even think of quitting? Ok, so I'm having a bad day, hit a plateau and am seeing a gain on the scale...and the only thing that's keeping me going is Pride and Accountability through this blog and to my blog peeps who are doing this with me. Yeah I need the MDC and all of you backing me up on this...because it's the only thing right now that's keeping me in the game. I guess I'm still ranting huh?
Ok, so the plan for today: Continue to eat my authorized meals at their appointed times, work-out (twice if possible), take my vitamins, drink my water and get more rest. I did get 7 hours last night BTW...at least theoretically, if you don't count being woken up at 4 in the morning when the Boyfriend got home (he didn't have to train this morning, so he had a night out). So early to bed again tonight and see if we can't get in 8 hours this time.
Have a great and determined day!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Today I plan on going to my fat-burning pilates class at 12pm and tonight is voice and "Ladies Night" at my teacher's house. I plan on getting home by 9pm, hopping in the shower and then hitting the sheets...I should be in bed by 10pm if it works-out well...even if I get to bed by 11pm it's still a possible 7 hours of sleep. Ah, sleep, I really, really, really need that. Oh and tomorrow I have to have a Biometrics screening here at work...it's to keep our health insurance premiums down...yeah, right! I feel confident that I'll do well though...I've been eating right and working-out for sometime now and I feel that I fall under the category of healthy (but you never know what could happen).
Sorry if I'm rambling...that seems to be one of Zombie Girl's special powers...nonsensical ramblings.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
1. constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
2. Law. the degree of care and caution required by the circumstances of a person.
3. Obsolete. care; caution.
I mean think about it. It's one thing to have perseverance in life and to keep trying and keep going, but if you add to that thought, diligence, then you're putting in that extra effort as you keep going along. Constant and Earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; Persistent exertion of body or mind...Hello!!! Isn't that what we're doing here? Isn't it better to be diligent in what you do, instead of just floating through life? I mean if we all just floated along, we'd soon end up looking like a bunch of billowy clouds...lol...and who wants to be all round, lumpy and bumpy of figure?
A great example of Diligence are my two ladies Val & Rose who are staying ever diligent on The Memorial Day Challenge. Both have a goal and are using diligence to get there. Day in and day out they are constantly making choices that will help them accomplish in earnest what they are trying to accomplish...and you know there's a whole lot of exertion of body and mind going on there. They're the very definition of diligence...and I know they will continue to persevere at being diligent. LOL...ok, that last bit was a bit much, but I know they will, even if I do write dorky blogs...and I did get my point across.
Eating was authorized, but once again a bit late in the evening for my taste, and I really had way to much protein I feel. I woke up and all the chicken I had eaten last night was still in my stomach, or at least that's how it felt. I will instead eat earlier and get my work-outs in at night on top of my lunchtime work-outs. And I must, I must, I must go to bed earlier...I'm just not feeling rested and it's really starting to effect me. Don't worry, I'm still eating my authorized meals, exercising, drinking my water, and taking my vitamins, but it's starting to get harder by the day the longer I go without proper sleep. So I will be diligent and get that much needed rest and schedule my work-outs and my dinners earlier... more importantly, I will stick to that schedule!
Ok, I'm off to my next meal of the day...make it a Great One!
Monday, April 14, 2008
I avoided the dreaded bagel all weekend and feel that I've currently conquered the doughy bread product. However, I have found that when I'm in production and up to my own time management on the weekends, I suck at eating enough food. I find myself always getting a decent healthy breakfast, but lunch and dinner are generally an afterthought of, oh yeah, I need to eat something. In fact, I practically live on decaf coffee the whole time...Not the greatest, and definitely not enough calories, and I end up having to eat late in order to get a meal in after performance...and I'm usually starving by then. Saturday I had eggs and turkey bacon, followed by decaf coffee, followed by decaf coffee, followed by a burger patty and a Greek salad, followed by decaf coffee...lol...and then around 11:30 pm I had a roasted chicken breast and water. Sunday was a lovely brunch of a french rolled omelet w/fresh herbs, asparagus & goat cheese with a lovely mixed green salad and some apple bacon, followed by decaf coffee, followed by decaf coffee, and finally a lovely Cuban dinner of roasted garlic chicken, pork, beans, spinach and some guacamole salad...this was all shared with my dinner guests of course and around 10:00 pm or so. I really try not to eat late, and usually dinner during the weekday I'm done with my last meal by 7pm, sometimes 8pm at the latest, in order to let my food digest and my body burn a little extra.
Currently my weight is holding still, but it's better than gaining. So this week's agenda is to really lean up and eat at my scheduled times and really get in as many kick-butt work-outs as possible. I want to reach a decent weight loss # by this next weekend so that I can have my promised bagel. I have a weight goal (5 more pounds down) that I must reach before I allow myself to indulge in a multi-grain bagel w/low fat scallion cream cheese...if I don't reach it, then I will try again next week. I know it seems that I'm rewarding myself with food...which is a bad thing, but I assure you it's more of a knowing my body and how it can process such foods and how much of an allowance I can afford with those sorts of foods and how often. I think a multi-grain bagel w/low fat cream cheese every month or so is a pretty fair allowance. I don't know about you, but I remember the time I didn't even care or think about such things, and that I'd eat the whole fat version on a normal basis. I realize alot of it was just plain ignorance on my part about not knowing what I was putting into my body...and how funny I find it, that a multi-grain low-fat version is now a treat...lol...blows my mind really. You know what else is really funny, it's possible that when I do lose that next 5 lbs. I may not even want the bagel after all, but that's women's prerogative and I'll make that decision when I come to it...the fact is, that the option of eating it is there and I won't feel deprived if I decide not to have it. Ah see, now you're following me.
Now onto the next meal, my next water intake, my supplements, and the plans for the gym today. Oh and I just wanted to mention that my girls V and Rose are really doing awesome on the MDC...can you imagine what shape we'll be in next month by the end of the challenge? Smokin'!
Have a fantastic day!
Friday, April 11, 2008
I haven't really discussed my eating plan for the MDC, so I'll lay it out right now. It's pretty simple and basic. Lean meats, low-glycemic veggies, legumes, and some low-fat dairy. I'm currently avoiding anything that's going to mess with the blood sugar, so that I can maintain my evenness of mood and feeling. If you've read past blogs, you may be aware of the fact that diabetes and heart disease run rampant in my family...And from experience over the years, I know that the best way to maintain a healthy body and a sound mind, is to eat foods that take time to breakdown in the system in order to keep the blood sugar even and distributing equally. So that's it...and a Bagel, does not a good choice make. Thus my avoidance of it and any other highly carb and sugar loaded goodies out there...including my beloved potatoes. I'm of German Irish decent...potatoes are in my blood...and what person doesn't love a good side of fries, mashed potatoes, hash browns, or even a simple baked potato, of course laden with lots of butter. Yeah...not idea for the blood sugar, much less the cardiovascular system that likes to keep the arteries clear for pumping blood to and from the heart. Plus the lovely side-effects of eating lean proteins and lots of green veggies, is that it makes it "easy" to lose unwanted blubber. Haha...right, "easy"...like planning, cooking, and eating authorized meals is easy while busting your ass at the gym. If it was easy, then the pharmaceutical companies would be out of business, everyone would be fit and healthy, and nap time would be mandatory for all companies...lol. Ok maybe that last one was a bit of a stretch...but wouldn't it be nice to have the option to take a nap in the middle of the day when working the corporate grind...followed by (in my case) a long night at the theatre.
Today's plan: Eat my healthy authorized meals (which I'm about to have my second meal), exercise (I think I'll either take fat-burning pilates at 12 or interval train around 2pm), coach for my upcoming competition, take my supplements, and get some much needed rest. I didn't get home until late last night due to it being Opening night of "Fanciulla del West" followed by the opening night party. I was pretty good too...I avoided all alcohol and other empty carbs like bread...instead I had a little anti-pasta and a diet coke. I love that it's called anti-pasta, because it truly is...no pasta or generally breads involved...just an array of meats, cheeses, olives and other grilled or pickled veggies...of course I only had a little because it's generally high in fat or covered in olive oil. So I did good, because you know I really wanted to drink along with everyone else and eat my weight in bread & cheese.
The rest of the weekend will be busy with more performances, costume shoots, coachings and of course planned eating & exercise...and the avoidance of the dreaded Bagel...wish me luck...lol...you know I'll be fine!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Have a great day!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
So today I'll eat my meals, take my vitamins, hit the gym at lunch, study some music, and then head to the theatre for our Preview performance of "La Fanciulla del West". I also have to try and get my actual dinner in earlier than I did yesterday. I didn't get to eat until 9:30 last night, thankfully I didn't go to bed until after midnight so it had time to digest.
Thus far I've lost 5 lbs on the MDC from last week and looking forward to another 5 this week if possible, but I'm not going to stress if it doesn't happen, I have a lot going on and will be happy with a pound or two as well.
My girls V & Rose are doing awesome as well and we're all dedicated to the challenge. As we stay the course on our chosen fitness and nutrition plans, we will find great success in the coming weeks, I just know it. Let's keep going ladies...as for the rest of you, it's never to late to join.
Have a great day.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Now on to this week's endeavor and the attack on the 2nd week of the MDC. The first hurtle to get over, will be the fact that I didn't and won't have anytime to prepare meals for the week...I work all day from 7:30am-4:30pm and then I run to the theatre and work until 11pm or later...putting me at home by around midnight. I did make the one lean pot roast w/mixed veggies & packaged up some raw almonds for snacks during the week, but that was all I got to do. So now I'll have to be very clever and think of a healthy and affordable way to keep eating within my nutrition plan. I know I can do this, but it will be challenging. I may also decide to take a day off this week to cook, but that seems like a waste of a perfectly good vacation day, and I have very few of those left. When it comes down to it, I may end up cooking when I get home at midnight, but that doesn't allow for as much rest as I need to be getting, so I have to weigh the options and how I'm feeling when I do get home from rehearsal / performance (we have a Preview Performance tomorrow night). As for working-out...I plan on doing that with my lunch hour everyday...so we're covered there, but I won't get to do my 30 Day Shred DVD this week with my crazy schedule...oh well, as long as I'm working-out, I'll be making progress.
Next week actually looks much better and I'll have an opportunity to really take control and get things started off right for week 3 of the MDC. I'll just baby step my way through this current week of hectic schedules and unplanned meals, and make the right choices as they come along. Now to get a healthy breakfast!
Have a great day.
Friday, April 4, 2008
So the plan is to follow the plan that I have set out for myself and take one thing as it comes. I've got my meals planned, my work-outs during the day planned, all my rehearsals, lessons and coachings planned...and I've even made allowances for whatever life may throw at me in the duration.
I also did well at my voice lesson and ladies night last night. My teacher loved my new French Aria and said that it's a keeper. I ate an authorized meal of lean steak, black beans, guacamole, lettuce and tomato...And avoided the dreaded wine that was offered....I had diet coke instead in a wine goblet..lol. Hey ya gotta do what ya gotta do to stay festive.
Today I will continue on and eat my meals, drink my water, work-out, practice and finally get to bed and have a good 8 hours tonight. So wish me strength and perseverance and I'll wish you the same.
Stay strong and have a great day!
PS. I wanted to say that I'm so proud of my peeps and wanted to thank those who are in this with me and have been a source of encouragement. Ian, thanks for your kind words and suggestions...Monkey Puddin'. Val, you're doing an awesome job and I love hearing about your gold stars...it really puts a warm feeling in this cold Zombie Heart of mine. Rose, I love how you're tearing up the work-outs...you're sooo kicking ass right now! Toi, toi, toi to all on their endeavors...that's the opera way to say good luck by the way.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Last night's dinner was an interesting test of will power. I picked Indian because I knew I could get meats and veggies there without being derailed by pasta or something of the like. So we ordered Chicken Tikka Mursalam (marinated chicken breast in a tomato, cream and almond sauce) with Chaan Vegetables? (Spinach, chickpeas and onions, cooked together with spices)...oh and instead of rice we ordered Dhal Cabbage (it was still pretty firm and green, not over cooked). All in all an authorized meal on my eating program and we turned away all bread & rice. I'm currently trying to avoid processed foods, anything high glycemic, empty carbs and sugars...that way my blood sugar stays pretty level and I don't get the ups & downs that causes the body to get confused and start storing away the fat.
I have to admit, I'm still Zombie Girl, and it seems to take awhile to come back to my alter ego. I was in bed by 11pm last night, but the boyfriend came home late last night, sick from some bad sushi and was up all night. This morning he had a swollen eye & a rash with some swelling on the side of his neck...talk about getting ahold of some bad sushi...poor guy. I gave him some Visine for allergies and made him take a Benadryl, because it looked like an allergic reaction of some sort. Personally I never touch the stuff because I KNOW I'm allergic to all fish...it's gotten worse as the years have progressed...and it makes me wonder: I used to eat fish with out much problem...I grew up on tuna fish sandwiches and the occasional fried catfish & shrimp, and never really ever had a serious problem until the past few years. I mean I know I can't eat crab because it makes me wheezy, but shrimp and basic fish were ok...Then within the past 3 or so years, everytime I ate any fish, I'd get a tightening in the throat and air passages, and a few days later, I'd get a horrible puss filled welt that takes over a week to pop and then longer to heal...a lot of times I'd get a swollen eye, alot like Jake had this morning...so my question is: HOW TOXIC IS OUR FOOD, ESPECIALLY THE FISH & SHELLFISH WE ARE CONSUMING? The scientific community has been putting out warnings regarding the rise in mercury levels and other toxins within the food we consume, due to the industrial dumping into our water and air supplies....you don't have to believe me, read what the FDA says about it here. That said, I'll continue to avoid eating it...probably the smartest thing I can do to avoid a bad reaction and weeks of recovery. Besides, I can get my omega 3 fatty acids from Flaxseed, so I'm not too worried about it.
Today's plan is to continue to eat healthy, drink my water, take my supplements, work-out, and hopefully get to bed at a decent hour. I have a full day and weekend ahead of me. Today after work, I go to my voice lesson which inevitably becomes ladies night where we drink wine and order in food. I will be there, but I will not be drinking any alcohol and I will order food that is authorized for my current nutrition plan. This weekend is full of dress rehearsals for Fanciulla del West that we're doing at Dicapo. I also have my friends Kristin & Robyn's show to go see Saturday night at the Liederkranz after rehearsal all day and a coaching on Sunday before another rehearsal. Plus I have to do all the shopping, cooking and packaging of food for the week. Infact, I think I'll start planning next week's menu and shopping list so I can get a head start. My cup runneth over...*taking deep breaths* I can do this...I can do this...I can do this...Ok Better.
Have a great day,
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Ok, so on to The MDC. Yesterday was I guess technically a gold star day: I did eat all of my 5 small, healthy meals, drank my water, worked-out, and I did take my supplements...but I have to say, I KNOW I can push myself even harder at the gym! So today's goal is to continue to eat clean, take my vitamins, drink my water, do more lean and healthy cooking for the week (I'm thinking of making a fun yogurt marinade for chicken)...and most importantly really have a kick-ass work-out. The plan is to a.) Take Fat-Burning Pilates class today at lunch, b.) Do 30-45 minutes on the treadmill today at lunch and then my DVD tonight to get in the strength training, or c.) Take both Fat-Burning Pilates (at lunch) and do the 30 Day Shred DVD tonight as well (this would be the most ambitious, and I will only know as I get to each thing...it really depends if I can make it to class in time). The goal of these choices is to make sure I get in some kind of strength training today...so no just zoning out on the treadmill alone, I must do something good for my bones & muscle. Oh and I have to mention that I am good and sore from Monday's "30 Day Shred" work-out...and that was just Level 1! I can't wait to see what's at level 3...by the time I'm there, I should be in mad shape. I'm always like, a 20 minute work-out, pshaw...but it really did make a difference and I can totally feel it. My question is: You move from Level 1 to Level 2 and then Level 3 separately, but are you eventually supposed to do all 3 as a 1 hour work-out? Good question right? Well that's the goal for me...to be able to eventually be in such great shape that I can do all 3 levels consecutively (with-out killing over)...then you know I've definitely reached an awesome level of fitness. Sorry for the shameless promotion of her DVD, but I wouldn't if I didn't find it a very useful tool. I'm so going to kill The Memorial Day Challenge!!! I'm finally going to obtain the nutrition and fitness goal that I've been wanting for so long...just wait...and I'll even give pictures at the end!
I want to note: I do like my current body and I know I've come a LONG way from the beginning of this journey to get healthy and comfortable in my skin. I think I look good and I receive a nice array of complements that reaffirm that thought. However, I know that I can be in amazing shape and I'm going to go for that last bit that lets me know that I've finally gotten there. A metaphorical "finish line" if you will. I know I will always have to eat healthy and work-out in order to have a long healthy life (assuming I don't get hit by a bus or taxi)...but I would like to finally get to a place where I can say, ok, done...all I have to do is maintain, instead of lose...and I'm sooo close, I can taste it. So who's up for ultimate success? Who's going to join me, Val & Rose for The Memorial Day Challenge? Are you ready to spend the next few months getting into great shape and losing unwanted, unhealthy flab? We'd love to have you.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
On the positive side, I treated my body very well yesterday. I ate my 5 small meals/snacks, drank my water, took my vitamins, did a 45 minute work-out on the treadmill at lunch and a 20 minute work-out with my new DVD, that mixes strength training, cardio & abs , when I got home last night. I also went to bed early and got about 8 hours sleep...so I'm back on track...still tired but truckin' along. Today is more of the same: I will have my 5 healthy meals, drink my water, take my vitamins, work-out and get to bed at a reasonable hour...what more could you ask. Oh and in the midst of all that, tonight I still have to get a vocal coaching in, polish rep for an upcoming competition, learn a new French Aria and go to the preview performance of my friend Rebecca's play that opens off-Broadway tomorrow night. Whew my work is never done, but that's ok, I can totally do this. I've got my handy-dandy planner and everything is scheduled and running...one thing at a time.
So now I'm off to read more of my new nutrition/fitness book, study my french aria and do my job here at work as well...hehe...I just don't understand why I'm so tired?
Have a great, and productive day,