Monday, April 7, 2008

Day 1 Week 2 and Still Holding Strong

The weekend was pretty successful. I allowed myself one day of "rest" from my working-out on Saturday due to the ridiculous schedule of that day. On Sunday I woke up, put the pot roast on, worked-out, took a shower, went to Greenwich Village to pick up a wig for the show, and then went to the theatre to prep for a 7 hour Dress Rehearsal, then I had a vocal coaching followed by finally eating something...Oh and thank goodness I had the Pot Roast cooking on low, it was almost too done by the time I got home to turn it off...hehe...Whew! I also stuck to my diet, only eating what was authorize AND I even got all my vitamins in. Thus far I'm down 5 lbs after only one week of The MDC...I find it interesting how 5 lbs. even 10 lbs. can sneak up on you when you're not making a concentrated effort to watch you weight. Seriously, with all the shows, social events, networking, and lack of sleep these past few months, somewhere I gained a good 5 lbs...and now I have to spend the 1st two weeks of the MDC losing that which I gained, instead of progressing from my original success and recent weight low. Oh well, that's the price you pay by being fabulous...Bwahahahaha...

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 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.



DANNY H. said...

your blog title catched my eyes. i think you are thin and pretty. :) i'm Dan, by the way. nice to meet you.

dietbook said...

Baby steps, definitely! Weeks like this are the absolute hardest. All you can really do is hang in there and do the best you can with the time you're given. Sleep is SO important! Better to grab a few salads here and there or eat some processed food than to shortchange yourself, when you're already not getting a lot of rest. That's my opinion, anyway. :-)

We're rocking the challenge anyhow.

And I had to read the post twice, because the whole first read-through was spent mentally going, "Mmm...pot roast..."

:-) Have a great Monday!


BeckStein said...

LOL...Pot Roast...Val, you crack me up...ROFL...and yes...mmm...pot roast.

Rose said...

I agree with Val... pot roast, salads and sleep. (That kind of sounds like the perfect Sunday afternoon too lol)

Do you have a crockpot or something that you could throw some veggies, stock and meat in so you can have soup/stew? You could throw the ingredients in at night then they'd be ready in the AM to pack up for lunch/dinner.

Also you could 'graze' and pack lots snacks instead of formal meals so you can keep your energy up throughout the day and keep you from getting hungry and tempted.

Hope you have Great (albeit Crazy Busy) Day!!