Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Day 2 Week 2 of The MDC

Today I'm feeling it...complete exhaustion. It's funny how you don't feel like doing anything when you've had limited sleep. However I will not let this beat me. I will not make excuses. I will continue to eat healthy, and work-out, no matter how zombified I feel. I sooo didn't want to go to the gym yesterday, but I went, and did interval training on the treadmill. I was actually surprised that I was able to do it without completely killing over or falling off the treadmill itself...in fact I felt alot better after my work-out, so there must be something said about getting the blood pumping. However I was ready to drop by the time I got home last night after our dress rehearsal...and so I did, right into bed. I don't even remember much except for taking off my boots before collapsing. These 18 hour days are rough, thank goodness this only occurs for a a couple of weeks every few months or so. Someday I'll be able to concentrate on just the opera aspect of my career and not have to work a day job in order to supplement my expenses...but until then, I will persevere...besides I'll have plenty of time to rest when I'm dead...lol. That's what my grandmother always says and she's in her late 80's, still living on her own and is fit as a fiddle...what a role model.

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.


Rose said...


I don't know how you do it all and stay motivated and keep exercising and eating right... but keep it up!!!


Valerie said...

Say it with me: "Endorphins are my friends!" :-) Keep you going even when you really, really want to drop...

You're my hero, Bex. I really don't know how you do it...but you do. You totally deserve those five pounds. Congratulations! Keep kicking butt, you amaze me. And hopefully it will slow down some next week. MWAH!


dietbook said...

Um. I meant the pace of your life would slow down, not the weight loss. Just thought I should clarify that. :-)


Ian said...

"killing over"?!? I've heard of keeling over, but i'm sure it's a zombie-spelling and not an uneducated one. ;)Congrats on the 5lbs. and i'm sure it'll continue to melt away. Keep it up babe!

fortissimezzo said...

I saw you last night for the first time in a month and you looked fantastic...and I thought that even before reading this post today!

Rock on!