Well I'm still going strong on the MDC and feeling good, although still tired and a bit zombie-ish. I know my body has just got to adjust to the extra working-out...but I don't see any rest coming up for the next week or so. The schedule is as follows: Starting tonight, I have a coaching for 2 hours after work and then I've got to do the shopping for the next week. THEN Saturday I have a birthday brunch, followed by dress rehearsal all day, followed by a performance in the Evening...& On Sunday, I have another coaching followed by an all day dress rehearsal, and then I have to go home and cook for the week. Monday is of course work all day, followed by the Orchestra Dress until probably 11pm and then Tuesday we have our Preview performance that is open to a select audience. Wednesday is work followed by Voice...and Thursday is Opening night for Fanciulla del West followed by a weekend of performances and a possible audition for La Fille du Regiment on Friday. Then I can "rest" on Monday...lol.
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.