Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Getting a Grip

Ok, things are "slowing" down and I'm starting to get a grip. I'm back on my strict phase of my diet (due to some BAD pre-TOM eating last week) and I'm feeling good and taking names! I'm also back at the gym interval training and feel like I'm mentally sound...or at least getting there.

Newest news: On the singing front, I didn't make the finals for my competition, but I don't feel too bad because I looked up my competitors who did make the finals, and most (if not all) of them are managed singers with quite the resume under their belt already...ha!...I've only been in the Opera biz for 2 years (I'm a musical theatre girl)...so I'm doing quite well considering. Besides, most of the famous opera singers of old never were part of elite young artists programs or won any competitions...so I'm not too worried...there are always opportunities right around the corner. A positive note, is my voice lesson with the Russian Soprano went well on Saturday and she thinks I'm very close to being ready to pursue a European career...scary but exciting at the same time.

As you may know, The Memorial Day Challenge is almost at a close. The finish line is less than a week away...however, I plan on continuing it until the end of this month due to the fact that I really do have to be in a swim suit by May 31st for the end of the year Dicapo Opera Party. I can't think of a better incentive to keep me eating clean and working my butt off than the thought of having to bare flesh in front of my peers and opera associates. Yesterday I actually bought myself a cute little navy with little white polka dots bikini. I also bought the matching little over-skirt and flip-flops...hehe...now to get the bod in shape to wear it! I'm so close to feeling confident in this bikini and I'll get there by the 31st!!! Once I have achieved the successful completion of the MDC, then it's on to a nice body sculpting endeavor and the next challenge...my Birthday Challenge. Finish Date: July 24th (my Birthday) and I want to look HOT, HOT, HOT in the dress I bought for my birthday last year. I just didn't feel secure enough to wear it last year, but this year is going to be different! I will get slimmed down and sculpted to wear my fabulous dress that's been hanging in wait for me to take her out and show her the town. The main spots that I'm trying to really sculpt are my upper arms (hello triceps) & my back (I want a sexy back)...The dress has a pretty bare and low back...oooh...

So the goal today is to continue to eat clean and get my 30 Day Shred work-out in tonite...oh and I have to make sure I get my water intake in...I was sooo dehydrated last week it wasn't even funny. Interesting how bad eating goes hand in hand with not enough water consumption...I feel one affects the other from both sides.

Well kids, it's time to go back to work...Have a Great Day!


Rose said...

Ooo... take pictures! I love navy and I love polka dots too :)

Woah, European career... I guess V and I will have to make a trip to Europe someday soon!

I'm 100% sure that you'll be rocking that sexy dress by your birthday!!


dietbook said...

Well, crap...sorry about the competition but as you say, it's not like that in any way invalidates how awesome you are. :-) And a European career...how freakin' exciting is that?!?

You know I'm up for the Birthday Challenge...I'm just going to segue straight into it from the MDC, as I haven't exactly burned any barns on that. :-( But I like the BC idea as my trip to Oklahoma, if it happens, will actually be the week before that.

So, I'm in! And I know you're going to be smokin' hot by your birthday; can't wait to see pictures in the dress. :-)