Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Final Day of Level 1

Today will be day 10 of the 30 Day Shred and the last day of Level 1. The plan is to complete day 10 and to rest the following day in order to be fresh to take on Level 2. According to fitness experts, you're suppose to allow a day of rest in your work-out regiment, but no one can agree between how many days. Should I work-out 6 days and rest 1 a week? Or 3 days on and 1 day off and then on again? Is it ok to do the 10 days straight of one fitness Level, rest, and then progress to the next level for another 10 days? Or should I do 5 days rest and then do the next 5 days of each level? I won't lie, it's been HARD! I mean really hard, to the point of wanting to cry and throw a tantrum. It seems like every other day I'm feeling the effects but on the alternate days I feel pretty charged. Last night was a pretty good was officially day 9 of the program, so I wonder if tonight's going to be one of drudgery or if I've progressed far enough that it's really time to move on? I've got 10 days until the big B-day celebration and the much anticipated B-day dress...I have to hold strong with my clean eating and working-out. I think I'll get to a nice point that will give me the gift of confidence, as long as I stay strong and forge through.

Tonight I have a voice lesson for the first time in weeks. I've been having some coachings, but not a voice lesson due to the filming schedule from a couple of weeks ago and the cold I brought home after it. I feel I'm ready to now concentrate and to progress in my music career. I also turned down the contracts offered to me from my current opera company due to the big possibility of a SAG contract for a feature film coming up. It's all in negotiations and I won't know for awhile, but it is possible that shooting may begin as early as September. I'm a bit sad and will miss my friends and the opera house I was working with, but it's time to move on to other things. I'm still working with Opera Manhattan though and will be doing the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni in late August...I'm also up for several other roles this year with this new company and I'm very excited. So life is changing but it seems in a positive manner, so there's much to look forward to this season.

I hope all of you are doing well and I can't wait to read and catch up with you.

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Hey! So you got the Opera News!?!? That's awesome! My husband said they sent me a dozen in the mail. I can't wait to see! :)
As for the belgium gig comment, the magazines went to printing before all of my info was in. No biggie. How are you otherwise? Looking forward to a drink (or two) when i come home.

R. Shack said...

Omigosh, that is confusing on the rest days!

I hope the SAG thing works out, it sounds like an amazing opportunity!!!