Friday, November 21, 2008

Bloggerama, it's a Celebration!

I feel all warm and bloggy today...I've got such a positive outlook on life! I'm currently in the frame of mind that no matter what I do or eat, I'm still gonna reach my health & fitness goals. I'm not gonna stress about how or when I'm going to get there...instead I'm just going to relax, take it one moment/step at a time and KNOW that I'm already getting there...In fact I'm there now! I'm a heck of alot healthier, slimmer, and happier than I was 10 years ago. I would have been desperate to get to the weight and well-being that I'm at now. Isn't it nice to realize you've reached a goal and can look back and be thankful and celebrate you?! Yeah...I think it's great too! Yay me, and yay you, for continuing to strive for the best you & me we can be! Life is good kids...let's get out there and enjoy and celebrate life. It feels good to be active and be able bodied...and most of all ALIVE. I know the economy is currently limping, but's only money...I personally have enough stuff in my life to last me a lifetime...I don't need anything more...I have food, clothes and a roof over my head...and most importantly I have my health. Ok, so what if I lose my job...well I'm not above hard work...I'll clean toilets or flip burgers if I have to (doubtful that it will come to that) but again it doesn't matter because I'm alive and well. And if I keep my health up, I will be able to continue for along time and enjoy the beautiful simple things that make life worth living like friendship, love and laughter. I'm so rich in those things that I could not want for more. Sure my bank account goes back & forth in the negative, but I didn't choose my career for the money...I'll sing for free if it means the arts will continue to live and thrive...If I can share music with someone and bring a joyful and/or meaningful moment to them, then I've done my "job". I guess the moral of the story kids is that we should be Thankful for what we DO have...there is so much possibility out there you just have to see it, cease it and celebrate.

Have a great day!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Did you miss me?

*sniff sniff* You probably didn't even notice I was gone...that's ok...I know I've been neglectful.

So I'm still trying to hold strong to the healthy side of life...but life is not getting any easier. least I still have a job, good thing I didn't leave when I had those other offers..."last man hired, first man fired".

The singing is going well, and I just finished doing "Martha" at The Liederkranz, and I'm now learning my music for Die Fledermaus and is busy but good. I've been off and on of my eating and working-out lately and I'm trying to honestly get back into it, but boy have I been feeling tired and distracted. I'm still only averaging about 5-6 hours of sleep and I haven't really found a resolution for that. Perhaps up my vitamins to help balance the lack of rest? NO...I've just got to schedule it into my day like I would any other important activity!

I was whining to MizFit earlier about how every time I start up in the gym again, I get sick within the next week or two...and then I have to decide to either push through or lay back and recover. I can't afford to get terribly sick or I can't keep's a delicate balance...maybe that's why opera singers get thick after a while? who knows, but my life and health depend on getting and staying in shape...and if I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna REALLY do it. I want to be in mad, sick shape. I'm tired of feeling a bit doey or always looking a bit plump...I can weigh 135 but still be squishy in the middle, and that's NOT ok! I want to be a LEAN, MEAN, SINGIN' MACHINE! I think that's my new motto / mantra...I'm gonna make it of attraction baby! Ok, now I'm just rambling.

Alright kids...I'm off to an event, but I'll try to post more tomorrow.

Have a great day!