Iím on day 5 of my workout streak and Iím really proud of myself! As soon as I got home from work I ate dinner and did 30 minutes on the treadmill. I decided to change things up a bit by doing intervals at different speeds, running 1 minute and walking the next. Setting the treadmill on an incline isnít something Iím going to be able to do until I get a handle on my knee issue. It just cannot take the pressure and although I know it burns more calories, I refuse to damage my knee further by overworking it. It wouldnít bother me so much if it didnít also hurt on stage too, and this is what I really worry about.
Last night rehearsal went fairly well, but quickly the mood turned toxic when our lead became extremely agitated. We worked on a good chunk of the second scene in the first act and then took a 5 minute break. As soon as we were back, our leadís mood had completely changed. He was agigtated, mean spirited and very short. Whatever happened in that 5 minute period snapped him into someone we hadnít met before. During our scenes, he screamed his lines or screamed at our stage manager to feed him a line if he missed one. It got to a point where I was becoming afraid of his anger (and Iím not normally one to be afraid of men) and couldnít wait until my scene with him was done. He is usually such a nice, friendly guy so I hope that whatever was bothering him settles itself. My director was becoming concerned and even cut our rehearsal short because of it. In addition to that, my director was being really nit picky with me which was frustrating, but itís all part of the process I know. Since the character is completely different from me as a person, I have to approach her in a different way. Apparently last night it wasnít good enough or not enough for his taste. Ah, the businessÖ
This weekend is a busy, but fun one:
Friday Ė Overtime at work, late dinner with a friend
Saturday Ė Possible hike, usher at the theatre
Sunday Ė Rehearsal for theatre benefit, performing for benefit at 7pm with LOTS of celebrities in attendance!
Iíll be weighing in tomorrow morning, since I last checked my weight on Wednesday, Iím hoping that itíll be positive. If not, Iíll let my clothes indicate to me how Iím doing. Iíve noticed that since I started the cardio again, my belly has gone down again which is great because as you may know my belly is my problem area. Iím beginning to feel a lot better, have been sleeping better (which always happens when I exercise consistently) and have more confidence. Iíve got to keep this up, the payoff is just too good to pass on!
Rehearsal was cancelled for tonight, so Iíll be working overtime at work tonight, eating dinner and getting my 30 minutes in.
Have a wonderful day SparkBuddies!