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Ah...Show Business.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I’m on day 5 of my workout streak and I’m 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 isn’t something I’m 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 wouldn’t bother me so much if it didn’t 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 lead’s mood had completely changed. He was agigtated, mean spirited and very short. Whatever happened in that 5 minute period snapped him into someone we hadn’t 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 I’m not normally one to be afraid of men) and couldn’t 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 it’s 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 wasn’t good enough or not enough for his taste. Ah, the business…

This weekend is a busy, but fun one:
Friday – Overtime at work, late dinner with a friend
Saturday – Possible hike, usher at the theatre
Sunday – Rehearsal for theatre benefit, performing for benefit at 7pm with LOTS of celebrities in attendance!

I’ll be weighing in tomorrow morning, since I last checked my weight on Wednesday, I’m hoping that it’ll be positive. If not, I’ll let my clothes indicate to me how I’m doing. I’ve 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. I’m beginning to feel a lot better, have been sleeping better (which always happens when I exercise consistently) and have more confidence. I’ve got to keep this up, the payoff is just too good to pass on!

Rehearsal was cancelled for tonight, so I’ll be working overtime at work tonight, eating dinner and getting my 30 minutes in.

Have a wonderful day SparkBuddies!

Miss B
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    What a powerhouse of an attitude you've got, Miss B! Attagirl! You've got what it takes to weather those inevitable ups and downs of show business. Take good care of your knee and ON WITH THE SHOW!!
    1888 days ago
    emoticon on ur streak, sweetie! Im so proud of u!!! I know how hard it is to fit any kind of exercise into a busy schedule and urs has been nothin BUT busy emoticon Ur doing AMAZING! Keep up that hard work, babygirl....its only emoticon (or emoticon depending on how u look at it) from here!
    Love you, boo!
    1888 days ago
  • DAVIS_6311
    Yay! I am so glad your doing well with working out!! Its better to pace yourself than to injure your knee for sure! I hope you have a great weekend and do well with your performance! emoticon emoticon
    1889 days ago
    I am glad you are feeling better and doing better. I am pretty sure that you will have a loss tomorrow. You are on your way back to your low weight.
    1889 days ago
    1) So, if my daughter is any bellwether, artistic types are so temperamental, no?

    2) Good for you for weathering the storm. I have so much respect for artists. It's a really tough job and you bring so much joy to others through your craft.

    3) I choose happiness today, thank you!
    1890 days ago
    I have been amazed at how much cutting back on my sodium has improved the way I feel this week, particularly in my joints. Never realized it was a problem, but evidently it is.
    1890 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Keep it up! You're doing great!! emoticon
    1890 days ago
    take care of that knee and enjoy your evening.
    1890 days ago
    congrats on your workout streak
    1890 days ago
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