Archives for: September 2004, 27
Had a busy weekend - was in my acting intensive all weekend, and had to leave early on Saturday because we had tickets to go to the opening night of "Peter Pan", which is playing at the La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts. It was really fun, and apparently it will be the last tour of the show that Cathy Rigby does. There was a reception afterwards, and I got to meet her! It was SO cool. I remember her from the Olympics from WAY back, and it was this eight year old's dream come true to meet her!
The acting intensive was great, but tiring, too, and something I ate yesterday did NOT agree with me, and during the rest of the intensive I was running to the restroom every 30-60 minutes. Not fun. I can't imagine WHAT it was, either, since I had salmon over spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes, and some wild rice.
Started a 6 day 'fast start' weight loss program today - I'll be following this diet and exercise program for 6 days, and we'll film the testimonials on Sunday. I still have about 13 pounds to lose from having broken my leg last year, and this is a great way for me to get to work out for free for a few days. I was a little concerned about following the BTD during this, but they were very thorough and asked what foods we eat and don't eat from a fairly comprehensive list, so I just checked off what I could and couldn't eat. They are providing all our meals for us this week, and today I picked up my food - for lunch I had salmon with mango-ginger salsa and green beans, and dinner is chicken with apricot sauce and broccoli. Yum! The meals for the rest of the week will be similar - swordfish and a vegetable, turkey and a vegetable, etc. And we have to work out every day at the office in Beverly Hills. So we'll see how it goes! I figure that if nothing else it will get me 100% compliant again this week and get me exercising again, and I can keep that up once I get going! (It's the getting going that I have trouble with!)
So the workout today was 30 minutes of cardio, and then 30 minutes of upper body resistance and weight training. By the time I was done, I was exhausted. I came home and showered and laid on the bed and watched tv for an hour, and then HAD to get up because I have to get my resume printed up and ready for my appointment with the temp agency tomorrow, and then I have to go to a one-man show tonight. I'm still just wiped out, though.