Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Musings of The New Maia: Year Two

Random Ramblings Ahead:

Well, I survived Hurricane Irene!  At first I was one of the self absorbed New Yorkers who was disappointed and actually wanted the hurricane to bring with it more "oomph" I suppose, but then I saw the havoc it wreaked on the folks on Long Island, New Jersey and Vermont and I changed my attitude.  I was glad that we were so well prepared.  You know us New Yorkers, we gotta complain about something!  If the city had prepared less, people would have complained.  As it is, people complained about the amount of preparation the city took saying that it was overzealous and I have to say I'm okay with it.  The motto of this hurricane was "better safe than sorry."  And I'm safe, so I'm definitely not sorry.

My one year Fativersary has come and gone and brought with it a renewed sense of determination.  I realized that I have a little over a month before I leave New York for the road (with Million Dollar Quartet, in case you missed the memo...:) and since I didn't hit my one year goal of weighing 235, I would like to make it my goal before I leave the city.  I'm going to have to work extraordinarily hard to do it, but I just need to push myself.  Get myself out of the comfort zone! 

Demon spawn that wants to tempt me
Tonight at the gym I was approached by a trainer as I checked in.  He asked me if I had had a fitness test yet.  I know that he was just looking to hopefully score some new clients, but he happened to hit me at the perfect time.  As I walked to the gym tonight I was lamenting the state of my stomach.  I had looked in the mirror before I left and while I admire the shape that my legs have achieved, I really have a lot of work to do on my hips/butt/stomach area.  I was debating whether or not to take some personal training sessions before I left on the road so that I knew what to do when I was left to my own devices.  So, I signed up for my fitness test and I'm not going to lie, I'm a little nervous!  I mean, yes...  I know that I have come leaps and bounds from where I was a year ago but aside from my weight I haven't really officially measured where I am at physically.  Yes, I can run now and I know that my stamina is sky high compared to a year ago, but what "official" fitness type things is he going to measure?  Guess I'll just have to find out!  Maybe I should get a full medical work up before I go...  Might be a good idea for me to have a clear picture of my health before I start to battle the temptations that life on the road will surely bring.  That's right, I'm looking at you Chik-Fil-A!  Damn you and your waffle fries...  But seriously, all of these things are definitely things I should know and honestly should have found out before now.  Ugh, just another thing to add to my To-Do List!

Say "Hi" to your adoring fans Wembley!
So, speaking of my life on the road, I have decided that in addition to making this blog fitness related I'm also going to be sharing my adventures from the various cities I'm visiting.  I'm going to call it "Where in the World is Wembley?"  Random name, you might be thinking...  However, I have a plan!  I have a stuffed animal from Fraggle Rock named Wembley.  I'm going to be taking him out on tour with me and taking pictures of him (and possibly myself) in various places in each city I visit.  So keep on the lookout for Wembley anywhere from  the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, to the Space Needle in Seattle!  He's coming soon to a city near you!

Alright, I really should head to bed.  My current show closing on Broadway this week and I've already started working on my tour gig, which leaves me a busy, busy bee!  Add in working out and occasionally working on my graduate thesis and I'm exhausted!  I'm going to have to type up my full To-Do list for you in an upcoming post.  It's quite daunting!  Yikes...

Anyway, say "Goodnight!" Wembley!


1 comment:

  1. I totally knew who Wembley was before I saw his picture - I loved Fraggle Rock!

    I'm sure you will do great on the fitness test. And I'm excited to see where you and Wembley find yourselves in this next year!