Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What to do in the land of Barbecue

Well, my job has landed me in Memphis this week.

That's right.  The land of good music and good eatin'.

The good music I welcome with open arms.

The good eatin' I welcome with reluctant arms.

I have been on a pretty darn good roll the past two weeks.  I have been working out about 5 times a week and my eating has been pretty on point.  If all systems are still a go, I should post a number on Wednesday that will make me quite happy.  That's the problem though.  I have to stay on track with the food, and being a block and a half from Beale Street is probably not a good thing.

The biggest problem is that this week is going to be insane.  See, the show that I am touring with is "coming home" essentially.  My show is set in Memphis during the rise of rock and roll and so being here in Memphis is a celebration.  It's the week that we have been waiting for.  Because of this, I'm incredibly excited about this week.  The flip side of this is that there will probably be a lot of partying this week starting with the opening night party tomorrow.  Then, there is another party Saturday night and the ushers at this theater evidently cook and host a potluck on Sunday between the matinee and evening performances.  Those are all excellent opportunities for me to indulge myself in food and alcohol.

This week is going to be the ultimate test of my will power.  I already went to a BBQ place tonight with the majority of the company.  I tried to be "good" but really who am I kidding.  I ate fried catfish.  Granted, I didn't get it with french fries and I didn't get ribs smothered in BBQ sauce, but I still ate something I shouldn't have.

Here's my plan for this week.  I'm going to allow myself a maximum of two drinks at the parties.  I'm going to allow myself one more "splurge" meal.  Other than that, I am going to try and stay on track.  Am I going to eat and drink things I shouldn't?  Yes.  But, I also need to not punish myself this week.  I need to enjoy myself and revel in the awesomeness.

Private tour of Graceland?  Check.

Watching my cast be the "Duckmasters" at the Peabody Hotel?  Check.

Potentially see some AMAZING music live, both by my cast, and by other visiting musicians?  Check.

It's going to be one HELLUVA week and I'm most certainly looking forward to it.

See ya on Wednesday folks!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an AMAZING week! Good luck and have fun!