Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What's New?

Whenever I'm asked What's new? I end up feeling really dull because I normally don't have an exciting answer to give. But...right now I have a few new things I want to document, one is more exciting than the other.

On January 2, 2013 I decided to get serious about losing my pregnancy weight. I began working out again, making better food choices, and tracking what I eat again using my iphone app (My Net Diary) and my food scale. We moved our gym membership from Tom's company gym to the YMCA. The location of his company gym and the fact that their childcare room only takes children 2 years of age and up was just not working out for us. The Y works better for us because it has multiple locations and childcare from 6 weeks and up. The first couple of times the babies went to the Y's childcare they got sick or had some other issue. Because it is still sick season, it's a lot of work getting them there, and my workouts are cut short if they are having a problem in the childcare room, I have started working out in the evenings after Tom gets off so he can stay home with the babies. On Saturdays we go together to a smaller location and we take the babies with us because the smaller Y usually doesn't have many kids in the childcare room (less germ exposure).

Since January 2, I have lost 5 pounds!!! I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but I've worked hard for those 5 pounds! I've been working out 4-5 times a week. I usually go to spin class a few times a week, a bodypump class once a week, and I workout on my own with cardio and circuit training on the other days. I am also following the Couch to 5k training program (currently on Week 4) to prepare to run The Race for Healing 5k on March 30, 2013. My first goal is to lose the rest of my baby weight by the twins' 1st birthday. I gained 40 pounds in my pregnancy and so far I've lost 24 pounds. That now leaves 17 pounds to lose by May 6, 2013. After I've met that goal, I want to continue to lose more by my 30th birthday in August.

The other thing that prompted this post began on Sunday, February 10, 2013. While I was at church practicing with the worship team, my friend Tim Wall mentioned how a local theatre (Poteet Theatre) he has been performing/working at is doing a production of a Disney Musical Review. He mentioned how auditions were that night and that he thought I should try out. Of course I said, "Oh that would be fun, but I'm a mom of twin babies and it's just not the right season of life to be doing that kind of stuff." But what I really meant was "I haven't auditioned for anything in LONG time, I'm washed up, rusty, and well passed my prime and there's no way I'd make it." Tim relentlessly suggested I do it and then got Tom on his side. After I told him I didn't have an audition cut prepared, he said he'd scan some music and email it to me. Every excuse/reason I had not to do it, he squelched and offered a solution. When Tom and I were on our way home from church we discussed it and Tom was all for me auditioning. I pointed out that if I made it that would mean him being alone with the babies during all rehearsals and performances and he said, "not a problem." He also reminded me of the time I told him my unrealistic dream job was to be a singer for a Disney movie (the old school animated kind). Let's face it, this is the closest I'm going to get to that.

After we ate lunch I printed off and filled out the audition form, wrote out my resume, sent my headshot a cropped photo to Walgreens 1-Hour photo for printing, and practiced my 16-bar cut of Part of Your World. I felt so rushed and unprepared, not my preferred method of prepping for something like this. I got to Poteet at 7:30pm, checked in, and waited for my name to be called. The whole time I waited, I contemplated running for the door. My name was eventually called, I auditioned, and was asked to sing at callbacks which immediately followed. I didn't get done until a little after 10:00pm. On Tuesday, February 12, I got a phone call from the director asking me to be in the cast. My role will be to sing the song Baby Mine (lullaby from Dumbo) and to be a member of the stage quartet. I still can't believe I ended up auditioning and being cast! The show will run from August 8-18, 2013 and rehearsals begin this Saturday. Eeeek!

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