Sunday, June 8, 2008

Bootcamp, Business and Beer.


Life has interrupted my blogging process for the past week and I've spent the last three hours researching artist colonies in an attempt to find some peace. After another trip to L.A. for work, I decided to stay in Denver where my layover was, instead of going back to NYC right away. This action was spurred off of a trip to the beach where I realized the inordinate amount of liquor consumption, pastries and sedentary lifestyle had taken a toll on my "beach body" and I was not at all "summer ready." I'm also going on vacation to San Diego in a week to a beach resort, lovely.

In order to get to my acceptable summer weight, YES, I know, the last blog said I was completely comfortable and all that- but let's be real, I am a contradiction and that was before I was frolicking in a bikini. In public. And I'm not just a tanner, I like to run and chase waves. Running when you've been sitting on your ass for six months in New York City and adding a 4th and 5th meal everyday whilst giving the gym the big finger, is not anything like Baywatch.
I digress, in order to get that bod back- I needed BOOTCAMP. SERIOUS BOOTCAMP and I don't know if I've mentioned previously that I am a gym Nazi (that fierce lesbian on Work Out has NOTHING against me) when I put my mind to it, and that's exactly what I've done the past week. I created a meal plan and went to the gym twice a day for a few hours at a time. I needed complete concentrated focus on my body and my life.
They are a reflection of each other for me, and my body was reflecting that I've been treating myself like the background and not like "the talent." Does that make sense? I had gotten too comfortable without the expectations of being at "my best" both physically, and mentally. So one week of Nazi crazed motivation, and 7 pounds down.

What in the F was I eating? Straight laird? Holy God. Shallow? Yes I know, I have caught myself in some seriously vain moments, but at least I'm willing to admit it. With that being said, I am also very aware of what really matters and that 7 pounds is not important in the grand scheme of life, only important in a two piece. For me. Plus, I felt like a loaf of bread, literally-myself felt like a big old baguette.

Part of what set this off was some recent developments with my music. I have a few producer friends who approached me recently about making new music and it was just what I needed, the catch- the music is in Los Angeles. I live in New York. So I've been toying with the idea of spending the rest of the summer in L.A. focused completely on music (still writing) and spending every day in the studio....

Meanwhile, I've been a part of a HUGE new website that I'm ridiculously proud of, and have been working on for the past year called JigTV.com, the site is an online community for dancers, where they can create profiles, upload videos (like YouTube, but dance) and the coolest part- learn combinations from some of the BEST teachers in the world. We have gotten together some of the most incredible teachers in the their field, that are nationally known and well respected. The best part? I'm the "host" of the site, I conduct the interviews, fly to different states to hang wiht the choreographers, etc. It's fab. So even if you aren't a dancer, JigTV is radical and you can at least attempt learning a hip-hop routine, while wearing your boxers in your living room.

While doing all of that I've still been keeping busy with the magazine, working on getting new events to cover etc and with a new site called Guidespot.com. The site is full of witty, interesting, creative, funny, informative guides about different cities around the U.S. When else will I get emails from my boss that say Gspot in them? I don't think ever. I'm really proud to be a part of it because the writers are ridiculously talented and the guides are amazing, they kick all of those other travel guides sites straight in the ASShole.

So, that's where I've been the past week, except for last night when I fell off the wagon and found myself downing cake and Coors Light. My wagon always veers if sugary cake is in it's path, fuck. Back to blogging and gyming tomorrow.....hopefully my ass can keep up with the speedy pace I've set for myself this summer, or I at least hope I look good jogging to catch up to it.

19 comments:

Auburn Kat said...

I really need to get my butt into bootcamp! I haven't worked out in way too long!

sequined said...

Wow! You should share your boot camp routine with us; I could go for trimming my beer belly for bikini season. So far I've just settled for buying new bikinis and pretending no one will notice what's between the pieces.

Maxie said...

my bootcamp treatment starts today. sigh.

i can't wait to check out the site you mentioned...it sounds very cool!

Britt said...

Good luck girl, sounds like you've made some hardcore progress already.

Camels & Chocolate said...

God, NYC is a weight gain waiting to happen. The second I moved to Cali, I dropped 15 pounds without too much effort. And you'd think all that walking in Manhattan would be the perfect recipe for a diet...

Speaking of boot camp, I added three 6am boot camp workouts a week to my marathon training sched, and boy, is that kicking my ass.

lifeintheleftlane said...

Man, I wish I had your gym motivation! I am in some serious need of gym time...

Katelin said...

wow you aren't kidding with your gym persistence. i'm impressed. i wish i could drop 7 lbs like that, haha. but then again i'm not nearly as disciplined as you.

somechick84 said...

I think you should share your meal plan and workout routine with us... at least me :) I could use some serious boot camp and I'm trying! But I don't see how I could lose SEVEN lbs!!!

*DesignerGirl24* said...

I'm with you on the summer weight thing. I was poolside yesterday and decided that I've still got a few pounds to go before the whole bikini thing is a good idea in front of anyone but close friends. Good luck with all of the business venturing decisions you'll be making. I like the dance website. You're a lady of many talents, that is a fact.

Surfergrrl said...

7 pounds in a week? holy cow...no pun intended. that's a lot in a week. anyway, i've felt like human bread before. I know the feeling. I don't need to be skinny, I just need to be toned...and i have one month before my trip back to detroit (and possibly seeing an ex) to look volleball beach bod hot. You gotta have something motivating you, right?

So are you watching SYTYCD? I love that show!

nicoleantoinette said...

You're incredibly motivated. Mad props for that girl.

I need to do the gym Nazi thing for a week+ too, but with KK and camp I don't know HOW! Come work out with me, haha :)

On that note, please please spend the summer in Cali! We'd have so much fun!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Ahhh my workout routine, ok- I could make that a whole seperate blog, but here's the basic rundown.....two hours of cardio a day, plus sit ups, and weight training at least 4 days a week......meal plan between 1,200 and 1,600 calories a day- sundays are "free days." 3 meals, two snacks, I try to cut back on liquor, but thats a tough one for me. LOL.

Lots of protein, barely any sugar, lots of yogurt :)

surffrrgirl- yes I am! as a matter of fact I'm good friends with some of the past contestants ;) Travis, Ivan, Nick, Melody, etc.....

deutlich said...

I've got a 5x a week gym routine.. I am *trying* to get myself in gear to wake up at 6am so I can do it 2x a day for 5 days a week..

but I have yet found the motivation to wake up that early.

I'll get there.

I think?

At least I'm counting calories and going to zee gym. I haven't lost much weight yet.. but it took me 2 years to get this way. We'll see.. we'll see..

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Wait, who is laird?

Mike said...

Holey crap dood, that's one hell of a serious workout routine.

I can't imagine how in shape you must be.

Course, spending your life in the gym sucks ass, and eventually you'll find better things to do.

Enjoy the hard body now!

Princess Pointful said...

Wowza. You are a veritable ball of creativity, aren't you?

And seven goddamn pounds?! I'm so jealous! I've been hitting the gym 5-6 days a week for a month now, and watching what I eat to a much stricter degree than I ever do-- and I've seen nowhere near that change. Curse you, stable body.

Tina Vaziri said...

I'm so impressed by your motivation! I need to figure out a way to make myself go to the gym more often.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

deutlich- I hear ya there, FOR SURE. Its taken me since I was 19 to just say FUCK it and start eating any and everything I've wanted, I'm assuming ill plateau in a couple days and be really pissed. We can do it. High five.

Mike- At least there are a lot of hot pieces of eye candy that don't have a life either, they make it bearable....and when I do find "something better to do" I sure hope involves a lot of money, or sex? or maybe both.
Like always, I appreciate your words of wisdom. ;)

ashley said...

Wow. You're so busy. And the gym twice a day? You're a better woman then me.

 
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