I’m sooo happy about where I am right now that I’m bursting a gut. I set out 90 days ago to do this thing — to lose some weight and get “video ready” — but also to prove to myself that I could actually do it. That I can design a solid workout program, that I can get all the moving pieces together, and that I can make this thing fly.
At least that’s how I feel during my strong moments. Here’s what I wrote to a friend who asked me how I was doing:
“I’m getting so excited for it and I’m so nervous! What if the set sucks? What if I suck? What if my ass looks huge? What if my backup dancers are way skinnier than I am? What if no one buys it and this is all a huge vanity project and huge waste of money? What if I utterly embarrass myself and get laughed out of the fitness community? … What if it’s boring?”
Honestly, boring would be the worst! I’d never forgive myself …
I’ve been working with the “backup dancers” who are wonderful! Aida and Siga from Health Yoga Life! They enjoy the choreography, they have been a LOT of fun to work with, and they’re giving me a lot of confidence.
Which brings me back to the final days of preparation and a lot of vanity items. We had a bit of a crisis with the outfits from Prana! They are beautiful and comfortable and amazing … and the production crew was not happy with the patterns! I got a big thumbs down from the folks behind the cameras. I had to go and purchase a bunch of new items (over $1,000 by the time I’m done, gulp). I’ve got the make-up artist booked ($400), the hair stylist booked (don’t know how much yet), I’ve inquired about doing a video trailer for the DVDs, and I’m still looking for a photographer to do the cover shoot with. Hopefully next week …
My to do list is crazy long!
We’ve got much marketing to do, both outreach and a whole bunch of technical stuff online. Just one item, for instance, is figuring out how to have people purchase a digital download copy. Do we list on Amazon? What about iTunes? Finalizing pricing … what about a two-fer deal? The list goes on and on and on …
But it’ll be okay. I’ll be okay, hopefully better than okay, and my butt will look fine. By the way, I’m down 9 pounds and 12″ overall. And … the number I wanted to hit for my hips I reached! I’m kinda proud of that one.
Read all the posts in my “Prepping For a Fitness DVD” journey.