Last Thursday was the 60-day mark for my “Prepping for a Fitness DVD” challenge. It was the finish line, the target date, a two-month race to get my body in shape. But not just any shape … the shape one needs to be in to shoot a fitness video. In fact today was the day we initially slated for getting in front of the camera.
But a week ago I was absolutely tweaked as I looked at the scale. I was down a total of only five pounds over the two months and another 1/8″ all together, but that’s not the whole picture. See, it was the day before my period, and well, yeah, I bloat.
When I started this journey I was not even remotely planning on sharing these lovely little tidbits about my body, but there it is. After 60 days, I was rather frustrated to be staring at the scale, knowing what I saw were the real numbers, but not the “real real” numbers. Frankly I was pissed.
Of course it’s now a week later and things have changed. I am now down a total of 8 pounds and, better yet, 10″ throughout my entire body. I am getting compliments from clients at my Pilates studio and everyone is commenting on how good I look. I feel that with a tweak here and there I’m pretty much ready to shoot.
Except I’m not.
While my body is mostly prepared, my film crew is not and that’s entirely my fault. We had a little snafu here, a small delay there, and we won’t be filming until October 21st. I’m still finishing the choreography for the HIIT video, I don’t have my “back up dancers” finalized (that’s what I’ve been calling the two women who will be appearing in the videos with me), and my marketing plan is still a work in progress.
Now I’ve got an extra 30 days and I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it. I’m practicing the routines we’ll be filming like crazy though. As fun as that has been, boy have I been sore … doing the moves in earnest has definitely upped the ante for me. It’s been a blast as I work out just exactly what my cues are going to be.
For the final month, I’m going to shift the focus of these posts a bit. It will be less about the scale (although I’ll still report in) and more about the mechanics of producing and performing in a video. I’ll also be talking about my beauty routine as the fabulous Bridget at Boston Skin prepares me and helps me make my skin glow (expect a picture of me with goop on my face … I know you can’t wait, heh).
I’ll be covering skin care, teeth whitening, outfit selection, back up dancer selection, and the marketing of a DVD including photo shoot and photo shopping, etc. There’s a whole lot more to a fitness video than just showing up, lying down on a mat, and talking to a camera.
Let me know if you have any questions about my progress and I’ll try to answer them.