Thursday, July 21, 2011
"From Fit To Fabulous" 7/21/11
My last entry was exactly two months ago explaining how excited I was about finally trimming down and seeing results after setting a goal back in February that I wasn't able to meet in a short period of time. My objective was to go from a weight of 137 lbs. to 132 lbs. (which I hadn't weighed in over 15 years) just to prove to myself that I could do it. I explained in my earlier blogs that I do NOT consider weight on a scale as the most reliable way of measuring progress when it comes to trimming down and becoming more defined, because muscle weighs more than fat and a loss of body fat cannot be determined accurately on a scale.
My very first time singing on a stage, performing my song "Ride It Like A Cowgirl" (available on iTunes) was June 3rd at Georgie's Bar in Asbury Park, NJ. I was really conscerned how I'd look on stage under those lights in a bikini. I didn't reach my goal, but I did get down to 133 1/2 pounds which was pretty close. It really I was pleasantly suprised that my biggest critic, the Naked Cowboy (also my significant other) actually said that I looked good, words I rarely hear from his hypercritical mouth.
The problem with going on a "diet" for a certain period of time to look a certain way for a specific date/event is that once that date/event is over, so is the motivation to keep up the hard work and sacrifice it took to get there. That is why it is so important to make changes in your eating patterns and lifestyle habits so your body's appearance is a permanent change.
Luckily I had an even bigger reason to continue to pursuing my goal to get even leaner and more defined... and YES, reach 132 pounds just to know I can! A few weeks later I had a photo shoot for an advertisement that will promote not only me as Naked Cowgirl, Cindy Fox, but several other companies/celebrities. I had Celebrity Hair Stylist Eric Alt doing my hair, Celebrity Make-up Artist Douglas Ortega doing my make-up, direction of the shoot by my manager and artist/performer Lori Michaels, and photography by the amazing Rula Kanawati. Being a person of high standards and expectations, as is my whole team, I have to say "I looked Marvelous"! It's been quite a while since I've said that about myself. I did slack off a little bit, but nothing out of control.
I know many people who get plastic surgery do not like discussing it, but I am very open about the breast implants I have and the fact that I just had to have them replace AGAIN due to problems. After all, you can't nurse 3 children and think your breasts are ever going to be the same. I went from midnight (the night before) until my surgery at 3:30 pm with no water or food (of coffee!!!) so I'm sure that would've made a difference on the scale of a couple pounds, but when I was waiting to into surgery, I stepped on the doctor's scale and I was 130 pounds...YAY!!!!It's been 2 1/2 weeks since the surgery and I haven't been able to go running, teach my classes, or lift any heavy weights with my upper body so without burning those extra calories, I'm sure I've gained a few back, but it's only temporary. My workouts have been cut in half and are much less intense right now but I need to do something to keep my sanity...it's a physiological, as well as a mental thing. I'd love to post a photo from my photo shoot, but am not allowed at this time since it's for an advertisement that isn't out yet, but if you search on Youtube "Planet Sun and Naked Cowgirl" you should find a little teaser of a video clip.