Where's Cindy Singing Next?

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August 16, 2011



Welcome aboard, Suzanne! You'll have to tell me how you like Turbofire. I love P90X but I will probably be ready to do something else for a while after this round. Also interested to see how you like the Primal diet --- how is it different from Paleo? Or is it? I know a lot of Crossfitters do Paleo. Crossfit is something I'd love to try ... Paleo, not so much. But chacun a son gout! Plenty of people love it.

Suzanne Fleming-Atwood

Hey there, Cindy! Congrats on re-committing. I'm completely there with you and have participated in your challenges before.
I started Turbo Fire by BeachBody last Saturday and haven't missed a day yet. I took some "Before" pictures and am already psyched for the possibility of what the "After" pictures will look like.
I'm also trying to follow the Primal Diet--FYI www.marksdailyapple.com

I have 3 concerts coming up: September 12, Oct 3rd and Oct 6th that I want to look and sound great for.
My goals are:
Get my workout in everymorning
Follow Primal diet 85% of the time
Practice everyday


Hi Cindy, I'm actually at 140th and Broadway, but I usually walk from 116th Street. Sometimes I walk over to "your" neck of the woods on 110th to walk down CPW for a change. I think I'll walk that way tomorrow and wave in that direction in your honor!


Rebecca and Dalila, welcome aboard! Rebecca, 116th and what? Those are my old stomping grounds ... used to live at 116th and Manhattan Ave.!


Ok, I'm in!
-No sugar for 2 weeks
-walk to rehearsals (this is about a 3 mile walk from 116th Street to Lincoln Center)
-additional yoga session weekly

This is all do-able, and thanks for ye-olde kick in the butt!


Very inspiring..
Reading your article remind me of one word - discipline:)

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Dalila Valentine

This is great!! Go Cindy!! (I know you will succeed because you are very determined.) I have been a follower of yours for over 5 years, including reading all about the original boot camp. I didn't feel "entitled" to join in the LJ one with the "big girl singers" but did start one of my own for serious amateurs for a while.

My overall goal is:

To continue seriously working to fulfill my dream of being part of a quartet of serious amateur opera singers over 50 and book engagements for us.
1. Spend five hours a week (one hour a day five days a week) working on the scenes from Aida and Trovatore that I'm singing in our first concert.
2. Find a way to overcome the unGodly terror I have always had of singing above A natural (use any and all tricks, images, techniques, etc.)
3. (This one I got from you) Write down an affirmation and read it before I start practicing.
4. Have a plan for our next project ready when the concert is over. (Maybe the long dreamed-of abridged Verdi Requiem during next year's Lent at the church where I'm a soloist).
5. Follow up on the offer I got from several people to subsidize my making a CD to sell at the church.
6. Ignore all flak I get at home about these projects. Don't argue, just be calm and assertive.

I guess that's it.

I have been pretty good about sticking to a practice schedule. For me the biggies are fear and getting side-tracked by feeling this is something I "shouldn't" do because it wastes time and money.

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