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2013 you’ve been a cruel and fantastic bitc…. year…

As the end of the year quickly approaches I can’t help but reflect on the year that has passed. I’ve accomplished a lot this year; it’s been a good year. I’ve learned a lot of new things, I’ve also learned to let go of things that make me miserable.  I also look over the things I’ve accomplished in pole that I literally never thought I’d be able to do and it makes me feel like a super hero that can do anything!

ShoulderMount

One thing that I was certain I was never going to be able to do was the shoulder mount. I first saw my home studio at Sexapalooza, a convention that goes on all over Canada (really fun convention). When I saw this girl preform the shoulder mount I was in awe. I didn’t understand how she could have that much strength to flip her body upside down while standing with her back to the pole. I was amazed and so when I started pole again in level 1 it was a faraway dream. It hasn’t even been a year and I’ve now managed to preform that move, and this was really special for me. It was also a big turning point for me because it made me realize that I can do this, now when I watch pole videos it’s “I can’t wait to do that” not “I wish I could do that”.

 

 

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Another move that I was incredibly proud of getting was the Gemini and Scorpio. They always looked so beautiful and elegant, something I was dying to do. So when we finally learned it in lvl 5 I was ecstatic, and scared. I’m not going to lie, to let go like that is kind of scary, and I’ve never had to do a move that required side stick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I’d like to work on? My floor work and transitions! I love the physical side of pole fitness but I also enjoy the sexy side. My floor work is definitely something I want to work on.  I recently saw a post on http://poleitical.com about a show that goes on called Girl Next Door Show – a Pole Dancing Soiree, and I was amazed by the videos. One pole dancer in particular caught my attention, her stage name is Shimmy. I’ve posted her video below because it’s just so well done, if I were to dance like any one someday it would be her. I love the balance she has between sexy and strength, it works perfectly together.

Some of my goal moves for the future? The superman definitely! I love that move, not just because I’m a huge nerd but because it’s just such an impressive move that you have to transition to get into, which makes it that much more impressive.

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In conclusion, 2013 has been a really good year, and I can only hope 2014 brings even better things.

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The Day after Pole Day

I don’t know about you but the day after pole day is the most painful day of the week for me, every little part of me is sore. Not going to lie, for the past month I’ve been slacking, but for good reason! ( I swear)

1146550_10151824658652464_1037744909_nMy work out room, aka my garage, has now become packed with stuff from outside that needed to come in for the winter. So I had to move my work out inside, and to be honest carpet feels super weird on my feet when I’m trying to work out. But that wasn’t even the biggest problem, the problem was with my pole. The 50 mm was really hurting my wrist and I didn’t want to injure myself to the point I couldn’t go to pole every Wednesday.

But now, now I have my 45 mm pole, so no excuses (Other than the carpet one… but I’ll stop using that as an excuse).

Last night we didn’t really learn anything new, lots of practice on Scorpio and Gemini. I’m very proud of my friend Danielle, she has successfully preformed the Gemini now! Her progression out of anyone I know is the most impressive. She went from doing very little physically to holding herself upside down with no hands, she’s pretty damn amazing.

Today I’m going to share one of my favorite moves with you, pretty simple but I just love the look of it. We call it the bow, although I’m sure, just like every other move, there about 100 other names for it.

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The Bow

So this move is started in the handstand position and then you shift your hips forward, bend your back and hang on for dear life with your ankles. Okay maybe not for dear life but when you’re in fishnets it feels like it!

My back isn’t too flexible at the moment but it’s something I’m working on every day. It’s the same with my front and side splits, I’ve never done them in my life, but you know what gives me hope? My mom! She didn’t do the splits until she was in her 40’s doing taekwondo, and I’m only 26 so I’m sure if I practice at it, I’ll eventually get it!

Oh! Exciting news! Lucy was finally back in class, Danielle and I were thrilled. You’d honestly think she had been gone for months but it’s only been like 2 weeks. Just like Danielle and Courtney from yesterdays post, you make some fantastic friends in pole class. You even become outside class friends. We all went out for Halloween this year and had a blasty blast!

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Yea it was a good night!

 

I have to cut this blog short today, Alice has gymnastics soon and I don’t even have my face on (meaning my make-up) But to make up for the short post, I’ll leave you with another delicious recipe!

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

(recipe from paleomg.com)

I love lemon so much, if it’s lemon flavored anything I must have it! Lucky for me, one of the healthiest things you can drink is water with cut up lemon in it, one of my favorites!

From paleomg.com

From paleomg.com

Ingredients
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • zest of ½ lemon, or whole, whatever you see fit
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds, or however much opium you want
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Turn on your waffle maker. (if you don’t have a waffle maker, turn these into pancakes!)
  2. Mix together all your dry ingredients.
  3. Mix together all your wet ingredients.
  4. Mix ALL OF IT together.
  5. Pour into waffle maker.
  6. Cook until done.
  7. Pour a sh*t ton of syrup on top.

Alright, I’ll see you tomorrow mes amours, last post before the weekend! Make sure to check in because I’m going to include my warm up routine for home poling, pictures included!