Of chocolate and back pain

The magical golden goodness

So the bad news is that Prep has officially gotten Difficult, and that the easily-overstrained muscles on my right shoulder and back have been acting up.

And the good news is that I recently bought a giant bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.

I had to go get kneaded into a pulp on Sunday. Between all those handstands, new moves, and the elusive pike that I still struggle with, Prep has officially started taking its toll on me and it’s not funny.

What is kinda funny is that while my massage therapist took a break from bashing me between the shoulders with her elbows and worked on my glutes instead, she exclaimed (in Mandarin) with a chuckle, “Wow, you work out a lot huh? Your butt’s really firm.”

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to contribute to my nonexistent DVD Cover, my loud vulgarity-laced Superman, or my extremely heavy wrong-side aerial chopper.

Not that I’m complaining actually! I was totally prepared to struggle like hell doing Prep for the first time (and probably the second, and the third), and I was fully aware that I’d probably pull a muscle or two in the process too.

The plan is to substitute all the harder tricks in the routine with easier stuff for now, and hopefully I can hang in there til the end of term with all my body parts still relatively healthy and functional.

And if not, I’m going to need a lot more than just one bag of Peanut Butter Cups and a massage to feel better.


About Chwenny

Body, soul, and pole!
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4 Responses to Of chocolate and back pain

  1. cindy says:

    Hey, don’t be too hard on yourself as it is your first prep (congrats btw!!) 🙂 I’m sure you’ll improve vastly when you take it the second time! 😀

  2. Fran says:

    Reese’s peanut butter cups are the solution to any problem! 😀
    PS: You should be very proud of how far you’ve come!

  3. Tabbs says:

    I’m going to be a dork and say that I am SO THRILLED and so proud that your blog has grown to what it is. I’m really happy you started it, I love being able to keep up with what you’re doing. Know that every post I read, my jaw’s hitting the desk because, DAMN GIRL.


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