…And I so look forward to the day I finally no longer suck at it!
Last night was the last lesson for the term, which means I’ve completed my second round of Prep Advanced. Sadly, I spent most of the class flailing around and feeling like a loser Prep student. At times like this, I try to remind myself that it’s not all about tricks.
But it’s tough.
In general, I take twice as long to progress as the average student.
I completed and moved up from Beginners within one round, from Inter 1 after two rounds, from Inter 2 after three rounds, and from Inter 3 after four rounds.
Given that track record, I’ll need to complete at least five rounds (or more) of Prep Advanced before I feel competent in it. Which comforts me, since this is just my 2nd completed round and I still can’t fully do the routine in its entirety yet, let alone perform it. (And unless I can perform something nicely, I refuse to even try it during performance week.)
Heck, I don’t even have a single video of myself
attempting butchering this term’s routine during class! Yes, I know that you need to see what it is you’re doing so you can improve on it, but the way I struggle through it right now is just so painful that even I don’t want to watch!
Ironically, I do feel like I’ve improved a lot since my first round. At least now I finally got the Tammy, a semi-decent DVD Cover, and I can do a handstand up to the pole.
So now that being in Prep Advanced is slightly less terrifying, I signed up for the all-you-can-pole promo again next term in a bid to increase my stamina. I reckon that since I’ve long stopped running and haven’t renewed my yoga membership, I can afford the energy to do 7-10 hours of pole a week.
I’m not terribly ambitious, and I have no big aspirations to seriously compete or anything. All I want is to be able to perform a Prep Advanced routine beautifully and effortlessly-looking. At the rate I’m going, it might take another whole year though!