So here we are at the start of another brand new year!
I can’t believe how quickly the end of the year flew by. (And how little attention I’ve been giving this poor blog. But I did mention previously that I’d be blogging less from now on right? No major reason except plain old laziness. But it’s okay when nobody cares anyway! ;D)
But yeah, the last few months of 2014 went by in a haze. All I remember of it is: Going to Sydney to watch MPDA (which was AMAZING!), going back to the airport 2 days after coming home from Sydney to leave for a work trip, then working, Working, WORKing, and WORKING until the 3rd week of December when I spent 2 blissful weeks on leave, decompressing and trying to get back into a fitness habit.
Because up until that point, work had just taken my life over.
Oh, and Christmas and New Years.
But seriously, all work and no pole play makes me a very sad girl. I’d missed the last 2 lessons of Prep Advanced at Bobbi’s because I just couldn’t afford the time or energy. I didn’t even go for yoga, let do any pole practice!
So lame, I know.
But I have spent the past couple of weeks slowly getting back into
shape a fitness habit and I intend to maintain a healthy work-life balance in 2015. Because if I don’t make it a top priority to, months and years could easily pass by without me even realizing it, and one day I might wake up, look in the mirror, and see a sad, overweight frump with too many chins!!!
Hey, it could happen to anyone okay.
At least, that’s what flashed in front of my eyes when I first realized that I had lost most of my previous levels of stamina.
Even before that whole year-end avalanche of work happened, I hadn’t done very much pole. I’d taken a break from Prep Advanced for half a year, and just taking one month off from the level that challenges you is all it takes to start losing touch.
So here I am, still far away in terms of stamina and confidence from where I was almost a year ago.
The scary thing is that I signed up for Pole Hard this term at the newly-opened SLAP Studio. The one time I did pole practice there to test out the 40mm chrome poles, I was slipping and sliding around so much, it felt like I was back in Intermediate 2. On the positive side, it somewhat looks like I can do a jade drop in slow-motion because of the lack of grip.
Honestly, I don’t know how I’ll manage to do anything on chrome after being a brass junkie for the past 4 years. But it’s too late now cos the new term at SLAP starts tomorrow.
Anyhoo, since I don’t have anything else interesting to say, here are some photos from my Sydney pole trip.
Trust me, I intended to post an entire entry on how amazingly awesome Sydney with the girls was but kept getting distracted by the pressing need to procrastinate so these will just have to do!