It’s been a loooong month and I really haven’t had the time to blog. Wanted to take part in the September Blog Hop on Beauty, Body & Wellness but didn’t have the time to pen anything down. So here’s a really quick update.
My next pole competition is in THREE DAYS. Am I prepared? I’m not sure. I’ve been spending the past 4-5 weeks training hard at the studio at night. Thank God my routine is now on auto-pilot mode and it runs through my head before I go to sleep, when I wake up, when I’m driving, and even when I’m taking a shower. It’s pretty scary.
I had a bit of a breakdown some time back because I got depressed about my sweaty palms. Pole dancer woes, sigh. For some reason during this period, no amount of grip aid could help me stay on the pole for more than 2 moves. And I do mean I applied copious amounts. The warm atmosphere played a huge part in that but the central air con at the building where the studio is goes off at a certain time so I can’t do anything about it. Argh. This is especially irritating because I actually went for a surgery in 2007 for sweaty palms, and they bloody came back in full force when I started pole 2.5 years ago. Double argh. Anyway, on good days at the studio, I can do the entire routine with minimal problems, and you wouldn’t believe my relief!
Other than those few short horrible days of feeling depressed, I’ve also injured myself quite a bit from training. I injured my shin, right kneecap, strained my back muscles… *face palm* I don’t know, I’m feeling a little like an old woman with a thousand ailments right now!
On days where I am not able to stick to the pole because it’s too warm, I ended up training my strength, core and flexibility. I told myself not to just sit there, whine and cry when I can’t pole that day. At least get off my ass and DO something! Pictures ahead! Twisty Grip Lift, Backbend, Tetris, Centre Split.Decided to challenge myself…against time! Because Instagram has a 15-second video limit, here’s me trying to fit as many ways to ascend the pole as possible in 15 seconds! Took me about 5 tries I think! Wearing Michelle Shimmy’s pole top and shorts too!
Michelle’s 15s Pole Ascension Challenge
In other news, I turned 26 last week and couldn’t have asked for a better birthday. I think I’m really lucky to have been blessed with loving family and friends.I really have to thank my loved ones around me for continuously encouraging me to press on and not give up. I’ve been told not to be so hard on myself too. My only worry is that my palms will not be cooperative on Saturday. DO YOU HEAR ME PALMS, BE NICE!!!
HELLO POLE DANCERS OF THE WORLD! How does everyone cope with sweaty palms on the pole? I use ALOT of grip aids but they’re not exactly very helpful all the time… Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! 🙂
Have a great week ahead everyone! 🙂