**For the squeamish types – I’ll be talking (briefly) about Periods and botty troubles**
Alternative title: Mother Nature has blessed me with a period cramp of such epic proportions that I fear even trusting a fart would be a disaster (please tell me I am not the only one who deals with potential botty blow outs when it’s that time of the month? I’m sure period squits is a thing), so what the devil was I thinking walking into the Pole Studio?!
“Screw you Mother Nature” is pretty darned close.
I worked through spin combinations, reversing the move midway through, learning how the slightest change of momentum can completely throw out the whole thing and leave you dusting the floor with your ass.
Spins aren’t my strongest suit … Yet. My brain gets dizzy quickly and my stomach starts to channel that puking possessed lass from The Exorcist – let’s face it, no one wants to see that scene recreated on a spinning pole! So when I get to the stage where I feel as though I’ve swigged the whole of Lancashire dry of Pale Ale my instructor moves onto tricks … Which is where the real fun begins …
More often than not I can watch a trick and think “I’ve totally got this” (famous last words), I can get into the basics of the trick (which makes me a bit of a smart-arse), then my concentration lapses (I blame the spins!) and I end up smashing my flapjack on the pole (you would not believe how painful that is) … That said, I’m the clumsy tit who managed to give herself a black eye doing headstands so is it really that surprising?
This time though, my concentration held, the pose held and this is the result:
With each trick I manage to complete the stronger I get, the stronger I get the nearer I am to trying inverted tricks (I’m looking at you two Gemini and Scorpio!) … My new Instructor is very cautious with getting to this stage as she prefers to teach without the use of chalk (for extra grip).
Have to say though, even my bruises have bruises today and I’m all out of Arnica! I know, what was I thinking lending that out?! Gah!
So lovelies … How do you deal with the bad crampy days?
PS – My Instructor (C) has said she’ll film my spin combinations in the next few weeks … Anyone want me to post that footage so you can have a giggle at me shrieking as I get confused mid-reversal? I swear it’d win me £250 on “You’ve Been Framed“.