So much has happened…

6 10 2010

… I will write about it soon. Here is a bullet point list of things I have been doing lately, I will expand when I get a free day:

  • Having my buffday
  • Winning pole tings
  • Training for more pole competitions
  • Helping Donna set up the new studio in Melton Mowbray for First Class Pole Fitness
  • Travelling back and forth from Melton at least 3 days a week but mostly 5
  • Going to Ninjatune XX
  • Hanging out with Adam
  • Learning new pole moves on spinning and static
  • Looking for a new house with 2 new housemates
  • Getting ready to say goodbye to my current housemate
  • Working 5 but mostly 6 days a week
  • Buying a pole stage (yes!)
  • Winning another pole (I have a pole forest now)
  • Getting free beer
  • Going to Secret Garden Party
  • Watching circus acts
  • Teaching a splits and flexibility class at First Class Pole Fitness
  • Loving ballet – it’s hard but I am getting better every week
  • Working on 2 new routines for pole
  • Getting my spine and pelvis realigned – made so much difference!
  • Going to the masterclass with Felix on Saturday (!!)
  • Performing at First Class Pole Fitness’s Industry Launch on Sunday (wahoo! I am also baking cakes for it!)
  • Trying to find time to sleep

Right, back to doing my pilates core exercises. I am aiming to get Iron X by Christmas, it is my main goal at the moment. Let’s do it!


There are not enough hours in the day!

18 08 2010

Writing about the stuff I am doing has taken a back seat because I am busy doing things. Good catch 22 to be in but it means the blog is going un-updated at the moment. One day I will write a bit more… one day…

This is absolute genius

11 08 2010

This girl should not have any problems finding another job…

Pity it’s a hoax but it’s a very entertaining one 😉


6 08 2010

Last night I had a dream that I was boiling the kettle. According to this means the following:

To dream that something is boiling, represents transformation and/or sacrifice.  There is something that you need to get down to the heart of. In particular to dream that water is boiling, suggests that you are expressing some emotional turmoil. It also may mean that feelings from your unconscious are surfacing and ready to be acknowledged.

Or it could mean that I really, really like tea. Either way.

Panic Over, Enjoyment Begins

19 07 2010

After last night’s panic after seeing the UKAPP videos – especially the gymnast who has only being dancing 6 months – I have had a re-evaluation with the help of my wife. She pointed out very rightly that I didn’t start dancing to win, I started because I love it and I should focus more on that than on winning. It’s difficult because my whole life has been groomed towards winning and being the best, but then if I get stressed about it the big moves won’t come anyway as I won’t be mentally secure in myself and therefore won’t get anywhere! It’s a vicious cycle, and I am just glad that I have someone so grounded in my life that can bring me back down from the panicky heights and remind me that personal enjoyment is worth so much more.

I will miss her when she’s in Uganda, but she has to do what she has to do and I respect her more for that.

Very Rough Sketch Out of A Routine

16 07 2010


So, true to my word for once here is a video of my very rough sketch out of a routine to Florence and the Machine’s ‘Heavy In Your Arms’. I didn’t put in a many big moves as I wanted to, and there is a lot wrong with it flow wise but the fundamental ideas are there. I will work on it, refine it and make it better. Not sure what I will use it for yet (I have already registered this year’s competition music) but it’s always good to have a routine to a song that I feel very passionately about.

This is my song, hopefully by uploading this video I am effectively shotgunning the use of it in Leicester at least! Hehe.

Edited: After going away for the weekend, clearing my brain then watching this routine again I HATE it. It’s actual rubbish and I’m not going to put another one up again until I am happy with it. Which, knowing me, will probably be never. I saw the UKAPP videos and realised I have so much work to do it is unreal if I want to be taken seriously.

I Feel A Routine Coming On…

14 07 2010

Such a shame this only available on the Eclipse soundtrack (so you have to buy the entire album! Yuck). But this track gives me goosebumps. I’m going to record a dance to it tomorrow night as I haven’t been as inspired by a song for a long time. Watch this space…