Sunday, May 20, 2007

Fitness Pole Dancing

I have enjoyed dancing for most of my life, you know, ballet, jazz, hip hop, whatever I can find. Lately, I have been wanting to try the fitness pole dancing. I love gymnastics and dance, I think that would nicely combine the two and give me a not so boring work out.

Fredi doesn't want me to do it because he said it would send an inappropriate message to young girls. I am not interested in it in any other way except for the fitness aspect of it. But my husband is ultra conservative, and that is one of the reasons I married him. So I will wait for the right time to persuade him over to my side.

I was in Orlando the other day, in the airport there is a tram. Inside the tram there are poles. I was in uniform, but I wanted to give it a try so I jumped on and went for a spin. But, there was a little girl who saw me do it, and she immediately grabbed a pole and started spinning. Her parents were mortified, and pulled her off the pole. She was still smiling, and I know she was thinking, "that was fun!". Which it was.

I guess I see what Fredi was talking about, with the impression a pole can make on children. I'm no Paris Hilton, that is for sure, I don't want to be! For me it was almost the same thing as jumping on a trampoline, I wish climbing a pole wasn't so taboo.

It seems with fitness pole dancing classes popping up around the country, perhaps it will change into something less provocative and more about fitness, then I will take some classes. I guess my husband wouldn't mind me taking classes in private, but he has already said no to me installing a pole in the living room. He did buy me a trampoline for the back yard though...
Monday, May 14, 2007

I haven't got time for the pain...

I am stuck in bed and feeling guilty. That's probably what got me here in the first place. I am always wanting to do more, and if I rest, I feel guilty.

Saturday I ended up in the emergency room of the hospital. I had been feeling tired for about a week. I was having these dizzy spells. I would lose my balance, and almost fall down. I just thought it was that I wasn't eating enough. I had recently lost weight, partially because I was keeping myself so busy, partially because I have gone raw vegan.

Regardless, I wouldn't allow myself to rest, I kept pushing myself to work and exercise. I always think I am so invincible. I do feel like I am you know. I am always getting stronger and feeling better. I am learning how to listen to my body. I just messed up this time.

I laid in bed shaking for hours, I couldn't get warm and I couldn't get comfortable, everything hurt. My hair hurt. I didn't have a fever, but I felt as if I did. Fredi convinced me to go to the hospital. It turns out I have a viral infection and acute bronchitis.

ME? SICK? I never got sick until I started this job. I guess all the crazy hours and being locked in a tube with sick people while I jet set around the world is taking it's toll. I can barely lift the weight that is my body, but nothing hurts. I just feel tired.

Tomorrow it's back to work, and you better believe I will be paying more attention to my body!

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