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Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My New Found Respect For Strippers

I went to my first pole dance fitness class yesterday HERE.

This was me REALLY stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new.  When was the last time you tried something new? 

When I first showed up to class, I immediately noticed that I had entered into the land of the pretty popular girls. The under 30-somethings were sporting boy shorts and sports bras on their flawless skinny tanned bodies. What the hell was me, the pale fatty, doing here?!  I immediately started having a serious mental dialogue with myself about my goal weight and how it should be lower.  Then, I wanted to run back out to my car and drive to the nearest Dairy Queen. But I didn't.


Upon closer inspection, the room had about 25 ft ceilings with 8 shiny metal poles floor to ceiling.  We began with some stretching and floor ab work.

Onwards to the poles...we learned how to climb the pole (I only made it up about four feet), but some of the experienced students made it up to the ceiling...wow.  Then we learned how to spin around the pole and do backbends.  It turned out to be really fun, but not really a cardio class, more strength training.

Let me tell you, pole dancing is WAY more difficult than Zumba and Jazzercise. About 500% more difficult.  Those strippers really have to be in great shape for their jobs.   It is a serious upper body workout.  Pretty much every muscle above my waist is in serious pain today.  I have found muscles that I didn't know that I had.  

The instructor warned me about bruises that would probably show up on my legs...and she wasn't kidding...here's my right leg this morning, I count 5 bruises:
Ouch!

Will I go back for another class? Probably not.  But I think that this experience was a non-scale victory as I never would have gone to this class when I weighed 256 lbs.

15 comments:

  1. WOW! Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone. You never cease to amaze me.

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  2. How cool is that! Good for you!

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  3. The place I took Zumba also did pole classes and it was all I could do to not bump or run into the poles all the while I kept thinking there is no way I could do a pole class. Way to go on going and trying the class. Btw my Zumba class was great and I liked it, but I am thinking I should wait to go back til I lose more weight. I think I will love it.

    Way to go!

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  4. Wowwww! That's a crazy NSV - I've always been intrigued. I feel like they probably have amazing core muscles, too!

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  5. That sounds like so much fun. I would love to do something like that. Need to get to my first goal weight though :P Love to bring some of those moves home.

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  6. Wow, way to try something new. I can't imagine how it would feel walking into that class. Great job stepping out of your comfort zone!

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  7. Awesome! I've always wondered what those classes were like.

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  8. Now that is stepping out of the comfort zone!!! Congrats :o)

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  9. Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone, you are an inspiration to me.

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  10. Wow! Great job and yeah, I can see why you may not go back. Bruising after a workout is something I don't sign up for. Awesome job fighting your instincts though and getting out there and I'm sure kicking major strength workout a$$!

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  11. Something else we both like !!

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  12. What a fun thing to try!!

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  13. "What the hell was me, the pale fatty, doing here?!"

    How now, lets have none of that!

    So not true and I don't want to hear you putting yourself down like that again young lady!

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  14. Was there any problem manuvering with the surgical area?

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  15. Was there any problem manuvering with the surgical area?

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