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A Survivor's Tale
Rambling about socialising and pole fitness
I don't think there's anything special about being clever these days. The internet makes it very easy to be clever. More rare is the ability to be non-judgmental, and rarer still is the ability to forgive.

It's a slow day at work and I'm thinking too much and working too little. I'm REALLY looking forward to pole-pump class (geez, when you say it like that it sounds so dirty) tonight, followed by meeting Joey in the Indooro library for our traditional one-night-per-week library chillout time.

We're also hopefully having Erinn and Ro over on Thursday night for Killer Bunnies and Boom Blox and other assorted games. They live in St Lucia, and it's really nice to have friends close by. If it goes well, maybe we'll make Thursday night games a regular thing. Our hobbies are gradually ordering themselves into patterns. Monday nights are generally "chill out at home nights"; Tuesday nights for me are Pole Pump workouts and then cheap DVD night with Joey, Wednesdays will soon be poledancing lessons, Thursdays are friends OR shopping-and-library, and Fridays are generally friends nights.

For those who are interested, this is the mob I'm doing all the poledancing stuff though:


I know I've talked about this a lot already, but I can't get over how happy that first lesson made me. Even the muscle pain I felt afterwards was nice. I'd forgotten how much I love the simple act of using my body. It makes me greedy for more. That's why I started walking again this week: despite the current muggy heat, despite the sweat and stickiness, I love the feeling of ownership it gives me over my body. This time around, it's all extra-satisfying because I don't loathe my body anymore; I'm quite fond of it. That's a huge thing for me.

I think the other reason I'm finding the exercise satisfying is that my life was becoming unbalanced - I'd got a good mixture of relationship, friends, work, sex, creative satisfaction and leisure, but I was neglecting the physical side. Letting my body have some positive attention feels like putting the final piece of a puzzle in place. (OK, there's the "being a better housekeeper" piece, but I think that one slipped down the back of the couch...)

The pole fitness place has a 12-week challenge you can take. It's got a nonspecific toning / weight loss / fitness goal. If you win (I'm not sure how they decide) you get a free course of lessons. Some of the rules would be difficult for me to adhere to, especially "You must eat only food you've prepared yourself"... but generally the stuff I find most difficult is the stuff I should be doing more of.
5 have fought ~ fight the power!
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: February 10th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I misread this as "socialism and pole fitness."

You can imagine my confusion.
darkwingpsycho From: darkwingpsycho Date: February 10th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
>>More rare is the ability to be non-judgmental, and rarer still is the ability to forgive.<<

I think you're VERY right about this.

I'm glad you're enjoying poledancing class! I REALLY REALLY want to try it here, but it's so expensive! :P
tania From: tania Date: February 10th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC) (Link)
That's such a shame! It's only $10 per class here.
stardustshine From: stardustshine Date: February 10th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your internet must be smarter than my internet. :oP
tania From: tania Date: February 10th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've just known too many people whose entire ego and self-worth hinges on their own perceived cleverness. They're the ones who'll always use a long word instead of a short one. Spend enough time around these people and you begin to miss the company of the airheaded idiots you know in high school whose self-worth hinged entirely upon looks. 9_9
5 have fought ~ fight the power!