Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Round and Round




I think writing out my Life List has really given it momentum. I cannot believe that I have crossed off yet another item. All in less than 4 months time I have checked off 4 things! That means I need to dig deeper and start adding some bigger dreams to the list. Maybe I'm making it too easy on myself. Or maybe writing down my intentions helped give them flight. Whatever it is, it seems to be working for me on getting them done.

Yesterday just happened to be my first ever Pole Dancing class. You'll remember I almost crossed it off my list a few months ago. Please overlook the grainy iPhone shots. They are just my proof that I was there. That I did it anyway. Even though I was extremely nervous about making a fool out of myself. My friend who was supposed to come with me canceled at the last minute which upped my anxiety just a bit more. For half a second I thought about bailing. I love to try new things just not so much when they involve coordination, dance steps and going it alone. But I did it anyway.

I'm feeling sore and little bruised today but I know this is something I can go back and learn more from. It can teach me how to unwind that tight protective rubber band of a ball I have wrapped around my facade. It can teach me to feel the music and move with it. It can teach me to laugh again. Plus there is absolutely no argument on how awesome of a workout it is! My arms tell me so.

I want to send out a special thank you to Allison from Ophidia Studio for hooking me up with a free session and teaching a kick-ass class! I hope to be back very, very soon!

13 comments:

  1. How cool! I was wondering what adventure you were embarking upon when you hinted at something new. A life list? I think I need to get me one of those. Not sure what would be on it -- never considered pole dancing but it looks like fun! Nice calves BTW!!

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  2. How fun!

    Congrats on crossing another thing off your life list! It's such a great feeling.

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  3. How fun! I've been invited to go along with friends but haven't made the time. There's one big one in Vegas I thought would be awesome to do with girlfriends.

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  4. Kudos to you!! That's awesome that you still went and that you enjoyed. The work out is a plus too! I just read your life list early this week and thought you were steaming through them rather fast. You are motivating me - perhaps I should take some time and commit a few wants and dreams to paper. Enjoying sharing your journey...

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  5. You go girl. Love ya

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  6. Yay!! This is so awesome and just totally brightened my day! You rock! I don't know if I'll ever try one of these classes, though it sounds like it might be fun! I have been feeling so heavy lately, and when you said that this class uncoiled a little of that wall and made you laugh, I literally felt myself exhale. I hope more and more of life pulls back your layers, and the more you share about it, the better it will feel. Thank you for sharing this, I am so stoked for you!

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  7. That is so awesome Celina, not only that you crossed off another item on your list but I bet it was so much fun and a great workout! Still inspiring me on a daily basis my friend!

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  9. How fun! Good luck with the rest of your list!

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