Monday, November 28, 2011

Circus Fitness Aerial Hoop

Thats what we are taught on the first class of Beginners! Single leg hook

Second class!
Unless u have wings, u need to have biceps to get up like tweety bird! We also did some fancy hand and leg switch thing that confused me. Can do it no problem now =)

Week 3 we did some... twisty thingie that can't be drawn and resulted in this big bad baby

Picture taken on the Sunday after a Tuesday class, if i took it on Thursday its much worse! You should have seen the panic on my friend's face when she saw it!

Week 4

One leg hooked and your back holding u in place!

In the following video, i've counted 5 to 7 things i can do!!! =)

Of course she does it and move onto more advanced stuff, i just learned to do the basic and then go back down to the floor. Soooo much fun! Empowering =)

It started to fade, can u see the C shape? Because the hoop is round

In week 13 of pole, i attempted the Nasty Girl.
8 weeks ago i was so frustrated i couldnt do it, now i am soooo much better. Still not perfect. The above drawing illustrates my mistake. The butt is too far away from the pole, in theory, its supposed to touch the pole.

Front view of the Nasty Girl, the right way to do it. The muscles in between my ribs hurt because of it!!!

BodyBalance at the gym today really helped! I also did extra floor stretching on my own =) =)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dazzler illustrated

Dazzler (an invert where u hang upside down on the pole, with your legs gripping onto the pole above your head)

To get into a Handstand, let go one hand and then the other so that both hands are on the floor with face and belly facing the pole

Both legs still holding on to the pole. Slowly descend, let go one leg and then the other.

In this drawing, i messed up the ankle work. Wrong grip, whoops!

The Tease! The only trick i had no problems doing =) My left wrist is stronger than my right wrist for some reason, so when i do this, i tend to put my left hand below my butt

Eye Candy, looks easy but trust me it ain't!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Late Night Shopping

Went shopping alone today. I work soooo far away from the city, so far away from most of my friends. Had dinner alone in the food court too. But that doesnt make my evening any less fulfilling!
Spent ages trying on dresses! No one's opinion to listen to but myself! Sometimes u get friends who have bigger budgets and u end up spending more than u want to. Sometimes u have friends with extremely low budget and they talk u out of snapping up a bargain!

Umm, i bought 4 maxi dresses cuz they were cheap...

See the bruises on the back of my knees? Result of Hoop classes! =) They arent as dark and ghastly as they were a week ago! Well worth it, love love love my hoop classes!! What i struggled with on Week 2 of Classes, i can do with no problem in Week 4 =)

And in Pole, it took me 11 weeks to finally do the Dazzler into a Handstand (an invert where u hang upside down on the pole, with your legs gripping onto the pole above your head. Let go one hand and then the other so that both hands are on the floor with face and belly facing the pole, both legs still holding on to the pole. Slowly descend from there =)

All out of breath after doing the trick, scary too! I was thinking what if i fall??? I'd go head first =S

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Queen

Queen Elizabeth of England... gave Melbourne and a few other cities in Australia a visit a few weeks back

I don't get why Aussies are so patriotic and fanatic about The Queen. They just refer to her as The Queen, as if she was Australian.

All over the radio, all over the papers

My Malaysian friend who is an Australian Permanent Resident genuinely likes her and lectured me about it! He said "She is Your Queen now" because i am a PR here too. Never thought of it that way!

I've been in Melbourne for exactly a year now. Though my initial entry was in March 2010, I left KL on 8 November 2010 to come here for good

Also, is three years old! I've been blogging for longer than that, though i feel myself getting less and less disiplined to blog as often as i used to =(