Just saw this and couldn’t resiiiiiiiiiist… here’s what I wish I knew:
1. You can’t force everything with sheer willpower/stubbornness
I can’t tell you how many times I had decided a move was simply impossible, only to fall into it very easily on an attempt a month later (after weeks of struggling). When you’re ready, you’re ready. When you’re not, stop torturing yourself and work on something else!
2. Some people will never get it. Others will, and they won’t be the people you expect
My grandmother thinks it’s cool. My ex was horrified. Go figure.
3. Your body will change
I guess I assumed, like most people, that pole is all about upper body strength. So I was totally shocked when I got lower ab cuts and an entirely new ass. SWEET. (It comes in handy, too, because pole shorts are tiny).
4. And if you take a break, it will change right the fuck back
I learned this lesson the hard way. 3 weeks without pole, and a lot of occasions involving cake. 😐
5. You will get used to being upside down!
For the longest time, my body would scream NOOOOOOOOOOOOPE every time my feet went over my head. To the point where I almost thought, okay, I’m a spin girl, I’ll never really invert. Now my lack of fear scares me sometimes. (This is another “Don’t tell my mom,” thing guys!).
6. Everyone will judge you
Get used to it. And know that, by ignoring the haters and being the same person you always were, you can even change a few minds. That’s powerful!