Breaking Up With the Scale: A Struggle With Orthorexia

I wrote this piece for www.peertrainer.com The great irony of this piece is the punch-line: I weighed myself. Ever hear of orthorexia? It’s when someone develops an unhealthy fixation on healthy foods. Total first-world problem, I get it, but I think that might be me. It all started after I had my second child and got really […]

How I Told My Mother

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Lately my pole instructor has been posting a lot of video submissions for the 2012 USPDF Amateur Division competition. She notes what she thinks is special about each performance and I have found it to be an excellent learning tool. Not that I am able to do any of the tricks […]

Poling for 50,000 at the Bolder Boulder

Monday, May 28, 2012 I take pole dancing classes and teach at a small studio in Boulder called Boulder Spirals. It’s in its’ fledgling years and we instructors are tasked with promoting the crap out of our classes. It’s not a perfect system but if we want to teach, we better make sure we are doing […]

Back in the Saddle

Thursday, May 24, 2012 Okay. I admit that my last blog post was a big, fat bummer but that’s life. I wallowed in self-pity for a while and engaged in some therapeutic pet adoption (I adopted a MASSIVE Great Dane, named Blue) and now I’m back. I had a completely awesome day, starting with a […]

Procrastination, Thy Name Is Viv

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 It’s been a while since I’ve blogged-in and I sincerely wish that I could report that it is because 1) I’ve been working so hard at nailing the bouncing chopper that I haven’t had time to write or 2) every spare moment of my time has been taken up by my […]

Cinco De Burlesqueo At 303 Vodka

First Performance Ever                      Monday, May 7, 2012 I took up pole dancing in January and now the time had come to perform, not to a group of fellow students, but to real, live, paying audience. I had practiced my piece so many times that I […]

Stage Fright

303 Vodka is throwing a Cinco de Burlesqueo party this weekend and invited Boulder Spirals to participate. I was having one of those Woohoo-sure-why-not! days when one of the organizers posted an invitation to perform on the Boulder Spirals Instructor’s Facebook page, so I threw in my hat. At first I was super nonchalant about it, like, “Sure, I’ll do […]

Look Ma, No Hands!!!

Teaching My First Real Class                                Thursday, April 26, 2012 I finally reached the final destination of my instructor training: I got to teach a class – to paying customers – all by myself. As in no one was there to […]

All Work and No Play Makes Vivienne A Sore Girl

Level 3 Progressive Series: 7th Class                     Saturday, April 21, 2012 I wish I could report that something spectacular happened today in my Level 3 class but I done shot myself in the foot. When Sasha helped my install my X-pole in my living room, er, Champagne […]