The Pole Dancing Bloggers Association had us bloggers share about what a day’s like for us bloggers as pole dancers. What’s a day like in the life of Kim Ong these days since I hardly blog like I used to back in 2005-2008 my most active blogging years where I would rack up to almost 320 blog entries per year down to 30 blog entries these few years. You probably know a little lesser about me if you don’t follow me on Instagram or Twitter.
Priorities have changed, I am now a married woman to an Olympic track cyclist who is in the running for his 4th Olympics in Rio 2016, a mother to a 2.5 year old bengal cat Chutney, a full-time business owner selling Spectablend blenders and 5bling track cycling gloves, kickstarted a project last year called Spectacam (had our project featured on Wired.com, CNet and more), a freelance web & social media consultant, and also a pole dancer by night at Pole Divas – the studio where I learnt pole dancing for 4 years.
This would be a typical Tuesday for me:-
08.00am: I wake up, get ready try to dress up and apply make up before going to work.
08.15am: I walk down the staircase from my bed and there’s my workplace.
09.30am: Josiah’s back from his morning gym training. We bounce off ideas about work.
10.30am: I walk up to the fridge and plan for lunch and start to boil brown rice for two.
11.00am: I start chopping up garlic and cook.
11.15am: Lunch is served to settle in Josiah’s tummy for his 1pm track cycling.
12.00pm: Josiah is out of the door for training. I resume work, do the dishes etc.
3.00pm: The cat goes meow annoyingly until I feed him 4 slices of fresh kangaroo meat.
5.00pm: Josiah returns from work and I bounce off ideas with him again.
5.15pm: We play with Chutney the bengal cat for a while and have a smoothie.
6.00pm: I start to cook for dinner.
6.15pm: My cooking usually takes 15 mins. We dine at the table facing each other.
6.30pm: I wash up immediately.
7.00pm: We both have our laptops on our laps (lol!) while watching television.
7.45pm: I get ready for a 8.30pm A2 pole dancing class with Lou Landers.
8.30pm: I get my dose of exercise for the day.
9.35pm: I’d chit-chat with my fellow pole mates, take some photos for Instagram etc.
10.00pm: At home, I shower and chill out with Josiah. We talk about the next day.
11.00pm: We continue chatting until we both fall asleep.
Weekends are usually packed with photography course which I’m doing right now at RMIT, hangout or wine and dine with friends if not another pole dancing workshop.
When training for a pole dance competition, I’d go straight for training at the studio at 5pm each day and train up to 10 hours a week and 2 hours of classes each week. When I’m not pole dancing, I do weight training by carrying heavy grocery baskets in the supermarket or even home practice like burpees, push ups, planking or splits when I’m not lazy and still need to work out. A bit tough in this Melbourne winter cold.
In my spare time when my mind goes off track from work at night, I start youtubing pole routines and think about my next competition theme.