Monday, February 7, 2011

Sticky Buns, Prelims and Pictures (Oh My!)

Ok, I know you're wondering what the fudge happened to that "culinary masterpiece" I was attempting to blog about, but couldn't because of technical difficulties. You're also probably wondering where the hell is my meatless Monday post? Well the culinary masterpiece that has yet to make it's blog debut is far from meatless, and my meatless meals last week were far from blog worthy. So to make it up to you, I'm finally delivering on a promise I made many many months ago, that you've probably long since forgotten about. But I'll get to that later. Let's take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

A while back, I made sticky buns from a recipe I saw on My Life on a Plate, which Keeley adapted from the Barefoot Contessa. But because I was in a rush when I was making them, I forgot to take pictures of the finished product. Well my pole dancing studio, Xpose Fitness, was hosting the preliminary round of their annual Miss Xpose Fitness pageant Saturday evening, and I decided to bring those sticky buns to the party. Actually, I had been looking for an excuse to make them, as I had been craving them for weeks, but needed someone to share the calories love with. History has a way of repeating itself, and I found myself once again rushing to make them and get out the door. But at least I got a picture of the finished product this time around, albeit they were a little more caramelized than I intended, but still good, still good!

Messy but delicious

Even though I like the almost burt sugar effect, I realize I need to adjust my oven temperature for this recipe 

As for the competing ladies, I must say I was wowed. These women demonstrated some advanced tricks and amazing skill level. Naturally because of the low lighting, my pictures are awful. And to ad insult to injury, my camera died half way through the evening so I only have but a few pictures to share. I was initially hesitant to post pictures of the competitors, because I don't have their permission. However, because of the epic fail that is my camera, you can't really see their faces at all, so no harm no foul. And I definitely have some goals to work toward now.

And without further adieu, I promised, and I delivered my pole pictures! After seeing the pictures, I debated about sharing them, purely because my technique leaves much to be desired. Buuut, I figured there's nothing like a great set of before and after pictures, and now I know exactly what I need to work on. Please bear in mind, however, that I took these pictures after an intense 50 minute class, so I was very fatigued. I'll make sure to be fresh and fit next time.

The Pretzel, it's a work in progress

The Figure Four, not at my best though, I'm overarched

A two hand Layout, I'm over arched (again)
A true Layout, but my free arm should be extended behind me. I'm working on it

Happy Monday :)


  1. I think it's hilarious that you THINK you don't look amazing. I am impressed....and just realized I need to up my workout game! Time to sign up for a marathon.

  2. You and the rest of the ladies look incredible! I can't believe you can eat sticky buns and still hav a body like that! Life isn't fair :o/

  3. Um, your form looks good to me! I can't imagine even making it through one pole dancing class.

    The sticky buns look good... try getting an oven thermometer to test the accuracy of your oven temp.

  4. Sometimes I laugh at myself for my pole vocabulary, lol. and yes, i'm sure pole classes would make the hubbs a happy(er) man, lol. These sticky buns are ah-mazing, i think they're going to become a staple for any social function for me

  5. lol Kristin, the sticky buns are amazing, I wish I could take credit for the recipe. Pole is my only workout, thank goodness it's an instant muscle builder :)



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