Last week a coach from my gym asked me where I have been.
Thanks for calling me out Coach.
Little does he know, I’ve been busy sexy rumbling at my burlesque dance class.
Granted the class is only once a week. But he doesn’t need to know that.
The class isn’t so much dancing as it is to pose like a 1950s pinup and look sexy.
I can’t hold a sexy pose for half a second before I start giggling.
But the instructor said to create a stage name and character. This will help me with posing since my character is too cool to giggle at herself.
So I came up with the name Margot Fatale.
I chose Margot because it is a girly name. My real name is Rikki, and most people call me Rik, so it’s fun going by something not only girly but also French.
Fatale because I’m a big fan of the Film Noir era. I wrote an entire thesis about the Femme Fatale characters and the power they have over their male counterparts. These films portray the simplicity of men due to their willingness to commit crimes all because they were after the nookie.
Let’s try and bring that word back people. I think we owe to Fred Durst.
At the time, these characters were looked at as evil and negative. But I think there is still something we can learn from them: they are confident, unapologetic, and desirable.
As someone who has a lot of self-doubt and apologizes for everything, these are traits I could learn.
And they are traits Margot already embodies.
I catch myself in front of the mirror and liking what I see. But once I go on the scale, I’m suddenly disappointed in my body and the way I look.
Instead of going to the gym on Tuesday nights and trying to lose those pounds I’ve gained, I go to a dance class where I am forced to pose and be sexy.
At the end of the hour class, I feel more attractive than I do after an hour at the gym.
As I look around the classroom, I see a dozen other sexy, attractive, and desirable women. These women don’t have six packs, or butts with three different types of glutes.
They are women with confidence, and body types not featured on an Instagram page or a health magazine.
They are genuinely and uniquely beautiful women.
So the next time a coach at the gym calls me out for not showing up, I’ll walk my little cat walk, give him three pinup poses, and walk away with confidence.
Little will he know, his ass just got sexy rumbled, and that’s something you won’t learn at the gym.