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Hula Hoop Hilarity

Monday, September 10, 2012

I was a pro with a hula hoop as a kid, so I couldn't resist picking one up today to give it another whirl. What was I thinking? This stuff is harder than it looks!

After looking around, I found that my cheap-o dollar store purchase isn't really worth the buck I spent, not for someone of my age and girth trying to use it for exercise.

I'll need to try something else if I want to return to my childhood. Read the link below for more about my day, and better information on hula hoops for exercise.


Maybe I can hang this one on the wall as a decoration or something. A giant pink wreath?

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SUNNIEMCPH 9/11/2012 8:51AM

  You made me smile! Thank you!

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    You are right! The Dollar Tree Hula Hoops won't work because they are too light weight. I have a weighted Hula Hoop, and it wasn't long before I was 'hooping' as well as I could do it as a kid. Keep on Hooping!


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LAURAHNTR6 9/10/2012 9:47PM

    Hi, I'm Laura and I just joined today. Saw your blog post and enjoyed it. I bought a 2.5 lbs. weighted hula hoop a few months ago and I love it! Took a while to get back into it (I was kid-pro too!) and I didn't read the instructions (I know - instructions for hula-hooping?!). As I said, it's weighted. I went for 15 minutes (with stops & starts) my 1st day and I could barely move the next day! I didn't bruise (although I've heard that can happen), but my entire midsection felt bruised! After I healed, I followed the instructions and just did two minutes a day for about two weeks. I'm now up to 15 minutes every other day and I enjoy it very much. Great blog post!

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Do you follow a training plan?

Monday, September 10, 2012

If you're just starting out on the road to fitness, training plans can be an important tool to use on your journey. I picked one that I think is right for me, but there are loads of them out there and there should be one that's just right for you too.

I got ahead of myself on my current training plan without realizing it, so need to back up and stay with the program.

I discuss more about training plans in general and what I'm doing in my journal at the link below.



Great week!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

I'm still journaling my training workouts for the Trick or Treat Trot virtual 5K. I just started this week, but it was a good one, and I also did well with food and overall motivation. My weekend workout is posted at the link below.


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    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

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SUNNIEMCPH 9/10/2012 2:31PM

  Way to Go!!!!

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DIET_FRIEND 9/9/2012 9:22PM

    Keep on sparking!

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KADYSMOM11 9/9/2012 9:18PM

    very good! emoticon emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 9/9/2012 9:10PM

    Great job. Keep up the good work!
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Calculate Those Calories Burned!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

I track everything here on SP, but it's nice to have something that will take into account my weight to get a more true picture of what I'm really burning when I exercise. I found these neat calculators that will do that, and I've posted them on my journal at the link below.



Rest Day Turns into Dog Days

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I was going to take yesterday as a day of rest, but while I ended up not doing much, it still didn't go quite as planned. You can read about my excursion on my journal at the link below.


I need to figure out how to work in some exercise today still.

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