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Clown Car for Hoops Re-do...

Friday, December 02, 2011


Hey guys, bear with me while I geek out a moment. The Godzilla-like audio delay on my video yesterday was making me nuts. I don't want to delete the first blog, I just want to post the video again in a slightly different format, to see if it works. Thanks for being my guinea pigs; you know how I love guinea pigs. :)

ORIGINAL BLOG (good grief Shelli, pull it together) :)
I finally got a chance to report back from my first hoop class. We had SO much fun! I took Audrey, her BFF (Emily) and we met one of my friends and her DD there. Turns out, they cancelled the class at the last minute because the teacher was gone. But all the regular hoopers stayed to hoop, just for fun. The class was a little slice of people pie--all shapes, sizes and different ages. We took our own hoops, (see vlog) but there were plenty there. Somebody plugged in an iPod, cranked up the music and everybody started hooping. There were all different skill levels and everybody was sharing tips and tricks. Hoops were spinning and flying through the air; everybody was laughing and smiling. There was a ton of energy in the room. My friend had never hooped before, but she had a blast. (She ordered her first hoop when she got home.) I was finally able to ask an experienced hooper for help on things that have been stumping me and I was able to share a few tricks too. YouTube tutorials are great, but in-person help makes such a huge difference. Next week is another freestyle class and then the teacher will be back. You can bet I'll be there.

When I got home that night, I thought about what made that evening so much fun. I mean, we were in a gym, sweating up a storm. It was a serious cardio workout. Yet, they had to run us out of there; nobody was ready to stop. That's not normally how I feel about exercise. And then it hit me--when was the last time I was with a group of adults, just to play? No agenda, no competition, no pressure--just pure, joyful play. That's rare! It was like recess, only better, because nobody had cooties. :)

PS: Thanks DAIMERE, for teaching me those behind the back passes. They're fun!

  
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LORIVIOLA 4/24/2014 10:08PM

    i so enjoy your blogs! and today, i especially needed enthusiasm and fun.

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SUNNYWBL 12/12/2011 6:11PM

    What a great workout!
And having fun at the same time? Priceless!

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BABYTUXXY 12/7/2011 8:03AM

    You really should be a personal trainer, after all you just got me to walk an extra 13 minutes watching and reading the blogs you've posted that I have missed (boy I must have been busier than I thought to miss so many of your blogs! emoticon)
Now it's snowing like crazy outside and the sun is finally up so I believe I will go out and build a snowman (yep my own personal adult playtime!)

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 12/7/2011 7:13AM

    i love how you and your daughter enjoy this together!

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HHB4181 12/5/2011 2:06PM

    That sounds like such a good time.

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HUGS2015 12/5/2011 10:00AM

    This was a fun video to watch and I loved the music too! Thanks for sharing. Hoop on! emoticon

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DIRTYBUNNY 12/5/2011 9:33AM

    Very cheery little video!

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SAHARASUE 12/5/2011 7:42AM

    Great video Shelli! I love the new hoop on the elbow trick. And the hoop clown car is great. What video editing software do you use? emoticon

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CAMELSAMBA 12/4/2011 11:03PM

    It's a good thing those aren't anvils you work out with, the way they go flying around! :^)

I was thinking your bug might be the clown car. How do you fit the hoops in there? They seem so big!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/4/2011 10:50PM

    Thanks for sharing!!

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BLACKROSE_222 12/4/2011 10:33PM

    That might be your cutest video yet. LOL.

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SHOAPIE 12/4/2011 9:20PM

    You put a big smile on my face again. emoticon

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EMMALEIGHB 12/4/2011 8:19PM

    Yay!!! Another hooper! Loove it!

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GRACEISENUF 12/4/2011 5:17PM

    emoticon enjoyed it ...you 2 sure have fun together!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/4/2011 3:36PM

    Sounds like great fun

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KIPPER15 12/4/2011 12:32PM

    All work and no play makes for a dull life. Thanks for the reminder. Looks like so much fun!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARYHENNIG 12/4/2011 11:22AM

  Love your video blogs. You seem to really enjoy life and that is what life is all about! Awesome! emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/4/2011 9:58AM

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EMPTRS 12/4/2011 9:49AM

    What a FUN hobby! That bag is PERFECT for you! Hope you were able to warm up!

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SBNORMAL 12/4/2011 8:44AM

  woohoo

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SBNORMAL 12/4/2011 8:42AM

  SOunds like big fun and good laughs.

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LKMCKEE2008 12/4/2011 7:22AM

    Sounds like a blast! Enjoy these times. You'll never regret them. It's always great having fun exercising. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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145HEALTHY 12/4/2011 4:19AM

    The two of you look like you're having a blast! Thanks for sharing.

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ELISOS 12/3/2011 3:42PM

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/3/2011 12:05PM

    The Circus music sends me. SENDS ME WOMAN!!!!
The house with the green truck in the lane...is itfor sale? How many bedrooms? I need 5 bedrooms....1 full bathroom 1 half, I can work with....just sayin'.....I NEED to move into YOUR neighbourhood. Just sayin'!!
I don't know if your neighbours would be able to handle it, but, I'm ALL over the idea. ALL OVER IT!!!

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MARCH_ 12/3/2011 7:46AM

    "just to play"
You've got me thinkin'...

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LEXIE63 12/3/2011 7:19AM

    Sounds like you had a whale of a time at Hoop Class, even without the teacher. Nice one! :-)

Oooh, and I used to have a car that was that colour. I loved it! Never lost it in a car park! LOL
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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TEXASFILLY 12/3/2011 7:14AM

    Adorable as always! Love your hoopin' and you look MAH~velous, Shelli girl~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/3/2011 7:13AM

    REALLY COOL!!!! THANKS for sharing.
HUGS
Pam

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1BEACHWALKER 12/3/2011 12:57AM

    Hula Hooping is taking over the world! emoticon Good job learning all those tricks! You are looking really great Shelli--getting slimmed down! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 12/2/2011 9:56PM

    You guys are so funny. I loved the music you put with the video. Hope you have a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for your encouragement! Hoop on! Spark on! emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/2/2011 8:40PM

    Wow, that sounds like such a fun class. I may have to put hooping on my to do list.

Love your blogs!


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RUARUGBYNUT2 12/2/2011 7:38PM

    Love you babe, your such fun & pretty good with the old Hoops!

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OLDERDANDRT 12/2/2011 6:45PM

    You two are more fun than what I could imagine would be a barrel full of monkeys!!
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22JAMIE 12/2/2011 6:14PM

    that's awesome and it's great that you have something to share with your daughter. I bought a hoop after going to a concert and watching this girl do it for the entire thing. I was amazed. The hoop has had more use as a prop in my studio then around my waist sadly to say but your video inspired me to learn a few new tricks Thanks for sharing!!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 12/2/2011 2:26PM

    Shelli,

You girls ROCK!
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KAMAPERRY 12/2/2011 2:08PM

    Love your videos! So if I am a guinea pig, am I Chubs or Pudding? emoticon

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CARRIEANNE1027 12/2/2011 12:11PM

    Your videos always make me smile.. You 2 look like you're having the greatest time!

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DAIMERE 12/2/2011 12:05PM

    Welcome! And I didn't even notice the issue with the first post. :P

And I thought I commented last night on my work break but it's not showing up. So I guess not.

What I said last night: I keep meaning to make a hoop hugger. I guess I should before I take my hoops to the high school for their PE classes. But with all that's on my plate, I doubt I will any time soon. That'd involve finding my supplies first!

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CHUBRUB3 12/2/2011 11:56AM

    I agree these moments with your family are so perfect for your treasured memory album.
Your doing awesome!
Hugs,
Angela

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KALISWALKER 12/2/2011 11:38AM

    Hey Shelli, you discovered the secret of success - fun and exercise at the same time!

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TRULYVISIBLE 12/2/2011 11:05AM

  I can just see the two of you driving in your yellow convertible with the top down and the hoops in the backseat standing high in the air. People looking and saying, there goes the Hoop Girls. I bet your local newspaper will be doing an article on the two of you soon.

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INFLATED 12/2/2011 9:48AM

    Whatever you did took out much of the noise of the wind affecting the microphone.

Ditto to what MOMMA_LITTLE said.



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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/2/2011 9:41AM

    WOW! Your video blog is AWESOME! Not only do I notice your amazing ability to do this hooping stuff, there is so much MORE! First of all, your wonderful MOTHERHOOD! What treasured memories you are making with your sweet DAUGHTER! I LOVE it! emoticonThen, you have an amazing talent with the video system, or whatever you call it! emoticonAnd, you are one encouraging SparkFriend! emoticonThank you for everything that you are, because it's a full package of emoticonness!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 12/2/2011 9:40AM

    Hehe!!!

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    Love it! Your video loaded SUPER fast!!! emoticon

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Clown Car for Hula Hoops & Recess

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I finally got a chance to report back from my first hoop class. We had SO much fun! I took Audrey, her BFF (Emily) and we met one of my friends and her DD there. Turns out, they cancelled the class at the last minute because the teacher was gone. But all the regular hoopers stayed to hoop, just for fun. The class was a little slice of people pie--all shapes, sizes and different ages. We took our own hoops, (see vlog) but there were plenty there. Somebody plugged in an iPod, cranked up the music and everybody started hooping. There were all different skill levels and everybody was sharing tips and tricks. Hoops were spinning and flying through the air; everybody was laughing and smiling. There was a ton of energy in the room. My friend had never hooped before, but she had a blast. (She ordered her first hoop when she got home.) I was finally able to ask an experienced hooper for help on things that have been stumping me and I was able to share a few tricks too. YouTube tutorials are great, but in-person help makes such a huge difference. Next week is another freestyle class and then the teacher will be back. You can bet I'll be there.

When I got home that night, I thought about what made that evening so much fun. I mean, we were in a gym, sweating up a storm. It was a serious cardio workout. Yet, they had to run us out of there; nobody was ready to stop. That's not normally how I feel about exercise. And then it hit me--when was the last time I was with a group of adults, just to play? No agenda, no competition, no pressure--just pure, joyful play. That's rare! It was like recess, only better, because nobody had cooties. :)

PS: Thanks DAIMERE, for teaching me those behind the back passes. They're fun!

(Sorry for the weird, Godzilla audio delay on the video. Not sure what's up with that. I re-posted it in a new vlog and it works now. Video gremlins at work.)
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EMMALEIGHB 12/14/2011 6:20PM

    I want one of those for me! I have a hard time carrying my hoops!

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/3/2011 10:50PM

    It's magic!!

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FLMOMX2 12/2/2011 8:27AM

    Looks like SO MUCH fun and a great thing th do with your DD.

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COACH_NICOLE 12/2/2011 8:16AM

    You guys are too cute!

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INFLATED 12/2/2011 12:46AM

    You two are so much fun to watch.

I told my husband about weighted hoops, but I think he is going to buy a food scale for me.

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This girl looks like a girl in a Slinky at the end of her routine.

I like to watch a girl named Rachel Frantz hoop. She does hoop-dancing and is very fast with her moves. She makes it look very sexy too.

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TRULYVISIBLE 12/2/2011 12:16AM

  Playing with adults without cooties! You say it perfectly and in a way we can all understand and envy. None of us should lose the "play" in us but we seem to as life takes over. You remind us that youthful laughter and joy is so important no matter of your chronological age and I so Thank You for that. Audrey was so adorable in this blog. You two are so lucky to have each other and to share this crazy and fun hooping experience. YOU GO GIRLS!

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ELISOS 12/1/2011 11:41PM

    thank you for sharing, it is great to see you having fun. emoticon

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FEISTYOWL 12/1/2011 11:01PM

    How fun to find exercise that you forget it's exercise!! I love that bag, that's pretty cool. I love watching your hoop tricks!

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KMICHA 12/1/2011 10:11PM

    You are great! I vote with Sherryjvp, I'm looking you up and going to class with you. I'll bet "play time" is a blast!!!! You are awesome! You rock it!

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MADKAPKID 12/1/2011 9:57PM

    Shelli...you and Audrey have done it again. I LOVE your blogs! You always leave me smiling. Hve a joy filled day....Karen

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7WORSHIPS 12/1/2011 9:17PM

  Wow - love your blog. You guys make me want to run out and buy a hula hoop to join in the fun. emoticon

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MAGGIE805 12/1/2011 9:06PM

    Very, very cool!!! Love this! emoticon emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 12/1/2011 8:32PM

    Very nice new tricks, ladies! I'm glad you had such a great time at your class-turned-recess. emoticon

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VCRUMP11 12/1/2011 8:15PM

    I don't have to tell you you're awesome but - YOU'RE AWESOME! The vlog and the description of the class was so funny and made me feel like I was right there with you. Your daughter is so lucky!

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_JODI404 12/1/2011 7:50PM

    Shelli & Audrey ~~ LOVE your vlog, as always!!!!!

Your class sounds like SO much fun... so glad you found that. Now you have somewhere to play in the winter.. you can't be out there in no coat in the depths of winter...

I found one here to try when I can fit it in. I have a mini cooper, so I got a travel hoop to take with me to the gym...should be here any day! I can't wait!

Your new tricks are awesome, and I love your hoop carrier!! Great find on that!

You know I adore you two!!! Keep the vlogs coming, you are getting serious, serious skillz!!!

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MARTY19 12/1/2011 7:45PM

    You are nuts! I get such a kick out of you blogs and vlogs. Keep them coming!

Marty

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/1/2011 7:10PM

    I LOVE your earrings!!
I want your pants. Those are sexay jeans, Shel!

I LOL'd when you did your first elbow-pop and almost took Audrey out. (sry A...I love ya kid ~ c'mon your face was so priceless!!!!)

That elbow-pop rocks!!!

WOO HOO!! You so rock!
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MOM-MOM8 12/1/2011 7:06PM

    emoticon It is emoticon watching you and your daughter! I smile when I receive the notice that you have posted again. Just the thought of what you might have for us this time. I really enjoy your blogs. emoticon

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SHERRYJVP 12/1/2011 7:01PM

    If I am ever in our area, I am going to let you know and BEG to go with you.

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CHUBRUB3 12/1/2011 6:40PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Recess!!!!
Hopscotch and Hula Hoops! Too cool.
Glad you had a blast, and LOVE the clown car for hoops.
Hugs,
Angela
Keep up the wonderful work Shelli and Audrey.


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FITFABJENN 12/1/2011 6:39PM

    Playtime for adults. That is such an awesome concept. Love it!

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JOYINKY 12/1/2011 6:30PM

    Oh! Oh! Oh! I'm sooooooo jealous!!! I want an adult recess! Glad you had such a great time and WOW, I love the bag! It's on my to do list now! Wouldn't take me long to make one and it would make them so much more manageable in the house too. Wouldn't freak Sugar out as badly when they start moving around. ;)
I've looked, not seeing anything going on around Lexington with hooping. I'm not much on driving out of town. Maybe when I start hooping at the gym, others will too. Especially if I take all my hoops. But, I gotta tell you it's a challenge to get even one of my big hoops into my car. Need to practice that more too. Love the collapsible! Thanks for sharing Shelli!

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BARRONVC 12/1/2011 6:30PM

    You are HOOPS GONE WILD.....................

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KALISWALKER 12/1/2011 6:29PM

    Educational and fun! You have another fan, my GD Kennedy loved your mother/daughter show.

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A_NEW_JAN 12/1/2011 6:16PM

    What fun!
It was really cold & windy here today. 33 degrees with wind guts over 50 mph, but if I were having that much fun, I would be outside, too!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 12/1/2011 6:04PM

    You guys are so cute! I love the video and your new bag and your new tricks!

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GUITARWOMAN 12/1/2011 6:00PM

    Loved it, especially the no cooties part....

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/1/2011 5:45PM

    How fun!

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LAURALOVESSPARK 12/1/2011 5:41PM

    Looks like so much fun!
Love the way your Daughter and you enjoy each other and hoops!
Pretty cool hoop carrier too! emoticon

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KIN59VARA 12/1/2011 5:39PM

    Recess for adults, how cool is that! I love your car, it seems so much like you. Thanks for sharing a part of yourself with us!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/1/2011 5:27PM

    I would LOVE to get involved in something like that! What do I need to do, post a newspaper ad? Who wants to play hula hoops with me in Lubbock, TX? emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 12/1/2011 5:25PM

    Oooophs, I can't access your vlog! emoticon Anyhoo, kudos for you and the others making the most of the instructor not being there and so glad no one had cooties!!!

P.S. The vlog is up and running - yehhhhh! That is a pretty awesome hoop carrier you got there. WTG on the new tricks you learned. Looks like you could be running the class!!!
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SUNFLOWERSAVAGE 12/1/2011 5:22PM

    Sounds like so much fun....but I couldn't get the video emoticon

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Crunchy Number Stats & Woohoo Collection

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Numbers are fine and dandy, but I'm not really a math chick. I'm more interested in words- words like "woohoo." You see, I'm a connoisseur of woohoos, an aficionado of woots, a wahoo savant. So, I'll post my crunchy number stats from the Fall Challenge. I'm happy with them, but what I really want to share is my collection of Woohoos.

Crunchy stuff: Lost 6.7 lbs. during challenge, total loss since SP 29 lbs.
That's 3.1 lbs from my official 5% goal, works for me. Maybe I could make that 5%, but I'd have to resurrect All Or Nothing Girl. I'm way happier with Slow And Steady SparkShelli. I'm smaller than I was at the beginning of the challenge. I lost 1.5" from my waist and 0.5" from my hips. I just bought size 14 jeans. I feel bad for yelling at my husband for handing them to me to try on. I thought it was impossible. Nope. They fit. That's down from 18W at the beginning of the challenge and 20 since starting SP.


Wii Me at beginning of Fall Challenge

Wii Me at end of Fall Challenge

Now, for my collection of Fall Challenge Woohoos:
-Kept fitness streak going- Today is Day 230.
-Hooped for 200 minutes in my Epic Hoopathon on Day 200.
-Continued vlogging my SparkAdventure.
-Learned a bunch of new video editing stuff, including keyframing a Bezier mask. (Flying my geek flag.)
-Went roller skating and watched Audrey conquer a fear. (She's trying to get into a Jr. Roller Derby class now!)
-Did World Hoop Day routine with Audrey and her BFF, submitted our entry and ended up on the WHD site. (Hopefully we make it into the video.)
-Met SparkChefs Meg and Stepfanie and didn't get kicked out for being a rabid fan.
-Cooking recipes from the SP cookbook and haven't set fire to anything--yet. We ate parsnips! I didn't even know what a parsnip was, still don't really. I remember reading about them in Peter Rabbit. We ate 'em, we liked 'em.
-Can walk and hoop AT THE SAME TIME. I want to try walking and hooping around the block for a vlog someday. Think that'll have to wait for warmer weather.
-Tried making our own mini hoops. They sorta fell apart, so we ordered some from a hooper on Facebook.
-Learned lots of new tricks with the mini hoops and lighter hoops.
-Joined the SP Community team.
-Almost finished producing first set of videos for client.
-Can do the over and around the head move with the flow wand.
-Made some new SparkBuddies, even play Words with Friends with a couple of them. :)
-Laughed a lot and felt good about myself.

There are probably more, but those are the first ones I could think of. I didn't get to have my ukelele woohoo, because I don't have a uke yet. Someday... I'm already planning for more woohoo moments during the Winter Challenge. We're making our own sock poi and learning how to spin poi. We're learning the World Hoop Day routine from last year. We're finishing up production on a fitness video with Chubs and Pudding. (Watch out, Coach Nicole.) Who knows what else we'll do? Keep trying and learning new things--Spark on, Brave Sparkers!


Real Me :)

  
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PICKIE98 12/4/2011 6:52AM

    Thimply Thtunning! emoticon

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VCRUMP11 11/28/2011 2:11PM

    Love your pictures. I think I'm camera shy. You motivate me to take more pictures!

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TORONTOWOMAN 11/26/2011 11:43AM

    I LOVED your first video blog Shelli!

here i am watching the intro, expecting the hoop to fall down on the 3rd round, and NOPE - around the waist, WHOOP up on her hand! WHOOP two on the arm! audrey in pjs is hooping! its a FeSTIVAL of Hooping!

Whew! Gasp, i have to catch my breath i giggled so hard!
your new fan
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NPA4LOSS 11/25/2011 11:16PM

    You are such a great inspiration my friend! Here is another emoticon coming your way!

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PCASEY7 11/25/2011 4:24PM

    WOO HOO!! Good for you.

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COMPUCATHY 11/25/2011 12:04PM

    Congrats on all your woo hoos! You've come a long way baby...keep it going ...slow and steady! Yay for hubby...giving you size 14 jeans! Spark on! emoticon

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JERZGURL_NAN 11/25/2011 9:07AM

    Woot Woot - Bravo and Thanks for the inspiration. The idea of hooping is quite intriguing for this body and creates an interesting goal for myself? sounds impossible! :)

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123ELAINE456 11/25/2011 6:38AM

  You are such a inspiration to me and everyone else.I love watching your videos too.You are doing a fantastic job. May God Bless You and have a Wonderful Week. Have a Happy Thanksgivng.

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4MRSDAND123 11/25/2011 2:34AM

    emoticon You're doing great and you look great! emoticon

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IRMA63 11/24/2011 11:31AM

  Happy Thanksgiving,
You are doing great. I just got my new modem last night. This morning saw that I have lost another pound.
Will have to take a long walk after I eat Thanksgiving dinner. It will be Vegan, just have to watch how much I eat.

Irma63

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DAVIEGRRL 11/23/2011 10:15PM

    Well done! Keep up the excellent work!

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LEYETTE 11/23/2011 3:53PM

    You look FABULOUS!!! emoticon

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JENJI_RUNNER 11/23/2011 8:33AM

    Woo hoo for sure! You look great. I love the slow and steady concept rather than all or nothing. And parsnips are yummy! emoticon OK, that's a carrot, but close enough.

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LINDABENEDICT 11/22/2011 10:54PM

    woo hoo indeed ! emoticon emoticon

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ACURVYLADY 11/22/2011 10:37PM

    sounds good!! keep up the great job : )

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NDKARIKARI 11/22/2011 10:08PM

    this is a wonderful blog! Woohoo for all your progress and success! emoticon

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ROBBIEB25 11/22/2011 12:16PM

    Congratulations Shelli! I have been having my own "What am I thankful for" moments today and having people like you on SparkPeople that make me smile is definitely a big

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WELSTEACH 11/22/2011 10:54AM

    It is fabulous that you did all that! And to think, you yelled at your dear hubs for handing you the 14's. You should be ashamed. HE knew all the hard work you put it to this. HE saw the changes too. Listen to your better half, especially when he hands you skinnier jeans. emoticon

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KRISTEN_SAYS 11/22/2011 10:50AM

    I'll say it again - you are awesome!

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/22/2011 9:19AM

    You are wonderful always trying something new! Obviously Audrey sees that and is will to play with you and try new things for herself too! emoticon

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VTORIA3 11/22/2011 8:23AM

    Great Results! Keep it going! emoticon

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ROCKINMOM77 11/21/2011 11:26PM

    emoticon accomplishments!!! Just please don't try making a v-log of cooking from the Spark cookbook while Hooping, you might wreck your not setting anything on fire streak!! emoticon Just kidding, I think your pretty sparktacular! emoticon

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EUPHRATES 11/21/2011 11:22PM

    Sock poi? Seriously? Brilliant! Wanna try! Point me in the right direction???
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TRAVLNWOMAN 11/21/2011 10:23PM

    You are looking emoticon emoticon

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INFLATED 11/21/2011 9:41PM

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You look great, Shelli! Roasted parsnips are delicious. Size 14 jeans, Woot, Woot, Woot!!!

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KIPPER15 11/21/2011 9:25PM

    emoticon emoticon Love the blogs and your enthusiasm

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IAMACTIVETODAY 11/21/2011 8:16PM

    emoticon one more for your collection !
So many achievements to be happy and proud of !
And a 230 day fitness streak deserves a double emoticon :)
Btw how is the WiiFit? I am contemplating getting one...are there any particular fitness games you would suggest?

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EMMALEIGHB 11/21/2011 8:04PM

    w00t w00t

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AIRPEACH 11/21/2011 7:55PM

    You're looking good!
And I emoticon parsnips. :) emoticon

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ELSCO55 11/21/2011 7:49PM

    emoticon Great blog!

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YA_YAYA 11/21/2011 6:04PM

    You are on the right track and you are looking great. They do go hand in hand often, don't they? Nice work.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon keep going strong!!! emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/21/2011 4:49PM

    Wow...being a few days behind makes me the 108th commenter! You sure are a popular girl around here and it's no wonder, Slow and Steady SparkShelli. You are amazing!
I love your crunch results and your woohoos! Seriously, though, you should have known to trust your husband when he handed you those jeans.
Not to take away from the fitness side of things, but do you want to play Words With Friends with me, too? If so, drop me a note and we'll find each other in another virtual world! emoticon

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VIKINGBABE 11/21/2011 4:15PM

    So inspirational to see your WooHoo list! That's what keeps us motivated for the long haul. I love reading your blog, you have great energy and put a smile on my face every time!

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BRITTHORT9 11/21/2011 4:11PM

  Awesome!! Keep up the good work!

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HHB4181 11/21/2011 12:55PM

    You look great! Keep it up!

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TJMOAG 11/21/2011 12:09PM

  I'm more of a crunchy chick and forget about woohooing myself! Thanks for the inspiration and the laugh. I will try to remember to woot myself every now and then. emoticon

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ASUPERCOOLCHICK 11/21/2011 12:04PM

    Awesome! your picture is looking mighty spiffy there hun.
I love my hoop but I'm limited to hooping in my bedroom or spare room so my space is limited to learn new tricks and such. BUt I can really tell a difference in the midsection since I've been doing it daily.

Spark on warrior and keep collecting those woo-hoos.

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PHIREBALL 11/21/2011 12:02PM

    I gotta get me a woohoo moment! I know they're coming!

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BAKER1009 11/21/2011 11:45AM

    That is awesome! I like emoticon's too!! Go you!

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COACH_NICOLE 11/21/2011 10:49AM

    Oooh I can't wait to see more of chubs and pudding! Bring it!

BTW Your Wii avatar really looks like you!!

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JOANOFSPARK 11/21/2011 10:10AM

    emoticon emoticon looking great and you are having such fun doing it..what could be better!! :) emoticon emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 11/21/2011 9:55AM

    emoticon I know it felt good to see that BMI go down!!! emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 11/21/2011 9:46AM

    It feels so good to be healthier, doesn't it? And those smaller jeans are just icing on the cake, that we're not eating anymore!!!

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ZIPCONTROL 11/21/2011 9:43AM

  Wow !! You've done a whole lot of cool things this fall ! But strangely I think I'm enjoying them more than you are ! emoticon

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TINARETTER 11/21/2011 8:28AM

    You are so fun! Thanks for your posts they are so brightening. I still can't do a basic hula hoop but when I read or see you blogs I give it another try.

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World Hoop Day 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Okay, here's our video for World Hoop Day. Next time we'll drag a friend along to tape, so we don't go out of the frame. LOL. Audrey's BFF, Emily joined us. We may not be the smoothest act in town, but we sure had a fun day at the park. We'll let you know if we make it into the official video!
HAPPY WORLD HOOP DAY!!!!

  
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 2/19/2012 9:44PM

    Too fun! emoticon

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    If it weren't for your postings, I would never have known about this wonderful competition! emoticon emoticon

You are definitely WINNERS!


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ECLIPSED 11/20/2011 7:22AM

    Great job & hope you get in!

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MICHIGANLORI 11/19/2011 10:13AM

    Love your video! My daughter and I just started a hooping class. We are having some much fun together. At our last class, hoops were flying everywhere. I almost got nailed in the head.

Keep on hooping!!!

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LEXIE63 11/18/2011 6:12AM

    emoticon I so love watching your blogs. LOL
Hope you made it into the official video thing. :-)

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READYRACHEL 11/17/2011 9:10PM

    Love the vlog! I looking forward to the next one.

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TWEETYKC00 11/16/2011 7:41PM

    Whoohoo, great hoop dancing there! I love your hat, it rocks since it happens to be the dorkiest one, and yes, that is a really good thing to be is dorky! You are one of us dorks, have you joined us here?

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ASUPERCOOLCHICK 11/16/2011 11:54AM

    I love this vlog! you are too awesome!

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FERN1943 11/16/2011 9:09AM

    I can't express how enjoyable your blogs are. I can't wait for the next one. I did not realize how world wide hoola hooping is. Just amazing. emoticon
You get a prize for the blog!!!!

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BLOOMING52 11/16/2011 12:08AM

    Cool!

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CONRADBURK 11/15/2011 5:45PM

    Thanks for the performance. Good Job!
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GENKI_WARRIOR 11/15/2011 12:01PM

    XD Awesomesauce! Hooping makes me happy XD

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BETTAPRINCESS 11/15/2011 5:06AM

    Never thought of using the hoola hoop in my basement like that lol. I guess I can hoola hoop after all emoticon Loved the video it gave me a reason to smile....thanks.

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BRONX_MARIANNE 11/14/2011 7:19PM

    That looked like so much fun! I have to run out & get a hoop!
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BRITTHORT9 11/14/2011 4:30PM

  How fun!!

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FREES1 11/14/2011 1:41PM

    How wonderful!!! love the outfits, especially the top hat!
My mom had a great pair of photos, one of my brother (13 years older than I and in college at the time) spinning my hula hoop and the other of me in his sport coat watching him... I keep thinking one of these days I'd try it again... thanks for the inspiration and reassurance it can be done!!

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FAM4HEALTH 11/14/2011 1:37PM

    How fun. And great memories. WTG!

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COROZALOVE 11/14/2011 1:14PM

  When I was a child about 9 years old I used to be a champion on the hoop,winning contest at my school and in other competitions,I always attributed my small waist to the hoop. I still love it and use it often.Good way to excercise stomach muscles.

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GODSBEST 11/14/2011 10:34AM

    I think you were enjoying yourself just a little too much !!!!! - LOL

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GAILRUU 11/14/2011 8:47AM

    Try as I might, I can't swing a hula hoop around my middle, but I could wave it in the air! That looks like fun.

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STEFFIROCKSIT 11/14/2011 8:39AM

    WOW, how cool is this? So much fun just watching!

Thanks for sharing and keep on hoola-hooping LOL
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TRACEYROCK 11/14/2011 6:10AM

    Watching that was a great start to my morning- thank you. Looks lke a lot of fun!

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MRSSCHENCK 11/14/2011 5:13AM

    You're an emoticonmom. I should send my niece to live with you so she can have fun, too! emoticon

You inspire me to go out and play again.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 11/14/2011 3:52AM

    Looks like lots of fun!

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SFSU-GRAD 11/14/2011 12:25AM

    Awesome!


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A_NEW_JAN 11/14/2011 12:24AM

    Good job, girls!


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SWIM_2_SLIM 11/14/2011 12:07AM

    I wish that I could be that gutsy!!!

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SWHITTEN7 11/13/2011 11:56PM

    emoticon Great job ladies. Way to go. Loved it!!! emoticon

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ANDRE_CSPRINGS 11/13/2011 11:10PM

    Awesome


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CHANGING-TURTLE 11/13/2011 11:04PM

    THAT WAS SO CUTE emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DRAGONFLY126 11/13/2011 10:42PM

   
awesome loved it!!!! what was that at the very end???? looked liked the perfect day.

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BGCROWSON 11/13/2011 10:01PM

    What fun! Thanks for posting. emoticon

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MICHCLEARY 11/13/2011 8:48PM

    Fun. I especially like that you're doing something with your daughter! One of my daughter's runs 5k's with me sometimes and we recently made our own tutu's to wear to the komen run. That was fun.

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DAMGOOG 11/13/2011 8:08PM

    That was great!!!! Nice job,the hat were a nice touch.
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KARIDIAN1 11/13/2011 7:22PM

    That was good and funny! I was smiling and laughing while it played. You need to make more!

Keep the creative juices flowing.

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FANCY-PANTS 11/13/2011 1:30PM

    Love it!! emoticon emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 11/13/2011 11:35AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Absolutely love your creativity! And you're having FUN! emoticon emoticon emoticonBB~ emoticon

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JLEMUS1 11/13/2011 10:17AM

    Too funny emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAHARASUE 11/13/2011 10:13AM

    Awesome job! Loved the hats.

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KMIRANDA2000 11/13/2011 8:24AM

    I used to be able to...hmmm...could that be a new challenge?

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PSTONE57 11/13/2011 8:08AM

    Liked your hula video! I want to learn how to hoop!

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MOMMASHUTT 11/13/2011 7:49AM

    That was great. Some pretty smooth moves with a hula hoop that I've never seen before.

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1BEACHWALKER 11/13/2011 12:06AM

    Those were some hats! emoticon Who would have thought something I played with as a kid would become so popular! Happy Hooping! emoticon emoticon

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MOMMAKNOWSBEST 11/13/2011 12:00AM

  :)

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MAVIEPOOH 11/12/2011 11:49PM

    great hats looks like great fun makes me wnat to bring out my hoola hoop hey i will! emoticon

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RUARUGBYNUT2 11/12/2011 10:19PM

    Hey Guys
I see you are all still HOOPY, I MEAN LOOPY!
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Roller Skating Woohoo Vlog

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Audrey and I wanted to share a woohoo moment from last Friday. We went skating! This was a big deal to Audrey. She had a pretty bad skating accident when she was younger and she's been afraid to try since then. (Imagine doing a full face plant on the concrete and you get the picture.) At any rate, she mustered up the courage and skated! By the end of 2 1/2 hours, she was feeling more confident and even said she wanted to do it again someday. Fear conquered! Although, she said her dream of being a roller derby girl probably isn't gonna happen...
I skated too! Not sure I would've tried it 26 lbs ago, but this time, I didn't want to sit on the sidelines. That's not what SparkPeople do. I had so much fun and got in some exercise too. Can't wait to skate another 20 lbs from now!
Yours Woohooily,
Shelli
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LORIVIOLA 5/29/2013 9:27AM

    Way to go Audrey and Shelli!
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BEESPARKLE 1/11/2013 10:44AM

    I applaud you Audrey!!!!!! You.

I applaud you Mom for being for her and a emoticon for you girl.

Your daughter is the image of you. I have to look twice if it is you coming back or going out on the rink and also in the christmas h.hoop dancing wit the girls.


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SCOOTERGIRLOZ 12/10/2012 6:27AM

    Shelli, this comment is for Audrey...

Audrey, you go Rollergirl... imagine my huge grin when I read you were a fellow Freshie. I started in Oct this year and am slowly learning how to cross-over.

Your mom wrote in this blog "Although, she said her dream of being a roller derby girl probably isn't gonna happen..." and yet now I see you in BTLSMUM's photo gallery living your dream.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/my
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Just look at yourself Audrey emoticon
That photo was less than 6 months after this vlog. You are amazing!

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LEIAMLOW 4/18/2012 1:41PM

    I don't know if you will still get comment updates on this vlog but I just wanted to say a few things. :)

1- I love what a great relationship you an Audrey have! I am super excited for the future, and spending time with my daughter like the two of you do! I just hope my kiddo is as awesome as Audrey when she hits 6th grade!

2- Audrey-Your dream of being a Roller Derby Girl is not crushed! I had never been on quad skates when I tried out for my team. I still fall on my bum now! If you really want to do it, you just have to keep getting up and trying again. The best tip I can give you is bend your knees and try to keep a low center of gravity. That way if you fall, you are closer to the ground and it will hurt less. I totally wear my pads every time I go skating. I don't care how silly I look, being the only person out there wearing Knee, Elbow and Wrist pads. Having the proper protection makes falling a lot less scary. :)

3- I am totally Spark Stalking you guys! I have been going back through all of your old blogs/vlogs. lol! Can you tell you are like my new Idol? Mwah!

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VCRUMP11 11/28/2011 2:10PM

    I LOVED this Vlog and the fact that you were skating with your daughter and helping her overcome a fear. You are an awesome Mom!

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BETTAPRINCESS 11/15/2011 5:15AM

    Love your blog!! good for you Audrey on conquering your fear, and I enjoyed watching your mom speed around the ring also lol.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/11/2011 12:35PM

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Way to go for both of you conquering your fear!

OK.... after seeing this I am going to make a goal for myself to try skating again. I tried it last year and did not make it out on the rink because I was too scared. I was almost falling on the carpet! I used to skate all the time.... I need to try this again.

Thank you for the inspiration!

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SUNSHINEGB 11/11/2011 11:51AM

    Hooray for Audrey for conquering her fear of skating! WooHoo!
And kudos to you for joining in . . . for as you said, we spark people don't sit on the sidelines! WooHoo!

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1TRULYBLESSED 11/11/2011 8:44AM

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Audrey, those socks are super-mega- emoticon! emoticon on facing your fears and getting out there on the rink!! Y'all ROCK!!

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ANGELABAUER 11/9/2011 3:45PM

    I think Woohooily is officially my new favorite word! Thanks for you awesome blog and especially for this post about conquering fears .... I need to go tackle one or two of my own and this is perfect inspiration.
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EVERLEARNING 11/7/2011 11:22AM

    You guys are amazingly awesome, but you already know that....
Audrey, you have plenty of time to be a Roller Derby girl. I have a friend in her early 30's who just got through Roller Derby Boot Camp, and was ACCEPTED on to the team!! She doesn't like Justin Bieber, either.

You two keep on being fabulous and inspiring, OK?

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TRACYZABELLE 11/7/2011 1:20AM

    WTG ladies!! Love the socks by the way!

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KPETSCHE 11/6/2011 2:42PM

    Way to go for both of you. I tried it when my kids were little and it wasn't nearly the same as what I remembered from being a kid - we had those little metal (adjustable) skates that hooked to your shoes and used a little key to adjust. I'm talking ancient, here. I did buy myself roller blades and have done those in the past with the kids. THAT is a whole NEW experience!! Really dangerous to us old fogies.
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SAC-6582 11/5/2011 11:58PM

    Awesome Vlog!!!

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JCDUBEA63 11/5/2011 11:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonI have a little more to lose and I want to do this!! Havent skated in over 20 yrs

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KARIDIAN1 11/5/2011 10:49PM

    Love the socks. Both of you did a good job skating. I haven't been skating since high school and your video brought back some fun memories.

Keep on having fun together and making videos to share.

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CARRIEANNE1027 11/5/2011 9:38PM

    Yayyyy!!! Congratulations Audrey!
I used to love taking my kids roller skating. Unfortunately the only skating rink anywhere near here closed down.. *sighs*.. I miss it! Inline skating is ok, but there's so much debris on the roads with the leaves, twigs and pine needles that it's gotten to be quite dangerous. Ah well, maybe someday someone will open up another rink.. Until then, I'll live vicarously through your skating vlog.. lol..


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ROBBIEB25 11/5/2011 5:22PM

    You two are so AWESOME! Proud of you both and love the sox too!
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EDWARDS1411 11/5/2011 4:46PM

    Well done ladies!! WGT in adding variety to your exercise regime!!!
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KAMAPERRY 11/5/2011 4:15PM

    Awesome and tell Audrey I am soooo proud of her!! Proud of you too!

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TEXASFILLY 11/5/2011 2:30PM

    O! That looks like so much fun! Brings back memories of my skating days as a girl at "Spinning Wheels!" You're truly a wonderful Mom! So glad Audrey faced and conquered her fear. Y'all are great! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERRYJVP 11/5/2011 12:14PM

    My niece and I tried that last summer (actually outside). We laughed so hard. Tried it in the kitchen for a while first. I have it on an old blog.

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CHRISSYANNE3 11/5/2011 11:33AM

    Tell your daughter that I just recently joined roller derby and there are some girls who show up that have never been on skates before in their life. In my experience most of the derby girls are very supportive and encouraging. If she has a dream of being in roller derby then all she has to do is practice skating. It looks like she has a pretty good teacher right there. Besides, do you have any idea how many calories roller skating burns??? A lot. Keep practicing and know that nothing is impossible.

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HS1056 11/5/2011 9:03AM

  LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

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MAMAG476 11/5/2011 6:03AM

    I love the socks. You are a great mom. That looked like so much fun. Wish I was there. emoticon

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DWILCZKO 11/5/2011 1:32AM

  cool!

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SHAMROCKY2K 11/5/2011 12:07AM

    Want to try that again. There are so few skating rinks. Oh, and if I go.. maybe it would be nice to only have a few other people there.

Thanks for reminding me how much fun it is to overcome your fears.

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PJBONARRIGO 11/5/2011 12:06AM

    You guys ROCK!! Congrats to both of you for going skating!! WHOOO HOOO!! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/4/2011 11:25PM

    What a terrific thing to do! I can see me doing this but only if i were apdded from head to toe. Bubble wrapped, maybe. Congratulations on conquering this.

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SCOUTMOM715 11/4/2011 11:23PM

    emoticon Audrey and facing your fear!! You did it!! I'm so proud of you!! Another fantastic video Shelley. You have quite the talent to vlog & skate at the same time. emoticon emoticon

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TRAVLNWOMAN 11/4/2011 8:09PM

    Shelli, sometimes I think we must be soul sisters! The little bit I've read about you and seen of your blogs, you remind me so much of myself. I took my grandsons skating about a year ago (was at about my current weight now). We had so much fun. I didn't get as confident as I was back as a teen but I managed to stay up which was all that mattered. I think you are so brave to skate and vlog at the same time. Now THAT takes talent!

Keep the great vlogs coming. I enjoy them so much!

Kimberly
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SEAJESS 11/4/2011 6:29PM

    Fabulous!

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GNUATTITUDE 11/4/2011 6:17PM

    Audrey, what you did was just awesome! Shelli, I think you must be the coolest mom in town! Good on ya both!

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RUFFIT 11/4/2011 5:43PM

    Good for you both!! My brother lost his front tooth roller-skating so I know how scary it can be. Congrats to you both!!
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EUPHRATES 11/4/2011 4:16PM

    YAY. 'Yote keeps promising we'll go roller skating one of these days, need to make a plan! :)

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THETURTLEBEAR 11/4/2011 3:20PM

    WOO HOO Audrey!!!

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TRUANGEL1 11/4/2011 3:12PM

    WOW YOU GALS ARE AWESOME. YOU BOTH DID GREAT.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 11/4/2011 3:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon FOR AUDREY YOU GO GIRL YOU LOOKED GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOSTMOM1 YOU MAKE ME WANT TO GO SKATING AGAIN I HAVEN'T DONE IT SINCE I WAS A TEEN BUT I LOVED IT.
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MADKAPKID 11/4/2011 2:51PM

    We were without power and I only just got on and started catching up with my sparks mails. Your VLOG is awesome......A lesson for all. FACING FEARS....not easy....but....can be done.

WOO HOO and gratz to Audrey. I know that it had to be very hard for her. IT showed in what she said to you....HOWEVER....SHE DID IT! I am happy dancing for her. Congratz!

We all have fears of one sort or another. When I hear about others facing fears....and conquering them, it encourages me to face mine in hopes of conquering mine..

Thank you for sharing this special moment with us....have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 11/4/2011 2:16PM

    WooHoo!!!

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WELSTEACH 11/4/2011 1:29PM

    Congratulations Audrey, you did it!!! Way to go. Conquering a fear isn't easy.

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KIPPER15 11/4/2011 12:40PM

    Great blog. It looked fun, but my butt hurts at the thought. emoticon emoticon

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MOM24BOYS_2CATS 11/4/2011 12:14PM

    Yeah!! Good for you Audrey!!! Awesome job you guys keep up the awesome work.

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MARTY19 11/4/2011 11:38AM

    emoticon to both of you. Overcoming obstacles!

Hugs,
Marty

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KRISTEN_SAYS 11/4/2011 9:41AM

    Looks like you two had lots of fun!

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CZARINA_TV 11/4/2011 9:11AM

    Good for you guys! I learned to skate a few years ago after being a wall hugger for a long, long time. It's really fun!

A lot of derby groups have basic training classes. They teach you to skate and some basic safety skills like how to fall and what to do when your skates get caught in someone else's. They're a great workout, even if you're not interested in really joining the league.

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MUMSKI 11/4/2011 8:50AM

    Well done Audrey, what an achievement.

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