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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Good morning my lovely hula hooping SP friends

well if you see the title of this blog, this is exactly what I am experiencing at the moment, spin the hoop around my waist, move my waist a bit, thud as it hits the floor, and squat to pick it up, all in good form of course....and boy do I ache this morning. Even my hands, wrists and arms, this is crazy do not underestimate this workout, lots of fun too especially dancing to your favourite tune!

Now I know that some of you are taking up the challenge too, which is amazing, I have asked my friends, their children, everyone and anyone, people of all ages, if they can't use the hula to do some dancing instead, anything to keep moving, as we all lead such a sedentary life! The fact of being in front of a computer dictates this too, but I love contacting you all!

My wonderful SP sista has such a great blog and once I get the go ahead will share the link with you all.

So let's get back to SPIN, THUD, SQUAT!

HOPE YOU ALL JOIN ME AND IN THE WEEKEND WE CAN JOIN TOGETHER AND HULA HOOP OR DANCE ALL OVER THE WORLD, JUST HAVE TO WORK OUT TIME DIFFERENCES!

WHAT DOES EVERYONE THINK?

P.S Here is my thread on the fitness message board if anyone is interested?

http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messa
geboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=3406937
6&strViewThisPage=2

  
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SWEETLIPS 7/23/2014 10:46PM

    I am joining you for Hula Hoop Challenge. Before I saw your goodie, I said I am pulling the hoop out tomorrow and working it as best I can. Here we go!!

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RASPBERRY56 7/23/2014 4:53AM

    Thud? Oh, my.........I don't think I'd continue with anything that would result in a *thud* - but that's just me sayin' - and that having been said, I give you kudos for keeping up! Hang in there and keep up the great work!

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MYAKAYAH 7/23/2014 2:30AM

    I haven't Hula hooped yet, I'd feel strange about it here in Madrid lol. Paolo tells me I need to slow down on the exercise or I'll look like I need a sandwich~

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 7/23/2014 12:35AM

    Hey Beauty... How are you! I haven't done any hula hooping today. I have to be mindful of my hips. Sometimes I work them a little too much, but I'm going strong with everything else. 17 days of meatless and I'm feeling great. Crazy about water melon and for the past 3 days that's been my main dish. I love eating water melon I can eat a whole one in one day. LOL NO JOKE emoticon
Well, I hope you're sparking up and storm. Keep on pushing with the hula hoop. I'll be joining you tomorrow, but I won't share a video until sometime next week.
Peace & Blessings
Lynn

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GAL7288 7/22/2014 2:09PM

    You have created a craze lol! A hoola craze, never less it's grand! I saw it's a good exercise and even though I haven't been able to break in my new hoola, I can't wait!

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XRSIZE16 7/22/2014 12:20PM

    I've heard hula hooping is crazy good exercise. Thanks for the idea.

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ONTHEPATH2 7/22/2014 10:42AM

    I haven't picked up a hula hoop in quite some time - but I'm thinking I may want to check it out!!! You just motivated me to try something new (and less boring than the treadmill)

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FORZACHANDMATT 7/22/2014 7:52AM

    Thanks so much for the hula hoop goodie!
I have a weighted hula hoop but haven't really been able to do it - I never quite got the hang of it as a kid but I will keep trying

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CARMEL_466 7/22/2014 7:29AM

    Hi Setti,
I'm glad you are having fun and getting fit with the hoop. Keep at it and maybe one day you will put up a video showing us how you have mastered it. Have a great day and keep pushing.

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PATSYB7 7/22/2014 7:28AM

    You're doing great! Keep going! I go for my post-op today with the eye surgeon. Hopefully I'll get the okay to resume hooping. :O)

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SWEETNEEY 7/22/2014 7:07AM

    Got it.

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GRANDMAFRANNY 7/22/2014 2:38AM

    HEY !! emoticon , KID. SAY WHO IS THAT HANDSOME IN THE PICTURE. YOU SHOULD BE SO emoticon . HOPE HE DOES WHAT YOU'RE DOING. LOOK'S PRETTY MUSCULAR HIMSELF. TRIED HULA HOOP'S I HAVE NO MORE HIP'S TO SPEAK OF. MY MEASUREMENT'S ARE 33-25-33. WHEN I STARTED SPARK'S IT WAS 40-48-40. LOST ALMOST 70 LBS. IN 2 YRS. BUT DON'T RUSH. YOUR BODY WILL SEND YOU SIGNAL'S SO LISTEN TO IT. WHEN NOT FEELING emoticon , CHILL OUT AND emoticon . LOVE YOU, KID.

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MY HULA QUEST

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HELLO MY BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRATIONAL, UP FOR A CHALLENGE SP FRIENDS,

WHAT A FANTASTIC RESPONSE I HAVE GOT TO ENCOURAGING YOU ALL TO JOIN ME IN MY CHALLENGE. FIRST AND FOREMOST, I MUST GIVE THANKS TO MY SISTA WHO ENCOURAGED ME, HER VLOG IS THE BEST EVER, SHE IS AN EXPERT.

WELL ALL WEEKEND, I HAVE SENT OUT HULA GOODIES TO REACH YOU ALL, THANK YOU FOR THOSE WHO KINDLY LET ME KNOW IT WAS NOT THEIR THING, WHICH IS TOTALLY FINE.

THANK YOU FOR MY FRIENDS WHO TIED IN WITH ME, DOING THE HULA HOOPING OR DANCING, EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS A TIME DIFFERENCE, WHAT FUN IT WAS KNOWING THAT WE WERE ALL MOVING TOGETEHER.

SO MY HULA QUEST IS TO GET MORE OF US TRYING IT, REMEMBER I AM A TOTAL NOVICE AND BOY MY THIGHS ACHE FROM ALL THE SQUATS I HAVE DONE THIS WEEKEND, YES PICKING UP THE HOOP FROM THE FLOOR!

I THINK THAT MY SO THINKS THAT I HAVE FINALLY GONE LOOPY, ALTHOUGH HE HAS NOT SAID MUCH, YES HE IS A MAN OF FEW WORDS, HE SURE NOTICED WHEN ALL HE COULD HEAR WAS THUD THUD AS THE HOOP HIT THE FLOOR....I WILL GET BETTER, I AM NOT GIVING UP, THIS IS TOO MUCH FUN.

MY FRIEND, HER CHILDREN AND HER STAFF AND CHILDREN, SHE IS A MANAGER OF A DAY CARE CENTRE, IS TAKING UP THE CHALLENGE AND BUYING HOOPS TODAY, WOW WE ARE GOING TO BE HULA HOOPING AND DANCING ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

OK BEST I GET MY BUTT, READY FOR SOME MORE, HOOPING

HAPPY HOOPING

OH I JOINED SOME SPARK TEAMS REALLY GREAT! YIPEE

  
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SWEETNEEY 7/21/2014 10:29PM

    Need to get a picture with my hulahoop. Where do I find the challenge can you send me the link?

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STEVEN2GO2 7/21/2014 9:11PM

    Setti,

I am glad that the THUDS your concerned DH heard were from the HULA HOOP and not YOU!

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GAL7288 7/21/2014 4:18PM

    I happy to be able to join you soon!

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TATERCAT 7/21/2014 9:29AM

    emoticon Look at you all hooping around!
Sounds like a blast

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JSPIN74 7/21/2014 9:21AM

    So fun/funny (your challenge & your significant others reaction or lack thereof "man of few words") emoticon

This sounds like a great & super fun workout. I myself am a terrrrrrrrrrrrible hula hooper...my 12 year old is an amazing hula hooper...i do however "imaginary" (fake hula hoop...like a CHAMP...on my Wii fit emoticon

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CARMEL_466 7/21/2014 8:18AM

    Thank you both. I had fun this weekend wiggling my hips with y'all. lol I love challenges and will try most things...once... emoticon Have fun with your hoop and new teams. Keeping pushing dear friend.

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 7/21/2014 12:56AM

    Settimia emoticon
I really enjoyed this workout.
I was sweating buckets. I worked out for a total of 50 minutes. I was full of energy and I really loved it and canít wait to upload a video again.
Iím already thinking of my song to upload to.
I think Iím going to do a song from
BLACK EYED PEASÖ BOOM BOOM POW OR IMMA BE


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PHATNOMO11 7/20/2014 11:50PM

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HULA HOOPING OR HULA DANCING

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HELLO WONDERFUL PEOPLE,

MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND AND ADOPTED SISTA, WHO SET ME THE CHALLENGE, OPENED THE CHALLENGE UP TO THOSE WHO CAN'T USE THE HULA HOOP OR HAVE LIMITED ROOM, HOW ABOUT HULA DANCING, MOVING YOUR HIPS TO YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC AND JUST HAVE A GREAT TIME. I AM DEFINITELY MOVING MY BIG BOOTIE, AND ALTHOUGH THE HOOP ENDS ON THE FLOOR MOST OF THE TIME, I GET EXERCISE FROM PICKING IT UP AND THROWING IN SOME MOVES KEEPS ME ACTIVE! lol

LET ME KNOW IF YOU GUYS ARE UP FOR THIS, I HAVE A PORTABLE HOOP AND STILL WANT TO SEE YOUR PHOTO'S FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD, BUT YOU CAN STILL DO THE SAME WITH HULA DANCING? EVEN A PIC OF YOUR FEET IS GREAT! lol

PEACE AND HARMONY

  
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MYAKAYAH 7/20/2014 10:38PM

    no hula hoop for me and I think I need to dance though~ 2 more days to my birthday, Tuesday is it!

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NUTTYBARBIE 7/20/2014 8:04PM

    I would like to thank everyone for helping to find me! LOL I was lost, but now I am found! :-)

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GLUCOZA 7/20/2014 5:24PM

    I'm just stopping by to wish you good luck on your Hula hoop adventure!

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SWEETNEEY 7/20/2014 1:10PM

    I'm like you with the hoop ending on the ground, but I'm a gonna keep trying the hula hoop.

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 7/20/2014 12:33PM

    I'M N... BUT I'LL DO MINES SOMETIME THIS AFTER NOON BEFORE I START DINNER! 9:30AM I'M NORMALLY GRUMPY. SO 2PM I'LL START DOING A CHALLENGE.

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JMARIES51 7/20/2014 9:44AM

    I am starting a week of taking care of my 3 year old grand daughter. So I think the challenge for me will be hula dancing. She will enjoy it too, I am sure. Thanks for the invite and the interesting new idea of fitness. I will let you know next weekend how it goes. emoticon

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PATSYB7 7/20/2014 7:53AM

    Wah--the day got away from me yesterday and I didn't get to hoop. I will start again today. :O) Keep hooping! Woo hoop!
PS Spark needs a hooping emoticon, don't you think???
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CARMEL_466 7/20/2014 5:58AM

    Good morning Setti, I see you're in Hula mode this morning. You go Girl! :) I will take the challenge. Not sure my hips will cooperate but I'll try. Hope you're having a great day.

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I FOUND BARBIE

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello all my wonderful helpful SP friends,

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME FIND MY FRIEND, I AM SO PLEASED THAT NUTTYBARBIE HAS JOINED SP.

Everyone her photo alone shows the amazing results.

WE CAN ALL DO IT

HOPE YOU ARE ALL READY FOR THE HULA HOOP CHALLENGE. Now I have a larger hoop it is really happening and although still ends at my feet, I am seeing some improvements.

HAVE A GOOD DAY, IT IS THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING SO BED IS CALLING ME

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SWEETNEEY 7/19/2014 5:58PM

    Got my hoop and doing a lot of squatting to pick it up.

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 7/19/2014 4:16PM

    Glad you have a large hoop. Now! Keep at it!

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TATERCAT 7/19/2014 9:16AM

    hahaha....how did you find her in the depths of sP?
Enjoy hooping around!

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PATSYB7 7/19/2014 8:26AM

    Glad you found your friend. Keep hooping!

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DJ4HEALTH 7/18/2014 11:02PM

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MYAKAYAH 7/18/2014 10:56PM

    I was thinking of hula hooping without the hoop, possible? Yes but not till I go home! Happy Weekend and welcome to your friend~

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STEVEN2GO2 7/18/2014 9:49PM

    Go girl go with the new hula hoop!

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CARMEL_466 7/18/2014 8:05PM

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AALLEY2 7/18/2014 8:00PM

    emoticon I want to know more about the hula hoop challenge please.

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KEEP TRYING DON'T GIVE UP.....

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello beautiful wonderful people,

yesterday was the last day of a course I teach to adult students. In my teaching I try to reach my students and start off a class with positive affirmations, when I visit them in their placements schools or daycare (part of my job) if their practice is good, and I see that they have tried their best, I try to build their confidence. I try to guide and apply patience, but believe me at times I am tested beyond with excuses of not submitting work on their deadlines.

Anyway recently the students have been learning about the EYFS which is the early years curriculum so that they can assess and plan for the childrens' development. It is difficult because it is a very long document and they have to try and track where they are, make comparisons to the 'norms' of development and the EYFS, plus back up their findings to a relevant theorists. I understand how difficult when it is very new and English is not your first language.

Great frustration is shown from them as they need to submit work, they often state that it is easy for me, and when I tell them that everyday I struggle with so many things, especially with my weight which fluctuates up and down, and concentration levels, they are surprised.

I tell them of my journey of trying new things, teaching myself to swim, taking up yoga, hand weights, and recently the hula hoop, they were surprised as some told me that they learnt when they were children and that it was so easy. I told them that we never stop learning and that I was not giving up, even with my quest to get fit.

Well yesterday, along with a thank you card as it was their last session, they urged me to open up a box, and you will never guess what was inside?

Yes a beautiful hoop, but the strange thing I had looked on the internet and even asked a friend it they thought it was ok........this hoop is pink and purple, and you assemble it. They told me that I can take it into the forest with me, and practice in the nature. WHAT AN AMAZING GIFT, SO MY QUEST TO LEARN THIS SKILL CONTINUES.

WHO BELIEVES IN THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, IT NEARLY BLEW MY MIND, WHEN I SAW THE EXACT ONE I HAD LOOKED AT, AND HAD NOT TOLD THEM ABOUT IT

HAVE A BLESSED DAY AND REACH OUT TO PEOPLE WHEREVER THEY ARE, KINDNESS AND APPRECIATION IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD

PEACE AND HARMONY, THANK YOU TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS LONG BLOG, BUT I WANTED TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE ABOUT MY WORK TOO.

  
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JMARIES51 7/20/2014 9:41AM

    I love your hula hoop, I love your hula hoop story, I love your people you teach, and I love you! ---- What an interesting career you have. It sounds like it is a challenge ad yet probably quite rewarding. You are very inspiring. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 7/18/2014 11:15PM

    Nice and have fun with it too.

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STEVEN2GO2 7/18/2014 9:14PM

    It is mysterious how life works out sometimes!

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ONTHEPATH2 7/18/2014 4:33PM

    How cool is that? Enjoy that hula hoop. I bet every time you practice it, you will see some of their faces! Sometimes we never know the impact we have on others' lives.

Keep trying, keep learning!

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TATERCAT 7/18/2014 11:48AM

    Such wonderful students! Enjoy that hula hoop that they gave you

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GAL7288 7/18/2014 10:09AM

    It was great of them to do that! Goes to show that they appreciate you, even if they don't want to do the work, they still listen and learn from you. You are such a great motivator but I am glad that you are going to get a break!

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PATSYB7 7/18/2014 7:55AM

    Awesome blog! I believe in the power of attraction. How thoughtful of your students. Speaks volumes of you as their teacher.
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SWEETNEEY 7/18/2014 7:00AM

    Parallels in life. I'm gonna get my hoop today. IT'S ON!!!!

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TWEETYKC00 7/18/2014 6:14AM

    You are such a great example!

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CARMEL_466 7/18/2014 6:08AM

    What a blessing. I can tell you are a beautiful person and your students get to experience it first hand. They are so blessed to have you as a instructor. Thanks for this beautiful blog. Nice way to start the day. Have fun with your hoop.

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GRANDMAFRANNY 7/18/2014 4:59AM

    NOW THIS IS A BLOG I REALLY LIKED TO READ. TAKE CARE, KID.

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