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Clown Car for Hoops Re-do...


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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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THEIS58 12/6/2011 6:56AM

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HHB4181 12/5/2011 2:06PM

    That sounds like such a good time.

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HUGS2013 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!!
I'm glad y'all had fun "playing" with a bunch of "grown-ups"!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Great vlog! Sorry it was so chilly! emoticon

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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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TRISTAROSE 12/2/2011 11:34AM

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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! emoticon Then, you have an amazing talent with the video system, or whatever you call it! emoticon And, you are one encouraging SparkFriend! emoticon Thank you for everything that you are, because it's a full package of emoticon ness!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 12/2/2011 9:40AM

    Hehe!!!

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THECRAZYMANGO 12/2/2011 9:33AM

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

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