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Obsessing


Saturday, April 28, 2012

I decided that hooping for ten minutes a day is good enough - but that was before I managed to keep the hoop going for thirty minutes without dropping.

Now I think I am a failure if I donīt do at least 30 minutes of hooping. Yesterday I did "only" 22 minutes (I have a work that expects my attention between all hoop moments...

I started this day by walking the dog for 45 minutes - under 13 minutes a km which is really great to be me. So I cleaned the house for a while, talked to a friend, made lunch - and hooped for 35 minutes.

And then I felt compelled to go on a bike tour. He is a little chubby and I gave him too much food this morning... so we have biked for an hour - I let him ride in the box after fifty minutes.

OK, so it is weekend which means that I can get some extra biking in, more for the dog than for me - but I can feel my obsession creeping in - which always ends with me falling off the wagon.

As I have started to practice the weave I am really stiff in arms and back...

Sna after looking at a vlog with hooping I realise that I will probably never get any good, I have to focus on the execise part and to be the best I can - a little disappointing, in my phantasy I am the start of the cirque de soleil.

Oh well... one of those days that I just donīt feel good about myself. It happens.

Tomorrow I will not obsess about anything...

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SILLYHP1953 7/3/2012 4:21PM

    I bet you are a lot better than you think you are. Plus, you have great theatrical expression and design and I know you could be a show stopper!! And yes, when I start getting obsessive it's time to watch out. But it is your weekend and you have time to do more of what you enjoy, so as long as you are enjoying this extra activity....

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 5/1/2012 12:28PM

    Wow, that's quite a lot of exercise in a day. A lot more than I am able to do. I'm happy for you. As for the hooping; it's not so much whether you can compare yourself to how 'good' others are, but that it does give you exercise and that you enjoy it. And, it IS good exercise. I've tried it and was very quickly pooped!
Keep on hooping; whether you're good or not it's good for you!

Amber

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MOLLIESMAMA 4/29/2012 6:26AM

    I cant hulla hoop at all! WoW you are a rok star! Now im inspired today to try! Im going for 1 min!! Be proud! and think Progress not perfection!

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SWEDE_SU 4/29/2012 3:25AM

    sounds like you are getting plenty done! emoticon

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 4/28/2012 9:58PM

    Wait just a second my friend - You did 45 minutes of walking very fast, then 35 minutes of hooping and then a bike tour for an hour and you are disappointed with yourself? There is something wrong with that picture.. that response, because that is a TON Of cardio and that is AWESOME Sparking!!! You are doing PHENOMENAL!!!

I do know what you mean about wanting to be so much better with the hoop.. Hey, I can't keep the hoop up more than a couple minutes at a time even for waist hooping and I don't know really any tricks yet, but I still have fun. Sometime I'll study some tutorials on youtube and see what I can do. The corkscrew seems easy enough and is a way to lift it over your head from the waist hooping, then spin on your hand like a lasso, then drop back onto your waist. I want to learn that one.

One question about this.. on the bike tour, who did you go with and who got to ride in the box at the end? The dog maybe?? I was a little confused.

Geez, so for tomorrow, pick a reasonable goal of time or distance for your biking and a reasonable expectation for your hooping. If 10 isn't enough for you, try for the 30 minutes, but don't push yourself too much because burnout stinks. So maybe try to view a couple tutorials tonight or in the morning and try to get one new trick tomorrow during your hoop time?

For me, when I dance I get motivated to start by saying I'll do just 10 minutes, then I realize I want to do another song or two and pretty soon I'm at 30.. and then when I feel good I aim for 45 min. and usually can strive to hit 60 ultimately, when I force myself to stop. But.. 10 minutes is good and that keeps the streak going.


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JOYINKY 4/28/2012 9:47PM

    Well, I can remember when you couldn't keep the hoop up at all! Now, you're not happy with under 30 minutes! Don't tell me you're not going to get better because I'm not going to believe it! Regardless, relax and have fun with it!

You make me smile, even from the dark side. Hugs.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/28/2012 2:35PM

    Congratulations on your active day. Sounds like you had some fun.

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CHUM48 4/28/2012 1:09PM

    Good luck with tomorrow's goal! YOU CAN DO IT!

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