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Hooping at the drugstore

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

So I'm at the drugstore (boringly) bying stuff I need and I amble through the summer stuff aisle. I see the hula hoops. Brings me back to my days as a kid and we'd hula hoop for what seemed like ever - until we got older and it wasn't cool any more.

I was on Santa Monica Pier in California a year or so ago, and there was a guy with mega super huge hula hoops! He tried to entice us to hoop with him and no one would. I somehow got roped into it and felt utterly ridiculous. At first I couldn't figure out how to make the thing go, and then I found if I reeealllly got my legs, hips, and, yes BUTT into it, I could hoop with this gigantic ring.

The iridescent pink hula hoop caught my eye, so I had to check out the price which meant going to the front of the store. The cashier thought it was wonderful and started hooping with it herself, next she's handing it around to other customers and employees, and soon about 10 of us were hooping at the drugstore!!

I hardly wanted to leave, we were having so much fun!

One woman was able to get the hula hoop moving while barely moving at all, and we were all then trying to figure out how to do that ourselves. Another woman could keep the hoop in the air if she walked with it, so she was walking around the store and hooping at the same time.

It was great fun - other people looked on but lacked the courage to try. I felt bad for them in a way because we were all pretty ridiculous, all these grownups hooping after not doing it since we were little, but I can certainly understand being rather shy myself.

What fun!!! I'll never look at the drugstore (or probably other people!) the same way again. It brought out the inner little girl in all of us.

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BLUE42DOWN 7/12/2012 3:22PM

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The hooper that Challenger75 is probably referring to is MOSTMOM1. She's done some really fun vlogs and even was featured in a Daily Spark blog, I think. I know at least three others who hoop as part of their regular activities.

Two things to make hooping easier:

1) The right size and weight of hoop (tall enough to come between navel and nipple is the line I've heard.)

2) Don't try to move your hips in a circle. Put one foot forward and rock your weight from one foot to the other - and the hoop should circle almost naturally with that motion.

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CHALLENGER15 7/11/2012 6:56PM

    I wish I could remember who it is, but there is a sparkmember who does videos of hooping...I actually bought one a year or so ago, and it is still sitting leaned up against my bedroom wall....

We've been missing you with our Challenge...hope all is okay.

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