Saturday, August 03, 2013
So I actually did the exercise yesterday, but I'm doing the prompt today. And I'm not gonna beat myself up about that! :D KINDNESS! hehehe.
Here's the challenge:
THE CHALLENGE: Exercise for fun—choose a form of
exercise that you enjoy, a form you wouldn’t normally
choose because it calls attention to your body.
WHY: Exercise is necessary for health, but we have turned
it into a duty, obligation and punishment--something we do to
“make up” for the food we eat. Women are bombarded with
media messages that tell us we can’t run, swim, do yoga, or
any number of things unless we have the “perfect” body. We
must stop waiting to achieve perfection and live our lives to
the fullest—taking risks, trying new things, and utilizing the
unlimited potential of our bodies.
JOURNAL: How did your body feel during and after your
exercise? Reflect on the blessing of being able to move.
So I hula hooped at a church dance for the youths. I was asked to be a chaperone and was bummed because chaperoning dances SUCKS unless you have someone with you. I thought about bringing my new LED hoop, but I worried about drawing too much attention to myself. Well I did it anyway. And I hooped and danced in front of all the kiddos. And I took breaks and watched them dance and tried to be a good chaperone as well. It made the whole evening very bearable and fun.
How did I feel? I felt fantastic. I really enjoyed myself and let loose and tried different things. It was good practice for the time I'm gonna go do a kind of hoopjamesque performance in September with the Green Mountain Hoop Troop in return for a free yoga class. :D I may not be exactly as healthy as I want to be right now, but I can still move really well and I love it.