SparkPeople HULA HOOP FOR FUN AND FITNESS Team Messageboard We are here to help you get/keep a healthy life. Hooping is a complete core workout. Hooping regularly can help to whittle your waist & strengthen your core muscles. That's a win-win-win situation! SparkPeople HULA HOOP FOR FUN AND FITNESS Team Messageboard Self-care for anytime but especially at this time I thought about going back to the regular challenges but I really felt like I needed another challenge to take care of myself. It is funny because I have never been very good at self-care. I am finding that with all the uncertainty and concern for the elderly/compromised people my nerves are about shot. I hope this challenge will help all of us to feel a little calmer. <BR> <BR> The other day I was listening to a trainer saying that it is okay if you are not killing your workouts like you us... Sun, 26 Jul 2020 23:39:01 EST Traveling with hoops? I'm curious, how do you travel with your hoops? Do you have a "hoop cozy", as I've seen a few videos and for sale, or do you have some other method for carrying them around? <BR> <BR> I just don't want to spend 55 bucks on something I may be able to make myself, lol! Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:12:13 EST Summer Love Challenge I want you to close your eyes and really think about the questions in the section. <BR> Section 1: <BR> Think about the last time you knocked something over or tripped over your own foot or done something that you just said that was stupid. How did you respond? What did you say or think? <BR> <BR> Section 2: <BR> Think about how you responded to a friend when they felt like they were a failure or struggling with something or when someone is being mistreated. What did you say? How did you fe... Sun, 31 May 2020 18:42:43 EST Movement is Medicine It is a new month during this strange time. I am finding I am giving in to all sorts of temptation and poor health choices. The number one thing is SITTING. The second is junking out on comfort food. So on this challenge, we will focus on finding what movement fits well during this different time. I have tried to just keep doing my regular exercises, but it's not working. I just don't want to do them. So I thought this would be a good time to experiment with trying something new. This challen... Sun, 3 May 2020 15:35:13 EST Put a 'Spring' Into Your Step. Our next challenge is Put a 'spring' into your step. It is 8 weeks long. It starts today, March 2, 2020, and goes until April 26, 2020. I am seeing some signs of spring and I hope you are seeing a little longer days. I know you are still getting really cold weather. Our first week is to take deep breaths and meditate that summer will be coming. Think about what goals you want for summer. You are so good about meditating. I am going to give it a try. Mon, 2 Mar 2020 20:26:13 EST New Year, New Decade 2020 Challenge New Year, New Decade 2020 Challenge. It will last 8 weeks from January 6 to February 29. (Leap Year). <BR> <BR> It is a new year and a new decade. I love new beginnings. It is time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Usually, it is just another year, but now it is a new decade. It has a bigger time to reflection and imagine for the future 10 years. It is amazing how time flies. Ten years ago, my kids just graduating from high school. At the end of the next ten years, My grandkid... Sun, 5 Jan 2020 17:59:47 EST The Holiday Challenge Our next challenge is the Holiday Challenge. It will last for 6 weeks. I think holidays are a challenge in its self. Lol. This is why we have each other to help us through all the festivities without gaining 100 pounds. I could totally go WILD, but I don't want the results. So let's do this challenge together. Please post what hard for you throughout this challenge as well as what is easy and any tips that would help us be strong at events and celebrations that are coming our way. So let's en... Sun, 24 Nov 2019 23:14:52 EST Fall Challenge Welcome to the Fall Challenge. This will be a 6-week challenge from October 14-November 24, 2019. What does fall mean to you? Maybe cooler weather, long walks in the woods, crafts, soups/stews, and outside fire. Let me know what you enjoy. <BR> <BR> Our first week of the fall challenge will be reconnecting with our hoop. Spend time with it. Enjoy it, try something new with it. Maybe even try the 30 Day Reboot. Here is the link. If you decide to do the reboot, feel free to do 5 days per week... Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:04:35 EST The Motivation Challenge I am so excited about this challenge. It is all about finding and keeping motivation for a healthy lifestyle. I need it. It will last for 6 weeks from September 1 to October 12, 2019. We have 12 weeks before the holiday season starts. One of the best articles I have read about motivation was written by one of the Spark People staff. It said motivation is not if you feel like it or not. That makes you a victim with no control. Motivation is knowing that you have a CHOICE to do or not do...It i... Mon, 2 Sep 2019 01:11:51 EST Our Summer Challenge Hard to believe we are already into July. Time is going FAST! Our Summer Challenge is all about enjoying the rest of summer. It will go from July 8 to September 1. That is 8 weeks to totally rock the summer and all the wonderful fun it has in store for us. So for this first week, we are going to decide what all we want to enjoy this summer and make a plan to MAKE IT HAPPEN. If we don't plan and schedule it, summer will be over and we still will not have done it. I know we are fitting a lot in... Mon, 8 Jul 2019 01:12:16 EST Sneak It In Challenge This challenge is from 5/20/19 to 6/30/19 (6 wks). <BR> With the very busy months of summer, our goal for this challenge is to sneak in those healthy habits that make up a healthy lifestyle. This is a very flexible challenge because summer is so busy and so many opportunities for fun activities. So get creative and really have fun with this challenge. <BR> <BR> Our first week is 5/20/2019-5/26/2019 and our topic is loving yourself. I know summer is the biggest season when we beat ourselves ... Sun, 19 May 2019 23:56:43 EST Starting New Habits Challenge Our newest Challenge is Starting New Habits Challenge. It will start on April 8 and will end on May 19 (6-weeks). There will be several areas of this challenge. As always, feel free to pick and choose what works for you. You are welcome to modify or replace as needed. It looks like a lot, but I think it is very doable. These habits are all about the balance of good habits. Feel free to add any habits of your own that you are working on. <BR> <BR> The first challenge is about nutrition. We w... Sun, 7 Apr 2019 23:25:55 EST Spring Into Fun! Challenge The new challenge is Spring into Fun! It will last for 6 weeks. February 18 to March 31st. Boy does that sound so far away. If it is like January and the first half of February, it will fly. Usually, my challenges focus on getting/keeping a healthy lifestyle. This one will too, but I thought we need something a little different. This one is to help us get through the cold and into spring. But it also is to remind us that a healthy lifestyle should focus on FUN. I have listed threads below fo... Sun, 17 Feb 2019 23:16:06 EST Beginning Art Lessons Wednesday 1/9/19 We will start the art lessons at <link> </link> We will do one lesson per week. I hope this will be a fun and relaxed time. I hope to figure out how to get pictures uploaded. Have fun with it. So good luck with lesson 1. Sun, 6 Jan 2019 22:20:08 EST New Year, New You Challenge Wow! 2019 Is here! There is always excitement in the air for a new year. Let's use that excitement to reestablish our healthy lifestyle habits. This challenge is 6 weeks long and will start next week on 1/7/18. Each week we will focus on a trait for the week and check in for accountability. The habits we will be working on are: Exercise and being active; Drinking Water/hydration; Eating healthy; Sleep; Taking time for fun and self-care; and gratitude and spreading the joy. I also encourage y... Tue, 1 Jan 2019 11:54:03 EST Tis the Season to Be Jolly! Our new challenge is: Tis the Season to be Jolly. This Challenge will carry us through the rest of the year. Hard to believe we are mid November. Time is flying!!! Yikes. We all know how busy everything gets with fun, festivities, family, traditions, and all the holiday events. It is a great time, but it has its challenges. So for this challenge, we will pick our own theme/goal for the week of what will keep us jolly. Then just check in for accountability. <BR> <BR> We also have our hooping... Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:52:08 EST All about "Flow" As Deanne Love says, the flow IS INSIDE of you. Just play and it WILL come out to play with you. Be patient with yourself and above all, have fun!!! Here are some ideas to try for more experiences with your hoop. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p-you-access-your-hoop-dance-flow/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-out-of-a-hoop-rut/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>dance-flow/ </link> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 25 Oct 2018 17:13:08 EST Healing Power of Food Summit There is a FREE "Healing Power of Food Summit" going on this week online. I have watched some of these videos in years past and found them interesting. Here is the link if you are interested. <link><BR>/ </link> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:17:38 EST Prepping for Holidays Challenge There is a really helpful site to help declutter your house. She always has a fall decluttering list that is very helpful. Here is the link for that. <BR> <BR> Fall Decluttering: <link>https://www.home-storage-solutions-1<BR><BR>l?utm_source=Home+Storage+Solutions+10<BR>1+Newsletter+%26+Email+Updates&amp;utm<BR>_campaign=80ec9bc39b-Fall+Decluttering<BR>+Checklist+9-9-18&amp;utm_medium=email<BR>&amp;utm_term=0_01cb615f2b-80ec9bc39b-303377245 </link> <B... Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:46:26 EST Mindful Eating Challenge This is a challenge a couple of us have signed up for and it looks very interesting. It will run from October 1-5, 2018. We can discuss what we think of it here. It sounds really helpful so far. <link> </link> <BR> Thank you, Joanne, for finding this challenge and sharing it with us. Sun, 30 Sep 2018 22:28:46 EST Fall Focus Challenge Fall Focus Challenge is our next challenge. It will be all about really enhancing the healthy life that we are enjoying. It will last 6 weeks from October 1-November 11. <BR> <BR> This first week (October 1-7) is in honor of the Canadian Thanksgiving. It is all about appreciating the wonderful people in our lives, the beautiful nature around us, all the blessing we enjoy, and our healthy bodies. Hopefully, we can even appreciate the process of keeping us healthy like exercise, eating health... Sun, 30 Sep 2018 22:08:42 EST The Balanced life challenge: Join at anytime. Hula Hoop Challenge: Track your minutes. We will combine the minutes to see how many hours we hoop collectively. How many days would that equal? Happy Hooping!!! <BR> <BR> The Balanced Life Challenge 8/20/18-9/30/18 <BR> <BR> Our next challenge is the Balanced Life Challenge. We are all trying to learn to live a healthy lifestyle and it is very hard to get balance. It is really easy to get bogged down into the Do’s &amp; Don’t’s . I hope this challenge will give you a balance between fun... Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:25:01 EST GETTING TO KNOW YOU QUIZ Sparkname: J_Hennington <BR> <BR> First name: judy <BR> <BR> State you live in:Kansas <BR> <BR> Hobbies: cooking, computer, coloring books,Journals <BR> <BR> What do you do for a living: I am retired..I am writer <BR> Pets:2 cats (MISS KITTY) (KIKI) <BR> <BR> Married for 46 years <BR> <BR> Children: son who is forty three and one daughter. who is thirty six <BR> <BR> Favorite exercise: walking, swimming, <BR> <BR> Favorite food: Italian <BR> <BR> Favorite Scripture o... Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:55:22 EST 30 Day Yoga Challenge Our new challenge is "The 30 Days Yoga Challenge" by Do You Yoga. It will start July 2 and end August 12th. We will do it 5 days a week. This way we have weekends for catch-up time. It will be confusing if you sign up on the 30 days Yoga Challenge page since we are having a different schedule so I will be posting the classes for the week here for your convenience. I think this will be very fun. Although I feel sore already. lol <BR> <BR> Here is the playlist for this challenge. Feel free to... Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:03:27 EST Hula Hoop Tutorial Discussions Clare, I am glad you are willing to join me. Besides waist hooping, what are you presently doing? What type of hoop tutorials are you interested in? <BR> <BR> I figured we would just relax and keep it low key. If it takes a month, no big deal. I think it would be fun just having someone to chat with about how it is going. <BR> <BR> I can post some great trick tutorials that we can go through one trick per week or something like that. Once I know where you are I can know more about that. <... Wed, 27 Jun 2018 22:34:12 EST Summer Hooping and Summer Streaking Challenges Summer hooping &amp; streaking <BR> 6/25/18 Until 8/19/18=8 weeks <BR> We have two challenges running simultaneous. Feel free to do one or both or whatever works best for you. Neither should take up a lot of time because SUMMER IS HERE!!! WooHoo. Time to enjoy family, fun, &amp; the great outdoors. <BR> The first challenge is Summer Hooping: <BR> We will estimate how many minutes you want to hoop per week. I suggest taking the number of minutes and multiplying by .80. That will give you 80%... Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:40:16 EST What did you do today? I love hearing about things that people are doing. I always feel inspired when I hear about active people enjoying life. Come share what you are up to. It can be anything. A walk with grand kids, an exercise, dinner with hubby, a quiet moment, a book you are reading, whatever. If you are having a rough day, we want to hear about that too. We are ready to encourage you. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:15:55 EST Project Updates We all have so many interesting things we like/want to do. I call these things projects. This thread is where we can share what projects we are working on and how we are doing with them. It is a great place for encouragement &amp; celebration. It can be anything from a book you are reading, something you are learning, an organizing project, garden project, cooking, sewing, anything! So come share your great projects. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:06:41 EST Mind Body Pilates Challenge This is a challenge put on by The Balanced Life website. It is a 10 day Pilates challenge that takes 15 minutes per day. Several of us are doing the challenge together. This thread is where we can check-in, encourage each other, discuss how we are doing, and anything else about this challenge. If you haven't signed up and/or would like to know more about this challenge, here is the link: <link><BR>nd-body-pilates-challenge/?inf_contact<BR>_key=958d6313eb0... Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:54:20 EST Healthy living Resources 100 healthy habits to add to your life. <BR><BR>p?post=100_healthy_habits_to_add_to_yo<BR>ur_life Tue, 5 Jun 2018 08:51:57 EST Mini-challenges This is where I will be posting the mini-challenges. What are they? So glad you asked. It will be a very short, daily challenge. It will take 1 minute most days. Sometimes it may take 5 minutes, but they are just quick, fun activities. If for any reason you can not do the activity or don't want to, feel free to substitute something else in its place. Be sure to get your points on your chart in the Main challenge. This time the main challenge is Summer Prep. Have fun with these as they br... Sat, 26 May 2018 23:53:19 EST Exercise & Fitness This is the Exercise &amp; Fitness thread. Please feel free to share any articles/info dealing with exercise &amp; fitness. Thank you. Sat, 26 May 2018 23:28:13 EST Nutrition This is a thread for anything related to Nutrition. Please feel free to share articles/info. Sat, 26 May 2018 23:24:26 EST How to use Trackers on Spark People When I first started on spark people, they highly recommended using the trackers for two weeks just to see what your normal eating is like. Then slowly start replacing and adding with healthier foods. I found it to be an easier, more effective way to eat than some drastic diet that either starved me or food that wasn't to my likeness. So our first challenge is to start using the trackers. Here are several articles that you may find helpful. <BR> <BR> Top 10 Benefits of Nutrition Tracking by... Sat, 26 May 2018 23:20:15 EST Benefits of hooping I am always amazed at how good hooping if for our bodies and our happiness. This article really makes you feel proud to be a hooper. <BR> <link><BR>/ </link> Fri, 25 May 2018 21:35:53 EST Summer Prep Challenge May 28-June 22, 2018 Details of the Summer Prep Challenge: Looks long &amp; hard, but really easy and painless. What is it: It is a challenge to set get a good foundation for a healthy life. You can participate in any or all the activities and feel free to modify or change anything that does not work for you. You will get points for all you do and will get very nice (VIRTURAL) prizes at the end of the challenge. It is all about fun while forming good habits. We know what we SHOULD do, but many of us struggl... Fri, 25 May 2018 08:19:49 EST Beautiful videos of hoop dancing Most Beautiful Hooper Ever - Audrey Hooping at Sun-N-Fun Jan 10, 2014 <BR> <link><BR>BKW0j4s </link> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:41:45 EST All about hoops(sizes, weights, buying, making...) As a beginner, it is hard to know what size hoop to start with. Here are just a few videos to help. There are many more on you tube. I highly recommend an adult dance hoop. For beginner waist hooping, 3/4" HDPE is a good choice. Height should be about your belly button. The weighted (in my opinion) are very heavy and can cause more bruising and limit your variety of hooping/moves. There are a lot of good vendors out there and I am not trying to promote one over another, but I found that ... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:29:24 EST Miscellaneous topics on hula hooping A calorie counter for hula hooping: <BR><BR>ories_burned.asp?exercise=319 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:51:53 EST Twin Hooping Great twin tutorials: <BR> <BR> Vegan Hooper playlist on YouTube. <BR><BR>W5SIcK7CEjLVSOFA/playlists <BR> <BR> Deanne Love Twin hoop Tutorial playlist on youtube: <BR><BR>ia4&amp;list=PLiOr-6o_rXa-yyPSz-HVpXZX<BR>u4SEfnnZV <BR> <BR> Deanne Love Twin Hoop Challenge on youtube: <BR><BR>bXI&amp;list=PLiOr-6o_rXa_ISRBqRF_hgzt<BR>fO_EeZShm <BR> <BR> Deanne Love free twin c... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:25:48 EST Clockwise or Counterclock ise/"Righty" or "Lefty" Hi everyone! My name is Carole. I am right-handed and first learned to hoop clockwise (probably when the "Shoop-Shoop Hula Hoop" first came out, LOL!) Now I can hoop both clockwise and counter-clockwise, but I was informed that most right-handed people prefer to hoop COUNTER-clockwise because it's easier for them. How about YOU? Are you right-handed or left-handed? Do you prefer hooping to your right or to your left? "Inquiring minds wanna know!" Thank you and have a great week! :) <BR> <BR>... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:53:14 EST APRIL...30 DAYS TO SUCCESS What habit are you going to work on this month? <BR> <BR> Some suggestions.... <BR> <BR> Drink more water. <BR> Post to a blog. <BR> Track your nutrition or exercises. <BR> Sign into SparkPeople Daily <BR> <BR> FOR ME... I will work on exercising daily. Sun, 1 Apr 2018 12:58:04 EST A_Z...5 letter words A - anise Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:48:29 EST A-Z .....Veggies or Fruits A- asparagus Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:46:52 EST Two Words....Change One Apple box Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:45:58 EST Beginner Hula Hooper Resources Welcome to the Hula Hoop For Fun and Fitness. This forum is a place to come learn and reach out to one another with your favorite resources. Where are you getting your lessons from? Share your resources here. When you want to discuss what/how it is going, come over to the General discussion forum: chit chat area. We love hearing what is going on in your life and hoop. I am looking forward to seeing where you get your hoop lessons. Sat, 31 Mar 2018 23:21:12 EST Hula Hooping /Hoop Dancing: What's the difference <BR> Hula Hooping vs. Hoop Dancing: What’s the difference? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is there a difference between hula hooping and hoop dancing? Yes and no. <BR> <BR> The honest answer is that YES, there can be a major difference between the act of hula hooping and the act of hoop dancing. The real question is whether these labels are misused, or even recognized by the hooping community. ... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 08:35:20 EST TEAM BONUS POINTS...How Many Did You Get? Team points are back. Go to the top of your page under MY TRACKERS, go to MY SPARKPOINTS, Scroll down to the COMMUNITY section (second from the bottom) Click on the red flags. You are allowed 5 flags. <BR> <BR> SparkTeam Bonus Points <BR> <BR> <BR> While living healthy benefits you personally, you can also "make it count" toward something bigger by giving bonus Points to your favorite SparkTeams and affinities each day - so that they rise higher on the leaderboards and get extra support ... Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:33:19 EST Emoticons/Im ages....Hugs and Hi's <img src=""> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:08:58 EST WooHoo to drinking water today. <em>244</em> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:22:51 EST What Exercise Did You Do Today... hula hooping <BR> elliptical machine <BR> crunches <BR> twist plate Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:22:14 EST Did you track today SP or Otherwise.... <em>334</em> <em>48</em> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:21:33 EST Benefits of Hula Hooping.... Some of the benefits of hula hooping that are guaranteed to have you wanting to give hooping a try for at least 8 minutes a day. (Keep reading to find out why.) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hooping is a complete core workout. (Cue the killer abs.) Hooping regularly can help to whittle your waist and strengthen your stomach muscles while blasting fat in these (often problematic) areas. (Studies that sh... Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:07:51 EST Inspirational quotes...come share <img src=""> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:57:52 EST MARCH...31 days to success March <BR> <BR> 22nd......30 minutes <BR> hooping today <BR> 24th.......15 minutes <BR> 25th.......45 minutes <BR> 26th.......30 minutes <BR> 27th.......34 minutes <BR> 28th <BR> 29th <BR> 30th <BR> 31st Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:18:02 EST CHIT CHAT IS WHERE IT'S AT... This will be a great place to meet and chat about what is going on in your neck of the woods. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:16:29 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY.....?????? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do you ever incorporate veggies into your breakfast? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes--every day! <BR> Sometimes <BR> Hardly ever <BR> I never have <BR> Other <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For Me.....Sometimes when I make a Omellete with green and red peppers, mushrooms and onions. <BR> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:15:34 EST