“Hooping” Without A Ball…

Caption: Beyonce endorses hooping as a regular part of her workout regimen.

If me & my body were dating, our Facebook status would say, “It’s complicated.” On most days I love my body. I do a full 360 degree slow turn and have my own private fashion show in my bedroom mirror. On other days I fold my arms over my “pooch” and run past my mirror like I’m a monster in a horror movie. I tried to purchase a membership to Bally’s… I really did… I tried out Curves… EVERYONE can squeeze 30 minutes for a workout right? Especially one that works out most of the muscles in the body… I tried the personal trainer… it was great while it lasted… until we no longer had a gym in our building because we moved to a bigger place… and after all of these experiences, there are just some truths that I’ve come to accept:

1. I do not want to have to work out, outside of my home. No matter how close in proximity the gym is to my house and it’s definitely not going to happen when there is snow outside on the ground.

2. I am not going to spend a lot of time working out, so my workout needs to be high intensity and effective.

3. I love my shape… my only problem area is my tummy, love handles and “wings” (flabby arms).

So my solution is to bring the gym to my home. I ordered a 3 lb. fitness hula hoop from Amazon.com (it cost a little over $20.00 + shipping).

(Originally I tried the 5 lb. hoop at my gym & it was SO painful that I decided to go down a few sizes).

Did a little research and found out:

This woman, Christabel, Zamor, founder of HoopGirl, Inc. lost 46 pounds, dropping from a size 20 to a size 12 in 5 months by simple hula hooping every day for 45 minutes before work.

My plan is to do 25 minutes in the morning & 20 minutes before bed at night and to target my arms, I’m going to start doing push ups every morning, gradually increasing the reps.

If I can commit to this for 5 months, then I will reward myself with a new (lighter) hoop + a new workout outfit.

2 thoughts on ““Hooping” Without A Ball…

  1. So far so good! You’re not supposed to do more than 5 minutes in the first week, so that your body can get used to it. Some people complain of bruising. I haven’t had that at all, but the weight of my hula hoop is only 3 lbs. Let me know if you have any more questions 😉

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