December 4, 2012

Please ...don't mock the hula hoop!

As you may or may not know, I am now T- six days until I turn 46.  So technically on December 10th, I am going to be closer to the big 5~0 than forty.  A funny thing happened on the way to 46, though.  I fell in love.  Yes...with a hula hoop. 

Last January I told my teenage daughter, who mastered the hula hoop at the age of three on her very first try, that my goal for 2012 was to spank the hoop.  (And no, that is not a euphemism)  I watched her closely as she explained the technique...I watched You Tube videos...I read articles...and I ordered what was said to be the perfect hula hoop.  This Type A overly prepared gal was ready to take on the hoop.

While it took a few days to get into the groove, it finally started happening.  And, as it turns out, I loved it!  And then it happened...the scale started doing something that I was not familiar with.  The pounds, as they say, started melting away.  While that souds a bit dramatic, it is true.  Now, I am a girl who loves to walk, do a little yoga, pilates, some light weights.  Basically, a mish mash of healthy stuff.  But, it was not until I added the hula hoop that I noticed that my knick knack shelf started to go away.  You know...that annoying layer of flab that loves to perch itself just above the waist of your jeans?  Gone. challenge to you is to jump on the bandwagon and hoop away your very own knick knack shelf! 

I have had lots of women ask where I got my fancy hoop so I am attaching a link.  I actually have two different hula hoops.  One for every day and another that collapses and can be a traveling hoop for those who frequently leave home for business or pleasure. 

Good luck!  And may the hoop be with you...


  1. I love your new blog Julie! As a child I was a master hula hooper. I was so sad to discover a few years ago that I'd lost my ability to hula hoop it up when I tried to demo my skills to my kiddos - who were less than impressed as the hoop hit the ground repeatedly. You've inspired me to try again.

    1. Mel~ Try a hoop from Canyon Hoops. They are made for adults. If you spend 30 minutes hooping, it is the equivalent of 30 minutes of cardio. Keep me posted.