When is the last time you found something you love…but forgot all about?

That is not quite right…

I did used to hula hoop…but not very well.

Zumba helped my hips I think…so it is ever so much more fun now!

I bought a 3 pound hula hoop to strengthen my core…ok…and to have a blast circling round with music in my ears too!

Did I read the directions?  Really?  Of course not!

It was so much fun!!!  I could only go one direction, but I wasn’t worried about that!!  The music was just right and I was rockin the hoop…only…after a few songs…my sides started to feel a bit tender.

I reluctantly quit for the night…went to bed…and woke up to BRUISES on my side!!!  Only one side mind you (one direction= a bruise free side I guess).

Man!  It hurt too!  I thought I did something wrong, so I googled “bruises from hula hoop” and what do you know?!!!  There were tons of comments.

Turns out you are supposed to start by doing about 2 minutes at a time and get yourself used to the weight of the hoop.  ooooops!

I waited a few days and slowly started back figuring out how to alternate sides and do just a few songs at a time.

It works.

This morning is the first venture back to Zumba since my hula hooping began…interesting to see if the hoop helps the shake…

We shall see.

About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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