Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Around and Around

As in my waist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDgMtvGiJ7Q

I bought myself a weighted fitness hula hoop and, for the first time in my life, was able to spin it around my waist more than once!  I counted to 125 times, but then stopped counting because I thought that was pretty darn good for a first day. :-)

A woman that I work with has lost a significant amount of weight learning to hoop and is offering some introductory tips at work now that she is a Hoopnotica instructor, so I bought a hoop and a DVD from her because I have never in my life been able to do it.  I even bought a travel one that can be made into a smaller size for my daughter because, as I predicted, she wanted to try it as soon as she saw me spin it around my waist.  I think it is a good (and fun) activity that we can do together.

Those woman can move with those hoops... and I want to do that!  It makes me feel like a kid again, and I keep picking it up every time I pass it to give it a few more minutes on my waist.  I will say that I am a bit sore in the core, and am trying to take it slow since I have had 6 major abdominal surgeries that cut my muscles something fierce... but so far, so good.

My boyfriend even gave it a spin, and he's pretty impressive!

Speaking of the boyfriend, he finished his 5th chemo treatment on Monday.  Five down, 7 more to go.  He's feeling pretty yucky today and can't seem to wake up, but I did get him to come into the swimming pool for about half an hour.  It's hard to see him like this, but sometimes I have to remind myself that I cannot fix this. I just hold his hand through it.

Well, I feel the need to grab my hoop again and give it a twirl, but I'll update you about my progress!