Why I Chose Hooping

 

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As a stay at home mom & full-time college student, going to a gym is not realistic for me. Between the thought of getting myself ready, getting my daughter ready, then getting to the gym, I have no motivation at all (fine… I’m lazy). On top of that, she would be fussy the whole time and it would be nearly impossible to focus.

However, I’m tired of feeling horrible everyday. I don’t eat good and I’m not active enough. I gained 50 pounds during my pregnancy and have only gained more weight in the past year since my daughter was born.

I have been looking for a fun way to workout that I can do in my living room. Let’s face it, workout videos are boring. Who wants to do jumping jacks, crunches, sit-ups, and burpees? Not me!

Then I discovered hooping.

Technically, I discovered this about 6 months ago. I made a DIY hula hoop with 3/4″ 100psi tubing and a 37″ OD.

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My DIY hoop

I was so excited to start! I literally couldn’t keep the hoop up for two full rotations. I hate to admit it, but I gave up. I put my hoop in the corner of my living room and haven’t touched it since.

Fast forward to 3 days ago, and I don’t even want to know how much weight I’ve gained. If only I had stuck to hooping… I would probably be close to my body goals by now. So I decided that I wouldn’t give up this time.

After extensive amounts of research, I found one of my problems. I never put any grip tape on my hoop. I blame my lack of research on hooping.

So here I am again. I did my research and decided my best option would be to order a quality hoop. I shopped on nearly 20 websites and eventually landed on HoopMamas Etsy page. I’m still waiting for it to get here, but it shipped today & I’m super excited!!!! It should be here any day! **I am NOT being paid to advertise for them**

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The hoop I ordered from HoopMamas Etsy page. I ordered it 40″, 100psi, and 3/4″ tubing

I have been working on off body hooping with my other one while I impatiently wait. Haha!

Anyway, back to the reason I chose hooping. Initially I want to lose some of this baby weight. There is so much more to it than that though. I have been watching hooping videos on YouTube and it has almost become an addiction. Some of the woman (and men) out there are such an inspiration to me. Their movements look so effortless and beautiful. They have huge smiles on their faces & I can see that they are truly happy in the moment. That is what I want.

Hula hooping brings out a person’s inner peace, inner child, and positivity.

I want that for myself more than I want anything else. Weight loss will just be the cherry on top 🙂

I can’t wait to document this journey for myself and anyone else that is interested.

I’m excited to be a part of the hooping community now!

I’ll leave you with a picture of me and my beautiful daughter, Adalynn. I’m sure you will be seeing more of her 😉

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