Yesterday was a Day 12 of the 30/30 Hooping Challenge. I hadn’t slept well the night before so got up early rather than continue to toss and turn. I was busy all day with meetings and errands. By the time I got home I was so exhausted all I wanted to do was collapse on the couch with a glass of wine and space out in front of the television. And then I remembered I hadn’t hooped yet. It was really tempting to just blow it off. I thought about that for a few minutes and realized that I didn’t have to have a full out hoop-a-thon, I could do it a little differently for a change. I could do it ‘nice and easy’ as Tina Turner used to say in the beginning of Proud Mary.
I thought about some music I have that I love but hadn’t listened to for a while by Tina Malia on her inspiring album The Silent Awakening. I decided to just start and see how it felt to hoop into my tiredness and enjoy the music. I gave myself the option of stopping if I really didn’t feel like doing all thirty minutes… Funny, most days at the thirty minute mark I’m just getting into my flow, it seems to go by in an instant. I moved the love seat back and turned on the music. I grabbed my hoop and just let myself feel into the rhythm of it rolling around my body. I let myself go slowly and allowed myself to make only the most minimal effort. One revolution after another the hoop picked up momentum, my body relaxed into it and my resistance dissolved.
One more day, thirty-plus minutes of hooping. It felt good to add one more day to my commitment to myself to hoop for at least thirty minutes for thirty days in a row.
Have you made a commitment to hoop regularly this year? If not, it’s not too late to start. Thirty minutes of hooping on a regular basis will change your body and lighten your mind.
I’d love to hear about your January hooping experience.
With oodles of hoop love,