It’s been a week of newnesses for me. First I had Bus Adventure Day and then… I finally tried hula hooping.
I had been wanting to try hooping since I got to Austin. It sounded fun and silly and kind of exciting. Plus, you can, with all seriousness tell people you are exercising. Only… life (by which I mean excuses) kept intervening.
And so, I give you, Things I Learned from Hooping:
- Go ahead, even if you’re late, especially if it’s an all levels thing.
- Beginner equipment feels weird, both because you’re a beginner and because it’s different than what you’re used to seeing.
- Bigger hoop=bigger circles=slower, more controlled movements
- Trust the teacher.
- Unless you think you’ll get hurt. Then, trust you.
- When you’re starting, you’ll drop the hoop. Over and over and over and over and over again.
- Pick the hoop up, again.
- No one is perfect on the first try.
- Or the third.
- Or the 1763rd.
- Once you get it going, revel in the turns.
- But before you get comfortable, try a small change.
- There are so many options for making it yours. It=hooping or life.
- Come back next time, you’ll get even more out of it then.
Care to hoop dance with me?
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