Hooping!

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 14 - 2012

I took delivery of my new hula hoop yesterday – it’s very pretty, which I’m sure isn’t supposed to be the thing that I’m most fixated upon when it comes to exercise equipment.  After getting my interest piqued in the idea of taking it up as an exercise (thanks Cami) I went and bought a Casall Rock Ring but it gave me hella bruising and a back-ache that wasn’t subsiding and after speaking to a hooping guru (yes, there is such a thing!) on Twitter – she advised me that those super-heavyweight things with their bumps and nobbles can actually cause damage to your kidneys, spine and skin – I’ve since put it back in the box just in case.

Instead, she linked me to an Etsy shop (temporarily closed) that offers hoops suited to dance and general exercise and so I went ahead and ordered this one, let’s call her Sally.

Photo courtesy of Innerspiral here (and by courtesy, I mean flagrantly stolen)

Here she is in my photo… I would have taken a piccie of her in full circular glory but I hadn’t picked up Leila’s toys as you may notice from the tornado of multi-coloured, blurry crap in the background.

I love Sally.  She’s very springy and comfortably solid without being heavy.  At 40″ diameter, she’s pretty hefty (much like her owner) and everyone ducks for cover/moves glasses off tables/runs for their lives when I pull her out from behind the sofa.  She’s so much fun – fifteen-minutes of exercise infront of MTV has never flown by so quickly!  I’m a bit of a n00b at finding my rhthym but for once, I can do something better than my husband who basically turns into Mr. Bean.

I found this video last night and I am in awe…

…but I have to say, I got brought back down to earth with a bump on my funny bone when I read mixitango’s comment:

I wish I were tall and thin. Hula hooping is 57320x more elegant when you look like that.

I just look like a potato with a belt.

Amen spud.

Hooping?  Have you done it since you were four?


16 Responses to “Hooping!”

  1. Robyn says:

    Oooh, I’ve not tried it for ages and having since seen Ridiculously Beautiful and Talented Hoop Girl at Cirque Du Soleil (and Grace Bloody Jones with her awesome 64 yo pins) I don’t think I’d look very good!

  2. Tass says:

    I loved hula hooping as a child but my boss and I recently had a go on her granddaughter’s hoop one bored day in the office and neither of us could do it. I’m not sure if it’s the hoop or whether I’ve lost my hooping rhythm! Would love to do this as a form of exercise, I can’t stand the gym!

  3. Becca says:

    I had a hooping phase a couple of years ago, but my hoop’s been gathering dust lately. I ought to drag it back out from the depths of the basement!

  4. FragrantWitch says:

    Holy moly! I so want to be able to do that! I would be thrilled, nay ecstatic to possess a physique like that. Not to metion, my husband would be pretty psyched by the hip action. 😉
    Must look into hula-hooping, haven’t done it since I was a kid 30 years and 2 children ago!

  5. FragrantWitch says:

    also, what is the music??

  6. Buggsiebee says:

    Speachless!! What a talent! How easy & graceful she makes hoola-hooping look.
    My kids have hoops but I have trouble keeping them. circling my waist for longer than a few seconds.
    Probably need to get my hips oiled:))

  7. SakuraDawning says:

    In my PoundLand store they have a lot of DVDs of a hula hoop based aerobics regime. It’s called Hularobics I think. Have a look in yours if you can!

  8. Carla says:

    I feel like having pretty exercise equipment makes it much more likely to have it be used :>

  9. Reena says:

    Oooh! hula hooping was my childhood past time.
    Now, I still enjoying doing it to keep my self fit.
    It’s a nice form of exercise.

  10. It looks beautiful done like that. If I did it my hips would generate a visible shock wave, like that produced by an atomic bomb.

  11. Jade says:

    Is there some sort of secret trick to hooping because for the life of me I just can’t get it right, HALP!

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Benefit Hervana Blush Review

There’s always a bit of excitement in the air when Benefit release a new boxed blusher because a). they’re generally pretty damn good and b). …

The Braun Oral B Triumph 5000 Electric Toothbrush

If Inspector Gadget owned an electric toothbrush, the Braun Oral B 5000 Triumph would surely be his weapon of choice. The Inspector Gadget of toothbrushes …

Dior Style Liner Xmas 09 Sparkling Purple

As part of my Dior haul, I also purchased the Dior Sparkling Liner in the Xmas ’09 LE Shade Sparkling Purple. I actually had no …

Lilacicle - no, I don't know either... NOTD

Lilac… Icicle… yeah, no I’m not sure what happened with my attempt at a post title either. The thing is, I love the combination of …

Like Twitter? Like NARS? Like... erm... French Bulldogs?

You’ve got one day left to tweet your beauty questions to none other than NARS’ very own Marcel. They Say: After weeks of a très …

Win it! Celebrity Secrets Tan in a Can!

UK ladies (sorry my lovely international readers), get thee-selves over to the Lipglossiping Facebook Page, Once on there, make sure you “Like It” and leave …

Some more beautiful brights for Summer-loving Nailistas!

How completely bloomin’ cheerful does this new Summer nail collection from Cosmetics A La Carte look huh? The British company who are well-known for their …

The Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Care Amnesty. Get your free hand-cream here!

Had I not spent the day trying to find a quiet little hole to climb into, I would have blogged this within seconds of it …

The Lipstick League - week of 10.10.11

Question of the Week: – What polish is currently on your toes? Answer: None! I’m too scared of my toenails going yellow like my fingernails …

Photo Diary: An afternoon in Brighton!

As I’m writing this, it’s just gone 1am and I’ve not long got home from Brighton after spending a day enjoying the shops, doughnuts, sights, …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads