And lo, I have survived Week 1 of the Hoop Reboot project. I mentioned that my SparkBuddy, Jodi talked me into doing this online hoop reboot an instructor was offering for the month of August. Jodi's either being a really good friend and trying to hoop me back into shape, or she's taking a roundabout way of killing me. I'm still trying to decide. Let's give her the benefit of the doubt.
Week 1: Fun and Done
I survived, but it was a narrow escape at times. I forgot how much cardio hooping with full intention could be. I haven't done hoop drills in a long time and I don't think I've ever done a hoop workout that was this challenging or organized. Here's a sample of a daily workout:
Not exactly easing my way back in...
I'll admit, I overdid it at the beginning of the week. Gasping for breath is NOT a sign of a good workout. I finally wised up and started wearing a heart rate monitor, so I could keep myself in check.
Cardio should be your friend...
As sweaty, red-faced, gasping for breath that I've been this week, I have to admit that I'm glad I'm doing this.
Fun? Yes, I think so.
I have to work every Saturday this month, popping popcorn for our Summer at the Movies series. Fortunately, churches have high ceilings, so...
I took my hoop to practice drills in between batches.
Speaking of work, here's the set we built for the series.
Anyway, I promised to post my weekly progress, so this is it. This is a starting point. Hooping did so much to help me lose that 40+ lbs last time and I had a lot of fun doing it. I think it's definitely worth re-visiting, even though I have to start at a slower pace. Let's get that 40+ off again, shall we? I'm thankful for SparkBuddies who give us a nudge. Jodi and I texted each other every morning, to make sure we were on it. Accountability will go a long way.
Well, I need to wrap this up. It's been an exceptionally long day and I still need to do some dishes. Why are there always dishes to be done? Always. But I will leave you with two pictures of a perfectly good food truck that Bubba and I saw put out for the trash the other day. Now how often can you say that?
Wish I could've seen the little driver. Bet they were super cute.
They even had a tip jar. Adorable. Well done, Neighbor Parents.
Spark ON, Brave Sparkers!!
on to week two...