I’m doing the Fall 30/30 Hooping Fun and Fitness Challenge on Hooping.org! This should be fun, but part of me is wondering why I’m doing this.
Here’s why I am doing this: I need an impetus to practice more, plain and simple. I believe doing this challenge may be a good thing to get that started.
I look at this this way. I have some time off coming up, and should have plenty of practice time after that. I will also be having classes again twice a week. That’s a lot of time I plan on hooping already.
Still, we’ll see how long I can keep this up. I’m going to try for 30 days starting tomorrow!
I encourage you to do the same if you want to do this challenge. Hop on over to Hooping.org and find out how you can get started.
I had a practice session yesterday that I would consider to be bad. If it’s practice, can it still be considered bad?
Why I’m calling it bad is that hoop did not do what I wanted it to do. (It’s more like I didn’t do what I wanted me to do.) I drilled trying to shimmy the hoop up to my neck by shrugging my shoulders, but I couldn’t get things to work right. Perhaps it’s a case of bad muscle memory, or things just haven’t clicked yet with the technique. Either way, I’m frustrated.
Other things that I tried to do yesterday didn’t go well, either. I was able to do something that resembled a mandala last Wednesday in class, but yesterday…ppffft. Nope. I’m either forgetting something or not doing it right.
The same thing happened for things that I knew already. I was all thumbs. I had to stop.
A tad dejected, I went inside and tried to make sense of the train wreck of a practice I had. I was sweating and hot. Perhaps I was shy because some neighbors were out. Or it was harder to practice on the slight incline that is my backyard. Was the grass too long? Was I in the right mindset? Am I over thinking this?
If it’s not storming this evening, I may go out and try again with the shrug shimmy thing, or else I need to walk away from it for a while. I’m not sure what I need.
Jenny covered how to do a basic isolation in class last week, and my brain completely had a blackout when I attempted to do this. Thankfully, Jenny posted this video on Facebook as a way for her students to have a refresher on how to do this optical illusion.
Come to think of it, the isolation trick and the arm workout go arm in arm! Strong arms lead to more stable isolations. Very cool!