Do you remember the Hula Hoop? I am telling my age, but I used to love the Hula Hoop as a child. A couple of years ago, I was reintroduced to the Hula Hoop. This reintroduction centered around hooping for exercise and weight loss as opposed to fun. I purchased a weighted Hula Hoop. Yes, a weighted and grooved Hula Hoop. My entire abdominal area hurt like the dickens for days after my first session. The Hula Hoop was retired to the closet. LOL
My daughter found it yesterday and decided to use it. Tee hee hee. Today, I am nodding my head in understanding at seeing her grimace at every move… This Hula Hoop is no joke! I purchased my Hula Hoop (Sports Hoop, excuse me) here: http://www.sports-hoop.com/indmain_sportshoop.aspx
I jogalked 5.5 miles this evening, so “The Hoop” will have to wait until tomorrow. I definitely plan to give it another try. Hooping will be the next addition to my exercise regimen. I refuse to be defeated! LOL
Jen Moore lost 40 lbs. in 3 months after beginning a Hula Hooping exercise program. Here is her story…
Weight loss with a twist: How one woman lost 143lbs…by learning how to hula hoop
Losing weight is always a question of mind over matter but for one morbidly obese wife and mother, getting healthy was easy and fun.
Jen Moore, 31, weighed 288 lbs. when she took up hula hooping as an effort to slim down. Now, thanks to the childhood sport, she is a trim 145 lbs. and has become an instructor for the company that helped her shed the weight.
Mrs. Moore, who measures 5ft. 5in., credits the low-impact activity with toning her core right from the beginning when she found she had to keep bending over to pick up the fallen hoop from the ground.
Let’s twist again: Jen Moore, 31, lost 143 lbs. when she took up hula hooping and changed her diet.
Writing about her experience for the Huffington Post she explained how within three months of learning the skill, she had lost a whopping 40 lbs. and had begun to enjoy the twisting thanks to instructional DVD’s from Hooopnotica.
Mrs. Moore’s fitness kick began in 2008 after she was asked to leave a fairground ride when the safety bar would not close over her stomach.
Addicted to eating, she and her husband, Keith, had to re-examine their approach to food and the way they mindlessly ate out of boredom, as well as their lazy lifestyle.
Recalling past attempts to lose weight the hula-hoop instructor said: ‘We had both tried dieting in the past; I was the queen of yo-yo dieting. It just didn’t work.’
But after the humiliation of the fairground incident, Mrs. Moore was determined to lose weight and provide a better example for her then baby girl.
Happy family: The couple and their two children now approach their eating from a different perspective and enjoy eating fruits and vegetables instead of chips and sugary foods.
‘That day, I pledged to return to the theme park with my child the following year,’ she remembered. ‘This time as the healthier, slimmer, hot mom!’
Mrs. Moore started gently and privately, taking a hoop to the local basketball court and trying to familiarize herself with the movement.
‘It took me over two weeks just to be able to keep the hoop spinning around my waist, but from day one, I felt a tremendous difference in my core strength, confidence and energy,’ she gushed on the healthy living blog.
The reinvigorated exercise fan also changed her diet, splitting her Starbucks skinny Frappuccinos with her husband and reaching for grapes instead of chips when she was reading or watching television.
Explaining the difference in her routine she said: ‘We eat healthy now and make sure our kids do, too. We are cultivating our kids’ taste buds to like healthy foods. We don’t want our kids to become obese and suffer like we did for so long. We are empowering our kids to make the right food choices.