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I can twirl!!!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Okay, it's not elegant. At all. But the hoop goes round and round and round and round. Yay.

I've now got to being consistently able to do 15 to 20 twirls. And in one awesome instance, I had it going for 42 twirls. WHEEEE!

It feels like it's going in slow motion - the speed at which I start twirling is _very_ much faster than the final few twirls, I can tell you. But it feels good. I've got to where I will do it over and over and over for about 5 to 10 minutes at a stretch. Eyes closed seems to work best, but now I'm beginning to twirl with my eyes open, too, and it still works. And counter-clockwise is slow, but it's coming along too.

Best of all - I had some errands to run this afternoon - I found I was actually walking differently, more in tune with my centre of balance. I've always had good posture, but this was waaaaaay different, like a short, squat, ballerina almost. Very interesting feeling - I _like_ it! :)

I think I'm keeping the hoop. May even go out and buy a few more hoops if I get any good at the tricks. Still can't do the booty bump - I try to get into position, and thud, the hoop falls straight down. I'll have to keep practicing, because that looks like fun, and so much cuter than the basic twirl/rock motion.

And there's a hoop-dancing class right off the subway, too - hmm, tempting - but first, I'll practice a bit more on my own. I'm getting visions of actually getting good at this. :)

- Maya
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  • ALIAGOGO
    So fun! I went to youtube and watched some hoop tricks, cuz I just had to see, and all I could picture was Sushmita doing mad acrobatic hula hooping. I'll never watch another of her films the same way again... much like your balance. You'll be doing Karate Kid on a post in the ocean with a hula hoop in no time. wax on, wax off. haha.
    4730 days ago
  • no profile photo PARIS2009
    You're inspiring me to get a hoop - it sounds like a fun workout!

    Keep at this - you *can* change your body! You've got what it takes!

    Stay strong!!!
    4730 days ago
  • MRSHONEYC
    WOOO HOOOO!!!! You're going to burn that hoop UP! YOU GO, GIRL!
    Now, you DID get to see the actual cupid shuffle VIDEO, right, just not the 'instructional' one???

    GOOD BLOG!
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    4730 days ago
  • MRSWIGGLY6
    Hoop Queen sounds catchy..lol. Next we will be seeing Maya on a talk show herself our very own Hoop Queen at Spark People. You keep on twirling girl.

    Thanks for all the birthday wishes. To answer your question we always did celebrate our birthdays together. But since we are adults we haven't but on occassions when we are together. I live 400 miles away from her. emoticon
    4730 days ago
  • ONLYWITHHISHELP
    Look at you go!!!! You will be the Hoop Queen!!!!
    4730 days ago
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