Tuesday, 9 April 2013

H is for Hula Hoop!

I must go out to the shed in the morning and bring in my hoop. I've got a proper adult size and weight one (it makes a BIG difference).

Today I took delivery of two new fitness DVDs as I prepare my stomach for baring belly on the beach this summer. The terrible weather has lulled us into a false sense of security as we've hidden under layers of wool and puffa jackets. I was rather shocked to discover that it wasn't a rolled-up flesh-coloured t-shirt giving me extra warmth around my waist, but in fact a spare tyre complete with love handles. Time for some drastic action.

Although I have never been what you might call particularly athletic - always far too uncoordinated to get picked for any team sports and rubbish at catching a ball - I never had any trouble with a hula hoop and can keep the thing spinning around my waist for hours. OK, slight exaggeration. I would get really bored hooping for hours, but I can certainly manage 30 minutes without dropping it once.

Should be great for multi-tasking because I have some TV series I need to catch up on and I can stand and spin while watching - genius! Although my current addiction to watching Masterchef doesn't really help the waistline. Dieting does not get tougher than this... Yesterday I made a creamy chicken pie after watching John Torode. It required finishing off with sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream ice cream with honeycomb pieces... what can I say? I need

The pie comes in after 14 minutes. "It's a good looking pie John, a good looking pie." 


  1. I so love the hula hoop. I was in hula hoop contests when I was a kid. Hmmm wonder how I would fair these days.

  2. hula hooping is such a great idea. But I'm not sure I can manage it indoors without breaking anything. I'm going to give this some serious thought, because hula hooping while watching tv sounds awesome!! ...and I love chicken pie so there's that.

  3. Hula hooping sounds like fun exercise- great idea!!

  4. I bet you are a sight! I think hula hooping is a very "goddess-y" type thing to do...perfect for toning the abs and feeling good in your skin :)

    I could never hoop more than 3 or 4 rotations. I blame it on narrow hips....haha!

  5. I love watching the chef shows with my guy, The Biker Chef. And, it does make you hungry!

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