Hula Hooping, My New Best Friend?

It’s a little hard to admit, but I’ve started something that only children and circus performers do for fun. Or at least I thought until one of my friends told me she watches TV while doing it for hours on end. (I’m still a bit skeptical about that, though.)

It’s hula hooping.

There, I said it. Now the whole world knows it. I have purchased a hula hoop and spent hours figuring out how to keep it up on my hips while I watch episodes of Sex and the City. (I like to think I”m a Carrie, but that’s a blog post for another day.) It started by watching many, many, many Youtube videos. See exhibit A:

I have to say, it’s not as easy as it seems at first, but once I got the hang of it, I couldn’t stop. It’s silly, but after about 15 minutes, my abs start to feel it and so do my hips. I’m not saying I’m burning a crazy amount of calories, but it’s better than sitting on my floor munching on cookies while watching TV.

If I wasn’t embarrassed to be seen on video, I’d show off my skills.

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