Let me tell you a fun little story. Yesterday my pal Taylor walked into the studio with two hula hoops. Him and Assistant Steph start hula hooping away…sort of. To be honest, and hopefully I don’t hurt their feelings, but they weren’t very good. Definitely an A for effort though.
Now it’s my turn to try. I figured I’d be just as terrible as them, if not worse. I haven’t touched an actual hula hoop in about 100 years. The closest I’ve been to hula hooping recently is on the Wii. So I get the hoop around my waist and give it a huge spin. My hips are swivelling like crazy and this hula hoop is going around and around and around at top speed. I kept it going for a good long time too. I surprised myself, and Taylor and Steph too. Hmmm, where did this super human hula hooping talent come from?
I probably hula’ed for a good hour last night. But only for 10 minutes at a time, because, you know, I had to talk on the radio and stuff. But I never thought I had a cool hidden talent so now I’m claiming this hula hooping thing as mine!
Also, here’s what I’ve learned about actually hula hooping vs Wii hula hooping. You play a couple games of Wii hula hoop and you will pretty much have 6-pack abs by the next day. That game gets you moving like crazy!! Real hula hooping I thought would have the same effect, but no. Taylor and I are convinced that there are just bruises developing across our stomachs from the heavy hula hoops running over our mid-sections so much last night. These hoops are actually HEAVY!!! Not those plastic ones with the little bit of sand inside. Whew, what a work out!
Oh, and I can also do this with a hula hoop… Impressive right? :-p