June 2011 Journal Entries (50)

Updates about my blog.

My blog has a new address.  Yes, I have my own freaking domain name. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  You can now find me at www.hooplove.org and you can just call my blog, Hoop Love or Whole Lot of Hoop Love.  I know Whole Lot of Hoop Love is a mouthful.  The name came from a conversation with three different people but it was Shekinah that really helped me choose hooplove.whatever.  Since I was paid today and had some extra cash, I got the domain name.  I…


Added by Shannon "HoopLove" on June 30, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

Little Triumphs

Okay, so anyone who read my last blog heard all about my shoulder hooping troubles. 


I nailed it! But only once. 


I guess that's just my small triumph for the week. I haven't done it since, but I have a bathroom that's like full of mirrors, so I was thinking of practicing in front of that. 


I guess maybe sometimes you just have to stop thinking about the big picture. Since when is hooping about impressing people anyway? Even though, let's face…


Added by Gabbi Rose on June 29, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

MoodHoops LED Minis — A Review

Two weeks ago I received a set of lovely 20” LED mini hoops from the amazing hoop creators at MoodHoops.com. I’ve been a long-time fan of their wares and was beyond excited to learn when they began offering LED minis. Since receiving them, I’ve fallen so madly in love with these hoops that I felt the need to share my thoughts on them with the masses :-).

A pretty amazing feature on the …


Added by claudia hays on June 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

This is what I was meant to do.

Okay. This is my first post in here, and I really don't do a daily journal or anything on my own, but this journal worthy. 


As of June 18th, I have been hooping for one year, and it has been the best year of my life. I lost 30 pounds and I have been just all around way happier. I went outside more, I ate healthier, and I found exercise that I love outside the hoop. It's just been an all around good year. The night before my birthday and hoopiversary(June 17th)(yes, I did…


Added by Grace Lowery on June 29, 2011 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

After Dr. visit

After the tests the Dr. had me come back in and we discussed that I have hypothyroidism and my insulin is really high.  I'm now on medication for those and I have started a diet and exercise program with my husband.  I have lost about 15lbs already =D.


Once I loose 5 more lbs I'm going to post a pic =D.

Added by Tina Circular Artistry* Pringels on June 29, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

I finally made some hoops

I have been traveling  since winter and have not signed in to pry and comment.  We collected hose for hoops during resource collecting along the eastern coast to supply our art and food supply.  went out and bought some connectors now I have hoops.  There are about ten and so hoops  made some for me and a few for the women that I was traveling with when we collected all the resources necessary to construct and tape all the hoops. Now I have been practicing and soon about to refine my skills for…  

Added by Adam on June 29, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

Prolly could have died last night...Touched by lightning


Yesterday when I came home…


Added by Fleur de Hoops on June 29, 2011 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Yes, Hooping is Exercise

Yes, I realize I am plus size but that doesn't always mean I'm dying to lose weight.

I was asked last night, "how much weight have you lost with this hooping thing?"

  I answered truthfully, "no." 

They replied, "I thought hooping was the perfect exercise."

Yeah, I'm sure it is when you don't eat like a pig.  I will admit that I am eating out way too much.  Right now I do not even want to think about losing weight.  I preempted the conversation by…


Added by Shannon "HoopLove" on June 29, 2011 at 4:42am — 1 Comment

I'm So Excited for Flow Camp.

Kentucky is hosting a camp for flow arts in August.  I'm so stoked but there is so much that I want to do!  I don't know how I'll manage it all.  If you haven't heard of it, check it out.  It's only $80 and camping!


I am getting more and more excited about Flow Camp.    There are so many classes that I want to take and I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to take them all.  My primary focus would be hooping but there are so many…  

Added by Shannon "HoopLove" on June 28, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Hoop Path V - Reflections

The past four days have been something of a hulahoop-whirlwind. I got to spend this amazing weekend with an old friend (teh hooping-badass KymSpins), who used to hoop with me back in undergrad. It was wonderful getting to catch up and also kind of surreal to find what hooping has become for the both of us after three and a half years of flight time. 

The weekend workshops were led by …


Added by claudia hays on June 28, 2011 at 1:46pm — 3 Comments

My Journey to Find Physical Balance

Where to begin? If I'd known how fascinating the journey to find physical balance would be, I'd have started this journal years ago.


I had the talotarsal dislocation corrected on my right foot on June 16th. It still hurts to put weight on it and I'm still using a walker, but the changes are phenomenal. I can stand on both feet and my right side…


Added by Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin on June 27, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Following Flow

Today has been great! since i woke up i started my day off with some good meditation that i truly needed , a little drumming, flow wanding, and hooping! i am feeling my natural flow start to take hold but i am also trying to practice just letting the hoop guide me and trying not to take too much control. I like when it is falling gracefully around me ~ ahhh ...well ~ still pretty new to this on here but i have another video from today im going to post, and see if i can gather some more…  

Added by Sydney Evan on June 26, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Troubles and Tricks

It's funny how learning one simple thing can just blow your mind. 

For example, I've been trying to learn shoulder hooping. I've been trying all the tips I've read about, all the techniques, all the tutorial videos... my friend even made one for me. But each time I duck my head out, it just flies away... it's like my shoulder simply doesn't want to grab it. All I end up with are bruises and frustration.

I'm also trying to learn it soon because I'm going to get my wisdom teeth…


Added by Gabbi Rose on June 26, 2011 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

TV show! (oh man!)

Hey everyone,


I'm applying for a TV show this summer. It's called "CBBC Magic Show" for kids aged 10-15 (I'm 14). I'm going to be hula hooping, and I have to film an audition tape for them to see if I'm good enough to appear on the show. I've learnt so many tricks, and have had lots of great feedback for my routines.

I'm not sure about what to do to sort of "Wow" them.. so they'd let me on. Like, what sort of tricks should I do/learn to include in my video? Should I do…


Added by Vene on June 25, 2011 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Interval training for hoopers

I just read an interesting article online called "5 Benefits of Interval Training."  It suggests that alternating quick, intense bursts of activity with longer periods of lighter exercise will benefit both your workout and your health.


Here's my thought: interval training for hoopers.  All we have to do is program…


Added by Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney on June 23, 2011 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Finally added my 2yr. journey videos!

I had put together a little collection of videos from my hoop journey of the last 2 years and posted it today. I look back at how far I have come. i don't know alot of tricks but i have rythym and best of all, I see how much fun I had just being silly and playing with my hoops. I think that is the best part of all of this is that hooping is FUN! I try so much to impart that to people who ask me about hooping. I think they just see it as the hoop just going in circles around their body and…


Added by Khaanee on June 22, 2011 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Nerve Pain from Hooping?!!?

I just wanted to outline what happened to me recently so that I can reiterate to everyone the importance of stretching before hooping! I do a lot of poi hooping in particular, and I am always trying out new moves that put strain on the muscles in my neck, back, and shoulders.


I had a pain that ran between my neck to a space between my shoulder blade and my spine. At first, it just manifested itself as a pain when I turned my head to the left. It happened twice before, and I…


Added by Alli Rae on June 20, 2011 at 1:33am — 1 Comment

So, I made a hula hoop group on Facebook. :)

I can't believe this is my first journal entry! I should really be blogging about my hooping en devours, its so much fun. Nothing focuses on the individual as much as blogging, hmm?


Anyway, I made a hula hoop group on Facebook and I'm so happy about it. I created it about a week ago. We are currently 90 members strong! About half of the group is regularly active, the other half I believe ( or hope ) at least checks in. I'm just so happy that it's blossoming so quickly. People…


Added by Gabbi Rose on June 19, 2011 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

life's been busy.

Life has been...busy. Days off from my internship in PA have been scarce, and hooping has fallen to the wayside out of pure necessity. It adds to the inconvenience that I don't have internet there to watch hoop tutorials, either. Tomorrow being a day off, and being home, I think I'm going to dedicate a huge chunk of day to working on EVERYTHING; from flow, to isolation, to floor hooping, etc.


I would really like to start making progress with my hoop journey again...I feel…


Added by janet marie margarette on June 18, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Home sweet Home....

72 days in the hospital and I came home last Saturday, one week home now. Oh how sweet it is....My first thoughts go out to everyone who sent me well wishes and prayers and healing energy. it was a rough ride, but I have been so blessed to be given a second chance. Most of all a special hugs and love to Traci"Circular Praise", my hoop sista who came and visited me and took the time to write my story and keep me updated. I so loved reading all the well wishes every evening with Murphy. I am…


Added by Khaanee on June 18, 2011 at 6:13pm — 3 Comments

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