July 2011 Journal Entries (30)

Weight Loss

I have been very proud of myself lately and just wanted to jot down something about it.  At my heaviest I weighed 251 lbs and I'm 5'5" so I was morbidly obese D=.  About a year ago I tried changing my diet and doing exercise but I was having a hard time staying motivated and I was hungry all the time.  About 2 months ago I went to the doctor to talk to her about the trouble I was having.  I weighed 240 then so in about a year I only managed to loose 11 lbs =(.  I found out that I have…


Added by Tina Circular Artistry* Pringels on July 30, 2011 at 12:43pm — 3 Comments

Sunny weather, happy mood

Weehee, I made a collapsible hoop, infinity style! All right, it's flimsy as hell (used LDPE, mainly because of my trial-and-error method of searching for tubing) and the shape can hardly be called a circle (more like an omelette), AND the taping is very irregular, but I love it anyway. :D Would post some pictures, but my camera chose this exact moment to stop working. Ah, well. Later.


I'm also finally getting the hang of shoulder hooping, although I still have a lot to…


Added by Hooploose on July 29, 2011 at 12:04pm — 3 Comments

WHD news

          You're invited to participate in a premiere event at Hoop Camp 2011.   A silent auction will be held the first two nights to raise money for World Hoop Day.  We are asking for you to donate one of…

Added by Hoopin' Annie on July 28, 2011 at 7:29pm — No Comments

WHD Ambassadors

Liz Martin awarded $130 to take hoops to Haiti in Nov 2011. Jessica awarded $100 to make and donate hoops at YogiDance in PA.

Added by Hoopin' Annie on July 28, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Coming soon...

I've been working on a new combo move this week; it's something I haven't seen anyone else doing, as far as I consciously remember, anyway.  I'll be posting a tutorial for it over the weekend, so stay tuned...

Added by Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney on July 28, 2011 at 6:52am — 2 Comments

Just the Beginning

I really want to make sure that I remember this journey, and where and how it started...


About a month ago I bought the first hoop I've had since the hooping contest at my 3rd grade field day.  I had no idea what I was getting in to.  I knew that I wanted to find a new way to be physically active, and these hoops were adorable!  AND they were $6 :D  Once I got home, I was immediately taken aback by how incredibly difficult it was.  I felt like I was throwing myself into a…


Added by Cici Magee on July 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments


XTREME URBAN HOOPING: verb. The act of hoopdancing your heart out down a busy street in the city. Beyond just walking with your hoop or spinning it on your hand, XTREME URBAN HOOPDANCING calls for full out dancing all over your body while maneuvering around light poles, fire hydrants, and other people.


Haha- well it's not really XTREME, per se, but it's definitely much more challenging! Today was the…


Added by Lynette Hoopstasy* on July 26, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Introducing...THE STICK! A great therapeutic TOOL!

Hello followers, friends and fellow athletes! I am writing you to share yet another life changing tool I've begun incorporating into my recovery/flexibility/preventative routine. 


Added by GroovinMeGzz on July 25, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Day 1

I had my hoop shipped to my job. Its just easier that way. 


I was talking to my boss about being hit on by some creeper and heard the jerk of a locked door. My ears have been pretty sensitive since I ordered it, waiting and hoping for it to surprise me when I got to the office. But hearing that locked door jerking was even better than just coming in and seeing it there!!!


I freaked out  (haha)


But my shift started in 10mins…


Added by Naomi on July 21, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hoops at Rehab!

I went to rehab on wed and brought 2 of my hoops, Big Blue and Red. I also WALKED into carrying my hoops as I no longer am using the wheelchair or the walker! yeaaaah!!! The rehab team was laughing and saying "oh no those are too big,,how is that going to work?? I told them to shut up and put the hoop around their waist and go for it. Samara tried Big Blue, and the first thing she said was, "I can't hoop, I have no rythym." I quickly told her, "I don't want to hear the word "can't" from…


Added by Khaanee on July 21, 2011 at 9:49am — 10 Comments

Flow Camp Schedule is Out! Yay!

Flow Camp Schedule is Out!…


Added by Shannon "HoopLove" on July 20, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments


i am so excited i found this web site its already helping me!! love it!!

Added by Sadie Rhoads on July 19, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Shadow dancing and Raccoon Magic

So, I picked up my hoops in the darkness of my new backyard last night. There was a pause in the midst of the thunderstorm and the flood light lit up my hoop shadow in such a nice way that I could see my dancing perfectly.

I began to break free of patterns while dancing with my shadow with no music and could feel myself tell a story with my hoop dance. It came from deep within me and it made me move in ways I haven't before with my hoop. 

It felt good.

Then, out of the…


Added by Robyn Brehaut (HoopBloom) on July 18, 2011 at 2:37pm — 4 Comments

It's Late

I know it's late. and I know I should sleep. I feel like this is the best place to post this. 

I recently went through a break up from a 2 1/2 year relationship, and it's very very very difficult. No matter how many dates I go on or how many movies or tracks I watch or listen to I still feel bad. It's getting better, but every day it still feels like the wound opens up fresh again for everyone to shoot their arrows into. 

The only thing that has been keeping me from a psychotic…


Added by Sophia on July 17, 2011 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Sorta Vortex!

Today I was out in the yard playing around with my monster 55" hoop and was attempting a vortex.

I should add here that last night I was out at a club when a bunch of hipster hoopers showed up, and I had to leave before I gagged. Later, one of my friends posted a video of said Queen Hipster hooping (who I might add has been bragging that she apparently got her Hoopnotica certification) and she could a) barely keep the hoop up and b) did the worst vortex I've ever seen. I know that…


Added by Shannon G on July 17, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Opening up

So. Today was the best day ever! I learned the shoulder trick! I feel so happy and proud of myself!! I can move the hoop up and down my body so easily. It makes me tear up to think of early May when I first got my hoop and I could only keep it up for thirty seconds :) This journey is so beautiful, and I can not thank my friends enough for introducing this path to me. When I'm inside my hoop I feel like nothing is real except the present moment, and when I add to my hooping knowledge with new…


Added by Sophia on July 16, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

regaining confidence in flow

I think it was Hoopalicious who said to hoop whatever way feels right for you; you can be a 'body rocker' or master all those amazing off body moves and isolations. Just do what's best for yourself. I'm paraphrasing, of course, but I was thinking on that today.

Looking back on the beginning of my hoop journey, I realize I often failed to take the time to really appreciate things I was learning. I would feel that great surge of pride when I learned something new, but would quickly set…  

Added by Dayna on July 14, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

That Didn't Work So Well...

We went on vacation all of last week to this resort in Canada.  Last year I forgot my LED hoop and was really sad, so this year I made sure I packed it.  I was so excited to be able to hoop right on the beach.  I took it out one night early in the week and started hooping.  And every bug in Canada joined me.  I could feel them bouncing off my hand and buzzing around my face.  It was gross.  So a minute after starting, I turned the hoop off and went back inside the cabin.  I had not thought…  

Added by Amelia on July 14, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Fireworks through a new hooper's eyes


Newbie hoopers see hoops everywhere, as proven by my 6-year-old niece's comment at Gulfport's Independence Day fireworks…


Added by Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney on July 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Hooping with a Baby

Tips to hooping with a baby

Everyone knows that once you have a baby your life changes DRAMATICALLY.  All of a sudden your organized life isn't so organized.  One thing is certain children are a blessing.  Any parent in their right mind will tell you that they love their child more than anything.  With that love comes many sacrifices.  For example I buy buy buy for my baby boy, but I haven't bought myself a new shirt or…  

Added by Annahoops on July 13, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

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