I mean, I know how to do some stuff. I can do it but not well. Or skillfully. Or is that something that will come in time? Do you do drills? Dedicate an entire hooping practice to practicing that one move? I'm just kind of at a loss. I feel like if I were to google, "how to be a better bellydancer, runner, athlete, etc" I could find answers. Hooping doesn't have that...yet. Should I cross train with other forms of dance to help my muscles or whatever? Help me out here! Since you've became a hooper, have you been thinking of yourself as an athlete? I have. I'm fat and I'm an athlete! whoooooo.
I really think this might be the key to losing those last 80 pounds. The way I did first was to accept my body as is. I would think that my body was strong and my calves were powerful even with the flaws. If I'm starting to accept my body as is by hooping, it might work again. I mean would an athlete scarf down an entire box of cookies? Nope. An athlete would at least pay attention to portion sizes.
The thing is I need something to prevent my thought process from thinking: You can't hoop because you aren't like those skinny hoopers. This is hard for you because you're fat. You have to use that huge hoop cause your round.
Although good news: I'll be able to have more videos of my home practice. I have a new webcam that takes videos. I think I need to get back on the 30/30 bus with changes. Ie, on my double days or something, I have to do at least 10 minutes but if I'm about to die, it's cool not to reach 30/30.
And more good news: The lady who let me use a hoop that showed me that I COULD hoop is having two hoop classes. Yay! Hoop classes! Plus old friends will be there. Although husband doesn't even like the idea of me going to it. I don't get it. What is so wrong with hooping classes? I'll actually have $10 for it anyways! I want to bash his head in with my heavy hoop. Maybe then he'd get it.