30/30 out the window...NSFW?

I haven't really hooped in a week.  This week will change that since I will be having another hoop class tomorrow with Josie.  I may be by myself.  $5 private hoop class...holla!  I try to tell all my friends but some have just stopped listening.

 I'm getting a flow wand! Yay!  Hopefully it will arrive next week.  I'd rather have it now.  I promise vids.  What do you call a flow wand person?  A flow artist? 

Unfortunately, some drama has happened in our apartment building that makes John want to move right now.  This drama is so bad that he wants to escort me to my car.  Good for me and hooping.  He is very particular about where he wants to move.  Also, I've been feeling sick and that's why I haven't been much to hooping. 

The Bluegrass Hoopers has 13 likes and even helped me find a new hoop class in the area.  This is what I was talking about being disjointed!  How was I supposed to know about this class other than word of mouth of people I didn't know?  That is why I have that group.  Now, I'll have two hoop classes this week. ^_^  I also bought business cards to give to people when I make hoops or what not. 

I received a very touching message via youtube.  I really wanted to cry.  I've always wanted to be a role model for something.  I wanted to be a role model for losing my 80 pounds and now, I'd like to be a hooping rolemodel.  I may not be perfect but I think that's what we need more in life.  Imperfect bodies in our lives.

This person described how watching my videos and my struggle with hooping.  She describes in her letter that she was afraid that she was too big to hoop.  I just wanted to cry that I'm helping someone.

Therefore the rest of the post is dedicated to body acceptance and random pictures I liked from my stumbleupon (most of them don't have sources).  Of course, some are half naked and show real bodies:

This was found on a page from a photographer that is trying to show that all bodies are beautiful.
This picture caused a tizzy in Glamour.  Some people loved it and others didn't.  She's considered "plus size."  I'd kill for her body, even if the modeling industry considers her plus size.


  1. I love this post. I think it goes well with what I posted today. You don't have to look a certain way or be a certain way to hoop. Love yourself. Be yourself. Does that mean there can't be change, improvement and growth? No. Just the opposite, I think starting from a place of self-love is the best way to start change and improvement.

  2. When I lost my original 80 pounds, I loved myself before and didn't care if I lost any weight. I was happy. Hooping is helping me maintain my weight right now. I'm not at the place I want to be body wise but right now I don't want to worry about it. That's for sure.

  3. Shannon, you are even an inspiration to us "big boys" out in cyber-space! I've found it to be a real challenge to find representations of bigger bodies hooping and it's part of my inspiration for putting myself "out there". Great post!

  4. That's so awesome about finding hoop classes! And that you're getting a flow wand!!! Looking forward to videos. :)

    Hearing feedback from people who are touched by your work must be so empowering and intimidating at the same time. Wonderful :):)


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