Every January hooping.org presents their 30/30 Challenge. They invite all of us crazy hoopers to practice for 30 minutes a day for 30 days straight. I have never taken the initiative until this year, and I actually began it without really knowing. I just felt the need to get more active following the holiday slump, as do most people. My wrist was bothering me at the time so my go-to yoga wasn’t really an option. So instead I made it a point to start picking up my hoop and start dancing again even though I don’t have a great space for it. I hooped the first three days of 2014 then was reminded of the 30/30 Challenge when I came across it online. I figured what the hell, I’m already in!

It is great to be spending some much needed time with my hoop. However my itty bitty kitchen is proving to be whole challenge in itself. The tight quarters are forcing me to do some major core hooping from my neck to my knees. There is always more to explore, but I did hit a bit of a boredom threshold at one point so I got out my son Adam’s mini hoop and started playing more on my arms and hands. Squeezing in that 30 minutes every day was also a big commitment. I just forced myself to keep motivated and make it happen. My body thanked me when I did.

The completion of this 30/30 Hooper Challenge will definitely keep me inspired to hoop a lot more regardless of my location. After 30 days I feel great and I look forward to what the rest of this year has in store.

Written by Colleen

Hoop dance performer, hooping instructor and hoop maker. From Minnesota, transplanted to Arizona in 2016. I have been hooping since 2009 and doing my best to spread the joy of hooping ever since.

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