So, I guess I lied. I haven't recommitted to my yoga challenge. I seem to have a mental block right now since I know I'm not going to hit my goal. I'll start up again in June. I think.
But this doesn't mean that all is lost from a fitness perspective. My fitness hula hoop has been stashed right next to the yoga mat, and while I haven't grabbed the mat, I have grabbed the hula hoop.
The hoop that I have is 42" in diameter and weighs about 2 lbs. I bought it from Canyon Hoops several years ago. I've been thinking of getting a 40" hoop which would probably be a better fit for me, but I'm going to see if I stick with it before I invest more $ in another hoop. Interestingly, I discovered that this company recently merged with Body Hoops which has a studio in Santa Fe (about an hour away).
It turns out that there are a bunch of exercises you can do with a hula hoop, but I've stuck with basic waist hooping to get back into it. It is a lot easier for me to do do counter clockwise hooping than clockwise hooping. I've got a killer bruise on my right leg from trying to master the clockwise hoop motion. Ouch. But I think I have it sorted out now.
Have you ever done fitness hooping?