I bought a hula-hoop this weekend. I read in the pamphlet they gave us last week about a woman who does the hula-hoop for activity. She said she got up to being able to do it for a full minute. I thought to myself… “A full minute? That is easy. Who couldn’t do that? I used to hula-hoop forever!” I bought one… and quickly found that “used to” is the operative word! I couldn’t get it to stay up! It fell to the ground quicker than an old man’s pants on America’s Funniest Home Videos! I was shocked! Now I’m wondering if I can even still jump on a pogo stick! I was always kind of hyper… so my mother bought me things that would burn up some of my energy; pogo sticks, shoes with springs, an inner-tube trampoline, roller skates, bicycles, etc. She was/is a very wise woman! But that hula-hoop is MINE! I will not be beat by a piece of circular tubing… even a fancy one with blinking lights! You mark my word… I’ll be a hula-hoopin’ queen before long! And yes, one minute won’t be nuttin’ to brag about! That thing will be levitating like Houdini before I’m done with it.
And speaking of hyper… I was at a football game last week, watching my youngest nephew’s team play. I’m here to tell you that all of the action wasn’t on the field. Sure… they’d move… they’d tackle, a whistle would blow… and they’d saunter around a bit before getting in position for the next play. But I watched these two kids in the bleachers across the field from us… on the winning side. They raced one another… nearly the entire time we were there; all four quarters. They never let up. As I sat there watching them it dawned on me just how sedentary our lives become as adults. I also realized why so many adults have difficulty sleeping. I can’t imagine either of those kids doing anything but crashing for a good 8-hour sleep. Oh sure, they might wake up with aching legs that would require a midnight leg rub; but other than that, I’m sure they slept.
So, this week I plan to say on plan with my food choices. Exercise, exercise, exercise! Watch my portion control! And work on whipping that hula-hoop into submission.
Be good, make wise choices… and watch out for the curse of the Halloween candy!