Happy Tuesday everyone! Or in my case, Hoopy Tuesday!
Ok, I guess I need to explain myself. Well, I got off work at one this afternoon, sat outside and read for a while, and then decided I was bored. What is a good way to get rid of boredom? Hula-hoop! And watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, that is.
A year or two ago, I went on my family vacation and was introduced to the wonderful weighted hula-hoop. I fell in love with it and got one for myself. My hoop is approximately ten pounds, and I got to pick my two favorite colors to create a specially made hoop! (I chose purple and lime green.) I had kept the hoop at my parents house but decided to bring it back to school with me.
Today I was reunited with my hoop, and I hooped for twenty minutes in each direction (clockwise and counter-clockwise) while being completely focused on my Harry Potter movie. I didn’t even drop the hoop a single time. Though I definitely wouldn’t classify it as a hard-core workout, it is definitely a mindless way to tone your core!
The down-side of hooping with a weighted hoop… bruises. I mean, I do bruise really easily, but there is definitely a possibility of some black and blue marks!
Another thing I can now add to the list of things I have tried: a horned melon.
What in fact is a horned melon? Apparently, the horned melon, also called the kiwano, is native to Africa, and is part of both the cucumber and melon family. The only reason I tried it is because the BF saw it at the grocery store and just needed to have it!
Odd as it is, I actually enjoyed the fruit! It tasted like a green grape, which are one of my favorite fruits! Never had I imagined eating such a thing, but I am glad I did!
As for exercise today, we had planned on getting in our first good bike ride. But, the BF was on a field trip with his summer school class, and they didn’t get home until it was nearly dark. Another reason I wish we had a spinning class in the near vicinity!
Instead, we headed to the gym!
- Treadmill interval workout I found here — I really doubted myself beforehand but did the whole thing at the intervals given! So proud of myself! It ended up being about 4.6 miles
- 20 minutes on the stationary bike — approximately 5.6 miles
- Great stretch!
- Oh ya, and some hula-hooping!