The proof is in the pics!!! <3
Starting over again!!!!
As for belly dancing, I think ideally an instructor would be nice so you can be corrected if you're doing a move or two wrong. But iIf you can't go to lessons and you have cable or satellite TV, see if you have FitTv. (I know DirecTv has it.) Tthere's an instructional program called "Shimmy" that teaches belly dancing.
I've done it a few times and enjoy it. (And yes, they were right... you do feel a little sexy ). Once I reach my mini-goal of OneDerland, I'd love to go to a real class!
OK, so I've been doing some research on the hooping thing. The folks at Mayo clinic says it works. So if they say it, I definitely believe it. I'm going to see if I can find one at a local sporting goods store. If not, I'll order one online. I loved hooping when I was younger. Even sprained my ankle trying to hoop with one around my waist, one around an ankle and one around my neck at the same time (LOL!).
I'm also going to look for a belly dancing class that isn't too expensive.
I think jumping rope really works. Too bad doing it for about 2 minutes kicks my arse.
I love my Bollywood routine, I have a blast with it especially when my youngests visits and we do it together.
A friend at work is 60 years old and she goes to belly dancing classes, she loves it.
I like doing routines that are fun and use muscles I hadn't used before...
I do isometrics while sitting at the computer...
I never liked the hoola hoop as a kid, so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't care for the weighted ones.
I do love love love my "mini stepper"! Looks like this:
http://tinyurl.com/5a4ohe I got mine at Wal*Mart and I think it was 39.00, it may have been 49.00 can't remember for sure.
I have a giant treadmill out on the porch, it's just too big... but it works great, anyone want it? Come get er!
Hula Hooping is Awesome and it totally facinates my fiance! I've never heard of a weighted hula hoop though, I bought mine at walmart for like $4-$5 and it has water in it that i guess maybe weights it a little more than usual and it helps keep the momentem up too.
A few years ago when I had a trainer, he told me that jumping rope for 15 minutes burns 900 calories!!
That is a long time to continiously jump. I don't know if my knees can make it through that.
31 years old
Starting weight (in March at WW): 170
Current weight: 150
Goal Weight: 120
Almost half way:eatnphen1:
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does jump roping with work? i've heard that before. i've also thought abt the hoola hooping and belly dancing as well to help with that area and just didnt know if these these things really work
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] Had some plms and got off track but im back and ready to start all over and lose even more!
I love belly dancing! It's great for your stomach (inside and out) ...Also good at leaning up love handles and hips and trimming your waist and yeah...definately sexy.
If you can find an instructor somewhere that's probably the best way to do it because some of the moves you can hurt yourself if you do it wrong....BUT I know I can't even afford to get lessons-this website www.BHUZ.com has lots of info and message boards with professionals and beginners to answer questions about that sort of thing if you're really interested
Starting Weight: 260lbs
First Goal: 200lbs w/NO phen (met a year ago)
-regained and hit a plateau
started phen on 6/24 @ 217lbs
Current Weight as of 7/23 - 202lbs !!
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i used to be awesome at hoola hooping...........15 years ago! when i was working at an elementary school before school let out i tried to hoola hoop during recess and i was horrible!! i could do it really well around my neck though lol. i picked up a jump rope and that was another story. it was like riding a bike......except this time it kicked my butt! i actually enjoyed jumping rope, and i could reeeally feel it working me out.
4-2-08 202.2 lbs SW (began b12/lipo shot 1 a week - no phen)
4-9-08 193.6 lbs
4-16-08 190.8 lbs
4-23-08 188.0 lbs
4-30-08 185.6 lbs
5-7-08 185.6 lbs
5-14-08 181.2 lbs
5-21-08 178.8 lbs
5-28-08 177.6 lbs
6-04-08 176.8 lbs (stopped the shots. trying it on my own)
6-16-08 175.6 lbs (went back to the shots today!)
7-9-08 170.6 lbs (slowing down, but still going down!)
Does anyone do either? I've heard that hoola hooping with a weighted hoop for about 20 minutes a day does wonders for the abs, love handles. Anyone know if that's true or not? I'd like to give it a try but can't find a weighted hoop.
And belly dancing just seems like it would be helpful (and sexy). I tried it a long time ago from on Demand and it felt good.