My Weighted Hoop
So what made me get the weighted hoop this time around? My jelly belly. I've been walking regularly on my tread climber for a good 6 months, 5 days a week. I lost some pounds slowly but surely but the spare tire in my mid-section barely budged. I tried some other ways to somehow 'tame' it like sit-ups, crunches, planks and even some pilates. Sadly, I couldn't stay on any of those because they're time consuming and not very enticing, so to speak. So the idea of hula hooping came back to me again. It's something I enjoy and I don't need a lot of time to set it up. Bu this time I wanted to try the weighted one. I disregarded what I read before and went head and got one.
The weighted hoop arrived about 3 weeks ago. I started using it right away...but I did it slowly. When I tried it the first time, I felt like I would get bruises from it because it really pressed on my 'jellies' so I stopped after only a couple of minutes. The next day, I tried it again and lo and behold, I felt like I had bruises on my mid-section so I was 'wincing' a wee bit while using it for about 5 minutes. I checked my mid-section but I didn't see any visible bruises but the "wincing" continued until about a week ago. The good thing is...the discomfort [from the invisible bruises] was only temporary because after a few minutes, my mid-section would be numb already. I am on my third week this week and I think my body is used to it already so no more wincing. I use it for half an hour 5 days a week after about 40 minutes on the tread climber. It's definitely easier to use compared to the non-weighted hoop [toy one] because it's easier to balance on the hips. The bigger [and heavier] it is, the easier to use it. I feel like I can just stand there and it would go around on its own unlike the toy one where I have to move my hips more to keep it from falling.
I don't think it has made any difference yet as far as my weight or the jelly belly is concerned but I'm enjoying it. From experience, consistency is the key to attain whatever goal one has...weight loss included. Hopefully I can stay on this regimen for as long as possible. Wish me luck would you?