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KLAXON: I've got a pain-free way to get fit while watching TV!

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MirandaGoshawk Wed 27-Mar-13 14:39:10

I hate sport & have always struggled with exercising. Was a bit of a blob, especially round the middle. But over the past few weeks I have firmed up, improved my posture and lost weight, and it's all due to ... ta dah!...

Watching Pointless and/or Eggheads each day while using...


DD bought one last year after seeing Grace Jones using one at the Jubilee concert, then left it behind when she went to Uni in Sept. I tried it & couldn't get the hang of it at first, then it suddenly clicked, & I've got into the habit of giving it a go when I'm watching TV alone. 10 mins, then sit down for 10 mins.

So over the past few weeks I've done this & also done some stretches before & after, just touch toes, shrug shoulders etc., & have noticed that my stomach seems firmer & I can stand up straighter.

This morning I weighed myself & I've gone from 10 stone at Christmas to 9.3 shock

heirtotheironthrone Wed 03-Apr-13 15:43:33

I am two weeks in to a six week hula hooping class, it's ACE. Sadly my little flat does not allow for telly hooping though...

Annianni Wed 03-Apr-13 15:52:17

I still can't keep it up for long though, it doesn't help that the ds's keep laughing at me.

Annianni Wed 03-Apr-13 21:24:11

I can do it grin

It's ace but I'm shattered and I ache already so tomorrow should be fun.

tillyann2013 Wed 03-Apr-13 22:16:43

Annianni, which one did you buy?

MorrisZapp Wed 03-Apr-13 22:22:05

I inherited my SILs hoop. It's awesome! I need a lot of room though. I do mine with my iPod on, blasting some choons. Works up a blooming good sweat. I couldn't do it for ages and nearly gave it to charity but suddenly it clicked and now I can hoop away like anything.

My SIL just couldn't do it.

tillyann2013 Wed 03-Apr-13 22:22:52

I NEED one!!!!!

Annianni Wed 03-Apr-13 22:23:01

Hooping4life 40" black/pink hoop £17-99 from Amazon.

Sorry but I can't link, new phone hmm

MirandaGoshawk Thu 11-Apr-13 16:27:12

sorry I've been away from MN for a bit - anyway, Yes, my Davina hoop does wobble a bit. It's soft & padded but quite heavy, seems as if it may fall apart but hasn't so far.

DD can do it the other way but I can't - takes practice, -- a lot of practice-- she says

As for these people who get bruising on their hips - huh! So you have no flab padding there, then? I vary my routine by using the hoop around my hips/bum. It stays up for, ooh, seconds.

How are you all getting on?

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