I know, I have GOT to do something about that damn uplighter in the corner.
Sooo...when I emerged from my annual weeklong birthday wine haze, I decided it was time to buckle down and try this polypro thing all the kids have been raving about.
I've put it off because I didn't think it could work for me. It's very light, very fast, and works best in smaller hoops. I'm a nice plus size girl, so I assumed I would never be able to keep a polypro hoop up, and that I would look stupid.
Yet if I am going to not only embrace, but spread the mantra of "hooping at any size," I know I have to stop assuming I can't do something. I have to prove that I can't do it...or better, that I can. So I grit my teeth and ordered the tubing I needed to make my own hoop. It arrived on Friday, and I had a hoop assembled in fairly short order.
And then...oh, and then. Yes, there is an on body learning curve for sure, and I am still working on it. But off body? Suddenly things I had all but given up trying to do were simple. Things I had never imagined were possible suddenly were. It's such a new theory of movement, it's like I am learning hooping for the first time all over again...with the attendant starry-eyed adrenaline rush and inability to put the damn thing down for two minutes.
I think it is safe to say I am smitten. My standard 3/4 polyethylene hoops still have a place - some things DO look better using them - but I really do like this polypro hoop. It's very nifty. And while I am sorry for the crap video, I HAD to video some playtime with this.
The music is by the sublime Renaissance Faire music group Circa Paleo. I stumbled upon them last year and I LOVE them. This piece of music is called "Bouquet de Fleurs."