Thanks to a friend in the blogosphere, I have found a new way burn some calories by doing the Hula Hoop. Yes, that thing we used to play around with our hips and waist when we were kids.

It’s a fun and exciting way to exercise. And I am making it more exciting by engaging my kids, especially my teenage girl. My boy is having a hard time but he’s trying his best.

In doing my research, I have learned that hula hooping dates back in Ancient Greek. They use wood such as bamboo during the old days. Now, you can purchase hula hoops in safe plastic in different sizes and colors. Doing the hula hoop looks easier when you see it, but it’s quite harder when you do it. Honestly, I can only maintain it for 3-5 minutes. LOL! That’s actually an improvement from 10 seconds, when I first started. It increases blood flow and your fitness level.

One of the best thing about it is that you can do it at home, it’s cheap! Now, my plans of purchasing used gym equipment, has been deferred. Hopefully, I can lose some weight doing this. I am crossing my fingers! :-)