Hula Hoop

I hooped so hard it hurt

Every step hurts, my legs feel like they have been stretched to the point of breaking and I am discovering fresh bruises everywhere. And it’s all thanks to this video from Lisa Lottie. I watched it on Easter Saturday and immediately felt compelled to pick up my hoops and practise. 

I’ll be honest lately I have been lacking inspiration. Teaching 19 classes a week and dealing with all the highs and lows that come with running a new business I’m exhausted, frustrated, angry even. I actually stopped hooping for myself. 

But watching Lisa’s video her story reminded me so much of my own. These are the words that had me reaching for my hoops and out of the house with in 5 minutes of watching it

‘Something that gave me physical evidence of the fact that if you repeat something enough times eventually it will become automatic. And when you don’t even need to think anymore, for your brain and your body to process the information, your going to end up getting good at it.’ Lisa Lottie

There was a little twang of jealousy when Lisa mentioned she had found hooping 9 years ago at 21. We are a similar age but I discovered hooping at 29 and Lisa has 6 years of hooping on me. While I struggled through my 20s in a job I hated with out any true passion Lisa was already hooping, pursuing her passion, practicing. 

Listening to Lisa speak about her inability to touch her toes and her lack of enthusiasm for gym class made me realise that if I want to be good all I have to do is practise. So I went and I practised. I didn't master any new tricks but I tried, I tried really hard. And there is evidence of that in every step, in all my sore muscles and the fresh bruises, there is evidence that I tried.

x Bree

Finding a New Years Resolution

Last years resolution was to 'Bite off way more than you can chew, then chew away!' This is the post I wrote about it last year here. Think I actually thought about that quote at least once a week for the entire year, it was perfect for 2014. 

'Bite off way more than you can chew, then chew away!'

I honestly don't know how I could possible top the past 2 years. 2013 was transformational, I discovered hooping, performing, myself. 2014 was all about cementing those themes in my life, becoming a strong business woman too.

2015 honestly stresses me out. My goals are bigger than they have ever been in my entire life and unlike Uni or CIMA, there are no guidelines. No one is going to tell me what comes first, what to study, when the assignments are due. I'm on my own, I have to have discipline to do the important things, not just the fun things. And to have vision.... Actually maybe that is it. I need vision and discipline. 

2015 is going to be a big year, I know it is. I'm honestly expecting to work harder than I ever have before. I'm prepared for it, the last 2 years have given me more confidence in myself that any other time in my life. 

I know goals are meant to be specific and measure able but those kinds of new years resolutions have never worked for me. I like it to be more of a mission statement, something inspirational that I can use to motivate myself in almost any situation so 'Have Vision. Have Discipline' That's my 2015 resolution. 

'Have Vision. Have Discipline.'