Return of the Hoola Hoop

According to my Kindle, I am 35% into the book 150 Pounds by Kate Rockland. So far, it is nothing like I expected it to be. I’m not a fan…yet. I’m holding out for it to get better.

The main characters, Alexis and Shoshana, are way too extreme. Alexis writes the blog Skinny Chick, prides herself for weighing 99 pounds, believes yoga is for lazy people, pays $500 a month for a gym membership so she doesn’t have to work out next to fat slobs, hates babies, and sleeps with married men.

Yet, three million people read her blog. Seriously? I hate her character. So, far the author hasn’t made her the tad bit likeable.

Shoshana is the complete opposite of Alexis in every way. And so far the two women hate each other. Shoshana blogs at Fat and Fabulous, is 215 pounds, promotes fatness by lovingly referring to her readers as “fatties”, eats whatever she wants but still exercises, and won’t buy Lean Cuisines because people might think she’s on a diet. And she has a rule on her blog that people can’t post anything about diets or diet plans.

Yet five million people read her blog.

Throughout the book are blog posts by the two women. To me, their posts seem more like articles than personal blog posts.

I didn’t really mean to go into the book so much, but I don’t think that it really portrays bloggers correctly. The author’s characters are two women who do everything to the extreme  and are too exactly opposite to make good characters.

Maybe it’ll get better…

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump (We did an old release with triceps dips – I love dips, hate triceps push-ups though)
  • 15 minutes elliptical
  • 10 minutes hoola hoop

Yes, that’s right – hoola hooping! This morning, I went into the garage and dragged out my 5 lb. weighted hoola hoop. Using a weighted hoola hoop is supposed to help trim your waist. You’re supposed to start with 10 minutes a day and work up to 20 minutes a day. I’ve never kept up with it long enough to see results, but my goal is to start using it every day.

I do five minutes or 10 ten minutes of hoola hooping at a time, not 20 minutes in a row.

Blurry, but you get the idea:


I only had a clementine and coffee before my workout this morning, so I had a bigger breakfast around 11 am. I had another egg white omelet with red onion, spinach, and feta cheese with two pieces of crustless toast with peanut butter. Crust is gross.

Then I had an apple on the way to pick up McCutie Princess Baby.

I know what your thinking, oh my gosh, she actually did her make-up and brushed her hair for a change. It must be a special occasion.

Well, you’re right – it is a special occasion. My son has his first band concert tonight, and I didn’t want to embarrass him with my usual attire of sweatpants and unbrushed hair…not until he’s 13 anyway.

I’m so excited for his concert. He doesn’t really believe in actually practicing the trumpet, so this will be about the third time I’ve seen him play.

I’m pretty sure that the Victoria’s Secret boyfriend sweats line was designed just for me – I’m pretty sure that I own them in every color. That’s right.



After picking up my niece, I had some overnight oats topped with peanut butter Cheerios (I have a feeling that the box is going to be gone soon) and a Vita muffin top.

Questions of the Day:

What’s your favorite comfy clothes to wear?

Did you ever play an instrument?


Filed under Breakfast, Fitness, Lunch, Uncategorized, Working Out

5 Responses to Return of the Hoola Hoop

  1. I love PJs…and nope…

    I am impressed by the hula hooping ;)

  2. Allison @ PickyEatingRD

    I am HORRIBLE at hula hooping. I tried it on vacation this past year and it was pretty embarrassing. I can’t even imagine doing it for 20 minutes wow!

  3. I have a specific favorite pair of comfy pants – 5 year old black juicy velour pants… small hole in the leg, ripped up bottoms… and you have the world’s comfiest pants! I played the flute in 4th and 5th grade but I never practiced so I used to “fake it” at the concerts… horrible.

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