When I first started my Thought-Rut slash Holiday challenge as a way to close out 2014 – I wasn’t sure I would have enough thought ruts to last 16 days. For the record, I had at least a dozen ideas to test drive – just for today! Amazing how thought ruts come out of the woodwork once you set them free! But alas, one challenge to my thinking per day. So today I opted to challenge my thoughts that it couldn’t be done. There was no way I could hula hoop AND bounce a tennis ball on a tennis racket for 1 full minute. No way.
It turned out to be quite difficult. The body is moving in a circular movement, while arms go up and down, and your eyeballs are completely confused. And, it was a bit of a core workout too. First – the challenge was getting everything moving. With 3 items in hand – hula, tennis ball and tennis racket, my first 5-6 attempts were short lived. Hula went straight to the floor the moment I tried to bounce the tennis ball.
Then, I discovered – if I got the hula going first, then added the tennis component – there was hope. 30-something attempts later – I was able to reach 1 minute and 58 seconds. Below is a 10 second clip – in case you want to try this at home 😉 So, bottom line it can be done. And you’ll feel it right fast in your core too! What’s in your thought rut challenge today?