Hello ladies and gentlemen! It’s me Jordan, getting back with you with a great workout idea for today.Many of us struggle getting motivated to go through our daily workouts, much less actually enjoy them. It is a common theme all too often. Yes! I need to get my daily workout in but sometimes the typical gym and cardio just gets to be plain lame!
So here is my solution and something I just picked up last week. Are you ready?… How about ballroom dancing! Thats right, put on those dancing shoes because ballroom dancing is not just a craze but it’s here to stay. I have recently been watching a lot of Dancing With The Stars and it has truly inspired me to burn some extra calories through moving my hips! These hips don’t lie and the other night, I had my first class in which we learned the basics of latin dance!
The first thing I noticed, was that the female instructor was in great shape and I came to find out later that she was fifty years old! I was blown away by her athletic ability and still maintaining the body of a 25 year gymnast. Well, she barely led us through several basics and after an hour, I was already feeling it! I’m so used to weights but this seemed to involve different small muscles that my body just wasn’t used to engaging.
After our session was over, I was convinced that there is a good reason why the majority of ballroom dancers are fit and lean. I am now a believer and I highly suggest you guys go check it out for yourself. For your information, my heart rate was at a constant 70 % of my maximum heart rate! Pretty good, just for shaking those hips.
What’s up guys! Jordan in the house once again and I’m here to explain to you fine ladies, why there is not a cookie cutter approach to rid those unwanted love handles. We have all heard of lame diets out there such as the Atkins diet, the 500 calorie diet and even the cottage cheese diet for goodness sake. Eating cottage cheese all day never ever seemed appealing to me. Yuck! The dangers of these diets is that it’s so hard for someone to stick to them and actually get long term results.
For example, sure you can lose weight with the Atkins diet with the low carb approach but what happens when your body starts eating all your muscle for fuel instead of the fat? When your body is too long in a ketosis like state it becomes difficult to maintain your energy levels and build muscle. When you are losing muscle, your metabolism slows down and when it slows down, you stop burning fat! This is the main reason why people on extremely low carb diets, tend to lose weight very quickly. However, it is hard for them to maintain the weight loss for good. A buddy from high school, unfortunately was a victim of the Atkins.
This friend owns a towing service company out in Plano Texas, in which he spends a lot of his time sitting and driving. He called me the other day, explaining to me that he was losing some weight with the Atkins but he also noticed, that he was a extremely sluggish all throughout the day. Of course, as soon as I heard Atkins, I gave him a piece of my mind! It’s not because I’m a jerk! It’s because I love the guy! He is like the big brother I never had and has a heart of gold. Anyways, he also mentioned that he noticed that his weight loss seemed to come a complete halt. I quickly informed him of all the cons mentioned above in this article and gave him a calculated diet plan which consisted of the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein. 6 weeks later, my buddy is back on track losing weight and having more energy than ever! A pat on the back for yours truly.
The 500 calorie diet has for some odd reason become popular over the past couple of years. I mean who the heck eats only 500 hundred calories and is actually satisfied? I almost eat 500 calories in one meal, much less for the whole day! When your only feeding your body below it’s maintenance caloric intake, it is almost impossible for your metabolism to work properly. The 500 calorie diet in my opinion, is even worse than the Atkins. What your body needs is balance! There should never be one extreme to another in life and also in dieting. We tend to forget all the proper macronutrients that God created for human consumption and we try to find a quick an easy way out of fat loss!
- Fats are are friend not enemy…
- Carbohydrates are needed for energy and that is why you might be feeling a tad crappy when you have too little of them.
- Protein is not just for man and you we not turn you into a big green Hulk like figure if you eat it!
These points are so simplistic, yet we still have a long ways to go ladies! Until next time. Peace out!
One thing I have learned this past year is definitely just be yourself. It’s so easy of a concept yet I see so many women, including myself being manipulated and pulled in every direction with television, the internet, magazines, movies and even the music jams on the radio! Media is everywhere and it sure as heck is not going anywhere! We have always heard from our parents that we our all special and just be yourself. However, as soon as we are in line at the grocery store food stand, we see the photo shopped blonde bimbo running on the the beach, doing her best Pamela Anderson impersonation! It’s hard to be yourself, when you constantly have to compare your body to that!
I don’t know about you, but I’m not exactly inspired by the unrealistic marketing and expectations that the media portrays on us women. I am happy for those woman who have naturally chiseled curves and symmetrical facial features but I hate seeing that a majority of pictures have been enhanced. Why can’t media portray what real life women look like? Photo shopped, size zero models with are not the only women that enjoy running alongside the beach…
I believe that we need to start empowering and educating women by showing them what media is really doing to your ego. I read this article this morning and thought I pass you some knowledge. Check out this awesome article here. It is mind blowing the ill effects that our media is causing women everywhere and we women need to start putting more facts about photo shopping and other techniques media uses to lower our self esteem! I guess I better go put on my lip enhancer serum, so I can have lips like Kylie Jenner.
What’s up guys, welcome to my new website called Red Zero Radio. I just wanted to say, “Hey.” Anyways, my name is Jordan and I’m from a little hick town called Alpine Texas. Alpine has a population of roughly six thousand people and is located out in the “middle of nowhere” West Texas. If you like to get to know me more, then you can check out a little bio about me here.
The main reason why I created this little blog site, was to share my own personal weight struggles and hopefully encourage women to make a change for a healthier body! I am sick and tired of what society has done to ruin the thought process and inner self esteem of women everywhere! I will be taking you through my personal journey of what I have learned about weight loss and changing one’s thought process from negativity into “Bring It!!!”
I am still learning how to overcome the negativity that creeps up from time to time in life. I’m definitely no Tony Robbins and I sure as hell will never claim to be! Trust me… However, I have learned some things along the way that have helped me and I believe that perhaps it never hurts to hear another person’s perspective on life. We our a society of people that can help and learn from one another’s trials and I just want to hopefully inspire all who come to this site. I will do my best to keep you guys posted from time to time and look forward to sharing this life journey together!