On this blog I like to take notice of trends I am noticing around me and find an interesting way to discuss them. One such trend I have actively avoided talking about however is twerking. Frankly I do not have a good reason other than there is such conflicting views on this trend its unbelievable.
When I think of twerking I just imagine the kids at a middle school dance doing this on or near there dance partner. Than thought seriously frightens me. When I was in school slow dancing was pretty intense and that was even considering most of us had our arms locked completely straight in front of us for the entire dance while we swayed back and forth.
But, there are those out there, specifically the health nuts who are actually gaga over twerking. And there is good reason for it. According to this article on Healthline, “So constantly twerking for an hour, should you choose to do so, will burn somewhere between 300 and 480 calories in an hour, about the same as 60 minutes of power yoga or an hour of moderate jogging.”
Seriously? This makes me want to twerk. But then I remembered something. I am a white girl with no butt. Basically I am an unfamous Miley Cyrus. And I remembered why I avoided twerking all together.
So bloggers, whats your stance on twerking? Do you twerk it out?
One of the things I have really trying to get motivated to do is work out. On all your amazing blogs I see that many of you are achieving your fitness goals in a myriad of ways. I, however, can never find a fitness regiment that I can stick to. For me the goal is not to lose weight, if I did I might wither away, but rather to get in shape. I would like to be able to walk a distance in any weather and not be completely out of breathe. But I can’t stay motivated!!!
However, I came across this site that is really perfect for me! http://www.slimkicker.com/ is a fitness website that turns your fitness goals into a video game challenge. As a gamer who enjoys leveling up and completing challenges this is just the motivator I need. If you head over to their challenge section they have multiple challenges with a duration of time for you to complete.
For example, one of the challenges is to kick soda. Talk about a challenge! But its worth points and the more points you earn the closer you get to your goal. You make your own goal. The goal could be a dress you want to buy, a place you want to go, anything at all! Just upload a picture and earn those points!
Another cool feature of this site is the “Grocery Foods” section. This section has a calorie count for all your basic grocery foods and all their brands. My lovely bacon you are packing around 255 calories…don’t worry I still love you- just in moderation!
Head on over and check this site out! Its free and its a fun way to work towards your fitness goals! Let me know what you think!