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Exercises & Methods To Help You Get More Lean For Summer

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As summer approaches, you might look at yourself in the mirror and feel the sudden desire to get lean. I am sure you look fine the way you are, but there is nothing wrong with wanting to make a few quick adjustments right before the start of summer. With just two months to go, there are plenty of exercises and activities you could partake in to lose a few pounds, and get more lean. Along with dieting and drinking more water, try some of these out over the next two months.

RUNNING

Running is a great cardio-vascular activity. Going for a light run every other day over the next few weeks can lead to weight loss, and it can help boost your confidence and self-esteem. Going for runs helps to burn excess fat that your body stores, and it also get your heart rate up, allowing the flow of blood to move faster burning more energy throughout your body. Running would be my number one recommendation for trying to lose just a few pounds over the next two months.

Try running with a partner.

SAUNA

A lot of people say that saunas do not help you lose weight, but they induce sweating, which is a major part of exercising. Sitting in the sauna for 10 minutes a day helps the body detoxify, eliminating toxins or other things you may want to get rid of. With the addition of excessive sweating, it is a great way to end a workout at a gym. If you have a gym membership with a sauna, try sitting inside for 5-10 minutes after every workout. I guarantee it will expedite your results.

Read a book, listen to music, or just relax.

PLANKS

Planks are great for strengthening and tightening the mid-section of your body. Holding a plank for a few seconds can be difficult for someone who has never done it before, but when you can plank for two minutes at a time, you start to recognize a difference in your torso. Try doing planks for as long as you can on a daily basis, and after you have built a tolerance to holding the plank, rotate between planks and other abdominal exercises to really target your mid-section.

Hold on!

8 MINUTE ABS

One of the amazing things about the internet is that you can almost find anything online. One nifty thing I can across was a workout program on Youtube called 8 Minute Abs. This program is great for beginners, and those who workout a lot (like me). The first video, which I will provide a link for, is for those just getting started off. The video series does include other exercises, so if you feel you have advanced past the first video, do definitely try out the others.

FULL BODY DETOXIFICATION

Detoxing helps to remove stuff from the body that adds extra weight. Switching to an all herbal tea diet, or only drinking fruit smoothies for two weeks can help to eliminate excess fat that the body stores from cosuming high caloric foods, or other foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates. There are several ways to detox your body. You can purchase supplements to help you detox, but the best way to get started is to drink plenty of water, reduce sugar/salt intake, and exercise. Doing those things first will quickly help the body to detoxify itself of anything that it does not need. Other things you can do include eating more fiber and eating foods rich in antioxidants.

REDUCE CALORIE INTAKE!

Counting calories is great. I would say this is the #1 reason people put on too much weight. The average amount of calories recommended for a woman to lose weight is 1500 calories, and the average amount of calories recommended for a man is 2000 calories. First, you have to watch what you eat. In today’s society, calories add up quick. Eliminate fast food, processed foods and soda altogether. Once you do that, begin counting you calories. For men, try to intake anywhere from 1500-1800 calories, just 200 calories shy of what is recommended. For women, try to consume 1100-1300 calories a day, also 200 calories shy of what is recommended. Going into a caloric deficit forces the body to start burning muscle, and fat. Calorie reduction is the best, and most efficient way to lose weight. Start today!

Choose healthier foods first, and always!

Obtaining your ideal figure isn’t difficult. For some of us, it is going to take a bit longer than two months, but that doesn’t meant don’t start now! Try out everything I have listed above, and I promise you that you’ll see results that you love. There is no need is feeling bad about your physique. Take matters into your own hands, and lose the weight. It is easy, and after a while, very fun to do. After you’ve lost weight, let me know about your results!

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Is Cardi B Cancelled?

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The answer is no. I personally vehemently disagree with what she revealed, that she would lure men to hotel rooms, only to drug their drinks and rob them. That, in and of itself is a terrible thing to reveal to her fans, but her apology and explanation for her actions speak volumes.

Is Cardi B cancelled?

Cardi B explains that she is the product of a hip-hop culture that over-glorifies poor behavior, and she isn’t wrong. Some very notable artists like Jay-Z and Meek Mill made their careers and millions of dollars promoting drug sales, violence with weapons and killing people. That is the message at the core of many hip-hop artists, and people love to hear it. It sales.

But, it is still wrong. In that essence, Cardi B is wrong for what she admitted. There are real victims out there, victims of her doings, and in the era of the #metoo movement, it is a huge shame that she’ll get away with this statement and her actions. But in theory, if she were to get in trouble, what would be her punishment? It would equal the end of her stardom, an investigation into her past (similar to the ongoing investigation of Jussie Smollett), and perhaps a halt of her music sales. But none of this will happen, because society has accepted bad things that pays well as a good thing for everyone.

This is a win for her. All this does is give her the publicity she needs to grow her fan base so that she can solicit more of her music. I personally feel that she should make a public apology, and deal with the backlash of her actions, and somewhere down the road she probably will. But, I do not think that this marks the end of Cardi B. She attributes too much of her life before stardom for her actions, and ultimately, that is what people love about her. They love her personality, her brash behavior and unwillingness to become what others might desire. She keeps it how it is, and in doing so, she admits her truths. Good or bad.

The USA. Russia.

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The investigation continues. Various news outlets and investigative forums, The FBI, The DOJ, etc, continue their 24 hour non-stop investigation into President Donald Trump and his various ties to Russia. Everyday, new information is uncovered tying several known Trump allies to Russian intelligence, in a fashion that forces people to believe that Russia aided Trump in acquiring the 2016 election.

There is now concrete evidence that there were multiple lines of communications before, and during Trump’s election.

The News has proven it.

But, Russia, and their massive military and nuclear arsenal should act as no real threat to the USA. Weapons will be built, but I believe that the two world powers will never want to fight.

After September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush looked toward Vladimir Putin and Russia for military assistance. Prior to then, despite the turmoil between the two nations, there has always been a stance that one country plausibly intercedes the other’s dire plans of land grabbing. But, is that today’s problem?

Alliances have been forged around the entire world, and The USA has many. Russia, too, has variances alliances. The depiction of espionage and treason painted across American News channels cannot over-score the importance of the strength of the two Nations, and some day the imagery of peace and diplomacy may dry-out the non-stop discussion of how Russia has so much influence of American politics. It may be the their influence is everlasting, and that there are various deep ties between politicians and Russian diplomats that we’ll never be able to truly eradicate. Perhaps, even, the two nations will some day form an alliance of sorts.

Of course, a recent disagreement on nuclear missile range testing has ended a decades long nuclear treaty between The USA and Russia, signaling the era of a new age of weapon’s advancement, war mongering and induced fear injected into civilizations because of both nation’s desire to not allow their armor to be undone. The point being, nuclear arms are now going to be upped and ante, and there is nothing it appears no one can do about that.

For now.

Perhaps a Democrat can create a new outlook for The American Dream, revitalizing what Donald Trump literally declared as dead. Or maybe there truly is invasion, of Mexicans, or other foreign forces to come, and the only thing to stop it is a 2,000 mile long border wall and the development of another Military Branch: The Space Force.

What truly is Russia to the United States of America? Trump so vehemently argued that The 44th President of The United States, Barrack H. Obama, was not a real American. Are we wrong for saying Russia helped Donald Trump get elected?

Probably not. Though, I do believe that there is too much simply uncovered at this time.

#Hashtag BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Once Upon a Time,

slavery existed. It existed heavily throughout the Black Community, all across Planet Earth.

It existed heavily, in The United States of America, too.

Today, it doesn’t, and it is important to celebrate, or at least remember some history that involves black people on our planet, on our home.

Time goes on.

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