Lady Gaga Bodyshamed? Really?ย 

Lady Gaga’s halftime performance his past weekend during Super Bowl LI received positive reviews by almost everyone who watched. From her entering the stage on suspension wires to her mic drop and football catch, she absolutely crushed the show.

In the middle of the show she had a wardrobe change and switched into an outfit that revealed her stomach. Watching this live, everybody at my watch party had the exact same reaction…damn she is in great shape! We all thought she sounded and looked great during the show.


Unfortunately, there were some online trolls who didn’t feel the same way and felt like they had to body shame her stomach. It’s disgusting how someone could shame someone for not have a defined six-pack and no extra skin. And you can guarantee that these same people would have body shamed here if she did have a six-pack. They would have called her “too masculine” or something absurd like that.

Thankfully, Lady Gaga has millions of fans that came to her defense. Many of her fans went to social media to praise her for herself-confidence to wear the outfit.

Body shaming is something that should NEVER happen! Everyone has their own story, is at a different part of their life, and we have zero reason to judge anyone because they do not have a “perfect/supermodel” body.

How great would this world be if we all helped build each other up instead of tearing each other down?

Super Bowl LI: Prop Bets

Sticking with the Super Bowl theme of posts this week, I felt like I needed to post these in advance of the game. Full disclaimer, I am not betting on this game but below are the bets I would make if I bet was betting today. Check out my picks below

Game Pick: I’m taking the Pats 27-24

Patriots -2.5 (buy this down from -3 if you can) and Under 59

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  1. What will Luke Bryan be wearing when he starts singing the U.S. national anthem? (Bovada)
    • Blue Jeans 1/2
  • Any other pants or shorts 3/2

 

Yeah, give me Blue Jeans and itโ€™s not even close

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Super Bowl Workout: Commercial Edition

It’s SUPER BOWL time!! This year we should have another great Super Bowl Event. The game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons is setup to one of the best Super Bowls in recent history. Then you add in a Halftime show with Lady Gaga and probably a guest star or two. All of this will be extremely entertaining, but we all know the main reason that most people will tune in is for the commercials (I mean who doesn’t love those Budweiser Clydesdale commercials)! The Super Bowl will be watched by an estimated 120 Million viewers this year, which means it’s going to be one of the biggest days of the year for TV advertising. The average commercial will run a company roughly $5 Million for 30 secondsย and it’s almost guaranteed that they will make that back two-fold with an effective commercial campaign.

In addition to a great football game, halftime performance and hilarious commercials, there will be a plethora of snacks and fried food consumed by viewers. I know I’ll be eating and drinking my fair share of calories during the game. If you read my earlier post about food being consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, you know the average american will consume roughly 6,000 calories….yikes! So in order to help combat those calories, I’ve put together an easy workout to do while watching the commercials. It’s a little something to keep us active and off the couch while we eat/drink our body weight in chicken wings, pizza, and beer.

Concept: Watch the commercials like normal. After watching the commercial and finding out what the product is, do the workout listed below that matches up with that companies category. Each workout listed will allow you to do the exercise while still paying attention to the next commercial or the game.

Category Exercises:

  • Food/Drink – 10 Jumping Jacks
  • Alcoholic Beverage – 10 Squats
  • Automotive – 10 Push-ups
  • Electronics/Household – 10 Sit-Ups
  • Miscellaneous (gaming, movies, entertainment, etc.) – 10 Lunges

Feel free to tweak or change some of the categories or workouts to your desire. Hope you enjoy!

Super Bowl: Healthy Snack Idea

It’s almost game time! The biggest sporting event of the year is just two days away. Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will be watched by an estimated 120 Million people. If you are like many of those people and myself, you will most likely be watching at a watch party surrounded with friends, family and a lot of food. On average, Americans will consumer 6,000 calories during the 4-5 hour game……yeah that’s the equivalent to how many calories one would burn if they ran a full marathon.

I’ll definitely be indulging more than usual during the game this weekend, but I’m going to try to make sure that there are some healthier options and snacks available. This way I can still indulge in some great food but not worry about what may happen to my waist line. My contribution to the watch party snacks will be a twist on the classic mozzarella sticks. I’ll cooking up some awesome Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks (yea, I’ll be the guy who brings something somewhat healthy and I’m not ashamed). Below is the recipe.

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