"Strictly Come Dancing" stars say show has caused excessive weight loss
I couldn't believe what I was reading when I came across this story about a popular British television show featuring stars in the UK who were complaining that all the dancing they are doing in practice and in front of cameras is causing them to lose a lot of weight.
Well, imagine that.
The show is called "Strictly Come Dancing" and was the inspiration behind the biggest television hit over the summer, ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." But apparently some of the show's stars as well as the producers are concerned that the celebrities are losing too much weight and feeling tired.
With the vigorous workout routine that comes from some of the aggressive dance moves performed on the show, the contestants are undoubtedly burning hundreds upon hundreds of calories each hour they are dancing. Along with that comes weight loss and LOTS of it!
Will Thorp, from the hit BBC show "Casualty" and whose interests include "keeping fit and running," complained about his weight loss on the show.
"I've felt absolutely shattered," Thorp said. "I knew I'd lost weight when my trousers didn't fit any more."
Oh, come on! Are you kidding me? Here we have a golden opportunity to share with millions upon millions of people who are either overweight or obese and these celebrities choose to whine and complain that the dancing is causing them to lose TOO MUCH weight! What is this world coming to?!
When "Dancing With The Stars" hit the United States, one contestant actually embraced the opportunity to dance as a way to get a good cardio workout and lose some excess pounds. His name is John O'Hurley.
O'Hurley was the favorite in the competition, but it was his weight loss that was so remarkable. Not that he was excessively large when he began, but you could see his energy and enthusiasm improve week after week. Losing weight was VERY good for him and should inspire us all to start dancing our way to better health.
While some celebrities like Thorp may choose to bemoan their participation in these dancing shows while others like O'Hurley embrace it as an opportunity to improve himself, there is a lesson to be learned here for the rest of us.
GET UP AND DANCE! Move your body, get going with something fun, and break a sweat. No, it doesn't sound appealing if you don't make exercise a regular part of your life, but it is absolutely necessary for you to get your body into shape. Before I lost weight I didn't think it was possible either. But now I CRAVE exercise like I have never craved anything in my life. Exercise is an integral part of livin' la vida low-carb or any effective weight loss plan.
Be it dancing or whatever other activity you enjoy, the main thing is that you do something to exercise your body. You can incorporate it into your life for just thirty minutes a day and the weight loss and heart health improvements will come. And you won't even have to whine about it when it happens!