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The Fittest Man In Country Music

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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I have a confession to make Sparkfriends, I am a country music fan. It's the music I grew up with, it's what my Dad and favorite Aunt play at family gatherings, it's part of who I am. Country music is generally not associated healthy living. At home it's associated with floatin' down the river on a tube, riding a 4-wheeler or Polaris Mule through the woods, or sitting in a tree stand eating crockpots full of sauerkraut and sausage and baked beans with bacon all day long.

So this article was really surprising to me, and I was really encouraged to see someone who has such a huge fan base, a fan base whose other role models include Larry the Cable Guy, espouse a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a healthy diet. I really hope his fans read it and are encouraged to get up and moving, even if it's only for 10 minutes at a time.

And while I knew Kenny Chesney was in great shape (really hard to miss those biceps!) I didn't know how much work he put into it. And I was especially happy to see him expressing some fitness principles that are in line with SparkPeople's. If you can only do 10 minutes, do 10 minutes. The only workout you regret is the one you don't do. Exercise helps reduce stress. Eat healthy foods, but make allowances for the foods you really *want* to eat too.

So I'm Sparked Up! And going to go home and make a Kenny Chesney playlist for my workout tomorrow. (I'm checking out my local Gold's Gym! More on that tomorrow!)
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  • K-GETTING-FIT
    Love all kinds of music, but LOVE country:) A friend of mine worked a concert venue doing running around for a bunch of bands and she said he was nice. He is one fit guy! My country crushes are George Strait and Billy Currington. Drooling:)
    2207 days ago
  • MSCARCHICK
    I love country music! I always have, but my husband has renewed my "passion" for it. Living in Mississippi its kind of a perquisite even if my junior high students tease me about it. Interestingly enough my dad used to tell me his truck wouldn't play country music (classic rock fan)... Anyways.. thanks for sharing the info. I like your idea about a Kenny Chesney playist. I saw him in concert when I was in high school, but haven't listened to him as much lately.
    2207 days ago
  • EICHSWIFE06
    not a fan of kenny chesney (i'm more of a garth, george, trace kinda girl) but love that he is putting that info out there and showing people that it can be done but with work
    2207 days ago
  • THROOPER62
    emoticon Love country music
    2208 days ago
  • GOLOPTIOUS
    Can't say that I share your love of country music - I love all types of music, but I don't like a lot of country. It's nice to see Kenny Chesney talking about it though. I think more celebrities need to be role models instead of famous for spending money and getting plastic surgery and getting in fights and all the other unimportant stuff that they seem to do a lot of.

    Also, good luck at Gold's Gym. I love my branch!
    2208 days ago
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