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Joey L. Dowdy’s “Size Up Your Food Portions”

Posted in fitness, Get fired Up, Get Fit, Groove, inspiration, Look Fierce, motivation, Peace, Physical Activity, Self fulfillment, Self Improvement, Wellness, work out with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2011 by JJgroove01

“Size Up Your Food Portions & Your Waistline Will Thank YOU!Go Smaller & Healthy along with Lean & Green!

Joey L. Dowdy’s “Why Starve Yourself?”

Posted in Self fulfillment, Self Improvement, Uncategorized, Wellness with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2010 by JJgroove01

Why Starve Yourself? Did you know Healthy Eating (Small Portions) Fuels Your Body( Speeds Up Your Metabolism) and Strips Away Fat. Wait! I’m not done yet. Here’s another *Big Bonus, “It Gives You More Lasting Energy.”

 So don’t go all day, or more than 3- 4 hrs without eating something good for your tummy,  because eating healthy (fresh fruits & veggie’s, protein & whole grains) and regularly







Joey L. Dowdy’s “Fall For Fitness Plan”

Posted in Aerobic, Be Fabulous, Dance, fitness, Get fired Up, Get Fit, Groove, inspiration, Look Fierce, motivation, Peace, Physical Activity, Plus Size, Self fulfillment, Self Improvement, Shake Your Booty, Stage, Theatre, Total Health, Uncategorized, Wellness, work out with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by JJgroove01

Hello all, it’s Joey, after a long hot summer, trying my cool Fab 5 Fitness Tips will help you to get back into the Groove and Keep Fashionably Fit For Fall.

It’s not enough to say: “I want to lose weight” and it’s too much to say, “I want to lose twenty pounds in the next two weeks.” It’s hard to achieve a goal, any goal if it’s too open-ended or simply unrealistic. Not only will you be less motivated, but it’s easier to bail out on goals that are too general. Be specific, yet realistic with goal-setting. Losing 1-2 pounds per week is highly do-able and it’s also more likely that you’ll keep the weight off.

Note: Adding in a personal daily affirmation will encourage and remind you just how important it is to keep on track.

AFFIRMATION: Slowly but surely is DEFINITELY the right way to go!

Create a workout that you will enjoy. Variety is the spice of life and a varied plan will motivate you to stick with it. Make sure your plan consists of a range of exercises – some that are easy to do as well as more challenging ones. There are three keys to a balanced exercise plan:
Cardio (Dance, Walking, Swimming, Tennis etc.)
Stretching (Exotic Tone, Yoga, Pilates)
Strength Training (Stretch bands, weights, exotic tone)

AFFIRMATION: My personal exercise plan is so much fun. It gives me energy. Makes me feel fit and sexy! It is a daily enjoyment!

If you missed your workout today or splurged on your Great Aunt’s Ultimate Brownies, don’t give up. Everyone has hits and misses because no one is perfect! Always be kind to yourself. Tomorrow is another day. And remember, even a little exercise is better than none.
AFFIRMATION: Less can sometimes be more! Rejuvenation comes in all forms.

Health officials recommend we workout for 30-60 minutes 6 days a week – WOW! I know what you’re thinking! “Not a chance! Not with my busy schedule!” But don’t give up hope, there’s good news! Short workouts can still be quite effective. 10, 15, or 20 minute increments during the day can really make a world of difference when you stay focused and committed to a plan.
AFFIRMATION: Doing something rather than nothing makes me feel accomplished. It always leaves me feeling better about myself.

Even mom said it till she was out of breath. But it’s true! Start your day off right and you’re more likely to end it right. If you starve yourself until lunch, you’re more likely to gorge down more than you need. And just getting to lunchtime without that nutritional boost in the morning can be tough! Eating a well-balanced diet gives you more lasting energy. Now try theses,
Breakfast Smarts:
• Whole grains: (fiber) oatmeal, bran muffins, wheat toast or cereal
• Protein: low fat yogurt, egg whites, nuts, or protein shakes
• Fruits: Apples, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, juice

AFFIRMATION: Eating nutritionally is always the better choice it makes me feel more energized, aware, and motivated, like I’m ready for life!

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Joey L. Dowdy’s “Eat Yourself Skinny” PT.2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2009 by JJgroove01


 What’s up Groovy People? It’s Joey L. Dowdy, World Dance Groove’s

 I relate eating nutritiously to like learning a hot dance routine.

 A great dance routine has all the right elements that make the experience satisfying and complete. How you might ask?

  It has a beginning (it’s enjoyable), a middle (it’s fulfilling), and an ending (it’s rewarding).  Now, wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could get the same enjoyment by applying the same techniques to your eating? Well, I have good news, You Can!  

 Just like a spicy dance routine your approach and technique for healthy eating can be transforming if you find the right elements that will make healthy eating Enjoyable, Fulfilling, and Rewarding.

 In fact, I can think of one right now that’ll help you jump start the process. However, it’s something you have to do every day.

  Now get this, “It is statistically proven that those who do it are usually thinner than those who don’t.”

This is one element you’ll definitely need, if you desire to be a “Lean Mean Fat Burning Machine.”

 What is it?

You must, “Eat Breakfast.” Why? Here, find out, take a look at my

3 Step “Eat Your Skinny” Breakfast Plan.

 Step 1

 Start Your Day Out- Right with Breakfast.

 * The secret is to make your choices desirable and healthy.

 Reward: If you start you day off right you’ll more be encouraged to end it right.

Step 2

Eating balanced is the key. Variety even with food choices can be your spice of life; make sure you eat foods rich in nutrients; it will see you through a busy morning.

  *Eating a good balanced breakfast gives you the energy to get you going after a long night without food.

Reward: You should wake up excited to feed you body, it deserves it.

Step 3

Make Healthy Choices,

Eat this-

Low-fat or fat-free milk products, whole grains, (oats, waffles, toast, cereal, bran muffins) varied fruits, lean protein (nuts, yogurt, flaxseed, lean meats, eggs whites, etc.)

Reward: These products can help contribute to a Smaller Leaner You!

 -Less of That

AVOID eating foods that are high in saturated, Tran’s fats, added sugars, and or high in cholesterol. Such as donuts, mammoth muffins, croissants, cream cheeses, coffee drinks like mochas, frappuccinos, caramel coffee, etc. These products have more calories which will eventually add to your waist line. 

 Reward:  If I stay on track by making the right moves and proper choices I see how you can literally, “Eat Yourself Skinny!


Breakfast food is fuel for your body’s engine; feeding it early on helps keep it energized and revved up,  it starts the daily calorie burning process.

Note: Don’t forget to include a daily fun work out because,” Cardio Does the Body Good.”