Skeptical that itâ€™s possible to lose a lot of weight in a short time by using a treadmill and eating less?
Grammy award-winning rapper 50 Cent recently lost fifty-four lbs. in nine weeks by dieting and using a treadmill! Apparently, 50 Cent (real name: Curtis James Jackson III) takes his â€œmethod actingâ€ seriously In preparation for an upcoming role as a football player with cancer in the upcoming move, Things Fall Apart, 50 Cent dropped from 214 to 160 lbs. The 33-year-old accomplished this with a liquid-only diet and by walking on treadmill for three hours per day.
50 Cent Loses 44 lbs
Never heard of 50 Cent? Known as â€œFiddyâ€ to his friends, 50 Cent has amassed an estimated fortune of more than $440 million from his music sales and acting. He made his film debut in 1995 in the semi-autobiographical Get Rich or Die Tryin. His recent films include The Ski Mask Way (2010), Twelve (2010), Jekyll and Hyde (2010), Morning Glory (2010), and Gun (2011). But that was only after his phenomenal music success. He was named the sixth best artist of the decade by Billboard Magazine. Some call his music hip hop and others call it rap. Whatever, it is, it has an awful lot of energy.
Fiddy will need to continue the kind of treadmill energy he displayed in order to keep up that kind of schedule. Another movie on the way is Microwave Park, in which Fiddy plays a New Orleans Police officer after Hurricane Katrina. The film also stars Val Kilmer and Sharon Stone.
Fiddy has shown off his muscular physique in music videos and on stage. Apparently, is used to gaining and losing weight at will, but he says that “This time, it was a lot tougher for me.â€ He got stuck at about 198 lbs. and has been quoted as saying “Towards the end it was really difficult.” â€œI was starving,’ he said, adding that now he is back on tour and that ‘I’ve been eating. I’ll be back in shape in no time!’
50 Cent is an extreme example of weight loss, but it shows what can be accomplished with motivation and hard work. Donâ€™t want to work that hard? Notice that Fiddy is gaining the weight back! Wouldnâ€™t it be better to keep the weight off?
Slow and steady does it. You donâ€™t need to go on an all-liquid diet. You donâ€™t need to be an actor, a rapper, or any kind of star. You just need to use the treadmill for half an hour per day, but do it every day! Set aside a time for your star time. You can be a star to yourself and those around you by getting in shape and being the best you can be.
If you need more motivation, turn up the music, get on the treadmill, sing along, and sing loud. Get involved with the music. Not because you want to be a celebrity like someone else, but because you are you, and you are getting better all the time.