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J.Lo And Shakira's Anti-Ageing Routines: How To Be A Pole-Dancing, Tongue-Wagging Middle-Aged Woman 

I crawled out of bed this morning, slightly sore from yesterday’s workout, having an internal monologue on why it’s totally okay for me to skip workout today: My body is in recovery; I ate super healthy yesterday, so I have no extra calories to burn; It’s too cold; I want to be the first one at work. I had myself convinced, and so, after taking a rather satisfactory dump, I crawled back into bed for some AM sloth. As modern day lazy mornings go, instead of reaching for my book, I reached for my Instagram, and immediately regretted it! Not because I was extending my screen time, but because my otherwise calming IG feed, full of reminders to take deep breaths and smash the patriarchy, was flooded by these:  

   

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Вчера в Майами состоялся матч Super Bowl 2020. Две самые популярные латиноамериканские певицы Шакира и Дженнифер Лопес устроили приятный сюрприз для всех! ⠀ Выступление исполнительниц обсуждает весь интернет, ну и мы, конечно же, не смогли пройти мимо этого грандиозного шоу! 12 минут жарких, зажигательных танцев покорили всех!😍🔥 ⠀ К слову, выступление посмотрело более 100 миллионов человек!😱 А вы уже оценили шоу Шакиры и Лопес? Что думаете? 🤩💯 ⠀ ⠀ #штеп #штеп_щука #школатанцев #школатанцевштеп #школатанцевевгенияпапунаишвили #штеп_новинский #школатанцевмосква #танцы #dance #москва #движение #урокитанцев #евгенийпапунаишвили #нестойтанцуйянаучу #шакира #дженниферлопес #shakira #jlo #superbowl #superbowl2020

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Now, of course, after looking at all of this - coming from two women well above what is considered a youthful age (in case you’ve been living under a rock, Shakira is 43, and JLo is 50. Yep. I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in) - I HAD to get off my 32 year old lazy ass, and get a workout in! 

 

But, is a good fitness routine all it takes to be a pole-dancing, tongue-wagging middle aged woman? 

There are many of us out there who exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet. Getting the J Lo body may be difficult, but it isn’t unique to her. Nor is Shakira’s twerk. It’s simple - do cardio, lose weight; lift, build muscle; twerk, and your hips will stop lying! But, the sass that these two have, now that’s the real age-defying tool, isn’t it? 

Feeling more focused after the short routine I hope will get me those JLo curves, and Shakira twerk, I realised it’s not just what they put on their skin that keeps them young, it’s this: 


Own your sex appeal 

 

What they did on the Superbowl stage is a form of uninhibited self-expression. You can’t be restrained in one area of your life, and unrestrained in another. Now of course, I’m not saying that you should book a photoshoot in lacy lingerie, but don’t be shy or ashamed of your sexuality. 


Learn new things

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Practicing with my new drum set!

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Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” ‘Nuff said. 


Don’t bother with what people think

 

Truer words have never been spoken! 


Go on adventures!  

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Kissed by Mickey, a little angel of the sea! Shak

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See the world! Get kissed by dolphins. Grow. Laugh. Make memories, and keep seeking happy moments! 


Don’t give up on love!  

 

Like many of us, JLo, too has had her fair share of heartbreak. But, here she is, in love at 50! No, it’s not about her being 50. It’s about her not giving up on love! 


Keep it light! 

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Coffee kicked in! El cafecito hizo efecto! Shak

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Don’t take yourself, or life too seriously! 


But, also, exercise! 

 

 

 

But, if you're too busy or anxious to do any of the above, we get it. You can just down some collagen shots and at least get good skin. Buy it here: 

 

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