What’s rhymes with workout?… Playlist! Well, not really. But the two definitely go hand in hand. Connie, From the iFamily Mom & Dad Squad is here with some Workout Wednesday motivation and a new playlist for you!
Amplify Your Workout With These 15 Songs to Get You Moving!
When it comes to working out, there is one thing I can’t do without and that is a good playlist. I was running one day and my iPod died. And then I almost died. My motivation definitely did anyway. There is nothing better than a solid playlist ringing in my ears to get me pumped up and ready to go. For the sake of genuine honesty, I wanted to let you all get a glimpse inside my iPod.
Now I am warning you, my taste in music can best be described by some as eclectic. Others may describe it as old lady/pop princess and still others may say I have no taste at all. But, to that I say, to each her own. I am going to set my iPod to shuffle and without any editing, I will tell you the first 15 songs that come up.
Give these a whirl on your next workout!
#1 Bill Medley-The Time of my Life from the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
#2 Pitbull—Don’t Stop the Party
#3 Flo Rida—I Don’t Like It, I Love it
#4 Beach Boys—Kokomo
#5 Wheatus—Teenage Dirtbag
#6 Meghan Trainor—All About that Bass
#7 Corinne Bailey Rae—Put Your Records On
#8 Nate Dogg and Warren G—Regulators
#9 Brad Paisley—Beat this Summer
#10 Train—Play that Song
#11 Tech N9ne—The Waitress
#12 Jake Owen—Beachin’
#13 Lady Antebellum—Compass
#15 Eli Young Band—Saltwater Gospel
Now, there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to this list, no set genre, no set era, no set anything. And to me, that is the beauty of it. And also the fun. As I have learned from experience, it keeps me motivated and on my toes if my music is always changing. So I update a lot and try to add things to my iPod that aren’t constantly overplayed on the radio. And I know, some of you reading think I’m super out of touch for still having an iPod, but again, to each his own. I don’t like to rely on Wi-Fi and cell phone signal to stream my music. Besides, what Pandora station is going to play this variety for me?
My point is simply this: Music is Motivating.
And you can’t count on your gym to play good overhead workout music, because, well, let’s just face it, what I think is good may not be what the next person enjoys. Listen to what motivates and moves you!
Turn it up and get your sweat on!
From iFamily to Yours,