One of the things I rely on most to keep me motivated while working out, is music. Without it I shrivel and die like a plant with no water. If I don't have some sort of thumping beat or screaming guitar booming out of my headphones I find that I function at a snails pace and may as well just curl up in a ball and go to sleep right there on my Yoga mat. Music makes me move, it pushes me to keep a steady and challenging pace and it helps distract from the fiery burn in my muscles. I love it.
So a couple of weeks ago when I first joined my gym, the first thing I did was create an awesome workout playlist (which is so appropriately titled 'I'm Sexy and I Know it' Baha!) that would encourage me to pump up the jams and quite literally move my ass at the gym or when running. One a daily basis I think of a new song to add, or jump for joy when friends offer their great suggestions (thanks, Alli! I really appreciated your list!) Currently my playlist stands at 57 songs (which is 3.8 hours of music) with a mix of rock, dance, trance and pure cheese. I'm one of those people who needs variety, as I just can't hack the same 'boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom' crap in my ear holes or else I get bored and can't stay focused. For the past 3 weeks I've listened to it on shuffle nearly every day and I'm still not bored! (folks, make sure to never neglect your shuffle button! It's like a great piece of lingerie in that it keeps things new and exciting! Ha!)
Lately a lot of people have asked me to share my workout playlist as they too are looking for musical inspiration. As I'm all for sharing (what can I say, my Momma taught me well) I've taken screen shots of my little I'm Sexy and I Know it gems with the hope that you can find something that floats your boat to add to your own! (Sorry they've gone a bit blurry, my computer must be PMSing). May you bask in all of their glory and hopefully adopt some yourselves. I promise they don't bite.So there you have it love bugs, those are the current tunes in my life. If any of you have found awesome songs or have a select favorite work out jam that you'd be willing to share, PLEASE DO! Like I said, I'm forever adding to my playlist and who isn't looking for great new songs?
Have a fantabulous Wednesday!