I know, I know, “I thought she was on a diet”. Well, I am. And, by the way, I’m down 5 pounds just this week! TOOT TOOT (yes, that’s my own horn).
It’s not the candy I love, although who doesn’t love those little guys, it’s Eminem the rapper.
He keeps me going. He is scattered throughout my run playlist, and always comes on just when I need him the most. I was never a big rap fan, but his beat and (most of) his lyrics really get me over the humps when I’m about to quit.
If he isn’t your “thing”, download a couple of songs and see how your workout goes. Here are my faves.
“Till I Collapse” with Nate Dogg (RIP)
It’s not just him either. It’s amazing how music affects the body and spirit. I was always a treadmill TV watcher. But all I ever watched were cooking shows. I don’t recommend this for the same reason you shouldn’t go to the grocery store hungry. Nothing good can come of it. Trust me.
So, I shut off the TV and loaded up the Nano.
Here’s a sample of what I’m listening to this week.
“Mean” – Taylor Swift It may be about her critics, to me it’s about that nasty voice in my head
“Knee Deep” – ZBB & Jimmy Buffett A happy carefree beat
“Let It Go” – ZBB love the lyrics!
“My Kinda Party” – Jason Aldean Good old times and upbeat
“If Today Was Your Last Day” – Nickelback Great lyrics to make you think and work
“Thunder” – Nuttin But Stringz Powerful music
“Give Me Everything” – Pitbull I dance on the treadmill to this (not pretty, but fun)
“Stuck Like Glue” – Sugarland Fun, fun, fun
“I Wanna Go” – Britney Spears Awesome dance beat, makes you move
“Blow” – Ke$ha Another great dance beat
What makes you move? 80’s? 90’s? Hip-Hop? Rock? Country?
I’d love to see some of your faves!