Monday, August 23, 2010

Work makes me tired, .gym

Ok, we all work. Work makes all tired. After running around my kindergartners... some days I feel like I could melt into my bed at night! But, the show MUST go on. I think planning what days you will work out before the week starts and writing it in a planner or on a calendar, will def push for a more successful week. I see it, know its the plan, and its harder to go away from that. This week my LIfetime Fitness is renovating and is closed.. So, unfortunately, I am having to find another alternative. ( My apt. has a good gym with great equip and the Allen Lifetime is open for us to use this week too) The guilt of not working out can be so heavy. The feeling after is a million times better. The week work can get hectic. What are you doing to make sure you get to the gym or hit the pavement? Now, I know that certain weeks call for less time to work out.. I think those weeks are good for you every now and then. Just don't make it a back to back work out less weeks... then you have just undone everything you have worked for. SO make sure you get your time in for yourself to work out the most important working machine in your life... YOUR BODY. Look good, feel good, stay healthy. No matter what life throws at you!!:)
pic from Women's Health Magazine

Thursday, August 12, 2010

ShAKe YoUr BoOty ...

When it comes to work out music.... I like to "shake your booty" types of songs... and yes, this involves rap music. I know, I am an adult, and frankly I think I will always like rap music. About a year and a half ago my beloved IPOD broke (or so I thought). To my surprise, I continued to work out without music. I found it to clear my head, and it wasn't as painful as I had always imagined. Then I started the running thing, and found sometimes I used my pod and others I didn't. I found my pod again when I moved, and was presently surprised when it turned back on!! So I was back in action with music again. When I take a class, if the instructor has the right kind of music, I find my self going much harder. It has been proven that motivating music will actually enhance your work out. So, the reason for this post is to share some of my play list.... please post any songs you like so we can make this grow!!:)
Work out list;
1. Take it Off   Keisha
2. Jump    by Flo Rida and Nelly Furtado
3. Lil Freak by Usher
4. There goes my baby  by Usher
5. Dynamite by Taio Cruz
6. Break you heart by Taio Cruz and Luda
7. If we ever meet again by Timberland and Katy Perry
8.It's Going Down by Young Joc
9. Pump it up by Joe Budden
10. Can't Be Tamed by Miley Cryus
11. Move Shake DRop Remix by Dj Laz and Flo Rida
12. Woo HOo by Cristina Auguilera
13. Rock that Body by Black Eyed Peas
14. Not myself tonight by Cristina Augilera
15. Get Crazy by LMFAO
16. Candy Shop by Fifty cent
17. Lemonade by Gucci Mane
18. Wasted by Gucci Mane
19. Spotlight by Gucci Mane
20. OMG by Usher
21. My Chick Bad by Luda and Nicki Minaj
22. Get Ur Freak On by Missy Elliot
23. I'm Really Hot by Missy
24. Shake your pom pom by Missy
25. Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap
26. Carry Out by Justin Timberlake
27. Outta Control by Baby Bash
28. Shake and Pop by Green Velvet
29. Shut it DOwn by Pitbull
30. IMma Be by Black Eyed Peas
31. How Low by Luda
32.  Run This Town by Jay Z
33. LA la la by LMFAO
34. Yes by LMFAO
35. Ain't No other man by Crisitina Augilera
36. Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas
37. Amazing by Kanye
38. Don't Forget by Demi Levato

Ok, yes there are tons more good songs out there...and some of these are super old.  As I typed the names, I realized how silly some of the titles are. There are clean versions and explicit... I try going with clean b/c when I can't find the that version the explicit hits me with shock when working out...hahaha.... Some people like rock, country, or jazz to work out too, I am a pop/Rap girl. Whatever floats your boat! The point is to stay motivated b/c life zaps energy out of us so easily and getting to the work outs is the hardest part!  Post some songs that really get you moving!!

Happy Work Outs!!