I have been so excited to hear everyone’s great responses to the New Year, New You posts! I’ll be featuring some of YOUR great suggestions in coming weeks, too (and a few below).
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One of the most important things to me when I’m running is to keep motivated. For me, it’s listening to some favorite songs — and mixing in plenty of new ones!
I have been a bit obsessed with the new Taylor Swift album (haters, go away, ’cause you’re just gonna hate, hate, hate). I can’t include it in my playlist (below) but I can play the whole thing, especially “Welcome to New York,” “Blank Space,” “How You Got The Girl,” and “Wildest Dreams.”
Here’s my current favorite running playlist, conveniently included as a Spotify playlist:
Not everything has a thumpin’ beat — I like a mix.
I had some great suggestions in the comments in last week’s post, too! Some recommended the UK National Health Service’s Couch to 5K program and app.
Others recommended other couch to 5K apps – some even act as voiceovers for your favorite playlist and help you do interval training.
(A great source for more information on interval training is Shape Magazine.) I’ll talk about interval training another time, but the idea is that you mix high-intensity effort with moderate intensity. This gives you a better workout in a shorter amount of time!
The key is to find one that works for you and gradually increases your endurance and stamina.
And I’ve published an eBay guide with some of my favorite running gear – check it out, too!
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Now, what are your favorite workout songs?
Right now I’m loving:
-Bang Bang by Jessie J
-Young Blood by The Naked and Famous
-Blank Space by T Swift
-Fix My Eyes by for KING & COUNTRY
A random mix…but I need music to get through a run! None of this quiet time with my thoughts business. Bring on the beat!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins says
Oh, I forgot to add that I love the new Coldplay and Rhianna song (Princess of China) and one of my classic favorite songs to work out to is Love Shack by the B-52s. I know thats a silly combination, but hey it gets me moving. 🙂
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins says
Hi Jen, I can’t imagine finally being able to lose my baby weight. Congratulations to you for continuing your workout. I always tend to feel motivated for about a month, then its all down hill. I had two babies 13 months apart and gained (and never took off) a good 25 lbs after delivery. Kudos to you for losing your 45lbs! You are an inspiration and hopefully I can follow in your footsteps.
Anele @ Success Along the Weigh says
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson
Spark the Fire – Gwen Stefani
Fiona Coyne – Saint Pepsi
Right Here – Jess Gwynne
Any one of those will get this booty shakin’!
Favorite workout songs:
Before They Make Me Run—Rolling Stones
OMG—Usher (with Will.i.am)
When I work out, I use workout DVDs, so unfortunately I don’t get to pick my songs. I think it’s awesome you get to choose songs to get your motivated. Way to go on becoming healthier! It’s on my to-do list this year.
Omigosh, the C25K voiceover app is SO PERFECT. Thank you for sharing!