Tunes To Work To

Today is supposed to be “Best Cardio Song”.  For me, this changes like the weather!  I get bored with the same music over and over again so I’ll give my current Top 5.

5.  Bang Bang – Wil. I. Am. – I love the 20’s vibe of this song – it’s on ‘The Great Gatsby’ movie and it’s lovely to get your groove going!

4.  Applause – Lady GaGa – I’m a sucker for lyrics, and hearing GaGa sing about crowds cheering for you is just the motivation I need to keep me moving.

3.  Blood Pressure – MuteMath – This is my all time favorite band.  They’re not widely known, but their music is amazing and they are even better live (we’ve seen them 4 times!)

2.  Lose Yourself – Eminem – Going old school for some blood pumping rap.  Good motivational message and just enough bpm to get a rhythm going.

1.  Work Bitch – Britney – Not a Britney fan, but this song does it for me.  Can’t deny those lyrics!

I’m sure by next week, I’ll have a new top 5!



Music Playlist Monday

I am always on the lookout for new songs to get me moving!  I don’t think I’d ever workout for long without a good beat to keep me going.  I was thinking about this yesterday while I was out walking and I thought it’d be a good idea to share with you all what I’ve been listening to lately!  So, on Mondays, I’ll share my top three songs of the week!  Here goes…

Number Three:

Paramore “Now”.  This song is upbeat and makes me want to go faster every time!  Not to mention I like what the lyrics mean to me.  There’s a line that says “if there’s a future, we want it now”.  Reminds me that my future body is what I need to be working on NOW!  Like the great Jillian Michaels says, “Transformation is not a future event, it is a present day activity”.  Wise words.

Number Two:

One Republic “Counting Stars”.  This is a bit slower of a song, but no less motivating!  My favorite line: “Everything that kills me makes me feel alive”.  ‘Cause working out kills me – in the present moment – but I feel so great afterwards!

And the number one song of my week…

Britney Spears “Work Bitch”.  I’ve never been a huge Britney fan.  Just hearing her takes me back to the days when I was working in an after school program and the little nine and ten year olds wanted to hear “Oops, I did it Again” on repeat.  Uggh.  That being said, this song makes me go hard.  Nothing like hearing some one say “Look hot in a bikini? You better work bitch”.


There you have it.  My top three songs of the week. Please feel free to share some of your workout favorites!  I love new music!

Have a great week!