Ha ha... You thought I was gonna get all serious on you, didn't ya? So, how do you keep it fun? Well, I was just talking to my friend this week about how any journey we undertake in life, be it a brave quest to a new place ;) or forging a path of healthy living, should be fun. There are bumps and issues and hardships along the way, but I firmly believe how you do anything is how you do everything in life. I want to do it right.
Fitness for me can be a challenge at times. I'm tired. I'm comfortable. I'm having a good hair day (and don't want to get sweaty). I have too much work. I want to finish this chapter. There are a million excuses to find if I look for reasons not to workout. But ultimately, they are all just that: excuses. And, its all because I've allowed myself to buy into the idea that fitness is like some sort of chore. It really doesn't have to be. You would think in the past four years, I would have finally come to terms with the fact that I always enjoy my workouts. Day in, day out, I dread doing it and then when I get there, I revel in this fabulous "me time."
One of the things that make fitness fun for me is a really great playlist. This is CRUCIAL to my workout. So much so that if I forget my ipod, I can't workout. I've worked out without socks, without my water bottle, alot of things. But without my tunes, no way!!!
Here's a list of some of my favorite grooves...
Something More, Sugarland
Sweetest Girl, Wyclef Jean
Beautiful Liar, Beyonce and Shakira
Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac
Lose Control, Missy Elliot
Do It Well, J-Lo
Just Fine, Mary J Blige
Ain't No Other Man, Christina Aguiliera
Badd, Ying Yang Twins
Black Velvet, Bonnie Raitt
Wasted, Carrie Underwood
Womanizer, Britney Spears
Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now, Joss Stone
Quickly, John Legend and Brandy
Dead and Gone, T.I. and Justin Timberlake
Before He Cheats, Carrie Underwood
Love Me Like a Man, Bonnie Raitt
One Night Stand, Jazmine Sullivan
Hate on Me, Jill Scott
This Ain't a Scene, Fall Out Boy
Silver Spring, Fleetwood Mac
I actually went through my Ipod to list those. I tend to skip alot of songs, but these are songs I always stop at. As you can tell, I'm pretty eclectic. lol.
This morning's Green Monstress... I wish you could see the color better. I love it. I added blackberries into the normal mix: banana, PB, plain Soy and spinach.
What do you love to groove to while you're getting your workout on? How do you keep it fun?
===Be sure to check out last night's Hubby in the Kitchen. xoxo