Thursday, August 30, 2012

Shake your groove thing

Hello Thursday....tomorrow is the 2nd weigh in with only 50 more to go!!!  After my morning swim yesterday...I decided that my workout was a little light.  So, last night I worked on my upper body (machines and free weights) and I did another 15 minutes on the treadmill.  I was wiped out afterwards but I felt much better about my workout.  This morning I did my 1.5 mile walk and hustled into work...As I told you guys previously...when I walk early in the morning, I don't really listen to an I-Pod or anything... I like the quiet.  However, when I am on the bike or lifting weights...I have to have some motivation. 
So...this brings me tonight's general topic.  Work out music!  Of course, most treadmills, elliptical, bikes, have T.V.'s attached  Which I must admit...I like.  I am a T.V. junkie and being able to watch a little television while I pedal away is kinda nice.  However, music is inspiring!  Music gets my blood pumping and helps me get my groove least what is left of my groove!!!  Anyway.  I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite songs/artists with you and maybe you can send some of your workout faves back to me!!  BUT...before I do...I must say that some of my workout music may not all be typical ...largely because I love singers!! Big, powerful singers, soulful bluesy singers, iconic singers and not so well known singers!  Great vocalists really serve as a source of inspiration for me and always have!  But there is nothing wrong with a great back beat..straight up jammin song that just makes you want to dance. 

So my first selection is actually a contemporary christian song and for those of you that don't really listen to this style of music, this song to me is universally fun!!!  Great way to wake up!!! Mandisa (of American Idol) and Toby Mac.

So here are a few other songs that I have been listening to: 

Rumor Has It-Adele ( Amazing vocalist--but the drums rock in this song)
She's a Bad Mama Jama-Carl Carlton- pure FUNK!!!
Brick House-Commodores-More old school!!
Tightrope-Janelle Monae
Party Rock Anthem-LMFAO
Moves Like Jagger-Maroon 5
Pumped up Kicks-Foster the People
I wish-Stevie Wonder

These are just a few from this week...each week I will be posting more great music...It is what makes working my rear end off (literally) manageable for me!!!

 I still want this next year to be the time of my life!!! I want to make this transition from Fluffy to Fabulous as much fun as possible.  I want to continue to be inspired!!!

OK...check back tomorrow for another weigh in!  For those of you playing along...let me hear from you!

Blessing today:  I have almost made it through week 2!

God Bless and Good Night


  1. I totally understand why you like the one by Mandisa and Toby Mac, the words perfectly fit what you are doing.....and a very snazzy tempo too, just listened to it. Now, I want to listen to all the others you listed, just for fun! A.C.

  2. Toby Mac & Mandesa was what Loei would play in yhe morning last year when she would get the boys up for school! Your doing good Sister. Keep it up! Barb.

  3. I just wants Praise ya... Mary somebody...? Like that song too... Barb

  4. Ok... Here are some of my fav's fromm iPod
    Give Me Your Eyes: Brandon Heath
    This Is The Stuff: Francesca Battistelli
    Our God: Chris Tomlin
    Revelation Song: Phillips Craig & Dean
    Blessed Be Your Name: Tree 63
    Be OK: Ingrid Michaelson
    Call Me Maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen
    Boyfriend : Justin Beiber ;)
    Wild Ones & Club Can't Handle Me: Flo Rida
    Just the Way You Are: Bruno Mars
    I gotta Feeling: Black Eyed Peas