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Monday, June 7, 2010

"Music is an outburst of the soul"


Title: Quote by Frederick Delius

First off let me thank you all for your sweet words, encouragement, and love that poured into my comment section and inbox. The blog world never ceases to amaze me and I appreciate every single word y'all took time to write to me. Words can not express what they meant to me.

So I've successfully went to the gym twice last week and did some cardio (Elliptical and Stationary bike). I brought my gym clothes along and plan to get right back at it tonight after work.

So let's talk music.


I don't know about you, but cardio=death. I'm pretty much hate it while I'm doing it. All that sweat and breathing heavy, not for me. So in order to survive, I need distractions. I go to the gym at my college. Let's just say it is gorgeous and the best part of the college. It was just built recently and it is HUGE. Indoor pool,rock climbing wall, basketball courts, racquetball courts, and track. The fitness center overlooks the soccer field and outdoor track. It pretty much rocks.

Now each of the stationary bikes have their own TVs and the rest of the fitness equipment can tune into one of the 12 different TV's on the wall. I'm not a big TV watcher while exercising so this doesn't work best for me. I usually bring a book and my ipod to get me through. I have a "Work it!" playlist on my ipod just for working out. These songs range from pop songs that have a beat I can shake my booty too(Ex: Black Eyed Peas, Jet, Gaga, Pitbull) to rock songs that are angry and get my blood pumping (Ex: TV on the Radio, Three Days Grace, Nine Inch Nails).

After my last workout, I realized I need some new music to add to my list and this is where I need help!

So tell me, what are your favorite songs to work out to?
To dance to?
Angry songs work too!

11 comments:

Beach Belle said...

Good for you Honey!!!

I love running to Rhianna's, "Hard." It just gets me going, especially when the line, "No pain is forever, Yup, you know this" comes around.

Lildonbro said...

Looks at college gym...I want to go to there.

Music:

The Afters - Never going back to OK
Ringside is good
The Bravery
The Virgins
Spoon
OK Go
...those are just some I listen to. I don't have my workout list with me right now.

Kell said...

I don't like watching TV while I work out, either. It makes me dizzy.

Good luck finding songs.. ha ha. I'm terrible at making workout playlists.

Alexandria said...

First: I love the new blog look! It is fabulous!

Good for you! I am on Mission Get Healthy as well! I love me some Britney to work out to. Glee works too!

xoxo

Emily said...

I find that mash-ups really get me going. My favorite "get going" music is Girl Talk's "feed the animals" which you can get here: http://illegal-art.net/shop#release117
it's pay-what-you-want. Just scroll thru the list to find it.

Also, DJ Reixx is in the same vein and equally fun. And free! He comes out with new ones periodically and you can get it here: http://illegal-art.net/shop#release117

Emily said...

ps. "illegal art" isn't actually an illegal site, it's an off-beat record company/art collective thing.

Ashton Dene' said...

Ok, so I'm way behind on blog reading obvi.

Must have songs:

The summer hit: California Gurls by Katy Perry
The Bravery
The Kills
The Kooks
Gaga
Glee
The White Stripes
Seven Nation Army
The Veronicas

yeah...so that should get you started. Good luck with getting into the workout rhythm, I need to do the same myself.

bananas. said...

when i used to workout to music, i loved dance, hip hop and rock music. anything that gets my heart pumping and butt jumping. ha!

its simple love said...

I am not into rap at all, except for at the gym! (which is hardly ever too... I need to get my butt in gear...) Anyways, I just like the classic rap songs to get my heart pumping. Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, all that mainstream stuff. And good for you for being so dedicated! Keep it up!

Rachael

Mar said...

Oooh, can't help you with that my dear, well I could because I ♥ music , but I don't really work out, so there you go.

What's my Name - the Thing Things has a nice beat to it, I guess :)

Sorry for the non-helpfullness here.

x

Bri said...

I absolutely love cardio (my husband finds me strange for this) but I couldn't do it without MUSIC! I find it handy to switch it up often and right now I am lovin':

La Roux
Marina and the Diamonds
Shinedown
30 Second to Mars
3OH!3
Hollywood Undead
Disturbed
Bullet for my Valentine

a pretty diverse range. I noticed you like rock song so I included a few of my favorites like Shinedown, my favorite!