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08-04-2009, 12:41 PM
I posted a thread earlier with the song by Wilson Phillips - Hold on For One More Day.

I also have Stand by Rascal Flatts - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tneHF7M0TS8


I Can by Joanna Stahley (yes, the theme song for the show Ruby), I couldn't find an official video so this is her doing it live -

What songs have inspired or motivated you during your journey?

08-04-2009, 01:00 PM
"Gotta Be" by Des'ree
"I am Changing" by Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls)
"How Bad Do You Want It" by Tim McGraw
"Seize the Day" Newsies Soundtrack
"Brand New Day" The Wiz Soundtrack
"Proud" Heather Small
"Here's Where I Stand" Camp Soundtrack

Okay, I admit it! I am a theater geek! :) Alot of my music is from cast recordings or soundtracks!

I also found an album on itunes called Skinny Songs! It is great! Lots of motivation there!

Great thread! I hope I get more ideas!

08-04-2009, 01:07 PM
Thanks MissBliss, I am checking those out now :D

08-04-2009, 01:09 PM
Don't know if they would be inspirational to others or not, but they hold meaning for me.

Theory of a Deadman - Sacrifice
Eminem - Beautiful(don't care for him usually, but love this song)
Tom Petty - Won't Back Down
Kid Rock - Blue Jeans & a Rosary

08-04-2009, 01:14 PM
Thanks kisskisskill! I added them to my list of songs to check out :)

08-04-2009, 01:44 PM
oooh. Great thread idea! I will be checking out all of these songs and making a list ! :D

08-04-2009, 01:55 PM
Ooh kisskiss, I love Theory of a Deadman, my ex turned me on to them. I don't have one song in particular but good music is a must. I suffered through ten minutes of free step this morning with my wii fit just listening to the rhythmic beep. Music tomorrow!

08-04-2009, 01:55 PM
I don't have single inspirational songs rather my whole playlist reminds me I need to lose weight.

I love metal. The heavier the music is the better. I also love concerts. But when you're overweight it's very tiring standing, jumping, pushing, shoving etc for hours on end. I want to enjoy my concerts more with less fatigue.

Therefore, when every song comes on I remember I have a goal.

08-04-2009, 02:00 PM
Justin Timberlake--Sexy Back! It's a great workout song! Also, Jump by Madonna, great to workout to and inspiring lyrics.

08-04-2009, 02:10 PM
Fighter-Christina Aguilera

08-04-2009, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the ideas ya'll :D :hug:

better health3
08-04-2009, 02:50 PM
These are in no particular order....I could keep going, but I will spare everyone...

I Want It All--Queen
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now-Mc Fadden And Whitehead
You Get What You Give-New Radicals
Butterfly and Make It Happen-Mariah Carey
Stronger-Kanye West
Stronger-Brittney Spears
One Step At a Time and This is My Now-Jordin Sparks
Beautiful-Bethany Dillion
The Best-Tina Turner
If You are Going through ****-Rodney Atkins
I didn't know my own Strength-Lorrie Morgan
Dreamer-Chris Brown
You are Loved(Don't Give Up)-Josh Groban
Proud-Heather Small
Lift-Shannon Noll
No Easy Way Out-Robert Tepper(Rocky Soundtrack)
Eye of the Tiger-Survivor
Don't Give Up-Sanctus Real
The Climb-Miley Cyrus(not a big fan, lyrics are inspiring)
Free-Faith Hill
Till I Collapse and Lose Yourself-Eminem
Gotta Work-Amerie
Sexbomb(Peppermint Disco Mix)-Tom Jones(good for cardio)
Walk On-U2
Soar-Christina Agulliera
Right Here-Brandy
Dancing With Myself-Billy Idol
Little Wonders-Rob Thomas
Waiting For Tonight-Jennifer Lopez
Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen(Christian Dio)
Viva La Vida-Coldplay

I like to Move It-2005 Madagascar Remix:carrot::carrot:

08-04-2009, 02:57 PM
Wow! Thanks :D :hug:

better health3
08-04-2009, 03:55 PM
I think of you with this song chickie.

Luther Vandross sings it too.


08-04-2009, 04:03 PM
Haha better health3! Sure ain't no stopping us! Thanks :D :hug:

08-04-2009, 04:14 PM
A lot of my favorites are already mentioned. I also like "Never Going Back to Okay" by The Afters. I think it's supposed to be about a relationship, but I like to think of it as being about my weight loss journey. I'm never going back to "easy" or "just okay." It also has a fairly good beat and I like to run to it.

sample lyric

It's not the end, but it feels like it is
I'm waking up like I'm back from the dead
I'm stepping out, and I feel so free
But as long as I'm moving it's all right

I feel alive, and it hurts for a change
No looking back
It's hard to believe that I was cool
With the days that I wasted
Complacent and tasteless and bored
But that was yesterday...

We're never going back to OK (OK)
We're never going back to easy
We're never going back to the way it was
We're never going back to OK

08-04-2009, 04:31 PM
Thank you, Glory87 :D

08-05-2009, 12:11 PM
better health-thanks for those songs. I really like the Amerie song and I didn't even think about McFadden and Whitehead! Duh!

08-05-2009, 01:39 PM
One that resonates with me is "What you Waiting For" by Gwen Stefani and also "Runnin Down A Dream" by Tom Petty.

08-05-2009, 03:05 PM
Thanks Bombe :)

better health3
08-05-2009, 05:26 PM
It's My Turn Now-Keke Palmer
Inner Strength-Hilary Duff
Miracles Happen-Myra
Accentuate the Positive-Perry Como
This is My Time-Raven Symon
One Life to Live-33 miles
The Time of My Life-David Cook
It's My Life-No Doubt
Push It to the Limit-Corbin Bleu
Where do I go from Here?- Sebastian Mego
Walking On Sunshine-Katrina and the Waves
I Wanna Grow Old with you-Westlife
Better Days Will Come at Last-Whiskey Falls
Breakthrough-Hope 7
Fly-Hilary Duff
I always Get What I Want & My Happy Ending- Avril Lavinge
Rainbow Connection(good cool down song)--I'm sure someone laughed
It's My Life-Bon Jovi
Reach-Caleigh Peters
So Bring It On-The Cheetah Girls
We Fall Down-Donnie Mc Clurkin
100 years and World-Five for Fighting
Good Riddance-Greenday
Whatever It Takes-Lifehouse
I Believe-Yolanda Adams
Dreams and Right Now-Van Halen
Where the Streets Have No Name-U2
How Do You Like Me Now?-Toby Keith
Superstition-Stevie Wonder
I Believe I can Fly-R. Kelly
Blurry-Puddle of Mudd
Move Ya Body-Nina Sky
Just Fine-Mary J. Blige
This One is for the Girl's and Blessed-Martina Mc Bride
Get Together-Madonna
The Best Things In Life Are Free-Luther Vandross
Conviction of the Heart-Kenny Loggins
Best of You-Foo Fighters
Ain't No Mountain High Enough-Diana Ross
I Believe and I'm Every Woman-Chaka Khan
That is the Way It Is-Celine Dion
Lessoned Learned-Carrie Underwood
Outrageous-Britney Spears
Closer to Free-Bo Deans
New Attitude and New Day-Patti La Belle :D
A Dream-Will.I. Am from Freedom Writer's Soundtrack

08-05-2009, 05:27 PM
better health3 -

You friggin rock my socks! I have to go do a workout but I am gonna be checking out all the songs you've suggested when I return :D :hug:

better health3
08-05-2009, 06:04 PM
I tried to have a variety and I know it isn't for everybody.

I forgot..

Sisters Doing It for Themselves-Aretha Franklin
Desert Rose Melodic Club Mix-Cheb Mami and Sting(good cardio)

08-06-2009, 10:44 AM
How Ya Like me Now and I Go to Work-Kool Moe Dee

08-06-2009, 07:52 PM
I love Nickelback's new song "If today was you last day."

08-06-2009, 08:01 PM
Thank you, Amanda!

08-06-2009, 08:39 PM
It's My Life--Jon Bon Jovi
Wasted--Carrie Underwood
Firecracker--Josh Turner

(Yeah, I know, that's a really weird mix of songs!)

08-06-2009, 08:49 PM
Thank you, sidhe :)

08-13-2009, 01:29 PM
whenever i go running, i listen to the rocky soundtrack!!! always gives me the boost to run!!! eye of the tiger, and going the distance top my bill! for motivation !! :)

08-13-2009, 01:30 PM
Thanks Echo :D