I'm participating in the Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge this Sunday, and I'm doing a 5K walk with members from my local meeting. I decided to create a playlist for myself, to keep me moving through those 3.2 miles. I played it for myself yesterday, and dang if I didn't dance in the seat of my car the whole ride home and dance some more in my kitchen while making dinner. My cats and dog thought I was insane, but I was having a blast. I chose songs that were uptempo and fast paced, and some of them have lyrics that REALLY spoke to me, reminding me why I'm on this journey. (Of course some of the songs have kinda dirty lyrics, but they are great fun to dance to! LOL!)
Anyway, here's the playlist so far. I need to do a little tweaking, and I think I'll add a few more in case the walk takes me longer than the hour or so I've got here. I'm gonna be dancing my booty off for the entire walk!
Defying Gravity - from the musical "Wicked"
Wild Boys - Duran Duran
F**k You - Cee Lo
Fighter - Christina Aguilera
Dream On - Aerosmith
Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
So Hott - Kid Rock
Dirrty - Christina Aguilera
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy - Big & Rich
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Crazy B!tch - Buckcherry
Mercy - Duffy
Firework - Katy Perry
Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version) - the cast of Glee
Faith - George Michael
Take Me or Leave Me - from the musical "RENT"
And I Am Telling You - from the musical "Dreamgirls"
My Life Would S*ck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
Yes, I have some very diverse musical tastes... Broadway and Limp Bizkit on the same playlist?! LOL! But it works.
I put this on while at the gym this morning, and in 32 minutes on the bike, I cranked out nine miles on the hills program on level 7. That's the farthest I've gone in that time frame and on the highest level I've attempted. I give all the credit to the tunes for keeping me going!
So, the moral of the story here is make yourself a soundtrack. Find some music that motivates you. I feel SO good today, and all it took was some tune. Who knew it could be that simple!