I have a confession to make to you all today, ladies and gentlemen. I HATE WORKING OUT. Yeah, I said it! It's not the actual working out that I don't like, it's just that it takes a lot to get me motivated. I'm that chick that needs a little force when it comes to getting off the couch and moving! Now don't sit in front of your computer or read from your phones or iPads and judge me because I know I'm not the only one. And if my friend and fitness guru Wil is reading this, I hope he isn't too disappointed in me lol.
I admitted all of that to say that I often need an incentive to get my body in motion. Sure being fit and healthy should be enough, but I need a little something more to get the blood pumping. And that's where the music comes in to play. Music motivates me to move, so getting up and moving along with the beat really helps get my workout going. This is a common element in working out, as you can always see folks in the gym or jogging down the street with their iPods pacing along. Though I shared a workout playlist with you guys before, I tend to update it with different songs frequently so that I don't become bored with the routine. Check out the songs on my current playlist below:
Do You Love What You Feel- Rufus/Chaka Khan
Supersonic- JJ Fad
Get This Party Started- Pink
All Night, Don't Stop-Janet Jackson
Get Me Bodied- Beyonce'
Cold Blooded- Rick James
Got to Be Real- Cheryl Lynn
Tell Me When to Go- E-40
'Pon De River- Elephant Man
Poison- Bel Biv Devoe
Vivrant Thing- Q-Tip
100 % Pure Love- Crystal Waters
Slight Work- Wale
Faster- Janelle Monae
For now, these songs are doing a good job of working up a sweat. And as you may notice, Faster by Janelle Monae is still on my workout list. It's one of my favorite songs, has an excellent tempo, and its lyrics remind me to run faster! Needless to say, it's not going anywhere soon.
Are there any songs that are constants on your workout playlist? If you don't currently have a workout playlist, be sure to check out Jog FM, a site that helps you find workout music according to your walking, running or cycling time. And if you have musical tastes similar to mine, feel free to bookmark this post, as my actual playlist is embedded below.