I don't know about you, but I have SERIOUSLY overdosed on candy this week. Don't get me wrong, I love Halloween, but, oh, the candy kills me, and I know it is just the beginning of the great candy season (Halloween, Christmas/holiday, Valentines and Easter.)
But since I do love candy, and know I'm not going to be able to avoid it entirely, I've decided I need to up my workout (and ok, if I'm honest, I'm not really upping anything, I'm starting, unless one week's worth of daily walks count as a baseline.)
I have a feeling I'm not the only one out there feeling a bit like they are in a candy coma. So I thought we'd use our song picking powers for good this week and help save our bodies with a workout mix which will motivate us to step away from the computer and into some serious exercise.
This week I'm asking you to send in those hard pounding songs that keep you moving, that help you power through the burn and make you want to keep going even when its cold out, you are tired or really just want to be home curled up in front of the fire with some chocolate and a cup of tea. The songs don't all have to be fast - we do need songs to warm up (motivators) and cool down (songs that make us feel great about ourselves.) Let me get us going with a few of my favs...
Duffy - Mercy
Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
Christina Aguilera - Fighter
Muse - Uprising
Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne - Let It Rock
Florence and the Machine - Kiss with a Fist
Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes
Now that I've got you thinking about songs to make us break a sweat, let's go back to the list we created last week with the couch potato side of our personalities - the list made up of songs we've heard in movies and TV shows.
It is an amazing list that may have you adding a few songs to your collection or (like me) pulling out an old movie you'd forgotten about. You blew me away with the diversity of the list, we have everything from Disney to Tarantino - it is safe to say this list has something for everyone.
To play the songs in the Soundtracks playlist, click on the sideways triangle in the middled of the embedded player above. You can skip ahead or go back by clicking on the < or > on either edge of the player.
I've also built an iTunes iMix with the songs from the Soundtrack playlist. Use this LINK if you want to easily download one of the songs (or the entire mix) or just want a simple list view of the songs and artists in the Soundtrack list. Clicking on the link will open a new window, which will in turn open up your iTunes with the playlist in the window. To see past mixes, just click on the option to see other mixes by this author and you'll see other iMixes we've created together.
Thanks as always for helping put together such AMAZING collections. I'm really excited about the Anti-Candy Mix we'll put together - I could use a little extra motivation. Please share your workout favorites in the comments below - and any workout motivation tips you have for the rest of us. Maybe together we'll get through the holiday season without needing to pull out the spanx.