I promise this blog will not become all about workouts and food diaries. But you know, if there’s one thing I love, it’s music. And when I can marry music and my new-found motivation to get healthy, well…bonus stars all around.
I am always on the hunt for new music, but now I’ve added a new category to my search–songs to workout to. (Sorry for the preposition at the end of that sentence.) The funny thing is, my normal taste in music is pretty different from my taste in workout music. I hardly ever listen to these songs outside of the treadmill–well, except when I’m in the car with the girls being the cool mom. You know I am a huge fan of treadmills. I am constantly checking newer models to be sure I keep up with the times. My kids approve of my workout playlist. I am honored.
So read the fine print above, please, don’t judge a girl by the music she puts on her workout playlist. I prefer my playlists on shuffle so there’s a fun little surprise each time a new song comes on. And yes, I have Justin Timberlake and Dolly Parton on the same playlist. I like to shake things up.
Also it will only be a matter of weeks before this list will start to drive me nuts and I’ll need a new round of songs. Got something good for me? Leave your favorites in the comments, please!
- Chinese Translation // M.Ward
- Stubborn Love // The Lumineers
- Empire // Shakira
- The Man // Aloe Blacc
- Hey Brother // Avicii
- Cecilia // Simone & Garfunkel
- Politik // Coldplay
- Get On Up // The Esquires
- Jolene // Dolly Parton
- Superstition // Stevie Wonder
- Problem // Ariana Grande
- You Go Down Smooth // Lake Street Dive
- We Are Young // Fun.
- Build Me Up Buttercup // The Foundations
- New Shoes // Paolo Nutini
- Mirrors // Justin Timberlake
- Sail // Awolnation
The nifty widget below lets you listen to the songs on my playlist and click over to find them on amazon.