For me, it’s not usually the desire to exercise that’s the problem, it’s that last push to get through the routine when your body is spent. That said, I look to my iPod to help me out when I need that little extra something to finish out strong—and these five tracks are currently getting the most rotation.
1. Beyonce’, “Love On Top”: This one helps get me through my step exercise as I typically do a routine that incorporates heavy weights and a 6 to 8 inch step-up. So by the time I’m midway through 45-minutes, I’m feeling the need to recharge—and this song certainly helps.
2. Michael Jackson, “Working Day and Night”: True story. This is the first song I played the day before Thanksgiving. I was solo on the cooking front, for the most part, and had a ton of baking as well as a turkey and sides to get going on—and did I mention it was early and I’m not a morning person? Well, MJ was not only good for some cooking motivation that day, but has also pushed me through a killer cardio circuit that’s heavy on mountain climbers, high knee runs, froggers, squats, and lunges.
3. Britney Spears, “Toxic”: Don’t ask, I know it’s Britney Spears. Yes, she’s been a hot, holy, mess in the past, but the girl can spin a tune and this is certainly one of my faves. So, sue me.
4. Keri Hilson, “Pretty Girl Rock”: Okay, come on, it’s a pretty girl’s anthem! And I am quite sure there is a pretty girl in all of us. This is just a sassy song to dance to and last I checked, dancing is also exercise—right?
5. Stevie Wonder, “Sir Duke”: I dare you to listen to this song and not suddenly get the desire to run—anywhere. It’s just one of those songs that make you want to put on the headphones, lace up the running shoes (or walking shoes), and get moving. I. Love. It.
Alright, those are simply five of the songs currently in heavy rotation on my ‘Fit Mommy’ playlist.
What’s on yours?