Since school has started I’ve been working on getting back into the gym on a regular basis. During the summer I had less of a regular schedule so it was hard to plan on when I could go. Now I have no excuses!
One thing that keeps me motivated to push myself while I’m working out is music.
Music with a strong beat or an uplifting voice really helps with running that extra mile or climbing that fictitious hill while on a stationary bike.
I’ve learned quickly that I have to change up my playlist, so I don’t get too attached to certain songs, and wear out my enthusiasm for listening to them (ex. Blackeyed Peas – I’ve Gotta Feeling).
Here are my top 11 motivational beats:
1) CAKE – the distance
2) EVANESCENCE – bring me to life
3) KATY PERRY – firework
4) SWITCHFOOT – stars
5) ONE REPUBLIC – secrets
6) SMASHMOUTH – i’m a believer
7) QUEEN – we will rock you
8) JASON MRAZ – you and i both
9) SHERYL CROW – if it makes you happy
10) AEROSMITH – jaded/ KEITH URBAN – days go by
11) JET – are you gonna be my girl
I know some of you probably won’t like a few songs on this list but I’d encourage you to find a good set of tunes that can help get your heart a pumpin’ a little faster.