I’m a huge proponent of using music in your workouts to help get you going. Even on my most low energy, depressed days, when I’m literally dragging myself to the gym or park with a head full of self-talk like, “Just WALK for 15 minutes- you don’t have to run or lift weights.” If, when I get there, I put my ipod on, after a few minutes, I can’t help but start running or working out harder. Like music magic.
Lyrics, tempo, beat, and rhythm get me in the mood to work out. I like booty-shakin’ music, R&B, Christian Pop, and a little rock-n-roll. Below are the top 60 songs currently on my “Work Out” Playlist.
To get me moving or start the workout I love to hear “Good Morning” by Mandisa & Toby Mac.
In the groove and feeling good?
If you’re working out some emotional stuff, going through a heartbreak, or life is just generally shitty, here are a few songs to give you some encouragement.
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Ready to cool down and stretch? “You & I” by Lada GaGa starts with a great slower tempo.