Despite a sinus infection and an annoyingly irritated eye, both of which have kept me out of the gym, it’s been a pretty good week at Chez Forsaken. I weighed in at Weight Watchers 2.2 lbs lighter and, as of this morning, my now compulsory Saturday treat from Hobcaw Cafe (a lovely, generous slice of red velvet cake) has not altered that in the slightest. Now that I’m feeling better I’m gearing up for a triumphant return to the gym and charging the ol’ iPod – The God Pod – which led me to think about the music that gets me moving.
I’m constantly cruising workout playlists online and in magazines to find some tunes that get my motor running and help me power through the tougher parts of my routine, but I must admit that my musical proclivities don’t usually match the suggested songs. Hi, my name is Lisa, and I’m in a musical time warp.
For as long as I can remember my tastes have run toward music produced prior to my birth and have really ceased to expand beyond the radio fodder of my college days circa late 1990s. Having worked at a software company with a lot of people 10 or more years younger than me, I’ve tried, as of late, to incorporate some new music into my library. As a result, my workout playlist looks like a massive American music retrospective. So, for those of you who don’t mind admitting early old fogey-dom and a desperate looking attempt to stay current, here are some favorites from my God Pod.
- I Want You Back – Jackson 5
- Animal – Neon Trees
- Say Hey (I Love You) – Micheal Franti
- Shambala – Three Dog Night
- Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen
- Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves
- Runaround – Blues Traveler
- Valerie – Amy Winehouse
- Hard to Handle – Black Crowes
- Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
- American Girl – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
- Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
- Little Red Corvette – Prince
- St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) – Jon Parr
- Single Ladies – Beyonce
Does your playlist look a little schizo too? What are your workout faves?