Music!!

Sooo now that school is DONE for the semester! *happy dance*  I’ve finally started to get more into a workout routine which I am totally loving.

One thing that I’ve noticed ALWAYS boost my spirits is *MUSIC*!! While I might be a shy, conservative person…I LOVE me some LOUD, CRAZY, BOOTY-SHAKING, JUMP UP & DOWN MUSIC!! I feel that a workout can totally be made or broken by the extent of its music. I’ve taken some awesome yoga/pilates classes where the music was so invogorating that though I may have at first doubted the intensity of the workout routine itself, it was the music transformed it and made it an exhilaratingly effective workout.

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Upon getting my run on the other day, {which might I add, is a work in progress…I’m far from running 5 miles like I used to, but I’m getting there…} I couldn’t help but once again be totally inspired to really challenge myself. There are often times when I physically feel I can’t go farther or push harder, but with the help of a good tune, I end up proving myself wrong and complete that obstacle that my mind felt I wasn’t capable of doing. Though we don’t always believe it, our minds are much more powerful than we think. 🙂

Not only does jamming out to good songs help me get my *sweat on,* I ALWAYS have something playing throughout the day when I’m cleaning and picking up around the house. & YES!! I often randomly pick up my little man and dance around the house with him, which he loves and cries when I go to put him down afterwards. lol

While I’m a passionate country music lover, I must say when it comes to working out and getting motivated, my country tunes don’t always give me that push that I need… so I of course have to rely on my Pop & Latin favorites like J.Lo and Christina….

My NEWEST workout favorite and I think I’d have to say a song that I would say is somewhat of a personal theme of mine would be:

I just feel that whenever I hear this song it completely reminds to forget about what others think or say; life is way to short to dwell on little things that are simply insignificant. Plus, I’m just a huge J.Lo fan! 🙂

My ALL TIME FAVORITE workout song HAS to be:

This has ALWAYS been the most influential workout song for me personally. I think its a total  “thanks” to all who ever criticized my physical abilities back in high school when I wasn’t living an active and healthy lifestyle. This is the song I listened to during my daily workouts when I first began going to the gym and started to live a healthier lifestyle. I feel that without that criticism, I wouldn’t have transformed and become a  real “fighter” for my health.

Though I don’t necessarily listen to them when I’m working out, I turn up the volume to full blast {or as loud as I can depending on what Mr. A is up to ;-)} to Carried Underwood’s Blown Away and Miranda Lambert’s Fastest Girl in Town. What can I say, I’m just a country girl at heart!! ❤ 🙂

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” -Victor Hugo

What are your favorite workout songs or new song(s) in general??! 

❤ Alicia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 responses to “Music!!

  1. I too believe in the power of music for a good workout!! I cannot run unless I have something upbeat and motivating to listen to! 🙂

  2. Ginger

    You know me……as long as I have some Pitbull while I’m working out….I’m a happy camper!!! 🙂
    Mom

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