After dinner last night I was feeling all tired and mopey and wanna-lay-on-the-couchy, but I knew that I needed to work out and really, I WANTED to work out, I just wanted someone else to do it for me. Well, no one volunteered, so I finally got my arse on the elliptical with the promise that I could quit after 20 minutes. So I’m in the groove and ellipticalizing away and I notice that 20 minutes has come and gone and I’m still going strong. At 30 minutes I was getting good and sweaty, so I decided to go for 5 more minutes. After those 5 minutes, I’m really feeling it and a good song comes up in my playlist, so I tell myself that I’ll stop after this song is over. Only when that song ended, another good one came up and so I decided to workout through that song too, and I was so hot and sweaty and feelin like a million bucks that I actually worked out through 2 more songs for a total of FORTY-FIVE MINUTES.

Yeah Baby!!

I worked the ole Eli hard last night, guys (good gravy, that almost sounded pornographic, didn’t it?!), but man, it felt grrrrreat!!  Just goes to show ya the power of a good playlist!!

So here’s a sampling of what I was rocking it out to last night:

Desire – U2

Hot n Cold – Katy Perry

Poker Face – Lady Gaga

Walk Away – Kelly Clarkson

Dancing with Myself – Billy Idol

Steve McQueen – Sheryl Crow

Mercy – Duffy

Forever Road – Darius Rucker

Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – Lady Antebellum

Veronica – Elvis Costello

Pocket Full of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield

Viva La Vida – ColdPlay

Show Me What I’m Looking For – Carolina Liar

I’ve got a lot of other cool songs but those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.  One of my “rewards” I have for myself is to download one or two songs from Walmart.com – they’re like $1 a song and you don’t have to pay a monthly fee.  It’s amazing to me how much more I get out of a workout when I’ve got new tunes to spur me on!  And one reason I love working out on the elliptical is that I can listen to pretty much any kind of music – I find I don’t need a certain rhythm on the elliptical because the intensity and pace changes every so often (I have an automatic program  on mine) so any speed of music works for me.

So what do you all listen to when you work out?  Give me some more songs to add to my download list!  🙂

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