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Finally, A Playlist

I've been doing this weight-loss thing for about a year. And I've never had a playlist. Was I missing something? I know they're not essential, but listening to my Zune on random for the last year has been interesting. While I don't have a ton of songs, I do have about 4,000. And they're so varied. Which is usually good, but when you're trying to burn a ton of Calories on the stairstepper, it's tough to keep up while listening to John Rutter's Requiem, or Mitch Hedberg's Comedy, or An interesting Sermon. So, I had to make a playlist. As you can see, I don't have a lot of anngry music. But most of it is up tempo. I dont' think I'll be changing this up all the time, but I may add to it. And yeah, the playlist has helped me even step up my workouts. Sweet!

Waterloo- ABBA
Wonder Why- Avalon
One More Time- Daft Punk
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Open Road Song- Eve 6
One Week- Barenaked Ladies
One Song Glory- Rent Soundtrack
Rent- Rent Soundtrack
Remember the Name- Fort Minor
I Alone- Live
All over You- Live
Wake Up- Rage Against the Machine
Better Run- Army of Me
P.E.T.R.O.L.- Orbital
The Boxer- Simon & Garfunkel
Snow Is Gone- Josh Ritter
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)- REM
Two Step- Dave Matthew Band
The Taste- Five for Fighting
Fortunate Son- Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rebel Rouser- Duane Eddy
You're to Blame- MercyMe
Standing Outside the Fire- Garth Brooks
So Long Self- MercyMe
The Kids Aren't Alright- The Offspring
Emmanuel- Kepanogreen
On Our Side- Chris Tomlin
You Keep Me Hangin' On- Glee Soundtrack
Smashing Young Man- Collective Soul
Trading My Sorrows- Darrell Evans
The Happy Song- Delirious?
I'm Alive- Jackson Browne
Harder To Breathe- Maroon 5
We Are- Vertical Horizon
Send It Up- Vertical Horizon
Space- Something Corporate
New York, New York- Ryan Adams
Stayin' Alive- The Bee Gees
Somebody to Shove- Soul Asylum
Forever- Chris Tomlin
Miss Independent- Kelly Clarkson
Unbroken- Tim McGraw
Me And Becky- Chris Rice
I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
Street Corner Preacher- Amos Lee
Better Is One Day- FFH
Disease- Matchbox Twenty
Unwell- Matchbox Twenty
Perfect- Army of Me
What You Own- Rent Soundtrack
Man Burning- Josh Ritter
257 Weeks- Nine Days
Digee Dime- Burlap to Cashmere
Wolves- Josh Ritter
I Dare You to Move- Switchfoot
Fighter- Christina Aguilera

Thursday:
12 minutes on elliptical
12 minutes on stair stepper
12 minutes on exercise bike
1 set of planks (60 second front plank; 60 second back plank; 30 second side plank on each side)
50 situps
25 push ups
ran 4 miles
prayed daily
read the bible daily

Total:
48 minutes on elliptical
48 minutes on stair stepper
48 minutes on exercise bike
3 sets of planks (60 second front plank; 60 second back plank; 30 second side plank on each side)
300 situps
150 push ups
ran/walked 14 miles
prayed daily
read the bible daily
2 dates with Anna
fasted

Weekly Calorie Count:
Saturday: 2,225 Calories
Sunday: 2,560 Calories
Monday: 2,190 Calories
Tuesday: 1,280 Calories
Wednesday: 2,055 Calories
Thursday: 2,155 Calories
Friday:

Daily Average: 2,078 Calories.

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9 comments:

  Patsy

March 19, 2010 at 1:57 AM

Your musical tastes are pretty ecclectic! Rage Against The Machine are brilliant for working out to (so are the Foo Fighters - especially 'One by One').

A couple of my favourites at the moment are 'That's Not My Name' by the Ting Tings and 'Sex on Fire' by Kings of Leon. :o)

  Patsy

March 19, 2010 at 2:01 AM

Whoops, meant to say "All My Life" by the Foo Fighters - LOVE this! :o)

  South Beach Steve

March 19, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Maybe I am missing something, but I have never listened to music while working out. For me, it is a time to not have any distractions. Sometimes I use it as prayer time, but usually I just think. Boy, now that I have typed that I realize how much of a nerd that makes me sound like. :-)

  Josie

March 19, 2010 at 7:38 AM

Wow Beej, we have similar eclectic tastes! Everything from Garth Brooks to Abba to the Rent Soundtrack! (Which was AWESOME) I love it. I really enjoy listening to music too. One of my playlists has only songs that have phrases that have to do with running/walking in them (intentionally or not) such as:

Step by Step - NKOTB (don't laugh!)
I walk the line - Live's version
I run to you - Lady Antebellum
For your entertainment - Adam Lambert (the phrase is "pick up the pace")

I do this so that when I'm running, I hear those little phrases and it gives me the mental push to keep going. I also like songs like "Bring me down" by Pillar...

I have other playlists for when I'm not walking/running with just uptempo songs but I kinda like my running one! Thanks for sharing yours. Music is such a passion of mine. I always learn more about people when I learn what kind of music they listen to. I love eclectic music listeners like me! LOL!

  beej

March 19, 2010 at 7:48 AM

@Patsy, thanks for the suggestions! I'll ahve to check those shongs out. I've been itching to buy some more music, so...

@Steve, I seem to remember you saying that. I think I might start going sans music on some walks. It's when I'm pushing myself that I dig the tunes, you know?

@Josie, I love you music tastes, too! You always seem to have soemthing I haven't heard of...I'll have to check a couple out. Maybe not NKOTB, though... :)

  Kimberley

March 19, 2010 at 8:23 AM

I like music when I am at home or in the gym. If I walk outside I listen to the world and whatever is going on in my head.

I don't want to shock anyone...but I don't have an Ipod...I don't even have a cell phone.

My BF is actually considering getting an Ipod which would be helpful to me when we are on vacation as I enjoy guided meditations. Don't suggest bringing my CD player as I don't have one of those either. I am laughing at myself now. Minimalism rocks!!!

The real reason I don't have an Ipod is I can't wear ear buds without aggravating my ears. They don't like anything in them and will retaliate with infections. I figure for the meditations I can turn the Ipod up really loud and just place the buds near my ears.

  Kat

March 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM

This is a great post, and perfect timing since I will be starting training for C25k. I love to workout to Michael Franti and Spreahead. Looking forward to checking out some of your suggestions.

  Craig

March 19, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Love the playlist! I wanna post mine but I'm kinda embarrassed...my tastes are very varied as well. Lots of old MJ stuff.
I find when I put my Ipod on shuffle, I get some real crappy songs. Stuff that I'm like "when I get home, I'm deleting this!"

  beej

March 19, 2010 at 3:01 PM

@Kim, wow, that is a minimal life. Sometimes that really sounds nice. We might have an extra mp3 player laying around...I'll let you know if I find it--talk about NOT minimalist, huh?

@Kat, I'll have to check those guys out!

@Craig, Post it and own it! :) Love old school MJ. I should add some. I totally hear you about wanting to remove songs, too...but then once I get home, I totally forget!