Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Help Me Move My Booty, Please

I know many of you are totally agreeing with the title. But, I don't mean padded room and medication kind of help. I mean help figuring out a great workout playlist for my iPod.

You see, friends, I need to get in the gym in the worst sort of way, but I find every excuse not to go. I'm trying to cross off the "I get so bored and have nothing good on my iPod to keep me motivated," excuse, so can y'all help a sister out?

I would love to hear what gets you pumped up and ready to run, hypothetically speaking of course.

Let me give you just a bit of guidance...I pretty much like anything, but there are a few things I won't even consider listening to, whether I'm working out or not. I will not listen to anything with extreme profanity...now if they slip in the occasional H-E-Double Hockey Sticks, or something like that, I can live with it. But nothing that screams obscenities, and especially never the ugliest word known to man...you know which one I'm talking about.

Okay, now, I really like positive, upbeat and the genres include anything from Oldies, to 80's to Praise & Worship/Christian, to Alternative, to Country, whatever. As long as it has a good beat and keeps me moving! My sister-in-law just reminded me...I do like to listen to books, sermons and bible studies, as well, if you know any good ones.

So, I can't wait to hear your suggestions!!


  1. well...I like to listen to sermons, podcasts, books while I work out so I guess that doesn't help! Sorry Lala!

  2. I listen to whatever the TV's are on at the gym. If I watch TV then I forget I hate the treadmill. Sometimes the music is good at the gym, upbeat and fast that's what you need.I get motivated when my hubby goes I try and out do him.FUN!!!! Call me sometime and I'll go with you.

  3. charla, read big mama's blog and the comments today! some great ideas there. i love upbeat 70's rock, 80's classics, or fun modern bands like the gourds or spoon!

  4. i second reading bigmama's blog....

    besides music i listen to ed young (fellowship church in grapevine, jimmy evans (marriage today), joshua harris (i kissed dating goodbye), dave ramsey, and of course childress' own TREY MORGAN...

  5. My favorite running music - Paula Abdul. Hands down.

    I listen to books on CD on my way to and from work every day. I usually pick mysteries because they're fast-paced and don't require heavy duty thinking. I get them from the library. I just started a new Jodi Picoult. I really like JA Jance books. Not too gory or twisted (usually).

  6. I know this will sound crazy as soon as say it, but when I ran cross country we didn't have iPods, so I was always singing to myself-in my head, NEVER out loud, and it was songs that we sang at youth, Lord I Lift Your Name on High, Our God is an Awesome God. You talking about that made me sit and think what did I do then? Thanks for that. It was a great memory

  7. interesting...I posted this on the F3 blog a little while ago....check it out....www.f3funfamilyfitness.blogspot.com and look up playlist....I would love to see you up there...let me know when...steph

  8. I listen to Sheila Walsh and Nicole C Mullen. Most of the time it is the first 5 songs on the cd and that will get you through 30 min.

  9. Mama Mia soundtrack! It's what I clean to. Dancing Queen is a good start.

  10. "You Were There" by Avalon, not your typical upbeat song, but WOW it really gets my heart going with the words, meaning, and and raw emotion. By the way if you have anything you can share with me, let me know.

  11. This is going to sound bad, but I haven't worked out in so long that I am not sure what the words say the music I used to listen to, cranked alllll the way up! Of course I didn't have an i-pod and it was in my house but, with all that said, it was Santana. I would get into the beat of the music and work out at that pace, talk about rubber legs when I finished. I need to do that again. Maybe I should go put that cd on and see what it says and come back and let you know if its a go or not.

  12. Hey, try "Wooly Booly" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs. That'll get you moving and laughing

  13. Ahh thanks girl. I can't really remember what I said originally. I think anything to match the background I changed to. (I Just figured that out, I'm pretty proud of myself)

  14. Ok, here are some specific ones I like, that I know you would too.

    Madonna - Album: Confessions on a Dance Floor. The whole thing is great. First 3 songs will have you running 10 mins w/o knowing it!

    Here are some on my playlist:
    Dream On - Aerosmith
    Fighter - Christina Aguilera
    Nutron Dance - Pointer Sisters
    Crazy Train - Ozzy
    Culo, vs. Move Your Body - it's spanish, but sooo fun to work out to
    Float On - Modest Mouse
    I'm so Excited - Pointer Sisters
    Def Leppard - Hysteria album!
    Fight for your Right - Beastie Boys
    MMMBop - Hansen (LOL)
    It's not Right, But it's ok - Whitney HOuston
    Traveling Wilburys
    Tom Petty

    Well, these are some I think are fun and funny. The rest of mine, as you know are all hip hopish or might have a bad word. ;)

    Anyway, this might help you - it'll at least make you smile. But the Madonna one is awesome!

    Love you!

  15. i love sermons and books to listen to, but they really do not put me in the mood to run or workout. i run to hip-hop...i love missy elliot and you can by the non-explicit lyrics to her songs. they really get me into it! also LOVE THE BEATIES BOYS!!! all of their stuff is fast, with good beats, and i don't understand a word they say, but it helps me run! try intergalactic for starters!!


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