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30 Songs that will get you moving


I keep this post (“All the inspiration you will ever need“) from nerdfitness in my inbox at all times. Not only is the post in-itself great, but there are some amazing suggestions in the comment section. When I am having a bad day at work, or am feeling sluggish when I get home, I pull this up and go through the inspiration until I am ready to get moving!

But I also want to go a step farther — I want to make a full playlist of inspirational music and music that gets me moving. Let’s see what I come up with, and thank you to Nerdfitness for helping to provide some of these songs, too. Here’s what I got so far:

Diva – Beyonce Knowles
Rocking the Suburbs – Ben Folds Five
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it) –  Beyonce Knowles
Wanted Dead or Alive –  Bon Jovi
It’s my life –  Bon Jovi
Make a Man (out of you) –  Mulan
Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
The Immigrant Song –  Led Zepplin
If I had you –  Adam Lambert
I need a Hero –  Bonnie Tyler
Hall om mig –  Nanne Groenvall
Ain’t no other man –  Christina Aguilera
Cold War Transmissions –  Anberlin
Dota –  Basshunter
Don’t stop the Music –  Rihanna
Stronger – Kanye West
Eye of the Tiger –  Survivor
Duel of the Fates – John Williams
I will not bow  – breaking benjamin
Lose yourself  –  Eminem
Through the Fire and the Flames –  Dragonforce
American Idiot –  Green Day
Blow –  Ke$ha
–  Britney Spears
Evacuate the Dancefloor –  Cascada
Feel good, inc –  Gorillaz
Seven Nation Army  – White Stripes
Pokemon theme song — who the heck knows?!
Mona Lisa Overdrive — Juno Reactor
Sleep Now in the Fire — Rage Against the Machine

I admit that many of the songs are geared towards those with a more feminine persusaion BUT I do plan to add more to it later. If you’re interested, keep track of the spreadsheet   I’ve got going.


Taekwondo Day; Week 1, Monday

I definitely had a hard time getting motivated. I got home late after a weird and stressful day. I was still sore from stuff yesterday. I was hungry. I ended up giving myself some time to chill and started about a half an hour late. For an extra incentive, I promised myself that if I got started at 6:30, that I could still stop at 7:00PM.

Here’s the other thing that got me going:

Please enjoy the music as you bask in my stats:

Reps in 30 secs

Squat: 33
Pushups*: 9
Crunches: 35
Front kick — right: 25
Front kick — left: 21
Roundhouse — right: 14
Roundhouse — left: 15
Side kick — right: 11
Side kick — left: 11

Keep track of my progress in the spreadsheet!

These are a vast improvement over yesterday, but, to be fair, I was already worn out from my 10-sec reps yesterday once I got to the 30 sec reps. So I’ll be considering these my baseline numbers for future measurements.

*A note on my push ups: I can do push ups on my toes, but my push ups at this point are pretty shallow. I would say I get about 2/3 of the way down while keeping my hips where they should be. I will get them all the way down, though!

Those are my stats for today. Thanks for sticking around for the Bombardment Monday!

I’m going to bed!