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When working out I only listen to Nicki Minaj. She makes me laugh.
I have a wide variety that I listen to. From electronica to indie rock to punk to pop.
But most of all, I'm really digging Cloud Cult's newest album, Light Chasers right now. It's sorta a concept album of these astronauts moving to a new solar system, but mostly it's about chasing that optimism that it can be hard to embody. There's determination, working through issues, and then understanding that there is light in all of us. Check out the song Forces of the Unseen. :)
If I need something in the background just with a good beat though, it's either Lady Gaga, Thievery Corporation, Lemon Jelly, or Ulrich Schnauss. Some days I just need a beat rather than inspiration.
Although upbeat music (mostly pop and rock) gets my blood flowing I found that books on tape distract me the most. I get into the book and don't even realize I have been walking for 30 minutes.
Pop, Dance and Rock
Katy Perry - Peacock, Ke$ha - We R Who We R, Cannibal, Sleazy, Meagan McCauley - Tap That
Just to name a very very few.
I have artist such as Seether and Paramore in my play list too. I'm currently thinking about refining it to super upbeat in your face music.
I really like your idea of repeating affirmations by Lousie Hay. What a great idea! I like to play her affirmations on cd when I'm just doing quiet chores, but I'm going to try your idea for a change up.
If I'm walking outside I usually just take in nature. If I'm working out on my nordic track then I like to listen to a dance set with a great beat with a couple of slower songs mixed in to give me a bit of a rest or for cool down. I like Marinas Trenchm, Finger Eleven, Cher, Meaghan Smith, Nickelback and a few others. If it doesn't have a good beat I just don't seem to be able to last my workout.
"In greater terms positive and negative have little meaning, for the physical experience is meant as a learning one. " The Nature Of Personal Reality: Seth by Jane Roberts
I listen to remixes by Lady Gaga, Cascada, Cher, or Beyonce. I need something with a good solid beat to listen to and remixes provide it for me.
You can't wait for motivation to strike; sometimes you need to dig deep into yourself and find the motivation on your own.
Well, I don't own an MP3 or any such device; I never even had a Walkman! When I'm doing strength training, I'm busy counting reps. When I speedwalk around the block on work breaks, and when I'm on the elliptical at the gym, I'm repeating affirmations by Louise Hay. I figure the rhythmic recitation is imprinting them more firmly in my brain. Since they not only deal with physical issues, but with breaking the psychic bonds of childhood abuse, they are an important aspect of my inner liberation and healing.
Blessed Be, Amanda
Blessed Be, Amanda
"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."
[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]
Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.
My musical tastes are pretty eclectic but when I walk I listen to my husband's radio show. He records it weekly here in the US and it airs in Ireland. You can grab podcasts of the show here: jigtime.com
It's kind of a crazy mix of bluegrass, traditional Irish music and music from around the world. It isn't all upbeat so might not be the thing for power workouts but I love it for listening to when I walk. Plus I have to listen because he says silly things about me and I need to be able to defend myself. :)
Hello and Merry Meet! I'm a newbie to the team so I'm kinda late to this party, but wanted to put my 2 cents in...I love all sorts of music but I'm definitely a metalhead, and metal is definitely my preferred genre for workouts! Here's a list of songs that get my blood pumping on the treadmill, in no particular order:
Daath: "Sharpen The Blades"
3 Inches Of Blood: "Call Of The Hammer"
Killswitch Engage: "Unbroken," "This Is Absolution," "Life To Lifeless" and "Fixation On The Darkness"
Unearth: "The Great Dividers," "Zombie Autopilot" and "Giles" (which is also kinda appropriate for pagans, since it was inspired by Corey Giles, who was pressed to death during the Salem witch trials)
Shadows Fall: "Destroyer Of Senses," "Thoughts Without Words," "What Drives The Weak" and "War"
Lamb Of God: "Redneck"
Goatwhore: "Apocolyptic Havoc"
"Live In Love"
If you're wanting to feel spiritual listen to a pod cast called Druid Cast. You can find it on itunes or on the Druidry website: www.druidry.org. The link to the podcast should be on the first page. Lots of AWESOME folk pagan music of all denomination.
If you're wanting hardcore I can list a few of my FAVORITE BANDS OF ALL TIME!
Every Time I Die
The Locust (oh yeah this is a good one)
The Dillenger Escape Plan
As I Lay Dying
Between the Buried and Me
I could go on! I like a lot of 60's 70's music like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash (this is a big one I listen to), Jefferson Airplane, & Joni Mitchelle, just to name a few. If you'd like more suggestions let me know! I'll whip out the ipod and jot them down for you.
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
I listen to Podcasts wen working out. (And doing most stuff where I am not sitting down.)
Here's what I listen to most often.
Hell Comes with Wood Paneled doors
The News Quiz from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show from BBC Radio 4
The Knitmore Girls
Tribeways from Ár nDraíocht Féin
Desert Island Discs from BBC Radio 4
Story Story Night
WTF with Marc Maron
And a whole bunch more from BBC Radio 4 which reminds me of home.
Unecumque homo est, ibi benifico locus est - Seneca.
It is the duty of a gentleman to know how to ride, to shoot, to fence, to box, to swim, to row and to dance. He should be graceful. If attacked by ruffians, a man should be able to defend himself, and also to defend women from their insults ---
Rules of Etiquette and Home Culture. 1886
Right now my power song is "Push it" by static X. I have to be careful not to use it too early in the workout. It pumps me up big time.
Nickelback, AC/DC, aerosmith, motley crue, techno remixes, 80's music, anything with a great beat that gets me moving. Honestly, I don't know how some people get through a cardio session without something to take their minds off of what they're putting their bodies through! I love the way the music takes my mind off the muscle pain...the workout goes by a little faster and often gets me moving faster and increases my cardio session!
~"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively." - Bob Marley
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Oooh, I've got such a wide variety of music on my playlist its crazy. Everything from Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Incubus Succubus to Drowning Pool to Charlie Danials Band. I've got Pop, country, rap, rock, R&B, rock altern., classical, techno, Native American, J-Pop, Celtic just to name a few genres, and many many different languages. English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Arabic, Iroquois (not sure which language), Gaelic, German. More or less, I'll listen to just about anything while I'm working out.
I like KMFDM, Depeche Mode remixes, NIN, synthpop like Apoptygma Berzerk or VNV Nation. My sexy mix for dance workouts includes Rob Zombie's Living Dead Girl, the Kidneythieves' cover of Crazy, Garbage's #1 Crush, and Depeche Mode I'ts No Good among others.
Pounds gone before sparkpeople-50:)
Bright blessings y'all When doing the yoga pilates thang if not everyday, then every other day, I listen to either Enya or Celtic Women.
Edited by: ENCHANTEDBROOM at: 1/6/2011 (13:22)
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It depends on my mood but if I'm powerwalking, on the elliptical or working with weights, I like metal. If I'm doing step and resistance work I like dance music. It can be old 80's dance music or techno, but it depends on how I'm feeling and where my mindset is.
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Where is the best place to get music for your Ipod.
I have one but haven't used it that much. For somereason that little Ipod is not the easiest thing to wrap my old brain around so I don't utilize it like I should. Bit I NEED to!
When you stumble, make it part of the Dance.
Well I'm an oldie but goodie and my mp3 player for walking is filled with 80's stuff. I LOVE Rappers Delight by the Sugarhill Gang - it's LOONG and very upbeat. I also have Relax (Frankie Goes to Hollywood - also great beat), Come on Eileen, Rock Lobster, Wild Wild West, Electric Avenue, West End Girls, Buffalo Stance, The Look (Roxette), Burning Down the House, Rapture (Blondie) - they all seem to have a similar beat that goes with my step.
I have a "sexy" playlist for when I'm doing cardio - keeps me focused on the "inner Glamazon" I'm letting loose! It includes a lot of Pussy Cat Dolls, NIN, and songs like "Porn Star Dancer" and "So Hott" (and "Cocky" by Kid Rock too - LOVE it), "Brick House" (the Rob Zombie version), a good bit of Black Eyed Peas and Fergie, some of the Zumba songs we do in my Zumba class ("I Like It" by Enrique Eglasias for one)...it's really random actually. LOL Whatever gives me that "Yeah, I'm gonna RAWK this body!" feeling. *grins*
Call me Euphrates (no really - I prefer it to my given name of Lisa, and use it everywhere outside of work)
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I'm trying to make a workout playlist for the gym (while I go with my sister, she has her iPod on).
So far I have Barenaked Ladies, Finger Eleven, Disturbed, Katy Perry, Live on Release, Bif Naked, Moxy Fruvous, Franz Ferdinand, Blur, Papa Roach, System of a Down, Great Big Sea, My Chemical Romance, Silverchair, Guns n' Roses and Chemical Brothers.
I love anything upbeat or hardcore to exercise to, but all my MP3s are gone since our last computer died (and now our external drive thingie (yep--that's the technical term! ), I can't access them, so I'm trying to find music.
So...what are your faves?
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