As you probably know by now if you’ve taken the time to read some of my past posts, I’m all about living healthy and exercising. I would really like to go to the gym on a regular basis but I find that, for me, human interaction is occasionally difficult. Basically, what this means is that I kind of cringe at the idea of talking to a trainer or to somebody else who’s using a machine near me. Take it easy, this doesn’t make me a freak as I normally don’t behave like this. However, if I’ve had a particularly rough day, I’m not into talking.
Somehow, I correlate working out with the idea of listening to music. I know most people do this and I regularly do it as well, when I go out to jog. The fact is that most of the music that you’ll hear in some gyms is absolutely horrible. I don’t normally listen to house music or whatever this dance-type genre seems to be nowadays, and although I like hip-hop and r’n’b, I do have my preferences. I prefer dancing to Beyonce than listening to a song written and played by Kanye, for example.
If you like working out all by yourself and have found it hard to create a playlist of songs that can get you all pumped up and wanting to blow off some steam, I can help. Take “Lose My Breath” by Destiny’s Child. If you can keep up with the rhythm of this song, you’re good to go. I found it a bit hard to do so, in the beginning, when I wasn’t in the best shape of my life.
Another fun tune to listen to when exercising is “Fergalicious” by Fergie. Now, I’m about to move on to another genre completely. Have you heard about La Roux? My favorite song of hers is “Bulletproof”. I can’t stop dancing for thirty minutes at a time if I put it on repeat.
Other singers that are great at making you move are Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Beastie Boys, Salt-n-Pepa, Outkast, and the list could go on forever. Where I’m going at is that the greatest drawback of going to the gym is that you have to listen to somebody else’s playlist. I can’t believe how frustrating this can be. I used to go to a gym where everything and everybody was nice. The place was boasting with machines, the interior design was amazing, the trainers were polite and considerate, and so I didn’t have anything against the gym, other than the horrible music. Plus, it was so loud that I couldn’t hear the one on my phone.
My point is that you should try to take some time on a Sunday or whenever you have a day off to try to create a playlist like this one.