Because I Said So: Making a Great Workout Playlist
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Making a Great Workout Playlist




It's hard to make it to the gym. Take this morning for example. I went to bed early in hopes I could wake up early to go to the gym. Three taps of the snooze later, it's 8 AM and I have to go to work. A for effort?

When I finally do make it to the gym, it's really the music that keeps me going. That and the hope that I'll magically be skinnier when I leave. That's why I make sure I have a motivating playlist. P.S. My playlist on my phone is "Skinnyminny."

Variety is key! I like to have a little bit of everything on my playlist. Rock, Hip Hop, etc.

Pick songs you can move to! (aka: Upbeat). My sister can run to Broadway opera music/"In the arms of the Angels" type songs..I don't know how. My music has to have a beat. Hence the BeyoncĂ© and Rihanna.

 
If you want to sing along , it belongs! There have many times when I accidently start singing along at the gym--FYI when you have headphones in, you don't know how loud you are singing until everyone starts staring. 

 
Add more songs than you need! That way, if you aren't feeling a particular song, you can skip it and still have songs left.


Update it! A good playlist needs to be updated frequently. Hearing the same songs over and over and over (no matter how much variety you have) can get old and boring. For me, old and boring do not mix with the already boring gym. So, keep it interesting.

 

 
 
 
What songs are on your "workout" playlist?
 
 
 

9 comments:

  1. These are great tips! Now excuse me while I go put them to work...

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  2. Oh amen sista! If I don't have a good playlist my whole run is thrown off. I created one on Spotify also - check it out under Sierra N.C. Burton

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  3. My favorite workout playlist song is The Final Countdown. I always put it on when I'm finishing up and it makes me feel like I'm in a cheesy commercial for running shoes or something

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  4. I love your workout playlist! I always listen to the playlists on Spotify, but much rather be able to customize my own!

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    1. I love being able to make my own and then Publishing it on Spotify!

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  5. The only thing I listen to when I work out is Pandora's Summer Hits of the 2000s station - it is THE BEST. Most of the songs are so fast and upbeat, making it easy to workout to!

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    1. Why have I never heard of this!? The 2000s were the best!

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  6. I have so many workout playlists that I switch back and forth between depending on what I've listened to recently, what type of workout I'm doing, etc. I agree though, no matter what it HAS to have a beat.

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