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 Beyoncé 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?