Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Little Help From my Friends (Please)

I’ve spent the past week indulging in all of my favorite foods. Over-indulging, really. I usually consider the weekends to be a wash, because I never intend to eat healthily on the weekends. However, this weekend was especially bad. You see, we had a wedding to go to. Weddings mean wedding cake. Lots of it. I also had three more cupcakes from Sweet Pockets over the weekend. But that is neither here nor there. The problem is that it really didn’t stop after Sunday despite my best intentions to eat healthy and workout all week. Neither have happened. I literally think I could feel my a$$ growing larger the other day. That is seriously not cool.

So, I need your help here. There really isn’t much I can do to avoid eating the things I love. That is simply out of the question. BUT, I do think that if I can put a bunch of upbeat workout songs on my iPod then I will be more likely to run each day. (In case you don’t know – in the Katie Dictionary run actually means walk) This is where you come in, my loyal readers.

What are some of your favorite workout songs?


Josh said...

Baby Got Back
Fat Bottom Girls

Those should work.

Anonymous said...

If you are serious about jump starting your "walk" there is only ONE song for you...the theme song from the original movie "ROCKY." Even now you hear the song in your head. Try it.

Baby Panther

BWL said...

The song is called Gonna Fly Now and it will definitely make you run like the wind.

I lean slightly to Training Montage from the Rocky 4 soundtrack with Gonna Fly Now coming in a close 2nd. I could flip flop these daily probably. As much as I love seeing Rocky go up those steps in philly, it's hard to beat him screaming "Drago" from a mountain top in russia.

1. Training Montage
1a. Gonna Fly Now

Sarah said...

Katie, since I typically put a lot of thought into this very topic, I hope I can help you out! A few favorites from my current running playlist:

Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
GnR - Welcome to the Jungle
Lost Trailers - Holler Back
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Aeroplane
Shakira - Hips Don't Lie
Third Eye Blind - Semi-charmed Life
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now (perfect running beat and it even says "we're running just as fast as we can")
Toby Keith - Hottie
WSP - Rebirtha

And I shouldn't admit this on any public forum, but I also run to a bunch of cheese, including Britney, some Cher, and several Roxette songs. :)

Rebecca said...

Talk radio is great. So, it isn't upbeat at all, but it gets your mind off of what you are doing and keeps you interested.

Josh said...

Pour Some Sugar on Me is the greatest Stripper Song of all time. Just keep that in mind when yall are running to it.

BWL said...

i just want to make sure all the cowgirls are shakin their sassafrass

BWL said...

material girl has a good run beat

lucky star
into the groove
open your heart

all good beats to walk / run to

borderline for obvious reasons likie you are trying to get over the borderline for the end of your run/ should be your closer in your set

and also when you were young by the killers should be on there

and she drives like crazy by weird al

start me up by the stones
bertha by the grateful dead
thunderstruck ac/dc

oh yeah... Axel F...the theme from beverly hills cop...definitely a runner song

let's go crazy by prince

bust a move

there's this song called launchpad by a band called particle...pretty good workout tune

i would stay away from gay rascal flatts for your run/walks...but that's just me

Alie said...

I suggest the all these albums:

1. Madona: Confessions on a dance floor.
2. 30 Seconds to Mars: A Beautiful Lie.
3. Girl Talk: Night Ripper

Hope that helps a bit! Also just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog and Kimmie's too!
-Alie McCorvey

Anonymous said...

I don't work out. Other than panther music, here are a few of my favorites. These are oldies (or at least oldies where I come from).
Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Timex Social Club - Rumors

- The Panther