Elliptical Motivation

One of the most motivating things about getting on the elliptical is when it asks me to enter my weight and I keep entering a lower and lower number every few times that I get on there! Definitely helps to make me want to do more!

Lately I've been watching "Californication" (Season 1) on my video iPod while I'm on the elliptical. It doesn't necessarily make me go my fastest, but it definitely makes the time go by faster. Each episode is about 25 minutes long, so it's good for my 30 minute sessions (I usually do 30 mins, then weights, then 30 mins again). I'm already almost done with Season 1 and will be ready to start the Season 2 episode that I have saved on my TiVo. :)

I've also finally gotten it together to get a "workout" playlist together for my iPod. I listen to that while doing weights or when I need to get myself really going on the cardio. My playlist ranges from old Alanis to Black Eyed Peas to Blink 182. My go-to song when I really need to get myself pumped to do weights that I'm too tired to do or finish a cardio session when I'm already exhausted is Marky Mark's Good Vibrations. Seriously, that song kicks total butt for pushing me. The words and the beat are both perfect. Funny; huh? Kinda sad too that many of my workout songs are from 15-20 years ago (or more in the case of "Eye of the Tiger"). Anyway, my playlist is pretty puny so if you have any suggestions, please pass them along!


Anonymous said...

I listen to a lot of country music but I don't know if you're into that :) I love Kenny Chesney and Sugarland! I actually like listening to slower songs sometimes (Robin Thicke, Colbie Calliat, James Blunt, Norah Jones, etc). I find that it helps me slow down my breathing and relax more when I'm running hard. Is that starnge or what?
So...you're loving the elliptical? I may have to try it again! Good luck on Sunday...last weigh in, right? Who is in the lead now?


Angelle said...

My motivational song that makes me work harder is "Going the Distance" by Cake. I also like Eminem songs. I am more of a hip hop girl. Let's hear your playlist! I will post mine on my blog.

Keri Donald said...

Okay Angelle... you asked for it. I'm warning you though... it's lame. :)

You Oughta Know- Alanis Morissette
Girlfriend- Avril Lavigne
Don't Phunk with My Heart- BEP
My Humps- BEP
The Rock Show- Blink 182
Everybody Dance Now- C&C Music Factory
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo- Choo Choo Soul (yes, as in Disney)
Only Happy When It Rains- Garbage
Supersonic- JJ Fad
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree- KT Tunstall
Good Vibrations- Marky Mark
Spirit Thing- Newsboys
Don't Cha- The Pussycat Dolls
C'mon Ride That Train- Quad City DJs
Umbrella- Rihanna
Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice
Bust A Move- Young MC
California Love- 2Pac, etc.
Milkshake- Kelis
Get the Party Started- P!nk
Eye of the Tiger- Survivor

Nikki said...

I love Green Day songs (from the Dookie album), Beastie Boys, 311, Outkast. I wish I could find my old workout cd from college. It had some good hip hop songs to work out to. The one that always pushed me hardest was B.O.B. by Outkast. I need to make a new workout cd too. Thanks for the suggestions!

Shannon Sundberg said...

Yours is as lame as mine......

Piece of Me - Britney Spears
4 Minutes - Madonna/JT
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Southern Cross - Jimmy Buffett
Speakerphone - Kylie Minogue
Ghetto Supastar - Pras/Mya

And, for some reason, I ALWAYS put Under Pressure by Queen on every playlist.