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75 Songs to Motivate You During Your Workouts – Guest Post for Skinny Ms. Fitness

This is a guest post that I did for Skinny Ms. Fitness!

in Philadelphia after the marathon with my husband and kids

There are 75 days until summer, and if you need more motivation to get fit, here are the 75 best songs to add to your ipod workout playlist to keep you inspired.

There is always an excuse for why we can’t workout…the laundry, grocery store, errands, career, kids’ schedules…and it doesn’t just happen.  Committing to feeling your best inside and out takes dedication and a lot of hard work.

When I put my ipod on and get moving on a sunny day, everything else disappears.  It is my time to think, focus on myself, and take care of my body and spirit.  Running has become my passion, but music can be extremely motivating for whatever exercise you choose.  Part of staying dedicated is zeroing in on why you want to get fit.  There are a myriad of reasons why we finally decide to commit, and it can be extremely personal, reaching beyond the upcoming bikini season.

After the birth of my second child I decided to run a half marathon with my neighbor.  I had never run more than a mile before, but I knew it would be a feasible way to get my body back, and it turned out to be a wonderful experience for me. I came to enjoy many aspects of running, most importantly that I could leave from my house and be done in 30 minutes, knowing that I had a great workout. Race day was exhilarating, the atmosphere charged with excitement and adrenaline. I immediately knew that I would keep running.

Three months after the half marathon, I had a suspicious mole removed. Skin cancer didn’t run in my family, and I truly didn’t think too much of it.  A week later I received a call from my dermatologist telling me that the mole was melanoma, but it wasn’t life threatening “this time” since they caught it early.  Less than a week later I kissed my husband and two young sons goodbye as I was wheeled into surgery to have any excess cells removed and be cleared of melanoma.  The experience was a huge shock to me, scary as anything, and tremendously eye opening. We all know that health is everything, yet sometimes it takes an unfortunate situation such as this one to bring focus to what is really important. I was so thankful that the cancer was caught early, yet I was angry at my seemingly healthy body.

My twin sister called shortly after my surgery to ask me if I would run the Philadelphia marathon with her, and before I could even think about it, I said yes and registered.  I was excited to do something positive with my body and feel confident in my health again.  The marathon was a huge success, truly one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life.  I say it was the fourth best day I ever had, after my wedding and the birth of my children.  I had a smile on my face the entire way, thrilled to my core with what I had trained my body and mind to accomplish.  I felt incredibly happy and healthy, and it was a way for me to put my melanoma scare behind me.

Since then I have run the Houston Marathon, also with my twin sister.  My goal this year is to get my husband running, and for us to accomplish a half marathon together.

There are days I don’t feel like getting up and exercising, but once I turn on my ipod and go, I am always happy I did.  Music is extremely motivating to me, and this Supreme iPod Playlistjust may motivate you too on the days when you don’t feel especially energetic. This list is comprised of mostly Top 40 and a tad of cool Country.  I hope these songs appeal to most of you because they make me want to get up and GO!

Top 75 Workout Songs 

2012 (It Ain’t The End) by Jay Sean

Ain’t Nobody by Mary J Blige

Beautiful Day by U2

Beautiful Soul by Jesse McCartney

Blackout by Breathe Carolina

Brighter Than The Sun by Colbie Calliat

California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) by Katy Perry

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

Can’t Fight the Moonlight by LeAnn Rimes

Club Can’t Handle Me (Feat. David Guetta) by Flo Rida

Dancing Crazy by Miranda Cosgrove

Dangerous by Kardinal Offishal

Disturbia by Rihanna

Domino by Jessie J

Drive By by Train

Dynamite by Taio Cruz

Evacuate the Dance Floor by Cascada

Every time We Touch by Cascada

(It) Feels So Good by Steven Tyler

Firework by Katy Perry

Forget You by Cee Lo Green

Give Me Everything by Pitbull

Glad You Came by The Wanted

Glamorous by Fergie

Good Feeling by Flo Rida

Good Girl by Carrie Underwood

Haven’t Had Enough by Mariania Trench

Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears

Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani

Honey Bee by Blake Shelton

Honey Honey from the Mama Mia Soundtrack

I Won’t Back Down by Blake Shelton and Dia Frampton

In My Head by Jason Derulo

International Love by Pitbull

It Girl by Jason Derulo

Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield

Just Dance by Lady Gaga

Kissin U by Miranda Cosgrove

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry

Little Red Corvette by Prince

Love In America by JTX

Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5

Oh Darling by Plug In Stereo

On The Floor by Jennifer Lopez

Only the Good Die Young by Billy Joel

Paradise City by Guns N’ Roses

Part Of Me by Katy Perry

Price Tag by Jessie J

Raise Your Glass (Clean Version) by Pink

Rolling In The Deep Adele

S&M Remix by Rihanna

Save Me San Francisco by Train

Shame on Me by Katrina

Something More by Sugarland

SOS by Rihanna

Starships by Nicki Minaj

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson

Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland

Summer Nights by Rascal Flatts

Super Bass by Nicki Minaj

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Sweetest Thing by U2

The Edge Of Glory by Lady Gaga

The New Workout Plan by Kanye West

The Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani

TiK ToK by Kesha

Till The World Ends by Britney Spears

Turn Me On (Feat. Nicki Minaj) by David Guetta and Nicki Minaj

We Found Love by Rihanna

We R Who We R by Kesha

What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

When Love Takes Over by David Guetta

Whenever, Wherever by Shikira

Where Them Girls At (Originally by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida) by David Guetta

Your Love Is My Drug by Kesha

 

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