I'm Over the Rainbow and every day something makes me say "Toto, we're not in Massachusetts anymore!"
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Sweatin' To The Newbies (and some Oldies)
Since I was diagnosed with diabetes I have really kicked my walking up a notch. I had never walked more than a mile and a half at a time. In the past 7 months I have worked up to 3 miles. There are 2 essential elements to this...
The first is my new NIKE cross-trainers. They are much more comfortable than either walking shoes or running shoes. The second is my beloved green iPod. The walk goes so much faster and I can pace myself with my playlist
This is my current playlist. It starts out with some slow stuff and works up to songs that make me walk really fast and break a sweat. Then I cool down.
CRUSH by the Glee cast
COWBOY CASANOVA by Carrie Underwood
RHYTHM OF LOVE by Plain White T's
DOG DAYS ARE OVER by Florence + The Machine
BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP by The Foundations
MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU by the Glee cast
STAND UP by Sugarland
AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG by The Temptations
LIVIN' ON A PRAYER by Bon Jovi
F%$# YOU by CeeLo Green
IN THE AYER by Flo Rida
JUMP by Flo Rida
RIGHT ROUND by Flo Rida
CLUB CAN'T EVEN HANDLE ME by Flo Rida
(Take if from me...Flo Rida will make you SWEAT!! At this point it is a true POWER WALK)
15. WHO KNEW by Pink
16. STUCK LIKE GLUE by Sugarland
17. MORE THAN A FEELING by Boston
18. VIVA LA VIDA by Coldplay
19. GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN by Cyndi Lauper
20. I'M YOURS by Jason Mraz
21. DAYBREAK by Barry Manilow
This is about an hour's worth of music. Sometimes I mix it up and do a whole BLUES WALK with Delbert McClinton and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Other days I walk to all my favorite QUEEN or BILLY JOEL songs.
I'm off to eat a little lunch and tie on the Nike's.