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.
  1. CRUSH by the Glee cast
  2. COWBOY CASANOVA  by Carrie Underwood
  3. RHYTHM OF LOVE by Plain White T's
  4. DOG DAYS ARE OVER by Florence + The Machine
  5. BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP by The Foundations
  6. MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU by the Glee cast
  7. STAND UP by Sugarland
  8. AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG by The Temptations
  9. LIVIN' ON A PRAYER by Bon Jovi
  10. F%$# YOU by  CeeLo Green
  11. IN THE AYER by Flo Rida
  12. JUMP by Flo Rida
  13. RIGHT ROUND by Flo Rida
  14. 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.

5 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

First, I heart your new shoes. Really. I prefer plain white sneakers.
Second, your play list is awesome. I have a freakish amount of same songs on my ipod!

Monnik said...

What a great list! I have been feeling really icky lately and have had to stop going to my early morning fitness class. I absolutely HAVE to get to walking again. I definitely think a new playlist would help. Thanks for the reminder!

Cat said...

You have quite a variety of music there.

bunny said...

I LOVELOVELOVE that you listen to Flo Rida!!! Want another good one?? Quad City DJ's "C'Mon Ride It."

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

OK, I need to check out Flo Rida on Napster and download some stuff.