Around the time that Henry & Emily began taking their first steps, I realized it was time to tackle a few new steps of my own. That was both the plan and promise I made to myself after delivering my two cutiepies; “Baby steps, before Babies’ Steps“. So once it was time to take “The Next Step” for my fitness goals I registered for the 2017 Route 66 Half-Marathon!
It wasn’t going well; the whole – wake up to the sound of my twins on the monitor then hit the ground running – thing. I’d been thinking about about waking up earlier for a while to sneak in some me-time/prep-time, but it’s not easy when you have twin toddlers and you just.want.your.sleeeeep. Right?!
A new year calls for a new line up of tunes, so I’m sharing 15 of my favorites for 2015! Some of these are recycled from the past few years, and that’s fine. No need to trash perfectly good inspiration!
I’m determined to keep my fitness efforts consistent this winter.
Now, when the weather warms and becomes more bearable, I think it’s safe to say that we’re all easily inspired again to run, squat, bike, cartwheel, walk, and jumping jack outside. But this is January, and next month is February, and I hate to state the obvious, but we’re far from that envious scene of heavily breathing outside in tanks, shorts, and sunshine. It’s crucial to keep the new year, new girl, and “newlie” mentality spinning as I’ve intended (despite the freezing wind outside). Lucky for these tunes – I’ve got new inspiration practically screaming at me with positivity (or in some lyrical cases…more fun beats than positivity, hehe) for every minute of my workout.
I love love LOVE the way these songs keep me moving, and hope they inspire any of you to throw together your new 15 for ’15 too:
Demons - Imagine Dragons Shake It Off - Taylor Swift Roar - Katy Perry Team - Lorde Turn Down For What - DJ Snake & Lil Jon One Life - James Morrison On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons I Lived - OneRepublic I Bet My Life - Imagine Dragons Problem - Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon Pompeii - Bastille Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj Life Is Short - Butterfly Boucher
So, what are your songs? Got any recommendations for me? What gets you “newlie” rejuvenated mid-workout when you’re ready to quit (or hurl) but know you need to keep pushing through? I’d love to hear your favs.
Happy fit mixin!