Monday, January 6, 2014

Music from 2013 to Motivate You During Your First Monday Workout of 2014

Happy Monday!  

With 2013 behind us and the first Monday of 2014 here, today is going to be one of the busiest workout days of the year.  When you're on that treadmill trying to get in your 30 minutes without hitting stop as the "next in line" gym member paces back in forth behind you, you're going to need some music to keep you focused.

What better way to give a nod to 2013 while beginning to kick major butt in 2014 than filling up your mp3 player (not all of us have iPods) with some music from the past year to motivate you? I can't think of a better way myself.  Relive some of the moments from 2013 that these songs remind you of (good and bad) and get ready to rev up that cardio machine.

My list of music from 2013 to motivate you during your first Monday Workout of 2014 (in random order):

1. "Roar" ~ Katy Perry


Lyrics to Sweat to: 

"You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready 'cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
'Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion..." 

Motivational memo:

Whatever held you down in 2013, forget it, brush off that dust and show it that you've had enough! In 2014 you're going to be a champion with a ROAR to prove it!


2.  "Work, B*tch" ~ Britney Spears



Lyrics to sweat to (make sure you have a radio edited version!):

"You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti?
You want a Maserati? You better work bitch
You want a Lamborghini? Sippin' martinis?
Look hot in a bikini? You better work bitch
You wanna live fancy? Live in a big mansion?
Party in France?
You better work b*tch, you better work b*tch"

"Don't stop now, just be the champion
Work it hard, like it's your profession"

"No time to quit now, just time to get it now"


Motivational memo:

If you want something, you have to work for it! No stopping, no quitting, make it your profession until you reach your goal. Keep working it in the gym to get that hot body and be ready for your bikini in 2014!

3. "Blurred Lines" ~ Robin Thicke 


Lyrics to Sweat to:

"What do they make dreams for
When you got them jeans on
What do we need steam for
You the hottest b*tch in this place
I feel so lucky..."

Motivational Memo:
Keep that cardio up and keep banging out those squats so they won't need dreams or steam when you enter the room!


4.  "TKO" ~ Justin Timberlake


Lyric to Sweat to:

"Baby, everyday you're training to get the gold
That's why your body's crazy"

Motivational Memo:

Work those workouts like you're training to get the gold. Every second counts!


5.  "Alive" ~Krewella


Lyrics to Sweat to:


"Meet me under shining lights,
I've been waiting right here all my life
Feelings you can't deny that you're living, open up your eyes
And I just wanna sink into your crazy laughter
Come on make me feel until the pain don't matter
Every second here makes my heart beat faster
Finally think I found what I'm chasing after."

Motivational Memo:

With an upbeat pace your heart will beat faster during this song.  Enjoy your workout and how alive you feel during it. Keep any pain or bad experiences from 2013 out of sight and out of mind and get ready to enjoy living in 2014.




That's my roundup of songs from 2013 that motivate me to workout.  How about you? Do you agree? Is there something I'm missing? Share your thoughts with a comment below: