motivate

Inspiration from a Pro

Sometimes it just takes a heaping helping of advice from an expert to rekindle your love of fitness and remotivate. Seeing other people succeed makes you want to succeed. It’s a chain of success! Scott Schutte, co-owner of Columbia Strength and Conditioning graced me with an interview, and it really got me refocused on the importance of healthy eating and nutrition. Take a look  by clicking HERE and enjoy!

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Go for the Gold Grammy Workout Playlist!

In honor of the recently past Grammy Awards (did you see Rihanna’s dress?! I wish I could walk down the street in it), I thought that putting together a little pump-up playlist that would make any runner feel like an award-winner would be appropriate.

You can be the coolest runner in the world and say, “I dont normally listen to music while I run, but when I do I listen to award winners.” Ha!

As a purist, I really don’t listen to music while I run, I like to be involved in all of the sounds around me–hear my breath, the cars flying by, my feet hitting the ground. It keeps me focused on my run. However, I do treat myself to a ear-bud-wearing-iPod-toting run once a week to pump up the jams.

So without further adieu.. here are my picks for the playlist!

1. Carry On – Fun. (Fun. surprisingly cleaned up this year at the Grammys with best new artist and song of the year. This is their new single)

2. Wondaland – Janelle Monae (She is the featured artist from Fun.’s “We Are Young” song of the year. Love that she rocks menswear like a boss!)

3. Eyes Wide Open – Gotye (Record of the year went to my main man Gotye–rejoice! This is my favorite song off of his Making Mirrors album)

4. Lover of the Light – Mumford and Sons (I think that Mumford is here to stay, who doesn’t love a good banjo solo?? You can’t go wrong with the album of the year)

5. Skyfall – Adele (This song is particularly nice when you are feeling super epic on your run, do it James Bond style!)

6. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson (The name says it all. Welcome back Kelly and congrats on your recent foray into the world of fitness with your personal trainer-beau:) )

7. Lonely Boy – The Black Keys (My art teacher in high school always let us rock out to The Black Keys in class. Pretty awesome rock inspiration)

8. Headlines – Drake (His Take Care album won for best Rap album. This song’s intro is enough to get me up any hill or through those last five pushups..bam!)

9. Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood (This country girl, as we all know, has some rockin’ gams and knows how to sing a revenge tune or two. Her Grammy performance was killer)

10. Love On Top – Beyonce (Queen B is having quite the year, and this tune of hers snagged best traditional R&B performance. Another notch in her belt)

11. Bangarang – Skrillex (If one genre of music dominated this year, it was the high and mighty dub step. DJ Skrillex won best dance album, and this is the thumping title track. Go crazy!)

12. Suit and Tie – Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z (Welcome home JT! Our little tween hearts have missed you and your “sexyback” oh so much! His return was the highlight of my 2013 Grammy night 🙂 )

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