UPDATE: The winner is…Jennifer Beyer!
So, it’s time to shed some pounds!!!! Not because I want to be slim. I don’t. I’ve done that, and it’s too much work to maintain. I just want to feel better, less sluggish. Simple as that. I figure 30 pounds ought to do it.
I loaded the Weight Watchers app on my iPhone. I filled the fridge with healthy, nutritious snacks like celery, hummus, cottage cheese, eggs… There are sardines and crackers in the cabinet. I like snacking, so I try not to sabotage myself with chips and nuts (Gawd, I love nuts!). I’m a salt person, not a sweetaholic. My dd already cooks nutritious dinners, so I just have to navigate every other meal throughout the day. I’ll count the points!
What I have to do is up my activity. Yeah, I love the pool, but I like to float. I can do some lunges, some kicks holding onto the pool noodle…all that…no problem, but I figure if I add music to my housecleaning/organizing, I’ll be more apt to dance while I do it. You know, something fun instead of the old treadmill.
So far, I have “Walk This Way” by Run DMC and Aerosmith, “Happy” by Ferell, and “Wild Things” by the Troggs. So, help me fill out my playlist to get my a$$ in gear to work up a bit of sweat.
I love Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, and some Pop. Suggest away for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, and if you have suggestions for low-impact exercises, feed those to me, too!
We will Rock you by Queen
Pop Muzik by M
Confident by Demi Lovato
You didn’t mention if you liked country music or not and if you don’t you probably won’t like these 2. However, they are both up-beat, catchy, happy songs. Just listen to I Was on a Boat That Day by Old Dominion and There’s a Hole in the Bottle of Wine by Kelsie Ballerini. I listen to them when I walk every morning and they always make me happy.
I decided to lose a few pounds a couple of years ago when I was diagnosed as diabetic and started walking. Started out at 10 minutes just up and down my drive way. Increased it a little at a time. Now, I’m up to an hour and 20 minutes each morning and have lost right at 55 lbs. Not because I wanna be slim and sexy but because it’s better for me and my health. I feel so much better and have so much more energy. Well, as much energy as an almost 71 yr old great-grandmother can have. Good luck. All it takes is determination and of I can do it, trust me, anyone can do it.
Girl on Fire (Inferno Version) by Alicia Keys
some songs by Queen
Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
Help by Papa Roach (heavy topic but catchy tune)
The Fighter by In This Moment (a little slower but it keeps me moving)
Born for Greatness by Papa Roach (what can I say, I’m a fan)
nihilist blues by Bring Me The Horizon
Blow by Ed Sheeran (just trust me, it rocks)
Papercut by Linkin Park (or just about anything Linkin Park)
The Warrior by Scandal ft. Patty Smyth
Song of Woman by The HU ft. Lzzy Hale
Black Water by Massface
Breath by Breaking Benjamin
Legendary by Skillet
I’m Not A Vampire (Revamped) by Falling In Reverse
and finally even though I have many more
Dad Bod by Brandon Hart (because it’s funny)
Good luck on your journey. I hope some of my songs help!
Anything by QUEEN would get me motivated.
AC/DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long
Nonpoint- Bullet with a name, I said it, and Miracle
Pantera-Walk, Cowboys from hell
Nothing More – Do you really want it
Nine Inch Nails -The hand that feeds
Lamb of God – Redneck
Gobsmacked – 99% of their library will get your blood moving 🤘
Purple Hat by Sofi Tukker
Bad girl by Usher
Thanks so much for helping me choose some songs for my list that aren’t my old favorites — comfort tunes was not what I needed!
The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Jennifer Beyer!