Workout Tunes + Thankful Thursday

I loved all your feedback from FIT yesterday! It IS an amazing feeling to be strong and fit…..and to help others be/feel the same.

Workout + Breakfast

Today’s a.m. workout:

Amazing b-fast after:

started with this....

And made it into this :

oats in a nut/seed butter jar!

All I did was dump some almond milk (1/2 cup), choc protein powder (1/2 scoop), cinnamon, and oats (about 1/4 cup) into the end of my sunflower butter jar (maybe about 2 tsp left. Sad face :( )

scrape the good stuff off the sides, baby

SO good.

Workout Tunes

It is no secret that music can be a wonderful force for good in our lives. It can uplift us, give us some tunes to dance to, and make us work harder than ever in our workouts.

When I teach a fitness class, I make sure to have the music loud enough to make it a fun environment that pushes people beyond what they might do themselves (but never TOO loud). Same goes with my own workouts–it’s gotta be loud enough to push me past my limits (like yesterday’s fit, HIIT workout!)

There are some great songs to workout to out there, so I thought I’d list some of my favorites for ya (it is wordy, obviously, so enjoy new ideas & then go grab some new tunes to motivate your next workout!)

my music center

Pilates Workout Tunes

Sky Is The Limit — Jason Derulo

Only Time — Enya

Viva La Vida — Coldplay

Battlefield — Jordin Sparks

Relax, Take it Easy — Mika

Halo –Beyonce


HIIT Cardio Workout Tunes (or other hardcore, short workouts)

On The Floor — Jennifer Lopez

Better Than Her — Matisse

Till The World Ends — Britney Spears

We R Who We R — Ke$ha

Dynamite — Taio Cruz

Forever — Chris Brown


BodyPUMP Tunes

The Climb — Almighty Pop Factor

Pyromania — Sun Flash

My First Kiss –3OH!3 & Ke$ha

Commander — Spacegliderz

DJ Got Us Fallin In Love — Usher

Ti Sento — Scooter

Saturday — Basshunter

Welcome To Africa — Paffendorf

TOO many playlists on my ipod!

Zumba Tunes

Pause — PitBull

Lo Que Paso, Paso — Zumba Fitness

Zumba Samba — Karmin Shiff & Juliana Pasini

Pegate — Grupo Treo

En Sus Marcas Listos Fuera! — Daddy Yankee

Danza Kuduro — Don Omar

Quiere Mas — Angel Y Khriz


Weight Train Tunes

Drop It Low — Chris Brown

Monster — Lady Gaga

Club Can’t Handle Me — David Guetta

Fly Like A G6 — Far East Movement

Future Love — Kristina DeBarge

3 — Britney Spears

strap that music to me, baby

Running Tunes

Stuttering — Fefe Dobson

The Time — Black Eyed Peas

Hair — Lady Gaga

Price Tag — Jessie J

Best Love Song — T-Pain

Give Me Everything — Pitbull

Born This Way — Lady Gaga


Stair Mill Tunes

Hey Baby (Drop It To the Floor) — Pitbull

Firework — Katy Perry

Hold It Against Me — Britney Spears

Face Drop — Sean Kingston

Good Girls Go Bad — Cobra Starship

Baby — Justin Bieber

Thankful Thursday

  • I am thankful for cute nieces and nephews who keep me on my toes
  • I am grateful for washing machines (you don’t want to know)
  • I feel extremely grateful today–to have been born into a country where its citizens are allowed to be religious however they want!

What are some of YOUR favorite tunes to workout to?? <—I love new songs for workouts!! What are YOU thankful for today??

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  1. It’s funny because this morning as I set on my run, I did the unthinkable! I didn’t wear my garmin AND I didn’t bring my Ipod. I am a very musically motivated person so not having the fast paced tuned to push me was difficult for me!

    Some of my favorite tunes to workout too are GLEE tunes, JOURNEY power ballads(separate ways, eye of the tiger, wheels in the sky keep on turning), crazy country classics(sold at the grundy county auction, anything brooks and dunn), Musicals (Hairspray, Grease, disney) and anything with a super fast paced beat.

    I am thankful for the sunshine, warm but not weather and a day off of work to do landscaping!

    • WOOT! A day off?! That rocks. Have fun landscaping!!

      Congrats on your run without ‘gadgets’—sometimes you gotta unplug! :)

  2. ummm how did your sunflower seed butter last THIS long??? mine was definitely gone within a week of purchase! yikes! however… i did share it with mama! (and she was stoked because she hates peanut butter!)

    • I am not sure actually….because I feel like I ate it on and in everything. hAH. I am glad your mom likes it too!! Yah for PB haters πŸ˜‰

  3. AnnaLeah says:

    Annette!! I found your blog after coming home from your house today, and kind of freaked out a little. You’re like Kath (all the way down to the oats in nut butter jars…), except for you’re not some person I’ve never met! It’s nice to see that normal people who I actually know (unlike the writers of all the other blogs I follow) can live this way. You’re a fabulous example to me.



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