The first few days of 2020 have gone by quickly. We’ve still got plenty more to go and for those still serious about their New Years Resolution, I applaud and encourage you. Anyone who has given up on theirs by now was probably not serious about them in the first place.
Since one of the most common resolutions is to get in shape, I thought I’d touch on that again. A few days ago, I wrote about how certain people at the gym I go to didn’t seem to be taking that effort very seriously. I tried to be fair and offer advice for those who genuinely want to improve their health, fitness, and overall well-being. In hindsight, I think I might have been a bit harsh.
To make up for it, I thought I’d share one aspect of working out that I genuinely enjoy. It involves listening to music during a workout. I know that’s not a novel concept. Chances are that when you go to a gym, most of the people working out will have headphones on. I know because I’m one of them. In fact, listening to music while working out is something that makes my workout genuinely enjoyable.
If you want to do something that’ll make exercise feel less tedious, a good playlist is a great way to achieve that. What constitutes a “good playlist” varies from person to person. Not everyone has the same tastes. I know people who can work out listening to classical, jazz, country, and rap music. There’s nothing wrong with any genre. As long as it helps get you in the right mindset, then it can only help.
I have a lot of music on my phone, but I have a special playlist that I call my “Workout Mix” that I listen to whenever I’m at the gym. Whether I’m lifting weights or running on a treadmill, I just put the list on shuffle and have at it. Before long, I’m rocking out and working out. It’s win-win.
If you intend to get into shape in 2020, I highly recommend putting together a workout mix. If it helps, I’ll share mine. Please note that mine is tailored to my tastes. Yours are likely different. Pick the music that works best for you. This just happens to work best for me.
Metallica – Enter Sandman
Metallica – Hardwired To Self-Destruct
Quiet Riot – Come On Feel The Noise
DMX – X Goin’ Give It To Ya
Lady Gaga – Applause
Flo Rida – Right Round
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
Motley Crue – Kickstart My Heart
Collective Soul – Shine
Collective Soul – December
Soundgarden – Spoonman
Robin Schultz – Sugar
Rick James – Superfreak
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nelly – Hot In Here
James Labrie – Pretender
Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine
Eve 6 – Inside Out
Drowning Pool – Step Up
The Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk