Keeping up your fitness motivation
Last week I went to New York for a few days with some lovely friends of mine. It was the first time I’d been to the USA and I am happy to say that it lived up to all of my expectations. It was hectic, exhausting, amazing, exhilarating, exciting. I think I went through every emotion during my visit to this amazing city. I’m already thinking of booking another trip there, this time with my other half, and know what places I would like to visit next time. Back in the UK, back to reality I got a dose of the post holiday blues. Don’t we all?
In preparation for my New York trip. I’d upped my fitness training. Reasons? Well I wanted to wear a pair of shorts with confidence and look passable on any photos! Very shallow of me I know but I think most people like to look good for their holidays; it was after all what originally sparked off my desire to lose weight and reassess my diet a couple of years ago (read my post How re-thinking my diet led to sustainable weight loss).
So back home and the thought of getting back to the Gym or out for a run was the furthest from my mind! It was tempting to say I’ll start next week but I’ve done that before and it’s made me realise how easy it is to lose your motivation and get out of a routine. So I allowed myself a couple of days off; jet lag and getting kids sorted for back to school, getting myself sorted for back to work. So no excuses, alarm set time to get back into it.
It’s hard to keep motivated to keep fit. It’s hard if perhaps you are at that stage where you are seeing no results, you are maybe trying to maintain your weight or like me you feel you’ve achieved your goals so what next? So what can you do to keep motivated?
Workout Music Playlist for June 2016
It’s the start of summer. So a new month means a workout music for me to train to. Loving the light mornings. This time last year I tended to train early evening because I didn’t think I had time for a trip to the Gym first thing in the morning. Now is a different story. I get my gym kit ready the night before, get my post gym smoothie whizzed up and put in the fridge, and set the alarm for 6am. Some days I will run especially if the sun is shining but I mainly do use this time of the day to get a training session in at the Gym.
So here are my 15 Workout Music Songs for June 2016 in a handy Infographic.
Workout Music Playlist June 2016 List
Busy Earning by Jungle
Magnetised by Tom Odell
All Four Walls by Gorgon City ft. Nyla & Fuse
Hotter Than Hell by Dua Lipa
Hair ft. Sean Paul by Little Mix
Like I Would by Zayn
Just like Fire by Pink
Raging ft. Kodaline by Kygo
Itch by Nothing But Thieves
Follow You by Bring Me The Horizon
Blind Faith ft. Liam Bailey by Chase & Status
Sorry by Justin Beiber
Wherever I Go by One Republic
Talking Bodies by Tove Lo (Clean Edit)
Salt Skin by Ellie Goulding
All my workout playlist songs are available on iTunes and other online music stores such as Amazon.
Have you updated your Workout Music recently? What songs do you love listening to when you are training?
Running Music Playlist June 2016
Okay Summer is here, so I’ve put together my Running Music Playlist for this month.
As I’m waking up earlier I going out for more early morning runs. Even if the sun isn’t shining over Newcastle it’s still a fab time of the day to get out and run a 5km. I’ve added a new running route that takes me through Sandyford and Jesmond Vale. Love being a little nosey and looking at the old Edwardian Terraces, seeing what people have done to their front gardens. It takes my mind off some of the harder straights and hills.
Here’s my Running Music Playlist in a handy Infographic
So my 15 Songs are:
Can’t stop the feeling by Justin Timberlake
This is what you came for by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
I will never let you down (R3hab Remix) by Rita Ora
No Money by Galantis
Remind Me by High Contrast
Berserk by Eminem
Life Changes by Good Charlotte
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Shawn Mendes
Walking on Air by Katy Perry
Give me your Love ft. John Newman & Nile Rodgers by Sigala
Broken Arrows by Avicii
Ex’s and Oh’s by Elle King
Turn the Music Louder ft. Tinie Tempah & Katy B by KDA
Cry ft. Take That by Sigma
All Four Walls by Gorgon City & Vaults
All songs from my Running Playlist are available to download from iTunes or Amazon
So do you have running music playlists that motivate you or take your mind off a particularly hard stretch? What are your favourite running songs?