Demetri Martin on exercise: I go the gym and I try to run on the treadmill and I listen to music but it doesn’t motivate me enough. So I’m going to get a recording of a pack of wolves gaining on me. People would be like, ‘Why is that guy crying on that treadmill over there?’ ‘I don’t know, but he’s been yelling, ‘help’ for like 20 minutes. He’s getting a good workout.’
In case the previous quote didn’t cue you in, this week’s theme is a mix to get motivated to do, well, anything.
Trust me, I need all the motivation I can get these days, especially in the exercise area. While I haven’t gained any weight according to the scale, I am certainly gaining what is known as the middle age spread. I am not planning on subsisting on ten calories a day or eating nothing but cabbage for six months, so instead I am simply trying to spend more time at the gym. I already lift, but I hate cardio. My schedule doesn’t allow me to attend fitness classes like I used to, so I’m just trying to walk whenever I can.
So here is a sampling of the songs on my Iphone that motivate me to get moving. And I behaved myself this week and stayed as close to five as possible. Are they working? Ummmm… sort of.
Did I mention I saw these guys LIVE in CONCERT? What? I did? A few too many times?
Let’s Get Rocked-Def Leppard
Blame Percy Jackson…
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark-Fall Out Boy
Fun to sing, especially in the shower.
As If-Sara Evans
I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happier with buns of cinnamon.-Ellen Degeneres
The video to this song is probably going to cause me to lose my “family-friendly” rating here. So do me a favor, if you watch it a) Don’t be offended-because trust me, this particular group has made waaaay more offensive stuff than this. b) DO NOT watch it with children in the room, unless you want to field some uncomfortable questions. “Mommy, why is that guy’s crotch like a light bulb?”
Now, forget all of that and please listen to this very motivating song.
Danger! High Voltage-Electric Six
Viva La Vida-Coldplay
I’m not a huge Britney Spears fan, but good lord that girl sings some catchy stuff that makes you want to move!
Til The World Ends-Britney Spears
I should work out. It’s hard to find time to work out when you really don’t want to.-Jim Gaffigan
I love this song. I don’t know why…
DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again-Usher
Hell yeah Josh Turner, I’d go with you.
Would You Go With Me?-Josh Turner
What songs motivate you to do stuff? Check out the links over at My Skewed View to see what gets other people motivated!