This morning consisted of a lifting session at home. I like lifting at the gym better because I feel like I work harder when I'm at the gym... Perhaps it's all the mirrors? *flex*flex*pose*
As you can see, I get easily distracted at home lifting. I probably spent half of my time this morning dancing to new music on my iPod shuffle. The fact that I was up and out of bed, garden watered, and working out at 6:00am didn't help. Although I'm a morning person, my mind isn't fully focused quite that early!
My cat was pretty crazy this morning, too. This is Ollie and he's the cutest little kitten you'll ever meet. His tail in this picture is about 3 times its normal size because he was insistent on sprinting to and fro around the apartment and attacking the corner of the area rug in the kitchen. He nearly took me out while I was laying down doing my physical therapy exercises! :) I love him to death! And his twin brother Orion, who is probably still sleeping.
After weights came breakfast, and since I don't have all the ingredients to make overnight oats like I usually do, or even a bagel to grab, it was scrambled eggs time.
They were so good! I added fresh basil and oregano leaves from my garden and sprinkled Parmesan cheese on them. And I couldn't resist picking more fresh items from my garden to have for lunch.
I made a wonderful salad of romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, basil, oregano, baby spinach, and Swiss chard, all fresh! It looks amazing and smells amazing but I haven't eaten it yet... Although I'm sure it will taste incredible as well!
Since I haven't gone for my run yet today and this is really the only time I'll have to blog, I thought, what could I talk about today that someone would want to read? I know I'm always looking for new music and since pretty much all I've done so far today is listen to music, I figured why not share my playlist with you?!
The songs I'm going to list are oldies, newies (is that a word?), and everything in between. There are some songs in this workout plethora of music that I wouldn't normally advertise that I listen to. Please don't judge me by it. I think anyone with a workout playlist has songs or artists they listen to that they don't want anyone to know about!! That being said, this list is also from last summer. In some other post I will add my newer songs. However, I only added my new workout songs to my shuffle and I don't have that with me right now to see what they are. So here it goes: (Oh, and they're organized by BPM, or beats per minute. Because I'm a nerd like that and a tad OCD)
(99 and below)
85 Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Golden Age
82 Awolnation – All I Need
95 Awolnation – Kill Your Heroes
98 Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
78 Cage The Elephant – Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked
93 Cake – The Distance
88 Jessie J (ft. B.o.B.) – Price Tag
96 Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
98 Rise Against – Behind Closed Doors
118 Bowling for Soup - Punk Rock 101
120 Breathe Carolina – I.D.G.A.F.
118 Britney Spears – Break the Ice
114 Britney Spears – Gimme More (Remix)
115 Britney Spears – Piece of Me
115 Britney Spears – Circus
110 Cage The Elephant – Back Against the Wall
120 Estelle (ft. Kanye West) – American Boy
105 The Fratellis – Flathead
102 Grouplove – Colors (Captain Cuts Remix)
110 Horrorpops – Thelma & Louise
116 Jill Sobule – Super Model
105 Kanye West – Stronger
112 Kate Nash – Skeleton Song
120 Ke$ha – Blow
113 Kelis – My Milkshake
120 Lady Gaga – Poker Face
120 Lady Gaga – Just Dance
106 Lady Gaga – Love Game
113 Rise Against – Saviour
101 Rise Against – Paper Wings
105 Rise Against – Injection
118 Will.I.Am – I Got It From My Mama
110 3oh3! – We Are Young
140 Bette Midler – Miss Otis Regrets
125 Breathe Carolina – No Vacancy
132 Britney Spears – Hold it Against Me
133 Britney Spears – Till the World Ends
132 Cage The Elephant – Psycho Killer
129 Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man
130 The Downtown Fiction – I Just Wanna Run
127 Edward Maya – Stereo Love
122 The Fratellis – Henrietta
122 The Fratellis – Creepin’ Up the Backstairs
124 Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
130 Hyper Crush – She’s a Freak
128 Hyper Crush – Robo Tech
130 Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor
125 Kat DeLuna – Whine Up
130 Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl
124 La Roux – Bulletproof
123 Lady Gaga (ft. Beyonce) – Telephone
121 Lady Sovereign – Love Me or Hate Me
130 LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
128 Marina and the Diamonds – Oh No!
128 Martin Solveig – Hello (Original Mix)
126 Porcelain and the Tramps – My Leftovers
138 Rilo Kiley – Portions for Foxes
128 Saving Jane – Super Girl
122 Shakira – She Wolf
124 Shiny Toy Guns – Le Disko
126 Varsity Fanclub – Zero
123 The Veronicas – Popular
135 The Veronicas – Hook Me Up
150 Avril Lavigne – What the Hell
141 Basshunter – I Can Walk on Water
151 Boys Like Girls – The Great Escape
141 Breathe Carolina – Welcome to Savannah
150 Cobra Starship – Guilty Pleasure
150 Drist – Arterial Black
150 Fall Out Boy (ft. John Mayer) – Beat It
150 Fefe Dobson – Stupid Little Love Song
150 Guns N’ Roses – Night Train
144 The Juliana Theory – Do You Believe Me
150 Lillix – Sweet Temptation
144 Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
144 Miley Cyrus – Fly on the Wall
150 Pink – Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
150 The White Stripes – Blue Orchid
146 3oh3! – Chokechain
173 Avril Lavigne – He Wasn’t
161 Bowling for Soup – High School Never Ends
175 I Am X-Ray – Pretty Rave Girl
168 Lillix – What I Like About You
168 Matchbox Twenty – How Far We’ve Come
180 Miley Cyrus – Can’t Be Tamed
178 The Pink Spiders – Teenage Graffiti
185 The Pink Spiders – Going Steady
170 Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Me and Mia
175 The White Stripes – Little Room
Some of these songs swear and have crude language, so if you are sensitive to that sort of thing, preview them with caution.
Before you go, help me out by leaving a comment and answering some questions I have.
What are some of your "can't-live-without" workout songs?
Do you prefer to exercise in the morning, mid-day, afternoon, or evening?
What's your go-to breakfast? Your go-to lunch?
Safe and happy running!