Music Monday: Not Now Chief, I’m in the Zone.

there was a moment when i had just barely returned to the states where i was spending hours crawling through my hundreds of hours of video footage to put together a highlight video for my birthday of “age 31” for myself, where i realized something that i already knew, but had been ignoring.  in the beginning of that video, there is a moment where i am in mexico and don’t have a shirt on.  when i was putting together the video, i watched that clip, then looked at myself in the mirror, gave myself a sort of sideways frown, and then decided right then and there that i was going to be very productive with the rest of my unemployment, trying to get back to where i was in my fitness last summer.

so naturally i started with a playlist.  a list of songs to listen to at the gym so i could feel so motivated to not only show up to the gym every day, but also to push myself to my limits once i was there.  so far i’m 3 weeks in of going to the gym 6 times a week, running 2 miles everyday and then lifting for 40 minutes, eating extremely lean with no sugars or carbs (i cheat once a week), i haven’t had a drop of alcohol, and i bought a blender to increase my intake of vegetables and fruits.  i feel great.

but honestly, i don’t know if i would have been able to do it without the right mix of music.  this playlist is the one that is getting me there.  it may not be for everyone, but if you don’t have the energy to put one together yourself, i suggest you give this one a try.  it’s basically all the songs that get me amped up when i hear them.  they range from hard rock 90s rage against the machine anthems all the way to today’s under-the-radar-off-the-radio electronic beats that give you a nice running pace with the thumping bass rhythms.  give it a follow and let me know if you like it!  also, feel free to paste links to any workout playlists you might have created.  i’m always looking for new inspiration.  enjoy…

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