I try and practice an insane amount of self control. And for the most part, I remain cool as a cucumber, but every now and then I just want to scream at people, dropkick inanimate objects, and punch the hell out of a pillow. That is when it is truly necessary to have a playlist full of songs as angry as I am. (A punching bag never hurt either).
Conveniently, this playlist doubles as a fantastic workout playlist… and everyone knows that looking good is the best revenge.
P.S. I do not in any way, shape, or form, condone violence (except against pillows). There are far more clever ways to take out your frustrations.
Photo via Cory Pulliam
The winds have turned and brought that chilly air that signals “So long, summer” and it’s now dark outside before 7pm. It’d be pretty easy to channel your inner groundhog (do you know that they just beef up and sleep all winter?) and just give up on yourself. I mean, afterall, it’s so cold you probably won’t be wearing any short shorts or minis (let alone shaving your legs) for the next five or so months. Might as well just pack on the pounds and use your new blubber for insulation, right? No. Just stop it. There’s no time like now to kick your workout into full gear and one of the easiest ways to stay on track is by updating your workout playlist. Here’s one that I’ve been using for mine and will hopefully keep your body moving as well.
A good rule of thumb? Always be ready to be in a bikini at a moment’s notice. You never know when you might need a mid-winter escape to the Caribbean.
Yes, this playlist is called Turtle Dance Party. Yes, that is also how it is saved in my iTunes. No, we won’t get into that nickname today. All you need to know is that this playlist will make even the slowest of turtles wanna come out of his shell.
For the last several weeks this is all I have listened to on the train, during my workouts, painting my nails…. cause my USB cords just keep magically disappearing preventing me from creating anything new… Who am I kidding? I love this mix.