Like many people, one of my big goals for this year is to increase my fitness level. For me, it’s not about weight-loss, it’s about increasing flexibility, muscle tone, strength and energy levels. (That last one is particularly important… when you have two small kids and a business to run, you gotta be able to keep up!)
The problem I’ve been having with this whole exercise thing is finding the time to exercise, and figuring out how to keep up my motivation to keep going. Again, when you’ve got a business and children (and for some crazy reason, you decide to start a new Law of Attraction blog, too), time really does become something of an issue. And when you live in the Great White North and it’s the middle of winter and there’s 4 feet of snow outside and it’s -20, finding the motivation to exercise can be hard.
All of which are excuses, I know. But still.
The key, I’ve discovered, is finding ways to sneak some exercise into my day without my brain being aware of it, because what it’s not immediately aware of, it can’t complain about… 😉 And one of the ways I’ve found to do this is to play happy, upbeat music that makes me want to dance. And dancing around while I’m sweeping crumbs off my floor (yet again) or picking up the thousand and one mega blocks, puzzle pieces and crayons strewn around my living room, not only adds some of that much-needed exercise to my day, it also manages to circumvent the irritation that comes with having to do all those other never ending household chores that inevitably seem to fall to me. So really, I’m multi-tasking with this playlist, so it’s all good.
So without further ado, here is my first Weekend Playlist post, featuring ten of my favourite get-up-and-dance tunes. The track list is below and you can just click the video link to play the whole list on YouTube and listen for yourself!
Get Up, Get Moving: Weekend Playlist #1
- You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
- Technique – Rainey
- Best Years of Our Lives – Baha Men
- Tubthumping – Chumbawumba
- Down on the Corner – Creedence Clearwater Revival
- If My Heart Had Wings – Faith Hill
- What About Now – Lonestar
- Sugar Sugar – The Archies
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Now it’s your turn: What are some of your favourite tunes that never fail to get you happy and get you moving? Please let me know in the comments below!
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My favorite get moving musician is Shania Twain. All the ones you mention are great too, and my era! Ha ha. For great feel good music, not necessarily to get hopping but to smile, I put on Karen Drucker, Songs of the Spirit.
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Hi Carole, and thanks so much for commenting! I LOVE Shania Twain! I think I’ll have to make another playlist with one of her songs — you are so right about them being great get-up-and-dance tunes. I’m not familiar with Karen Drucker, so I’ll have to go check her out. Always on the look out for great vibe shifting music! 🙂