My Workout Playlist.
For someone who has always loathed the word "exercise" and has never adopted any kind of regular workout routine (most likely stemming from the fact that I am athletically challenged and somewhat uncoordinated, rather than I do not see the value in keeping fit)... I almost wondered if my brain had misunderstood the question... or perhaps blurted out the wrong answer. But as I considered the possibility, I realized how blessed I am to have found a reason to want to walk each day, rather than dread it.
So in honor of "happy music" I thought I would share this eclectic play list... although I feel I need to offer a disclaimer of sorts for some who may be reading this blog. I first and foremost choose music based on rhythm and beat. I like fast-paced, spirited songs ("foot stomping" music my kinfolk might have said). Secondly, I listen for melody. I enjoy music that has a memorable tune - one that I can humm along. And lastly, I listen for lyrics. In fact, sometimes lyrics are incidental to me (except for those of Mumford and Sons which are always supreme)... and thus will explain why perhaps a couple of these songs are not exactly rated PG. But it is the rhythm and melody that keep me moving... and that is what makes me happy.
- Send Me on my Way by Rusted Root
- Awake My Soul by Mumford and Sons
- Don't Stop Believin' by the Glee Cast
- My Hallelujah Song by Julianne Huff
- I Gotta Feeling by The Black-eyed Peas (video = adaptation for the literary lovers)
- Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
- Roll Away Your Stone by Mumford and Sons
- Viva La Vida by Coldplay
- Such Great Heights by The Postal Service
- Beautiful Day by U2
- Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons
- Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield