Working out is challenging. Sometimes, you need a little extra motivation to keep going, to really push--- to put in the quality AND quantity of work required to achieve your fitness, wellness, and health goals.
Inspiration can be found everywhere. Maybe you need to place pictures around of the dress you hope to be able to fit into for that Christmas party you are looking forward to, or maybe allowing yourself little rewards when you reach milestones on your journey helps you stay committed.
But sometimes, when you are working out and your trainer is telling you “5 more” and you don’t just feel like you have 1 more… the thought of you in a certain dress, or wearing that special watch, or even taking a weekend holiday may not be enough to motivate you to keep going when all you want to do is stop.
Sometimes, I need a little extra push—and I find that kick in the ass in the form of a great playlist.
Music motivates me to keep pushing, even when I’m tired and hurting. In that second, when I think I just don’t have one more rep to give, music can help you bypass the part of your brain that is saying “no way” and help you find the determination to keep going.
My top five favorite workout songs are:
Rage Against the Machine--- Killing in the Name 2Pac--- Hell 4 a Hustler Kayne West (feat. Big Sean & Jay Z)--- Clique Kendrick Lamar--- M.A.A.D City Zack Hemsey--- Don’t Get in My Way