The Power of Music

Happy Wednesday lovelies!
So this post is dedicated to the magic that is music. I’m not sure about you, but listening to a great song can lift my mood in an INSTANT. I noticed it today when I was driving around in the car. I was in a bit of a crappy mood, super tired and feeling blah, then a remix of the song ‘I’m an Albatraoz’ came on the radio. If you’re in need of a pump up, go listen to it right now. Seriously, do it.

So this got me thinking how much music had the power to make my workouts better. I struggled through my Arms & Abs Workout this morning, a lot of time giving up and

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taking breaks when I know I could have pushed myself harder. I find that MENTALLY I give up, before I PHYSICALLY have to. This is something I struggle with frequently. In fact it reminds me a lot of my struggles with bingeing, and the stuff I learned from ‘Brain Over Binge’ (see previous post). My brain tells me I can’t do it, so I just agree and stop.

Now I know if I want to keep improving myself, I need to push past these urges telling me stop. I honestly believe music to be a huge key in this. I listen to the ‘Cardio’ Playlist on Spotify and it’s pretty good but can sometimes be hit and miss with songs that really get me going…

This is a list of songs that NEVER fail to pump me up and help me pound out a workout:

  • Ugly Heart – G.R.L.
  • We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
  • Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
  • Hideaway – Kieza
  • Blood on the Dance Floor – Michael Jackson
  • The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson (Pretty much anything Michael Jackson haha LOVE HIM)
  • Break the Rules – Charlie XCX
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • Guilty as Sin – Dan Tilevski
  • Summertime Sadness Remix – Lana Del Ray (and pretty much any LDR remix)
  • Shimmer – Fuel

I’d love to hear yours! I’m always looking for new songs to pump me up pre-workout!

xx Liv

“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.”

-Macklemore

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