What motivates you?

No matter how much I tried to encourage myself to push through today, I just couldn’t find the motivation. I was up at 6am and did some early morning cardio after breakfast. I felt pretty good but then, as the day progressed, my energy levels dropped and my motivation went right down with it.

I had to literally drag my butt to the gym, and talked myself through each superset – it was leg day. It really is such a mind game. I can’t even count the number of times I considered reducing my sets, reps, or just dropping an exercise completely.

I just wasn’t feeling it.

But then, something magical happened during my post-workout cardio… A great tune came on my iPod.

WHOOMPH!!!!! It was like I took some sort of drug. My energy lifted, and I was really givin’ it! I felt amazing. There was a tingle down my spine, and I nearly started gurning! It was like I was in the middle of a nightclub, only I was on the ARC Trainer at my gym, and had 30 minutes to get through…





Here’s what I was listening to (my old clubbing mates will see the “old Lisa” shine through with this selection):

I saw these guys on David Letterman. I downloaded their album, watched a few videos, and was hooked. Here are my fave workout tunes from Die Antwoord:

I love, love, LOVE Deadmau5. A few of my faves:

So, those are some of my favourite, go-to, cardio tunes. I have a totally different playlist, that’s a little heavier and is a nod to my metal days (oh yeah!), for those heavy weighlifting workouts. Maybe I’ll share my playlist for that in another post…

In the meantime, what gets your feet moving? Please share with the rest of us. After all, music makes the world go round 🙂


One thought on “What motivates you?

  1. That should definitely have been in my post about how to get through cardio. Good music is a must. But it’s more important for high intensity so I wasn’t thinking about that. I love the Fratellis for sprinting.

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