Thursday, October 4, 2012

no music, no workout for this chick + a weekend sayonara.

i have been meaning to do this post for awhile - and a comment from a friend the other day reminded me that this was long over due. if you are anything like me, i need a dynamic music playlist when i go for a hardcore workout at the gym. no music, no workout. seriously. i am unmotivated without the pounding of the bass in my ears to match the racing of my pulse and the pace of my muscles. so here are my top favorite workout songs to get me moving (no particular order):

1. Gangman Style : PSY
2. Titanium (feat. Sia) : David Guetta
3. Whyyouwannabringmedown : Kelly Clarkson
4. Where Have You Been : Rhianna
5. Want U Back : Cher Llyod
6. Blow : Kesha
7. Back in Time (From Men in Black) : Pitbull
8. Domino - Jessie J
9. Lightning - The Wanted
10. Hello : Karmin

hope that help some of you out - that's almost a full workout playlist right there!
and i'm always looking for new heart-racing music myself - what are some of your favorites?!


oh and real quick in other news, i am road-tripping with some friends tomorrow to see this handsome face:

photo is an oldie, but i think still a goodie. it was taken back in 2007 during our earlier months of dating - such fond memories! - at The Bean in Chicago.

i am super excited to see him and excited to just have a weekend to get away for a little bit. 
have a mah-velous weekend, friends!

much love.
{happy friday, friend.}


  1. Awww cute throwback picture! :D

    I was in need of workout music too. Awesome! You did the work for me :)

    - Melissa, The 25th Hour Blog

  2. I love this list! I seriously am going to copy it so I can download all these tunes for the jazz classes I teach. Such a fun and upbeat playlist- perfect for dancing!

  3. Ooh, I need to make a new running playlist and this one sounds so perfect!

  4. I'm so adding these to my workout list! Love it! and i'm totally the same. no music. no workout!

  5. I know, I can't workout without music either! It has to be upbeat music, too. :)

    Some of my favorites...
    -Dare you to move by Switchfoot
    -Anything on the Odd Soul album by MuteMath (seriously, you *must* hear these! :D)
    -Slumber by NeedToBreathe
    -Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
    -Good Time by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen. :)

  6. I am the same exact way! You have a couple of my favorites on your list. Some more of mine are:
    - Power by Kanye West
    - All of the Lights by "
    - Work Out by J.Cole for obvious reasons lol
    - Move by MIMS
    Anything with a heavy bass and upbeat tempo really. But I especially love Hello by Karmin!

    Congrats on seeing your boo!
    The Indie Byline

  7. LOVE gangnam style! awww great pic!! i love looking back at oldies but goodies! have fun!

    Sandy a la Mode

  8. Agreed- music is SUCH a motivation!!! LOVE Blow by Kesha! Talk about a pump-you-up song! Happy weekend, love! Have fun on your road trip :)

  9. Oh I absolutely love your picks! I listen to a lot of Korean-Indie songs to get me pumped (weird, right?)

  10. Hey gorgeous! At MMA we always punch it out to super angry music, lol. Really gets the body and the mind going.

    LUVS those kicks!!

  11. Have tons of fun, kay?

    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

  12. I knew I was going to see Gangnam Style, it sure is a wonderful workout/dance song. :D Also Titanium. :D

    Seems like fun!


  13. Haha I haven't heard ANY of these songs, hahaha. Have a great weekend with Ryan!

  14. Loving your song choices here. I need some new tunes to up my workout game.

  15. Um, "want you back" by cheryl lloyd is often sung in the krieger household at 7am in to the lid of a smartwater bottle. i love it!

    hope you're having fun with your main man-squeeze!

  16. Great playlist. I already have some of those songs on my workout playlist.

    I like Birthday Cake by Rihanna and Chris Brown, 212 by Azealia Banks, Wild Ones by Flo-Rida, Crayon by G-Dragon (K-pop is so in, if you like Gangnam Style, you might like this), Beauty and a Beat by Bieber, Stole my Heart by One Direction and Only Girl in the World by Rihanna.


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