Have I mentioned the bet my hubby and I have going on? We have agreed that if I can get down to 125 punds (not terribly unreasonable, I’m already 139 and the healthy weight for my height is 129) (what can I say, I’m a shorty!) (and there is nothing saying I have to STAY THERE) he will quit smoking.
Late last year I decided that I was going to get in shape and loose a few pounds. I’ve stepped up on the exercise (I just added jogging in this week!) and doing the eating right thing (well, most of the time). I’ve quit drinking sodas (did that months ago actually, except for the occasional ginger ale) and even tried The Game On! Diet (by myself) last month. So far I’ve lost about 7 pounds and I’m starting to feel really good. My body feels looser than it has in months, my thighs don’t rub together QUITE as much as they used to, and I’m not gasping for air if I take all 4 flights of steps up to the top floor at work!
Hubby thought if he bet me quitting smoking for weight loss, it would give me an extra incentive to work hard. I think he should stop smoking anyway, but whatever. I’ll wear him down eventually. I’m more interesting in being HEALTHY than he is, obviously.
So, what do I need your help with? MUSIC. I listen to my iPod while I’m working out, like a lot of people do, and I usually listen to audio books. HOWEVER, now that I’ve added running into the mix, I can’t concentrate on a book any more, so I started listening to music. And I made a startling (to me) discovery. Dance music makes me MOVE. Most of the music on my iPod is rock music. I polled Twitter, which got me off to a good start, but I need more. So help me. What’s good to listen to when working out? I now have some Lady Gaga, some P!nk, some Christina Aguilera, some others I can’t think of at the moment…. who should I add? What do you listen to while you exercise? I will love you forever if you can give me more!