In an alternate universe (think Fox’s Fringe), I work out all the time. Alternate Corinne, or Faux-Corinne, does yoga, pilates, cardio and eats more than her share of fruits and vegetables. Nothing but low-fat, low-sugar, high protein for her! She also calls her mother every day and banks half her paycheck each week. Yeah, she’s a true role model. However, in this universe, real Corinne travels to school, goes to work, writes, watches and re-watches Thursday Night NBC and considers chips and salsa a good breakfast food.
I do have nights when I promise myself that “my diet and fitness routine will start tomorrow so it’s okay if I eat these cupcakes tonight as a Last Supper kind of thing.” We know how that goes. Unsurprisingly, I’ve spent more time with those ten pounds I’ve wanted to lose since I was sixteen than I have with any upper body workout.
But there are glimmers of hope. During those rare moments when I am reluctantly sweating on an elliptical machine, I usually have my iPod on. I have a hard time picking songs that would be good to work out to because I need the tempo to keep me moving, and the song can’t be so long that I’ll bored. (We won’t even get into how much time I’ve spent creating perfect workout playlists, rather than actually working out.)
But all that practice has yielded something good. I have spent the last few days putting this list together (rather than working out), and I think I finally have twelve songs that might get me to complete a workout. We’ll see.
Young Blood- The Naked and Famous
Mr. Brightside- The Killers
Sunrise- Childish Gambino
Pop-Punk Is Sooooo ’05- Cobra Starship
Check It Out- Nicki Minaj, will.i.am
Call Your Girlfriend- Robyn
Circle The Drain- Katy Perry
Same Blood- The Academy Is…
Do It Like A Dude- Jessie J
Keep the Car Running- Arcade Fire
New Perspective- Panic! At The Disco
What songs get you off the couch? Let me know what you think in the comments below and feel free to send me suggestions for next week’s playlist!