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THIS Workout Playlist Will Get You Off Your Butt.

Trust me; I get it.  Many of you, like me, have been living off gravy, pizza and Reese’s Cups these last two weeks.  But I’m here with some new tunes, people. New tunes to help you take your rusty bodies for a run or two around the block. Check out this spankin’ new playlist I put together for our pals at the Rent the Runway blog.  I’m reallllly feelin’ it, and I hope you do too!:

(via Lululemon, via Rent the Runway)

1) True Love – Pink, Lily Allen
2) Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake, Majid Jordan
3) Dance Apocalyptic – Janelle Monae
4) Y.A.L.A. – M.I.A.
5) Technologic – Daft Punk
6) Speed Demon (Remix by Nero) – Michael Jackson
7) Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Club Mix) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, A-Trak
8) Pompeii (Kat Krazy Remix) – Bastille
9) Thunder Clatter – Wild Cub
10) XO – Beyonce
11) Help Me Lose My Mind – Disclosure (feat. London Grammar)
12) I Do Love You – Kill Paris

Am off to Cali and back to reality tomorrow, just in time to get my stagnant self back out there.  Wish me luck these winter storms let me fly home!


Motivation Monday

I’m flipping the switch a bit for today’s Motivation Monday and posting a song that helped motivate me to get off my pasty white arse this weekend and go for a jog thru the park (I know, I know, I’m in So Cal so we’re actually able to still run outside – sorry Shtayph).  Say hello to John Newman, a soulful lad who released this song “Love Me Again” in the UK back in June.  I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind for 24 hours.  What can I say, the Brits always have the tip on the best music.

If you’re looking for a rousing song to add to your running rotation, look no further:

In an interview with Digital Spy, Newman was asked if he sensed that the song had something special about it in the studio. He said, “Yeah. The guy I wrote it with, we turned around and had massive grins on our faces thinking, ‘There’s something good here’. But you just never know how good it is, you know?”.

Ain’t that the truth?  Have a great start to the week everyone!