Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wiggle Less Wednesday: How to Lose 6 Pounds the Hard Way.

I lost 6 pounds this week. I can only really take credit for one of those pounds. Cameron gets credit for the last 5 pounds. She's the one who brought the Norwalk Virus into our house. Yes, that's right - those last 5 pounds were lost in the most painful way possible. The kicker? They don't even count because we all know any weight lost through being sick comes back the minute you eat your first meal.

Since I obviously haven't been to the gym since the plague stomped all over our house, I have been trying to find ways to keep myself motivated for when I am feeling well enough to resume working out. My main diversion has been making workout playlists for myself. I like music I can groove to, that is upbeat, and most importantly helps me push through those moments when I feel tired and ready to quit.

My top workout tunes include:

99 Problems - Jay-z
Work It - Missy Elliot & Ciara
The Way You Move - Outkast & Sleepy Brown
The Jump Off - Lil' Kim
We Fight/We Love - Q-Tip & Raphael Sasdiq
Lose Yourself - Eminem
SOS - Rihanna
Love Sex Magic - Ciara
Bouncin' Back - Mystikal
Give It to Me - Timbaland
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Beautiful - Snoop & Pharrell
I'm Real - J-Lo & Ja-Rule
One Mic - Nas
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
I'll Be - Foxy Brown & Jay-z
What's It Gonna Be - Busta Rhymes & Janet Jackson
#1 - Nelly

While that's a pretty good list, I need some more recommendations. What are your top workout tunes? What gets your rump shakin'? Helps you push through the wall of fatigue? Please share! Really...I need something to get me back into the gym once barf-fest 2010 ends.


  1. Pump It by Black Eyed Peas, Toxic by Britany Spears, You Are the One by Shiny Toy Guns.

  2. I love listening to Guns n' Roses when working out.

    Lulu likes anything by Black Eyed Peas

  3. Anonymous10:05 p.m.

    I like Big Pimpin by Jay-Z,Be Faithful by Fatman Scoop, Dirrty by Christina A. and Sex Bomb by Tom Jones. Now if only I could get my bedunkadunk on my machine....

  4. Anonymous12:00 a.m.

    Tik-Tok by Kesha

  5. The only Peaches song I like is "Boys Wanna Be Her" and that's mostly because it is super awesome to run to. I did a whole podcast of my favourite running songs which is up at the Razorcake site if you want some punky stuff to mix in! :)

  6. I have two running playlists. Both are short because I suck. And the combo of songs could be considered a bit odd. I'm no DJ. I just like moving to songs that make me happy.

    My rock and roll list:

    You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb - Spoon
    It's Never Going to Be the Same Again - The Ergs
    Sheena is a Punk Rocker - Ramones
    Head Like a Hole - NIN
    Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young

    My hip-hop/pop list:

    Right Round - Flo Rida
    Gold Digger - Glee Version
    Stronger - Kanye West
    Disturbia - Rihanna
    Just Dance - Lady Gaga

  7. Last year I lost 10 pounds in 2 days due to the lovely flu and although it SUCKED, it got me below 200 and I've been able to stay there which is great.

    Hope you're feeling 100% soon!