Thursday, April 23, 2009

Extreme Makover - Me Edition - Week 5

Amber @ aefilkins started this weekly post and so hop on over to her blog to find out how to 'play' along.

This past week I was able to get my eating back on track...but I still haven't had the motiviation to get back on my eliptical. What is stopping me? I think mostly time.

I have no problem doing the stairs with the girls here at work...and I've also started walking for 45 minutes everyday (or at least when neither of us has lunch plans...so almost everyday) at lunch with my friend E who works in a building just across the street from where I work. But when I get home there is so much to do and with the nice (or at least nicer) weather we want to be outside...plus Spring has given me motivation to clean and organize...so then there leaves no time for my really good workout! I NEED to make this a priority...because I feel like I'm starting to get flabby again and I don't like it ONE little bit...

This week's question:

Share some of the music that you work out to. What helps you rock it!? What gets your blood pumpin?

To be honest I usually work out while watching TV...I get lost in whatever show I'm watching and sometimes even forget I'm exercising...imagine that??? BUT when my family came to stay 2 weeks ago we moved the basement tv into the boy's room so the kids (and my brothers) could play video games without monopolizing the tv in the living room...and the boy has begged me to let him keep it...sooooooo, no more tv while on the elliptical for me....I'll have to put a radio down there or steal the boyfriend's mp3 player...or even the boy's because now he has one too...where's mine??? lol. All that to say...I'm open to suggestions...and of course have jotted down what the rest of you answered to this question.


Rosemarie said...

Hi!!!! When I was a workout queen in the month before my wedding (such good motivation) I used to listen to that song "Hey now, you're a rockstar - get your show on - get paid" - I loved it! It totally motivated me. Now I could just listen to Pink all day - those are some good kick-butt songs!

Staci said...

It seems like the flab creeps back up doesn't it?! I was so close and somehow it all came back fast!! Great job on walking and stair climbing with your friends at work!

Melissa said...

Congrats on all of your success so far. You may not think it's much, but every little bit helps!

Together We Save said...

Wow forget you are exercising? I would forget to excerise.

Jenna said...

Hey Mel, as you know I am a runner and I find that some of the best music for running is Bon Jovi (Living on a Prayer), Michael Jackson (almost anything), Usher (Yeah), Eminem (Lose yourself) and Fergie (again, many of her songs are good for running).

Good luck getting back into it!

Amber said...

I can't get my flab to go away!!

And you're right!! I DIDN't find you on there! It's because you use a different email address here than the one you used on Facebook. You stinker. How am I going to find you?? Guess I'm gonna have to get a stalker manual. :)

Amber said...

Oh wait! I know, if you'd ever put your email address in your profile LIKE I ALWAYS BEG YOU TO DO! :) then I'd be able to find you!!

~~Mel~~ said...

Thanks girls!

I finally got on the elliptical last night and went for 30 min! Yay me! I have to say music totally helps motivate you.

Amber - I sent you a request on FB lol.

J.J. said...

Hi am over here from Amber's. I am not sure I am much help. When I run on the treadmill, I have the TV on AND my tunes blaring.

I like the bunnies on your blog btw!