Just lately I have been loving short but frequent interval workouts, I think this maybe due to a new playlist I created on my iPod which gets me really revved up and has some great beats to follow and get that heart pumping!
Music is a really important part of my life, I find it brings emotions and memories both good and bad and I think that can be very powerful. For me, music has the ability to motivate, to soothe, to cheer up, make me angry and also to bring back memories, everytime I hear a song called ‘Stars’ by Simply Red I am immediately transported back to my Mum’s home, on a Sunday morning with the smell of a roast dinner and the sound of both the vacuum cleaner and usually some family bickering!!, and each time I hear that song, it fills me with warmth and happy memories 🙂
Equally if I hear ‘Roxanne’ by The Police, I immediately want to get up and do something!
So here is the most recent playlist I created, that gets my little butt moving when I need a little help to ‘get going’…
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor (good warm up song)
Roxanne – The Police
The Pretender – Foo Fighters (great for intervals)
One more time – Daft Punk
You can’t stop the beat – Hairspray (!)
Town Called Malice – The Jam (just makes me want to move!)
Move your feet – Junior Senior
Pump it up – Danzel
Show me love – Steve Angelo
Run Free – Rebecca Ferguson (I like for a cool down)
To today…Lunch…I was working this afternoon so I packed a salad for lunch and some nibbles for later on…cleaning a 3 floored cafe is hard work (!!) and can often bring on a snack attack!!
In the mix….
On the bottom was some carrot and celery sticks, a tub of hummus and a couple of oatcakes.
On the top was a tasty salad; I mixed tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, leaves, avocado and grapefruit for the salad and had quinoa looked with lemon juice and tuna with a mustard and black pepper yogurt ‘mayo’ on the side…fresh, tasty and very colourful!
Question; Do you find music affects your mood? are there any specific songs you associate with memories/events?