Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday's Top Five - Motivational Songs

Here we are, 18 days into 2013, and I'm already slacking in terms of the goals I set for myself. Yes, I am eating healthier (thank you, daily power-smoothie!), but I'm still not active enough.

One thing is for certain, I'm one of those people who simply cannot get a decent treadmill workout in unless I'm tuned in to my iPod or some other source of music. We all have our favourites, but here's what keeps me going and lifts my spirits when I need a not-so-subtle pick-me-up....

Friday's Top Five - Motivational Songs

5. Wasted - Carrie Underwood

The term "wasted" has a couple different meanings here, but for me it just has to do with wasting my life in general. The following lyrics say it all:

Cause I don't wanna spend my life jaded
Waiting to wake up one day and find
That I've let all these years go by

4. Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band

This song is just fun, fun, FUN. Plus, it helps me be grateful for the little things in life (ie, the things that really matter.)

Whether you're a country fan or not, I dare you not to tap your toes to this song. It's guaranteed to get you up and moving.

3. Something More - Sugarland

There's gotta be something more, right? This is the quintessential song for those of us who feel as though we're stuck in a rut and need a boost to move forward and seek out something better. To summarize: story of my life.

Check it out. And then go and make something more of yourself.

2. I'm Alright - Jo Dee Messina

I truly love this song and have often wanted it to be my theme song of sorts. The gist of it goes like this: I may not be rich, and I may not have made it to the big time, but I've got people here who love me, and I'm doing okay. I'm still smiling, so you've got nuthin' on me.

What more could any of us ask for?

1. Everyday - Dave Matthews Band

When Divulge with Dani and I embarked on our first major vacation together back in the summer of 2002 and traveled up I-95 from Florida to New York, this was our song. It greeted us every morning, and it often made an appearance later in the day as well.

There was no better way to start the day than with this song, and it still to this day makes me want to get up and go achieve greatness.

Okay, so that's my list. Whether you need some good workout songs or just some music to lift your spirits and get you moving everyday, these are the ones that work for me.

Now it's time to head over to Divulge with Dani to read about what keeps her motivated each day.

1 comment:

  1. What is NOT to love about this post. Seriously, most of these songs could have echoed my list too! But we have a top 5, not a top 10, so I felt obliged to put other music.

    -Carrie's song is great, but for the record, I don't think your life is wasted (even if I feel mine has been too!)

    -I freaking LOVE that ZBB song and I agree. I decided to choose CM just to provide something different so are lists are not matchy matchy. But it's pretty much the same reasons.

    -Sugarland sings the truth.

    -I enjoy the JoDee song too, because that is sortof my life too.

    -The South and DMM. That very well might have been our best moment together. LOL.

    Great blog!