Eat Run Lose

I eat, therefore I run.

Favorite Workout Songs February 24, 2011

Filed under: addiction,music,workout — eatrunlose @ 4:21 pm

So I had this wonderful soul bearing post in honor of National Eating Disorders Week, however, I backtracked. I don’t think I am quite that ready to bare my soul at this time. So in honor of the fact that I have no recipe, no witty quips, no nothin’, I present to you my favorite songs to run/walk/samba/jump to (it’s ok to be excited).

Music is very important to me in my everyday life. I grew up listening to everything from New Wave to Punk, Pop to Brodway, Opera to Dance and beyond. When I study, when I bake/cook, when I drive, and especially when I work out, I love having music on. Having a song that gets you pumped up and excited gives you that extra little kick in your arse that you need to power thru when you so don’t want to be working out. This list is by no means conclusive because I have so many songs on my iPod (it’s an addiction people) but they are ones that I turn to repeatedly.

So here they are in no particular order…

  1. Queen Ann’s Revenge by Flogging Molly
  2. Rolling in the Deep  by Adele
  3. Tell ‘Em by Sleigh Bells
  4. F**k You by Cee Lo Green
  5. Raise Your Glass by P!nk
  6. Hammerhead by The Offspring
  7. Hey (Nah Neh Nah) [Milk and Sugar vs Vaya con Dios Club Mix]
  8. Kids in America by Kim Wilde
  9. The Bagel Song by Liquid Cheese
  10. I Know You Want Me by Pitbill
  11. Bourgeois Shangri-La by Miss Li
  12. Womanizer by Britany Spears
  13. Bam Thwok by Pixies
  14. Punk Rock Girl by Dead Milkmen
  15. Get Yo Sh*t by Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
  16. Telephone by Lady GaGa & Beyonce
  17. Lone Highway by Phantods
  18. Ca Plane pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand
  19. Total Hate 95 by No Doubt & Sublime
  20. I’m Just a Girl by No Doubt

So get out there, dance and make a damn fool of yourself. What is the point of working out if you don’t?

(BTW, these songs are all available on iTunes…just sayin’)

 

snow activity January 20, 2011

Filed under: video games,workout — eatrunlose @ 5:35 pm

 

 

this site greeted me when i came home from work today. it is the snow apocalypse. or, the snowpocalypse if you will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inevitably dogs who have been by themselves all day will mess up my kitchen floor after going outside and doing this (i could not get the other one in the picture). when it gets snowy, we cannot really take the dogs out for a walk, because i am so worried about their feets getting all cold and snowy.  so we have to come up with other means of exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

over the weekend husband and i purchased EA Sports Active for our PS3. i do have to say its pretty damn cool. both husband and i tried it out and it does work up a sweat! I was surprised. it comes with 3 sensors, one for each arm, and one for the right leg. there is also a heart monitor on the right arm sensor. From the EA website:

“EA SPORTS Active 2 with Total Body Tracking features an innovative wireless control system powered by motion sensors in leg and arm straps that provide complete freedom of motion. It also feature a heart rate monitor that provides constant on-screen monitoring, allowing users to capture intensity and optimize performance over time. Users are able to track and share their workout data online through automatic uploading from their online connected console to their personalized EA SPORTS Active profile. EA SPORTS Active 2 with Total Body Tracking makes working out simple, fun and effective wherever you are.”

the screen monitors your heart rate and tracks how hard you are working during your workout. you can create your own avatar, and you have your choice of a male or female trainer that specialize in their own types of exercise. there are 68 different exercises that you can use to create your own custom workout, or you can choose from one of the trainer generated routines. the scenery is changing, and the intensity changes as you go. with planks and crunches abounding, you definitely get your sweat on. check out the game here. you will not be disappointed.