Music Monday: The Workout Edition

Hey guys!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic end to the holiday weekend! And for all my international friends out there, don’t be too jealous…I have to work today too!

So, I’ve been getting all kinds of itches lately and I feel like today is a good day to get my scratch on! I’ve been wanting to get a music post up for weeks now. Since I’ve been using (and yes, I mean that in the addiction sense) Spotify to fill all my musical needs lately, I’ve been whipping up playlists left and right! Along with my golden child, “Wine O’clock”, I have to say I’ve put together a pretty rocking workout playlist…which unfortunately, has yet to get a more clever/witty name, BUT it has been pumping me up both in and OUT of the gym! To further prove it’s awesomeness, how about it was the motivation behind something pretty freaking MARVELOUS this weekend?

Running Shoes


Oh yeah, baby! And, are you ready for this? I did just over TWO AND A HALF MILES in THIRTY MINUTES! Bam! Booyah! Hells yeah! 😉

And how about it was a total spur-of-the-moment thing? After I dropped off the recycling, I was planning to go to the park for a leisurely stroll, but all of a sudden, I just got this urge to run. So I took a little detour and wound up in one of my favorite neighborhoods to run in!

What we WON’T talk about is how I jumped back in my car after the run and drove ALL the streets I had just run (even the ones I doubled back on) just to see what my mileage was! Nope, instead of talking about my current level of craziness, how about we talk about how crazy eclectic this mix is?

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again…my taste in music is a bit all over the place. When it comes to everyday listening,I tend to lean more towards indie and alternative rock when, but when I’m working out (or RUNNING!), it’s all about the beat. So yeah, there’s a little Trey Songz, a dash of Hillary Duff, some Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the Trapt? Well, that song ALWAYS gets a spot on my workout playlists Sometimes you just gotta rage. 😉

None of these are in any particular order other than when I added them. Since I don’t pay for the premium service (um, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?), whenever I listen to my playlists on my phone, they automatically shuffle and I’m cool with that. The surprise just adds to the fun!

And just because I can’t seem to get enough of this song…and I swear there’s NO WAY you can sit still in your chair while listening to it, I’ve gotta give a little shout out (with jazz hands) to my girl, Fergie…since you know, we go way back! 😉

Are there any songs that HAVE to be on your workout playlist?

What song can you not get enough of lately?

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23 Responses to Music Monday: The Workout Edition

  1. i cannot get enough of “Hunter” by Pharrel Williams! Check it out. I wish we had Spotify in Canada :'(

  2. Lately my inner metalhead has been coming out, so I’ve been listening to a lot of heavier music – I’m fine with that though!

  3. I’m in need of some new workout tunes so I may steal your Spotify playlist! 🙂

  4. You can use mapmyrun while youre running with your iphone or on your comp afterwards if you can remember your route. Also I’m not ashamed to admit I also have some Hilary Duff on my playlist, haha. I’m working today as well — the medical world takes no breaks as you personally know 🙁 Hopefully we both have a good day anyways!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I’ve heard about that website, but never looked into it. Most of the time, if I know I’m going for a run, I’ll grab my Garmin…but it’s been collecting dust for…well, almost a year now. Guess I’ll need to keep it on standby now though…which makes me incredibly happy! 😀

      I hope you’re shift went well on Monday! Mine was crazy…as has been most of the week…I’m actually starting to think the planets have aligned in some very cruel way! Lol

  5. the diplo remix of Drunk in Love on repeat. Or Drake’s Pound Cake. I actually think I was singing it in my dreams!

  6. Haha I was just running yesterday and Hilary Duff definitely made the playlist followed by Eminem. I totally get what you mean about being all about the beat. I swear Hilary makes me run faster!

  7. Damn girl, look at you getting your run on. You are a speed racer and I’m happy to hear the knee is holding up just fine. I went for a run today myself and I made my own new playlist. Lots of pop, lots of pumping and lots of bass. It’s the secret to my workout success.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks, girlie! I was actually really surprised…I never ONCE thought about my knee! Now if only I had remembered to put a little more time into stretching afterwards…my calves have been cursing me all week! Haha! And oh lord, I can only imagine the eclectic things I’d find in that playlist! I was just telling a friend of mine the other day about your crazy (as in crazy awesome) taste in music…by the way, did you ever make it through A-Z of your music library?

  8. Madi says:

    soooo thanks for single handedly helping me finish create my cycling playlist! the girls who take my class are gunna die, and then come back to life and praise the creator of this playlist…which I may or may not take claim for….jk i’ll give you credit for it, but i am super jealous of your playlist skills

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Madi!!! So true story, I was just thinking about you the other day! Hope you’re doing well! Glad I could help with the playlist…but please, when the EMT’s come scrape the cycling girls off the floor, I think I’ll plead the fifth! 😉

  9. I Love It is also on my workout playlist! I have also been hitting repeat for Bonafied Lovin’ (Tough Guys) by Chromeo. Great song!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ohhh, thanks, Tara! I was just introduced to Chromeo not long ago, but haven’t listened to much yet…that song is awesome…love the beat! Adding it to the list! 😀

  10. Congrats on the run! I went on a run this weekend too and it was short, but good. Apparently alcohol, sushi, and lots of dessert the night before make for a good run. Who knew? 😉

  11. Eric says:

    The video is also hilariously random

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      OH MY GOD, ERIC!!! Could you warn a girl before she witnesses some Game of Thrones-esque violence?! I just ate!!!

  12. Shelly says:

    Anything by Pitbull makes me run happy!

  13. KAT says:

    OH MY GOD. Want to hear something funny? That Lil Party song is one of my little Sissy’s dance competition songs. 🙂 Its actually one of my favorite routines that she does, since it mixes jazz and hip hop together, and as good as little sissy is at pointing her toes and being elegant, you should see her hip-hop. That girl can shake it 🙂

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Omg, I would LOVE to see her dance…from all the pics you post, you can tell she brings her sass along with her! Just promise to get me an autograph if (WHEN) she ends up being a world famous dancer! 😉

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  15. a RUN? Look at you! And I’m laughing like a tool because I would totally have back tracked as well in my car instead of using some online calculator or something haha.

    I must admit, I’m digging your music tastes except…Hilary Duff?

    Well. I don’t care. I love it.

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