Monday, July 12, 2010

I have to listen to the same songs each and every time

I'm still doing P90X. What I am not doing is the Plyometric or other cardio workouts of the program. I've been substituting those with running. I should probably say "running" because it's really more like jogging. Or, perhaps it's a soft "j" and it's yogging. Anyway, I've been running a lot more. Every other day, in fact.

I'm a serious creature of habit. I really don't like to change things. I can't even rearrange my furniture because (1) that would require work and (2) I don't like things to be different. Different scares me. It throws off my routine. My bed has sat in the same spot in which it was placed almost 5 years ago when we moved in. And I'm totally fine with that. I would say the only thing I'm okay with changing is my hair color.

I have to listen to the same music and in the same order each time I run. It goes like this:

  1. Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love - Coldplay
  2. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
  3. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  4. Somebody Told Me - The Killers
  5. All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
  6. Hysteria - Muse
  7. In Da Club - 50 Cent
  8. Holla Back Girl - Gwen Stefani
  9. Lose Yourself - Eminem (This one is my power song. It pushes me and gets me through at the end. I will sometimes listen to it 3 times in a row, but I only ever listen to it at the end of my run.)

That's it. I don't ever get sick of any of them. However, I'm trying to go for longer runs and have come to realize I kind of need to add a couple more songs to the mix. I'm psyching myself up for it, but if my bed has been in the same place for 5 years, imagine how long it will take me to add a song.


Rosie and Derek said...

I am totally the same way. It helps me to get a feel as to how far into my workout I've gotten when I do the same songs each time. I really need to get back into the habit of working out every day but I forgot how hard it is with a little baby! Here's some of my workout list...

My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
In God's Country - U2
Young Folks - Peter Bjorn
5150 - Van Halen
Beautiful Day - U2
Je Ne Te Connais Pas - Prototypes
Magnificent - U2
(I have Viva La Vida too)
Cruel Summer - Ace of Base
Let's Get Loud - J Lo
Hanging by a Moment - Lifehouse
Behind These Hazel Eyes - Kelly Clarkson

Christa said...

Rosie - there's some good ones on your list. ☺ I'm a Kelly Clarkson fan. Maybe I can try to add something from her.

Heather said...

How about a little MJ for a cool down song? Human Nature or Man in the Mirror are great.

Ideas for a pump-up song:
Canned Heat Jamiroquai
Stick shifts and safety belts - Cake
Dancing Queen - Abba
I need to know - Mark Anthony
Get down tonight
Hooked on a Feeling
Ghetto superstar
Rollercoaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Kristen said...

I think it is awesome you are doing all this exercising. I have been trying to be better but it just hasn't happened like I planned exercising and all. I really have a problem with my abs, they keep poking out and i can't get them flat again. Do you have any good ab work outs?

Christa said...

Heather - I forgot all about Canned Heat. That's a great one that I don't think I would have much of a problem adding to my list.

Kristen - I have a few good ab routines, but doing abs without any cardio won't do you much good. ☺ You need to burn off the fat too.