The walking has been going phenomenally well. It’s become part of the day that I really look forward to. A time when I can focus on myself, my goals, and what I want to accomplish. No matter what kind of day I’ve been having (and believe me, last week I had a few doozy days), walking helps me destress and let go of all the “little things.” It also gives me some time to figure out the “bigger picture” items that I need to give attention to. I really can’t say strongly enough how much I have been enjoying the “me time” that walking provides.
Besides that, ever since I started the Momentum Walk It Challenge, I’ve been consistently losing weight! No more slight gains. No more plateau. I’ve been seeing serious (at least a pound) weight loss on the scale. Whooo Hoooo!
Since my walks this past week were all in the same neighborhood spots that I’ve written about previously, I thought I’d focus this week’s entry on my walking playlist. Music is a huge motivator when I exercise, so it’s essential that I have good tunes to listen to while I’m walking.
My current playlist includes:
- Panic Switch – Silversun Pickups
- Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
- Who Knew (Bimbo Jones Remix) – P!nk
- Celebrity Skin – Hole
- Proud (Biggest Loser theme song) – Richard Niles
- Hot N Cold – Katy Perry
- It’s a Fine Day – Miss Jane
- Walkin’ on the Sun – Smash Mouth
- Angels (Nip/Tuck Soundtrack) – Gabriel & Dresden ft. Norah Jones)
- Lebanese Blonde – Theivery Corporation
- Aganju (Latin Project Remix Edit) – Babel Gilberto
(The songs in blue are the ones that I use for cool down, the last 5 minutes of the walk).
I am planning to buy Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown this week, and I’m guessing it should have a few songs I can add to my playlist.
Which songs get you grooving? I’d love to hear some ideas for new music picks in the comments. I’m always on the lookout for new music.
How many of you have joined the Walk-It Challenge? I’d love to hear from you about your progress.
If you haven’t joined the WW Walk-It Challenge? What are you waiting for? Even if you’re not on WW, why not join a similar training program to prepare to walk/run a 5K or 10K? Walking is one of the best ways to move your body and take care of your soul.