I’m a creature of habit. Familiarity. This isn’t to say that at times I don’t like to mix it up and be a bit spontaneous, but this spontaneity typically converts into routine.
Throughout my weight loss journey, I’ve felt a connection to certain songs at different points. I get stuck in the feeling of the song and it carries me through difficult workouts or gives me an extra nudge in the right direction.
My current feel-good songs?
“The Sound of Sunshine” by Michael Franti & The Spearheads. LOVE it. This is also Little and my new dance song. We twirl, I dip her, she wraps her whole self around me while I jump and shake my tail feather all over her playroom.
“Good Life” by OneRepublic. Not just part of the inspiration for the name of my new blog here, but it’s one of those songs that gets to me. I first heard it during Biggest Loser Season 11 when the group went to New Zealand and were embarking on some thrill-seeking activities to get over fear. Perhaps it was the attachment I felt to the girls in purple, who were featured during the scene as the melody did its job to add drama, like how the right song can make a movie trailer make even the most mediocre movie like cinematic gold, but it hooked me. As I started using it during workouts and on my drive to work to get the fire in my belly heating up to make the day a productive one, I grew even more attached to it. Now, Ms. Afraid-of-Needles, would be willing to have one lyric from the song permanently inscribed on her body. “When you’re happy like a food, let it take you over.”
“Dog Days Are Over” by Florence & The Machine. Great song for the transition to toning and to training for a 5K or 10K (I haven’t been able to find a 10K yet for the end of December). ”
Run for your children for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind you
Can’t carry it with you if you want to survive