Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Love It...No Wait, I Hate It

If you've read this blog in the past you know my love-hate relationship with running and exercise in general. Don't worry, I'm still there. I had this grand plan and schedule, of course, of how I was going to fit running into my life because occassionally I do enjoy it. That plan bombed, to the say the least. I know there are ways I could fit running into my life but clearly I'm not dedicated to wake up before my child. If Eli sleeps until 8:00 I am one happy mama. I don't want to wake up at 6:30 and run or exercise in any form actually. And when Chris gets home I don't want to exercise either. I want to be with my husband and talk to an adult instead of the dog or Eli.


With this in mind I saw Bob Greene on Rachel Ray a couple of weeks ago. You know Bob Greene. He's Oprah's fitness guru. Well, he informed Rachel that you can exercise any where. He demonstrated in Rachel's kitchen saying you could do squats while waiting for water to boil, to leg kicks or raises while loading or unloading the dishwasher. I know what you are doing. You are picturing what it would look like to do squats in your kitchen aren't you? Don't worry, I was too. Next time you're in the kitchen really freak your husband out by doing some leg kicks in the kitchen. Just see what happens.


Now, I know you need some cardio in your life too and unless you plan to jog in place while cooking (Bob Greene would be proud) you need something else. Well, one day I did spend quite a long time on the elliptical and I thought I would share my running playlist with you:

The title of my playlist is Movin Music.

Tonight's the Night by Black Eyed Peas
High of 75 by Relient K
Klap Ya Hands by BB Jay
Me and My Gang by Rascal Flatts
New Way to be Human by Switchfoot
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall
What's the Use by Jamie Lidell
Love Me Like You by The Magic Numbers
Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
Ooh La La by Goldfrapp
Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield


I know some of you are laughing because you know when some of those songs came out! That's okay, laugh it up.

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