Monday, March 18, 2013

Make Me a Tape!

Inspired by Mama J (Paleo) and my husband, The Grump (low-carb), I am inspired to go on a diet and start exercising.  Here is what finally got me up off of my butt:

1) I haven't lost a single pound since December and am quickly approaching a point where I can't blame the weight on the baby anymore.
2) I have been wearing the same four sweaters and three pairs of black (athletic= stretchy) pants since September, and nothing else fits and summer is coming.* I don't want to buy any "real" clothes for my big self.
3) My metabolism has crashed and my appointments with my endocrinologist have been continually postponed since December (right now, I am supposed to meet with her in May!). My thyroid is not going to help me out of this one.

1) I signed up for Weight Watchers, which worked well for me in the past. (The weekly weigh-in alone is a great motivator)
2) I spent a small fortune on new exercise clothes from my favorite label, Athleta
3) I signed up for a 5K in June

Yay, me.  But now I reach out for your help. I am not now nor have I ever been a runner, but I need to ramp up to do this 5K.  My iPod mix** is extremely dated. Though I love my eighties hits (I get a little boost when I hear "Gloria" by Laura Branigan, and don't lie and say you don't adore that song), I need something a little new. I have some stuff by David Guetta, but what I am really looking for is stuff that's been in clubs or on the radio in the past couple of years that is a regular song that is good to run to (for example, I like "Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga). I am really out of the loop when I go on iTunes, so if you have a favorite, I would love to hear it!

*I also allowed the purchase of a single dress (red) for special occasions such as attending a matinee movie.  I put it on on Saturday and noticed that there is a hole in the sleeve. But it was clean (and no baby food or spit up on it) so I wore it anyway.
**Go ahead, mock my iPod. I can take it.

1 comment:

  1. Have you heard the song Hakuna Mata from The Lion King? Because that is all I listen to these days :)

    In all seriousness, I don't know a lot of new music as I rarely drive by myself, but I do like these songs:

    Suit & Tie by JT (my boyfriend)
    Thrift Shop by Macklemore
    Some Nights by fun (this whole cd is pretty awesome)
    Rumor Has It by Adele (oldie by great beat and I love singing this in the car)
    Little Talks by Of Monsters and men

    Other than that I haven't downloaded anything that wasn't kid-related in years. HA!