Pep In My Step

It was a beautiful day in our†neighborhood.

The good news is, it was a wonderful, beautiful, perfect for January†70 degrees.

The bad news is, this…

As much as I love have the JEEP in the garage on cold January mornings, I miss having the SKY here at the house for rare 70 degree days in January.

Aside from the beautiful weather, I spent much of the day trying to burn calories. I had plans to eat at Chilis with some girlfriends and knew I’d more than likely be ordering the chicken crispers / mashed potatoes / corn on the cob combo†which has about a bazillion calories.

3,210 calories to be exact.

Let’s just say I didn’t exercise nearly enough, and I finished the day in the caloric hole.

But enough about calories, because tomorrow is a new day, right?

And I plan to do better.

The weather guy warned that we could have 60 mile-high winds tomorrow, along with thunder showers. The temperature is supposed to be in the 60’s. The rest of the week calls for snow, snow and more snow.

I can’t tell you how sad that makes me.

I long for the day that I can put on my flip-flops, drop the top,†and drive around all afternoon blaring my SKY tunes playlist. But for now, I use that playlist when I exercise. Here’s a sampling of whats on there:

  • Rag Doll – Aerosmith
  • Give Me Your Eyes – Brandon Heath
  • Rolling In The Deep – Adele
  • City On Our Knees – TobyMac (did you know I recently got to meet TobyMac?)
  • There Is A Way – NewWorldSon
  • Have Fun, Go Mad – Blair (love this one!)
  • Play That Funky Music – Adam Lambert
  • Feelin’ So Fly – TobyMac
  • The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
  • These Thousand Hills – Third Day
  • Lose My Soul – TobyMac (My favorite of his songs!)
  • You Learn – Alanis†Morissette
  • Poison – Bell Biv†Devoe
  • Motownphilly†- Boyz II Men
  • Fantastic Voyage – Coolio
  • Hold On – EnVogue (Can you tell I loved 90’s music?)
  • Cantaloop†(Flip Fantasia) – Us3
  • If I Had No Loot – Tony! Toni! Tone’!

If these songs don’t get you moving, I don’t know what will. They sure work for me when I’m trying to put some pep in my step.

I’d love to hear your suggestions for some fresh, new workout material. You know, down there in the comments.

What are you waiting on?


  1. Heather {Desperately Seeking Sanity} says

    funny you should ask this because as i went to bed last night, i was tinking about how i needed to get a good workout playlist. i don’t have any suggestions, but I LOVE how you mix the secular and Christian tracks above. :) I’ll let you know if I come up with anything good. I’m sure there will be some NKOTB on my playlist through. Their new single came out Tuesday!
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  2. Making Our Life Matter says

    Boys II Men…….boy does that bring back memories! I mix all kinds of playlists together too. My hubby and I are into some of the harder music like Seether, 3 Days Grace, and Bullet For My Valentine.

    When I exercise, I often listen to Skillet. There songs work well when you want to power walk.
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