June’s Workout Songs

Hello readers!

Sorry I didn’t post this on Monday, but I haven’t had access to our study all week, as we were having work done in it.  Anyway, here I am with my picks for workout tunes for June. I’ve been listening to May’s tracks on loop, so I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some new toons!

Hope all your fitness plans are going well.

With much love
The Domestic Princess
xoxo

May’s Workout Songs

Hello Readers!

I’m back after my extended absence, and you’ll be pleased to know that I’m back for good! There’s no getting rid of me now!

The last few months have not been easy, and whilst I’m not naive enough to think that life will ever be the same again, the dark clouds are starting to lift.  Don’t get me wrong, there are still some very hard days that I struggle to get through, but it’s definitely getting easier.

I haven’t really had much time (nor motivation) to workout as much as I normally do since that fateful day in January, but I’m all too aware that bikini season is just around the corner and I need to get my backside in gear if I have any hope of donning a bikini!  So, with this in mind I’ve trawled around for some new tunes to help make our workouts a little easier…..

What is your current favourite tune to workout to?

With much love

The Domestic Princess

xoxo

 

January’s Workout Songs

Hello lovely readers!

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  After spending two fantastic weeks in the UK catching-up with friends and family, we jetted off to Utah to spend Christmas with our dear friends, The Rays and to ski!  Needless to say, we had a fabulous time. Now that I’m back home, it’s back to reality, which amongst other things, means blogging!

I’m sure many of you have made resolutions regarding exercising more, so today’s new workout music for January will hopefully help you stay motivated with your plans!  I’m still quite keen on some of November’s tunes, so will be mixing them up with these news ones.

Party Girl by McFly

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Scream & Shout by Will.I.am (feat. Britney Spears)

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Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch) by Calvin Harris

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Turn Around (feat. Ne-Yo) by Conor Maynard

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Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars

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Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon

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Catch My Breath (Cutmore Remix) by Kelly Clarkson

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Black & Gold (Radio Edit) by Sam Sparro

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Spectrum (Calvin Harris Remix) by Florence & The Machine

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Mighty Wings by Cheap Tricks

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Did you make any resolutions?  If so, are you managing to stick with them?  I’ll share mine in a future post.

With much love
The Domestic Princess
xoxo

November’s Workout Songs

Happy November lovely readers!  I hope that you all had a good October; I did.  It was so nice not to be getting on an aeroplane (never thought I’d hear myself say that!) for once.  I religiously followed my Jillian Michaels workout and enjoyed some quiet weekends after a hectic few months!  I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely ready for some new choons for my workout playlist.  I’ll be keeping some of August, September and October’s songs in, but adding in these ones too.  Variety is the spice of life after all!  Some of this month’s songs have a slower BPM (beats per minute) than previous month’s, as I received some requests asking for some slower songs.  I hope you still like them.

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson

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I Predict a Riot by The Kaiser Chiefs

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Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

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Lose Yourself by Eminem

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Lessons in Love by Kaskade, featuring Neon Trees

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I Found You by The Wanted

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Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia

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Candy by Robbie Williams

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Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith

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Tell Her About It by Billy Joel

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How was your October?  Did you find any new workout music?  If so, please share it with us!

Friday’s recipe will FINALLY be up tomorrow – it’s been a challenge to say the least!

With much love
The Domestic Princess
xoxo

October’s Workout Songs

Wow, how is it October already?  It seems like only yesterday I was putting together September’s workout songs, yet here I am, four weeks later telling you what I’ll be working out to in October.  With less than 90 days until Christmas and my skiing trip to Utah, I am extremely focused and energised about reaching my goals.  Just listening to the selection of tracks I’ve chosen for October, has motivated me to do a second workout today – I hope they have the same affect on you too!

Million Dollar Bill (Freemason’s Mix) by Whitney Houston

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She Wolf (Falling to Pieces), ft Sia by David Guetta

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Fascination by Alphabeat

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Does Your Mother Know by ABBA

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Marry the Night (Zedd Remix) by Lady GaGa

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Eye of The Tiger by Survivor

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Wings by Little Mix

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Love Machine by Girls Aloud

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I Cry by Flo Rida

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Antidote by Swedish Mafia

 
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As always, I’d love to hear which workout songs you’re working out to at the moment – please pop them in the comments section below.

With much love
The Domestic Princess
xoxo

September’s Workout Songs

I know people traditionally think about 1st January as being the time to start new things and focus on the future, but for a few years now I’ve used September as being my chance to start afresh on certain things, and this year is no different.  Today is me renewing my commitment to healthy eating and working out.  We’re off on a beach holiday at the end of November and skiing in December and I want to make sure I look great in a bikini and have the endurance to ski all day.  So, to help motivate me on the treadmill or through a Jillian Michael’s torture workout, here’s my selection of songs for September.

Too Young by Phoenix
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Heads Will Roll by Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
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Nothing Really Matters by David Guetta featuring Will.i.am

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Shadows by Midnight Juggernauts

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Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) by Ne-Yo

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Take Over Control by Afrojack

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Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson

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Raise Your Glass by Pink

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How Far We’ve Come by Matchbox Twenty

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Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 

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I hope you enjoy this month’s suggestions.  They certainly got me motivated this morning. Please let me know in the comment section below any workout tunes that help you get through your workouts.

With much love
The Domestic Princess
xoxo

Workout songs

There are two things that are key to long-term exercise motivation:  variance, so you don’t become bored, and music.

I really enjoy working out, be it a power walk, a gentle jog, sprint training, or probably my favourite type of exercise, a hardcore workout DVD.  Nine times out of ten what gets me through a workout and makes me push that little bit harder, is a really motivating playlist on my iPod.  The right music can change a really boring, hard-slog workout into one of my favourites!   Studies in recent years have shown that listening to music whilst exercising can have a huge impact on the mind.  It has been proven that listening to music can not only help improve results through motivating you and distracting you from your fatigue, but also aid lung function and make you smarter!  I think we’d all like that!  One major finding of a study carried out by Dr Costas Karageorghis at Brunel University’s School of Sport and Education was that listening to music whilst exercising could increase the exerciser’s positivity, even when they are working out at maximum capacity, close to physical exhaustion.  In addition, the study also found that an exerciser’s endurance could be enhanced by up to 15%, if they listened to music during their workout.

In another study carried out by Brunel University in 2005, 36 runners cut an average of half a second off their 400m times when they listened to music with a certain number of beats per minute (BPM).  A track with a strong BPM is fabulous at helping you sustain a rhythmic pace.  What often happens is you start out too fast; listening to music can help you control your pace.  Think about matching your run/workout to tracks with corresponding BPM.  For example, at the beginning, when you’re warming-up you want a track or two of around 115 to 118BPM, building to 135-140BPM and going up to around 170 – 180BPM at the peak of your workout, with slower tracks as you cool down.

There are a couple of ways to find out the BPM of songs:

  1. If you keep your music in iTunes, click on View, View Options and check the Beats Per Minute box.  You’ll then see the BPM in the far right hand column.  Whether iTunes holds this information will depend upon how you bought your music.
  2. You can manually check the BPM of your songs.  I used BPM Assistant to check the BPM of the songs below, but there are many others out there.  If you use a PC, BPM Checker is a good one to try.  You literally just tap along to the beat and the app tells you the BPM.
  3. Once you’ve determined the BPM, you need to add the info to the song in iTunes.  Right click on the song in iTunes, click Get Info, and enter the correct BPM.

So, here are ten of my current favourite songs that are in my workout playlist. Look out next month, when I’ll be sharing some more.

Don’t Stop Me Now, Queen
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I’m Still Standing, Elton John

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The Time (Dirty Bit), Black Eyed Peas


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Bounce, Calvin Harris ft. Kelis

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Memories, David Guetta ft. Kid Cudi

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Runaway Baby, Bruno Mars

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Earthquakey People, Steve Aoki ft. Rivers Cuomo

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Bang Bang, K’naan & Adam Levine


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Feel the Love, Rudimental ft. John Newman

Click here to buy from Amazon and here from iTunesDo you listen to music when you workout?  Does it help you?  What’s your favourite workout song?With much love
The Domestic Princess
xoxo

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