This isn't a regular workout song, per se, but I had to share this new video from Weight Watchers. My sister (who lost 3 pounds her first week, including Thanksgiving!) posted this on Facebook and it really (I mean, really, really, REALLY) struck a nerve with me, and it has spurred me to change my nighttime boredom eating. One evening snack is fine -- three is far too many.
There's a very specific reason I chose this week's song. I have entered my own personal PMS danger zone, which, given my age, can either last a week, a month or two months! It has tripped me up in months past, but I'm on to you, crazy hormones! Not this month! I just got back from a 4-mile walk and I'm going to increase my water and decrease my sodium until this nonsense resolves itself.
Have you seen the Taylor Swift song "Shake it Off" mashed up with the 1988 National Aerobics Championship video? It sprung up last week and is hilarious. I was trying to find a version of this video that wouldn't self destruct on YouTube because, apparently, the one that first made waves was yanked from the Internet. I was really into those Crystal Light Aerobics Championship VHS tapes back in the day and owned a few of them. Yes, I drank a lot of Crystal Light, wore a lot of silly aerobics outfits and did a lot of aerobics in scrunchy socks.
I dedicate this week's song to Maryl, who commented on last Wednesday's Weight Watchers post. I'm now counting the Points for the fruit that I put in smoothies, which I've found doubles the Point count, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Weigh-in is tomorrow and I'm kinda looking forward to it! This song has been playing in my head as I tally up my smoothie Points.
Most of my Tunes for Tuesday selections are faster paced for keeping me on the move while doing cardio. But I also need some meaty songs for strength training, since that makes up half my exercise schedule. This song, which has been out for a new months, is all over the place on TV now with the new LeBron James Beats ad. And since I've discovered how badass cable crossovers make me feel ("I DOMINATE THIS SPACE!!!"), the image of LeBron doing them made "Take Me to Church" this week's pick. I love the booming chorus.
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