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.
I figure given my post yesterday, Restart is the perfect song for this week. I was listening to Sam Smith's album in the gym yesterday and didn't want to get off the treadmill and disturb my groove. If this guy doesn't win a wheelbarrow full of Grammys next year, I will riot.
This song came on in the gym while I was doing high box steps with a medicine ball and that build-up to the bass drop happened just as I was starting to wobble on the third set. It cracked my trainer up. But wobbles aside, I love the energetic yet cool vibe, and the video! I want to dance with them.
This guy -- the song came on in the car on the way back from Jazzercise and when I got home I popped in a Zumba DVD and DID. THAT. TOO. To be honest, I did that Jazzercise class at about half-speed so by the time I was done I still had plenty of energy left. So I used it!
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