Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Get Movin' With A Workout Mix

Are you like one of the millions of Americans that are hooked on the hit TV-reality show, The Biggest Loser? I have to admit, I am. My 13-year-old daughter and I have a ritual each Tuesday night at 8:00 to sit for two hours and watch extremely overweight people learn about exercise and diet. I have to admit it really is a great show. The little fat boy that's still in my head may be why I like to root on the contestants. You see, I was an overweight child. Lost weight in high school and then discovered running and a healthy lifestyle as an adult. So, if you haven't seen it yet, check it out on Tuesday nights, 8:00PM, on NBC.

On a recent episode, they mentioned that you could order several different workout mixes on The Biggest Loser Website. So, I checked it out and actually ended up downloading songs from two of the mixes—Top 40 Hits Vol. 1 and Top 40 Hits Vol. 2. During the winter I run a lot on the treadmill and I hate it. So, I thought maybe these workout mixes would help and surprisingly enough, they did! The performers are so young and hip, that I'm familiar with only one on the whole mix, but that doesn't really matter. The music is really upbeat and I have to be careful not to start waving my arms around and shaking my bootie while I'm on the treadmill! My kids would be so embarrassed.

So, if you need to stave off boredom while on the treadmill or need some extra umph to get you going, try downloading some of these tunes!


butcept said...

Yeah, I like the show too. It's very inspiring and motivational for me. If they can do it, why can't I?

And BTW, I too, HATE the dreadmill.

RunnerDude said...

Good attitude man. Try one of the mixes. They have it set up so you can go to listen to the songs and download them from Itunes. You can purchase the who mix or you can purchase just the songs you want. I've been please with the two mixes I downloaded.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I are addicted to the show. Sadly, we usually split a bag of tortilla chips as we watch it. Still--I think of those people when I'm doing my workouts and they inspire me. They have to be hurting more than I am yet they pull through it... keeps me going.

RunnerDude said...

I know what you mean. That 16-yr-old boy losing enough weight to keep himself and his dad at the ranch is very inspirational.