Also known as soundtrack for returning to the gym when you are feeling all that and out of breath.
For the first time in quite some time it was warm. No threat of snow, no biting temps, leave your coat in the car type of weather. Surprisingly I am not experiencing the familiar panic of not being ready for the warmer weather which means showing more skin although really, I am totes not ready. I find myself thinking about the fact that there is a little more of me to love ’cause I recently discovered Talenti Gelato is THAT stuff and I am here for it (…Talenti…arrrgr *Homer Simpson drool). I am not worrying myself over having a little more of Rachee to love. I am embracing the curves and working it.
But Spring is coming.
Spring means warm weather means more Rachee to show.
Suddenly I’m not feeling so confident.
I headed back to the gym today with a goal of just getting there. I’ve had a few false starts but today I was determined to actually get there. No excuses, no real plan, taking that first step.
We went to see the AMAZING Cirque Elioze and instead of my normal feelings of inadequacy watching the performers I felt a sense of awe. I want to be able to control my body and own such strngth. I want to be able to climb and swing from a pole effortlessly.
So songs to power through a workout and prepare for heavy lifting.
Abba – Knowing Me, Knowing You
Yes, I know this is a song about a break up but it came on in the gym today and it was perfect. Instead of me worrying over why I am not three inches taller and [redacted] pounds lighter I thought about what I can do and powered through my workout.
Madonna – Rainbow High – Evita Soundtrack
I feel some type of way about Madonna as Evita but for the sake of this post I’ll let it slide. Madonna, whether you care for the changes or not, has totally gotten better physically as she ages. Madge truly has no cares to give and will let you know it.
Honestly, her arms, her legs, strength!
Big Spender – Sweet Charity Soundtrack
This one may be a stretch but work with me.
What are you willing to give to get what you want? I love sleeping in but I also love knowing that no one will be able to hear me breathing while I am at rest. And it’s not really a sacrifice. I like a stronger, healthier me and know that giving retooling my routine will allow for what I want.
I Can Do That – Chorus Line
I can do that.
I don’t say that in a envious way that frankly I would have uttered in the past. Nope; I am so inspired to be stronger and I am inspired to be able to honor my body by making it different than what it is now.
Disney’s Frozen “Let It Go” Sequence Performed by Idina Menzel
I’m tired of this song too but it’s so appropos for lots of places in my life.
Let go of the worry, the comparing, the feeling bad about just existing.
Now, it’s your turn! Tell me…what are your songs for letting it go, feeling better and (forgive me) doing you?
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