My Workout Music List

These are the songs that I absolutely need on my playlist!

Not in any particular orderI will most of the time just put shuffle on.

Click here for the playlist I created on Youtube

Or here is the link to copy and paste:

Castle by Hasley

Don’t Let Me Down (Feat. Daya) by The Chainsmokers

Unstoppable by Sia

Rise by Katy Perry

Burnin’ Up (feat. 2 Chaniz) by Jessie J

Masterpiece by Jessie J

Freedom (feat. Gaby Henshaw) by Enyo & Mario Ayuda

Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna

Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon

Party Go Boom (feat. Robyn Johnson) by Wizards of Oz 3AM Forever

Could Have Been Me by The Struts

Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack) by David Guetta

Stronger by Kiesza

Jungle by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons

I am the Fire by Halestorm

Fire and Gold by Bea Miller

Bills by Lunchmoney Lewis

Dangerous (feat. Sam Martin) by David Guetta

Surrender by Cash Cash

Stars by Sixx:A.M.

Trini Dem Girls (feat. Lunchmoney Lewis) by Nicki Minaj

Slave to the Rhythm by Michael Jackson

Rabbit Hole by Natalia Kills

Let Me Go by Kimberly Cole

Live this Lie (feat. Carmen Keigans) by tyDi

Killin’ It by Krewella

Glory and Gore by Lorde

Come With Me Now by KONGOS

Applause by Lady Gaga

Invincible by Borgeous

Revolution by R3hab, Nervo & Ummet Ozcan

The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) by Ylvis

Love Me Right! by the Swag Geeks & Brook Penning

Wild by Jessie J

MANiCURE by Lady Gaga

Moral of the Story by Watsky

The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar) by Sia

Perfect Illusion by Lady Gaga

Chase You Down by RUNAGROUND

Never Forget You by Zara Larsson & MNEK

Reckless (feat. Wayward Daughter) by Gareth Emery

Hurts by Emeli Sande

Blow Your Mind (Mwah) by Dua Lipa

Emperor’s New Clothes by Panic! At the Disco

Girls Like (feat. Zara Larsson) by Tinie Tempah

Work (feat. Missy Elliot) by Ciara

Gimmie Dat by Ciara

Magic by Emii

Beat It (feat. John Mayer) by Fall out Boy (Michael Jackson’s original is awesome too)

Right Round by Flo Rida

Move like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera) by Maroon 5

Crazy in Love by Sofia Karlberg

Crazy in Love by Beyonce

Confident by Demi Lovato

Feel Invincible by Skillet

Bad Things by Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello

At My Best ft. Hailee Steinfeld by Machine Gun Kelly

Believer by Imagine Dragons

History Maker by Dean Fujioka

Scared to Be Lonely by Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa

Move Your Body by Sia (and any other Sia songs are amazing)


The Dilemma: AM or PM Workouts?

Ever since I have tried to set up a workout schedule, I could never come to the conclusion of when was a better time to workout. I know some people like to go to the gym in the morning so they can get it done and over with and get on with their day. I also know individuals who like to go in the evening after work when they don’t have to be rushed. 

For me, I take a few things into consideration:

  1. Productivity
  2. Crowds
  3. My Hair

Let me explain….

I wake up around 7:30-8 AM. I like to have a cup of coffee and watch some YouTube videos.

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Then no later than 9 AM I head up to my office space and get to work on my computer. This is the time I am the most productive. I can work on my designs, my social media postings, my blogs, and I can get something to eat around 11 AM. I have learned that I can feel really sick during a workout if I eat (a filling meal) before I workout. 

This is why I was working out in the evenings, I can go about the day and get things done that have to be done. Like cleaning my home, taking care of my dogs, running errands with/for my mom- stuff like that. I also can eat dinner after my workout- so no more getting that sick feeling! 

And one of the best feelings in the world is going coming home from the gym and taking a hot shower then heading to bed! I LOVE IT! 

However, what I don’t love… washing my hair. Blow drying it is even harder when my arms hurt. Also, I cannot… I repeat… cannot stand going to bed with WET hair. Even the thought of it right now disturbs me. **Shiver**ugh**

But another thing that can happen is that the gym can get crowded from the ‘after work’ crowd. There has been a time where two women would place their mats on either side of mine and hold a conversation with me –doing my thing– in-between them. I have yet to find a good pair of affordable wireless headphones to at least drown out the noise around me.  

Other than that fact working out at night was working out pretty good!

But a thought came to mind… if I was so productive in the morning why not workout in the morning? Some nights I would be so tired that going to the gym was near impossible. Other nights I just wouldn’t go because I was so tired and still had to cook dinner. 

So shouldn’t I just go to the gym before I get my day started? I honestly don’t know. The thought of working out so early does bother me but it may still be the best for me. It means I will get it done and I can push myself harder. If I can force myself out the door and to the gym….

Also if I have the availability to go, lets say, in the afternoon when it is the least crowded shouldn’t I take advantage of it? 

Maybe that is the best compromise? 

I think I won’t know until I give it a try… that’s the best I can do, right? I can plan for the afternoon and if that doesn’t happen, just suck it up and go in the evening. All that matters is that I make time and just go! No excuses! 

How do you figure it out? Do just force yourself to go? Do you pre-plan so that dinner is made before hand so that going home at night you just pop into the microwave or oven? Let me know how you go about drafting a workout schedule! I could use the recommendations! 

Sincerely yours,

Mirror Me Fitness