Your Feel-Good Workout Playlist
Although National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean its purpose should end. Throughout the week, I’ve hit up the library to find some more good reads about the inner workings of an eating disorder, just so I can understand it a bit more. A few that I’m really looking forward to reading:
- The Best Little Girl in the World by Steven Levenkron
- Thin by Grace Bowman
- A Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia by Harriet Brown
Please keep in mind that I have not actually read these books yet, so I can’t recommend them. But you can always start reading along with me!
I’ve also found myself migrating toward morale-boosting, feel-good music. Tunes that uplift me during my workout and make me feel beautiful from the inside out. After all, I don’t work out to be skinny or because I feel guilty about a slice of pizza I ate. I exercise because it makes me feel amazing and I revel in the post-workout endorphins that surge through my body. So what songs are making me feel so fantastic during my sweat sessions? Check it out!
In no specific order:
1.) Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
2.) Crazy by Simple Plan
3.) Imperfection by Saving Jane
4.) It’s My Life by Bon Jovi
5.) Born This Way by Lady Gaga
6.) Video by India Arie
7.) Perfect 10 by Beautiful South
8.) I Am Not My Hair by India Arie, featuring Akon
9.) Ugly by Sugababes
This song has been stuck in my head all week and I’m absolutely in love with it. I’ve always loved Pink and her music — she’s so strong and embraces being different. She’s a great role model for young girls to look up to. Enjoy one of her latest:
Most of these songs are a little too slow for me to run to, so I often pop on the playlist when I’m on the elliptical or doing strength training. I hope you find a few to fall in love with, and remember you’re amazing just the way you are 🙂
What are some of your favorite feel-good songs?
Posted on February 26, 2011, in Beauty, Exercise, Mental Health, Uncategorized and tagged Body image, Eating disorder, Mental Health, Positive Self Image, Workout music. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.