…Because sometimes you just need a little pin-spiration to keep you motivated, yuh know?
So I don’t know about you guys, but I become a completely different person once things start warming up and I can go outside without a wool item of clothing. It’s like a gear totally switches in my head and all I want to do is frolic and sing. One result of this gear switching is a (semi) regular fitness routine. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve started training for a 10K, and let me tell you, it is a process. I’ve always been much more of a yoga and strength training kind of girl, and cardio sort of makes me feel like I’m dying. It’s only been about a month, but I’ve definitely been making some endurance progress.
I could never do any of this without a solid playlist to keep me going. While I like to have a lot of your usual upbeat songs, I sort of need a little variety in tempo to keep me interested. I can only handle so much loud bass pounding in my ears before I rip my the earbuds out because I feel it mocking my agony. So here is a little playlist to keep you motivated, it has some highs and lows that hopefully you find equally enjoyable!
*PS. I would usually put them in a more fluid order, but Spotify won’t let me do it on my phone – my apologies!
01. shot // alice smith
02. cut it out // kitten
03. g# // kitten
04. all eyes on you // st. lucia
05. the seed (2.0) // the roots
06. waterfalls // tlc
07. wildfire // sbtrkt feat. little dragon
08. queen bitch // david bowie
09. xo // beyonce
10. modern love // david bowie
11. age of consent // new order
12. genesis // grimes
13. over your shoulder // chromeo
14. baby i’m yours // breakbot feat. irfane
15. take me over // cut copy
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Ah at last, Friday is upon us. Not sure about you guys, but we’ve been having some serious motivational issues up in here. It’s still cold and grey outside, and we’re getting sick of wearing the same waterproof shoes every day. It’s times like these when we need to kick our tushes into gear, and do something for ourselves. Something inspiring, awakening… anything! Just as long as it’s something for yourself that makes you feel like you’re in a good place. Take this weekend as an opportunity for a little self growth, relaxation, and reflection. Happy weekend, friends!
rkv // This elevated egg mcmuffin by Cupcakes and Cashmere looks to die for
cct // Speaking of motivation, Emma from A Beautiful Mess talking about life long dreams was truly inspiring and will hopefully brighten any gloomy feelings!
rkv // Some homemade steam facials for a little r&r
cct // This has got to be the best tumblr out there (almost an oxymoron, I know). She has compiled the most beautiful images with a soothing playlist to boot!
rkv // In case you live under a rock like me, and still have yet to see Jimmy Fallon’s ragtime Remix to Ignition
rkv // Have you ever seen a sweater at the thrift store with a sick pattern, but looks like it should fit an elf? Well, apparently you can make a laptop or kindle case out of it.