I use music to calm myself down, psych myself up and motivate myself to get moving. One of the enjoyable parts of my walking exercise routine is the music I listen to while I am moving. It's quite an eclectic mix, if I do say so myself! And I love it. Here's some of the songs I walk to:
Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
All Star - Smash Mouth
Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
Move It Like This - Baha Men
My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
Oh Carolina - Shaggy
The Cup of Life - Ricky Martin
The Race is On - Sawyer Brown
Desire - U2
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
There are more. Like, "We Are Family", which is a very good start-to-cool-down song and helps me stretch out my stride. Or, "Sunglasses At Night" which is a nice, quick speed to pace myself to. So enjoyable!!
Music is my motivation. I can do this!