Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for ten years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of food, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her series, Big Girl Camera.

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Healthy Living for Mom: Workout Music

There are days when the only thing that gets me motivated to get on the treadmill in my basement is the fact that I get to listen to my music while I walk/run. Most of my workout music is inappropriate for small ears. Hence the appeal. Nothing says “me time” like a little Lady GaGa or Nickleback (NO JUDGING) in my headphones.

Favorite pair, by skullcandy.

Before starting this Healthy Living series, I hadn’t worked out in quite awhile. This meant that I got to rediscover a lot of great workout music that had been hanging out in my iTunes library.

Here are a few of my old favorites and some recent downloads:

Love You Madly, Cake 

Footloose, Blake Shelton

Candyman, Christina Aguilera

Freedom, George Michael

Paris (Ooh La La), Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

On The Floor, Jennifer Lopez

Spaceman, The Killers

Born This Way, Lady GaGa

Gotta Be Somebody, Nickelback

Good Life, OneRepublic

Streetcorner Symphony, Rob Thomas

Come With Me, Puff Daddy

Dog Days Are Over, Glee Cast

You Give Love a Bad Name, Bon Jovi

Juicy, Better Than Ezra 

Rag Doll, Aerosmith

Too bad I didn’t pop those earbuds in at some point in the last week. Might have helped prevent my FIVE POUND GAIN.

What? Someone had to eat those leftovers. And watch movies. And stay in her jammies all day.


  • Starting Weight: 195.5 pounds
  • Week Eighteen Weight: 182 pounds ( +5 pound / -13.5 pounds total)
  • Goal Weight: 165 lbs

Tell me I’m not alone in relishing the holiday goodies…and share your guilty pleasure workout songs. I can’t be the only one that secretly likes Nickelback.


Other posts you might enjoy…

Health Living for Mom: New Year’s Resolutions  

Detox Smoothie  

Erin’s 2011 Recap 

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  3. kristen 01/10/2012 at 3:06 pm

    I teach Spin classes and anything by Muse is a big success with the class. Also The Killers,somebody told me. Thirty Seconds to Mars has several great ones too. Ramstein, Du Haust. Nickelback, Burn to the ground. Bon Jovi, Living on a Prayer. Foster the People, Pumped up kicks. The Constellations, Felicia.

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  5. Kate C. 01/04/2012 at 9:12 pm

    Try Florence & the Machine’s Kiss with a Fist and Dog Days Are Over (better than Glee cast!), Enrique Iglesias – I Like It, Ricky Martin – The Cup of Life, Flo Rida – Jump, Sleater Kinney – Oh!, and any dance songs by Beyonce. I’m adding some of yours to my workout list too, so thanks! I’ve been using since last April and have lost over 50 pounds (still trying to lose another 20). Keep up the good work!

  6. Michelle Powell 01/04/2012 at 7:00 pm

    The only thing you’re missing is a little Michael Jackson! 🙂

  7. Michelle Powell 01/04/2012 at 7:00 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Nickelback! 🙂 You are NOT alone! 🙂 LOVE their new song “When We Stand Together”. I love his voice!