Have you guys ever listened to the musical Aida? I’m in love with it! (remember how I listen to show tunes at the gym?) But there’s a line in the song “Enchantment Passing Through” that I’ve been thinking about lately:
If you don’t like your fate, change it. You are your own master, there are no shackles on you. So don’t expect any pity or understanding from this humble palace slave.
It’s a brand spankin’ new year. 2017. There are no shackles; we’re in charge of our own fate. So how do we want this year to go??
A few of my close friends know that I was dating someone. And that that someone dumped me on my big behind. It’s fine… I mean it sucks but it was for the best. He had good reasons and we’re going to be “friendly.” (Guys, don’t get your honey where you get your money!) The point is, I’ve been wallowing and feeling generally blue the way you do after a guy you like says “see ya” and I’ve been playing saaaad songs at the gym. Sadder than normal.
Yesterday I thought to myself, F THAT! I’m a bad ass lady who deserves better from a guy and better from myself! So I switched off the bummer songs and created a new playlist! So far I’ve got
You know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
Kiss with a Fist – Florence + the Machine
Pumpkin Soup – Kate Nash
Dirty Laundry – Bitter:sweet
How to Be a Heartbreaker – Marina and the Diamonds
Our Time – Lily Allen
Water Under the Bridge – Adele
Trouble – Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson
What other songs would you add??
p.s. If you wanted to hear the sad songs, on repeat was
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again – Promises Promises soundtrack
All I Ask – Adele (She makes both lists!)
She Used to be Mine – Sara Bareilles/ Waitress
See I’m Smiling AND Still Hurting – The Last 5 Years soundtrack
My Apartments Very Clean Without You – Garfunkel and Oats
Dark times guys. Dark times. Good songs tho. Gym bud AL is real glad they’re not playing anymore though. He puts up with so much.
I am woefully ill-prepared for the PF Chang’s 10K on Sunday. Woefully! Why do I keep doing this, you guys??
The only thing I am prepared for is my playlist. 🙂 Here are the tunes:
Hozier- Someone New (still…)
Jess Glynne- Hold My Hand
Chris Brown – Zero (I shamefully LOVE this song)
Sia- Bird Set Free
Naughty Boy – Runnin’
The Chainsmokers- Roses
Britt Nicole – Ready or Not
Tori Kelly- Hollow
DNCE – Cake by the Ocean
Adele – River Lea
Recently a few people have been asking my what I listen to at the gym and I’ve always loved reading other people’s playlists (like Muncher Cruncher’s!) so I thought I’d share my current one.
Guys, warning. When it’s my turn to put on music at my gym, the boys will groan. They think I got some weird taste. And I kinda do! 😉 I have a good time though. But to keep the peace, I put together a “pop playlist” they can’t get too mad at. LOL
So here’s what was blaring in my ears at this year’s Turkey Trot:
- Don’t Fail Me Now – Melanie Amaro
- No one’s Here to Sleep – Naughty boy ft. Bastille
- Electric Love – Borns
- Ex’s and Oh’s -Elle King
- Roots – Imagine Dragons
- Hide Away -Daya
- She’s Kinda Hot – 5 Seconds of Summer
- Hozier – Someone New
- Stand By You – Rachel Platton
- Hold Each Other – A Great Big World
- When We Were Young – Adele