By Carmen Castillo
We all know that motivating yourself to work out is hard, but it’s even harder to get back into shape after a delicious Thanksgiving break. What you really need is the perfect playlist to get you going. I’m going to tell you the songs that are must-haves for your post-Thanksgiving workout playlist.
One of the hottest songs right now is Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It.” If you’re doing sit-ups and you feel like giving up, you must keep reminding yourself that you’re worth it. The beats from this song will definitely keep you energized and you might even catch yourself dancing along.
An older song that would be perfect for exercising is Kanye’s West’s “Stronger.” It would be perfect to listen to when you are trying to complete the hardest workouts: squats, pushups, lifting, etc. Maybe you could even grab a friend and play catch with a small medicine ball.
Yes, Thanksgiving break is always amazing, but when you come back to school you have to remind yourself that the show does go on. Time to hit the books and the gym! Lupe Fiasco’s “The Show Goes On” is a perfect song for the treadmill. You can walk, burn some calories and rap at the same time.
A song that you should play as you near the end of your workout is “Break a Sweat” by Becky G. The lyrics specifically say: “Baby, break a sweat. Don’t get tired yet.” Before giving up, you have to realize that you’re almost done and that you have to keep on doing it. This would be an excellent song to listen to when finishing a run. You are exhausted from running so long and feel like quitting, but then you remember how much turkey you had over break so you keep on going until the end.
If you want to cool down and do some last-minute stretching, try listening to “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes. It is a slower song, but it’s catchy and is simply about feeling hurt. Although this song does not really go with the theme, you will definitely catch yourself singing along to it. What better way to end a good workout than by singing a great song?
Here are some final suggestions for songs to add to your post-Thanksgiving workout playlist. The longer the playlist, the better your workout will be.
- Nicki Minaj – “Feeling Myself” (EXPLICIT)
- Ariana Grande – “Break Free”
- Beyonce “7/11”
- One Direction – “Drag Me Down”
- Timeflies – “Beast” (EXPLICIT)
- Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk”
- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – “Can’t Hold Us”
- Nicki Minaj “Truffle Butter” (EXPLICIT)
- Flo Rida – “GDFR”
- Cobra Starship – “You Make Me Feel”
- Iggy Azalea – “Beg For It” (EXPLICIT)
- Rachel Platten – “Fight Song”
- Kevin Rudolf – “I Made It” (EXPLICIT)
- Pia Mia “Do It Again” (EXPLICIT)
- Jessie J – “Burnin’ Up”