Exercise is not as much fun without music. Without music you have to listen to the thoughts in your head, if you can hear them over your own panting. You also have to listen to yourself thinking, "this is hard" and "I can't do this" or "maybe I will stop". Music provides you with a buffer to those thoughts. It tricks your brain into continuing when you are spent. The right song can push you when you are losing energy. Music while exercising gives me confidence to push myself. It distracts from that pain in your side or the sweat running down your back. Good music makes exercise great!
I thought I would post my Cardio Playlist. Here it is:
I love poppy, dance songs- recently added the new Britney Spears album and it is great to exercise to. I also like to toss some rock songs in there too. Some songs really get me going (or keep me going) and I seek them out when I am running out of gas.
Do you agree with me about music and exercise? What's on your playlist?