I love music & giveaways!

This morning I woke up feeling like the 30-day shred – but my On Demand was broken!  It has been broken in the morning all week long and it’s so frustrating.  I even tried calling one day, but navigating through all those menus makes me crazy so I didn’t get anything accomplished.


I have the 30-day shred level 1 written down here, so I just did it to some kick-butt music: Daft Punk.  Daft Punk has some awesome workout songs (namely “Around the World” and “One More Time“).  I busted out the shred in a little more than 25 minutes, then I cooled down with some yoga teacher practice (saying what I would say in class out loud as I yoga-ed).  I yoga-ed for about 20 minutes or so, and I’ll probably do some more this afternoon.  I did the YogaFit standing warmup plus some sun salutations.

Here’s another song I adore: “Proud” by Heather Small.

It’s the Biggest Loser theme song and it is SO uplifting.  Music has a lot to do with my mood, and I use music all the time to work out, to feel better, to dance, to relax, to get work done – the list goes on.

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16 Comments on I love music & giveaways!

  1. Missy (Missy Maintains)
    11 March, 2009 at 12:54 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the shout out!! My 30-Day Shred should be arriving this week! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. sue
    11 March, 2009 at 1:35 pm (8 years ago)

    i’ve been hearing about the 30-day shred everywhere- that’s really cool that you have it written out- thanks!

  3. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    11 March, 2009 at 3:08 pm (8 years ago)

    I started with Shred Level 1 right before I pulled my hamstring, and I plan on going back to it next month after my yoga workshop. I’m thinking 3 days of shred and 3 – 4 yoga classes a week. We’ll see, I’m sure by tomorrow, I’ll have another plan. All I know is that I want to keep up my yoga practice. I love it AND music so much. They both make me happy.

    Thanks for the link love and please have another earring contest soon as I really want some. I need to go check out your online store!

  4. Erin
    11 March, 2009 at 3:20 pm (8 years ago)

    Music is so essential to my life too. I can’t work out without it!

  5. Sharon
    11 March, 2009 at 4:04 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh thanks for sharing that song, I haven’t been watching Biggest Loser, but this song is awesome!

  6. fitforfree
    11 March, 2009 at 5:42 pm (8 years ago)

    Way to create your own workout! I totally would’ve used it as an excuse to sleep in 🙂

  7. coco
    11 March, 2009 at 6:20 pm (8 years ago)

    music can relax us and cheer us up! i’ve been listening to music this afternoon when i was grading and it felt good.

  8. Brittany
    11 March, 2009 at 6:57 pm (8 years ago)

    Sorry to hear your on demand isn’t working but I have to agree with you- I love Daft Punk One more time as well!! I think I listen to it every time I go to the gym.

  9. NAOmni
    11 March, 2009 at 8:04 pm (8 years ago)

    I had three posts to read by the time I made it here today! I feel out of the loop…

    Great photo of you after you guys started dating. Too cute.

    Lucky earring winner….

    And sounds like you’ve had quite the enriching day as far as exercise goes! I wish I could say the same, but alas, walking to class was my physical activity for the day 🙁


  10. Emily
    11 March, 2009 at 8:50 pm (8 years ago)

    Everyone’s talking about the Shred! I need to get my hands on a copy.

    I also love great music while working out…I think it makes a huge difference. It also helps me when I’m upset or stressed…especially as an instrumentalist, I can go and play in a practice room for a couple hours, and immediately my mood improves.

  11. Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    11 March, 2009 at 10:42 pm (8 years ago)

    Love that OnDemand! It has all of Jillian’s workouts on it. I can’t believe it! I tried a new one today, mad crazy hard!

    I couldn’t agree with you more about the importance of good workout music!

  12. VeggieGirl
    12 March, 2009 at 4:53 am (8 years ago)


  13. Julie
    12 March, 2009 at 8:04 am (8 years ago)

    I totalllllly agree with the music thing. Good music = Good workout 🙂

  14. Danielle
    12 March, 2009 at 11:36 am (8 years ago)

    I need to get started shredding haha. I’ll have to see if I have it on Demand as well.

  15. annie
    12 March, 2009 at 1:26 pm (8 years ago)

    ooo i totally gotta do the 30 day shred i didn’t realize it was on on demand. on demand always has those kinks though!

  16. eatingbender
    13 March, 2009 at 7:58 am (8 years ago)

    I love using music to workout 🙂 Thanks for the link love, Maggie!