Shuffling to the gym

I got a 512M iPod Shuffle a few days ago now that Apple reduced the price.

I always take my iPod to the gym, but I notice that I spend too much time fiddling around with playlists. I was starting to get bored with the workout playlists I set up, but I always forget to set up a new one before I go. Now that I have the shuffle, I don’t have to think about it and going to the gym is fun again.

In June 2004 I went on the South Beach Diet and by the end of the year I had lost almost 50 lbs. Since then I’ve remained at or slightly below my ideal weight of 150-155 lbs. Lately I’ve been slacking off and not going to the gym regularly, partly because of my work schedule as well as losing interest because I was getting bored with the music. The shuffle changed that.

2 responses to “Shuffling to the gym

  1. your new friend here in illinois.
    what songs get you going on the ipod. i have a pink i pod mini and need to find new songs in my quest for a slimmer body…ha ha ha.

  2. My musical taste is pretty weird & eclectic. Some of the songs that really get me going include "Two Step" & "Ants Marching" by Dave Matthews band, "Rock El Casbah", "Jungle Fiction" & "Voila, Voila" by Rachid Taha, "Olel" by Baaba Maal, "Human Behavior" by Bjork, almost anything by Prince, "You can call me Al" by Paul Simon, "King without a crown" by Matisyahu, "Start Wearing Purple" by Gogol Bordello, "Saturday Night" by Ozomatli, "Down to this", "Mr. Bitterness" and "Super Bon-bon" by Soul Coughing, "Number One" by Daara J, "Universal Men" & "Impi" by Johnny Clegg, and "Biko" by Peter Gabriel. Everything except Dave Matthews Band is available in iTunes Music Store.