Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Workout Motivation & A New Baby

One of my very best friends had her baby yesterday!! This is her 2nd kiddo, so she's basically an old pro now. She found out she was pregnant within a 2 weeks of conception so we feel like this girl has been with child FORVER! They are like family to us and I can't wait to be a special part of this baby's life. If he's half as fun and cute as his older brother then he'll fit right in. He has my heart already! There's nothing like the feeling of holding a precious little new born baby.

I already told Skye that I will probably get baby fever for a couple of weeks...scary, I know.
Gunner Gaines 7 lbs. 6oz. 19.5 inches long born 7/16/12

I'm sure you will see all kinds of cute little baby pictures of Gunner in the days to come.

And moving right along...I told you yesterday about my renewed workout efforts that are taking place. I wanted to share with you some of my updated running playlist. I'm the kind of girl who has to have very fast paced rap-style music to run to. I need something with a fast beat to keep me going when I'm running. (If I'm just doing strength training then I can listen to just about anything that's semi-fast paced). So here's what I am listening to currently when I run:


 And of course I have to end it with Like A Boss because that's just how I roll! haha

Just as a side note here too, some of these songs have offensive lyrics, I don't mind because I'm pretty gangsta like that, but if you don't like cussing, etc. then some of these just won't work for you. Just had to warn you! Music is a huge part of keeping me going when I run, so I hope that this helps you if you're struggling with some motivational music.

I need a new pair of running shoes too, and I want these! Love the hot pink. Does anybody actually own these and run in them - do you love them? Usually I'm not a Nike girl when it comes to running shoes, I stick more with Asics. But for these cuties, I might make an exception.
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 Also, if you want more of mini updates about my day-to-day progress with eating healthy & working out then you can find that on my Twitter.



laura fancythis said...

what a precious little baby!!!!! keep up the good work girl! you look GREAT!!! :)

Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

I need some new tennis shoes too!!! Maybe itll motivate me to actually work out! And yay for your friend and her precious baby!!! Makes me almost want to have one... ALMOST hehe!

Young and Fabulous said...

ahhh the little bebe!! SO DAMN CUTE!! baby feverr for you ow oww ;-)

omg your music choices are phenomonal. Gangsta shiz is the best!!! SWING YA RAG! hahah awesome song

and those hot pink shoes are just to die for. so hawt


Niki said...

I like Asics for running too - but I LOVE these Nikes!!! I kind of want to buy them just to wear. They're adorable!

Justyn Lord said...

I want another baby now! Thanks for that ;) Loveeee your random play lists.

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I am too d. I only know Push it. But every time I hear it I want to gyrate.

TheTinyHeart said...

Congrats on your friend's baby!

I don't run (ha) but if I did, I'd totally want pink running sneaks!

The Tiny Heart

smk053078 said...

Awe, sweet baby Gunner! Love that name! And your running songs rock! Nothing better than the Wobble song and Salt N Peppa!! Get it girl!!
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Marika said...

fluo shoes!! so chic"
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Amanda said...

Gunner is so stinking cute! I can't wait to see more photos.

Also, I just bought new running shoes but now I want those! A girl needs more than one pair...right? :)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

I have to have upbeat music too. Doesn't necessarily have to be rap, but can't be too slow. And your "Push It" song cracks me up; that's the song my hubby said he was going to play in the delivery room when I had our oldest baby. :)

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

oh man, we both posted newborn pics today....we are spreading baby fever like it's really a contagious disease.

*high five.

Jessica Jane said...

I really need to get my work out on! Keep it up lady!

Lindsey said...

LOVE your new shoes!!!

Keisha {Young Life and Love} said...

I have the Nike frees and I LOVE them. They are super lite weight and feel like you are barefoot. And they also fight tight to your foot so it's not always sliding up and down.

Baby fever SUCKS! When my sister in law was pregnant and then had the baby I wanted one so bad.. Until I remembered I enjoy sleeping all night!

Makaila said...

love that you have Luda on your playlist!! :) Don't know a thing about those kicks except that they are HOT!

Clara Turbay said...

you are special so you make this blog great.

Meg {henninglove} said...

congrats to your friend!! and no offense to her but she looks way too young to have two kids already. congrats on your efforts to renew your workout keep it up and you can do it i know you can!

Kristin said...

love love love those pink nikes!

Taylor said...

Such a sweet baby! :) And you can do it!! (workout cheer) :)

Nikki said...

Awww cute baby!!!!!

Run forest run! I like those shoes! I have a pair similar to those that I use at the gym for my group fitness classes. So comfy! Use for running? I do not so I cant help ya there. Sorry!

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Kelly said...

I am a BIG FAN of rap when I run too :-) Wiz Khalifa is one of my faves. Love your playlist! And those sneaks? Love them too. My trusty Asics are past their prime and I'm looking for a new pair of running shoes rigtht now too. I love the support that I get from them, but looking into another brand. I've heard good things about Brooks!

Elizabeth said...

Glad I came across your page! I'm a runner myself and could use some of these fast paced songs!!

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Renee said...

I freaking love rap music! I'm going to have to go through your list and search on itunes!