Sometimes You Should Just Do It Anyway

I decided against posting a blog every single day for the month of June.

The timing just isn’t right.

Besides, I already did it in November and that seems a better time for such insanity. (It was no easy task, I assure you.)

There’s no reason to put that pressure on myself. Silly! I actually stopped for a second and thought about what I would do. I contemplated all the last minute stress it can cause when I already have a busy schedule. Then, like a grown up, (Who am I?!?) I told myself no.

It’s very freeing to say no – even to yourself. Try it.

I did it again last night, actually. I was peckish after dinner and  – even though dinner was delicious – I went in search of a little something sweet. You know how it is.

Anyway, I got halfway there (I’ll just wait here while you finish belting out the lyric and I told myself to do the right thing.

Me: Do the right thing.

Me: But we need something sweet.

Me: Listen, no one needs something sweet.

Me: Shadap!!!

Me: * stern look *

Me: But

Me: * raised eyebrow and head tilt of righteousness *

Me: * glance towards the cupboard of sin *

Me: You bought some yummy good-for-you Greek yogurt today. 100 calories. Good protein. Not too sweet.

Me: FINE! * mumbles “I hate it when I’m right.” under breath *

Sometimes I adult very well.

Speaking of doing things that are good for me (and you) I will be going for a short walk in a few minutes and as luck would have it one of my favourite radio stations played one of my favourite songs, “The Walker” by Fitz and The Tantrums. I think it’s a great walking song, actually. It’s an excellent tempo and it’s also (if you take it literally) about walking so it’s a fun fit for getting fit!

I had never seen the video and I have been wanting to post a song* so I went to YouTube to find it. I like it!

So, here it is!

Do you use music for motivation?

What song gets you up and running?

If you were to make a playlist for a 20 minute daily walk, what songs would absolutely make the cut?

*In fact, I was just talking about song posts yesterday with a friend. I hope she sees this! It made me think of her and her work in the online world and the lyric “can’t keep up with my rhythm, though they keep trying” brought her to mind because she is faster than the speed of light!


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16 thoughts on “Sometimes You Should Just Do It Anyway

    • It is crazy, isn’t it? Can’t you totally feel his frustration, though?

      It’s excellent and kind of reminded me of Billy Joel in his video for “Pressure”.

      On the brink of losing it we have but one choice: lose it or keep moving forward.


  1. Ha! I love this song! Who is this friend you speak of? She sounds crazy 🙂 Lots of love Laureen. Maybe I’ll resurrect the dead on LIP if for no other reason to have fun! xo

    • Oh, she’s crazy alright. Crazy like a fox! 😉

      I love this song, too. The video is actually pretty awesome. I love it when I hear a song and then the video is perfect (perfectly weird?!) for it.

      Sometimes girls just want to have fun, Candace! 😀 Which reminds me, have I got a song for you! George Ezra’s cover of Cyndi Lauper. Not even kidding. It’s pretty cool.

  2. I can see you in a yogurt commercial now, saving yourself from the temptation of an unhealthy choice. Personally, I love the taste of Greek yogurt and it gives me a boost of energy that lasts for hours unlike those 100 calorie snacks that keep you coming back for more.

    • If only the big National Brand casting agents had your beautiful mind, Lovey! 😉 I could possibly be a thousandaire. 😛

      It was definitely the better choice. I just wish they’d sell vats of the ones we like. I feel like an enemy of the environment every time I rip off the little plastic lids.

      Protein FTW!

    • I say what I mean and I mean what I say. It’s so much easier that way. 🙂

      You are nice. Thank you for always being so very supportive and real. 😀 YOU rock!

  3. No song gets me motivated to work out. And I doubt that any ever will. However, hanging caviar in front of my face will definitely make me move.

    Glad that you got it all figured out.

    Besos Sarah.

    • Hah! maybe a nice walk and talk? That helps me immensely, too! 😀 If you are ever in Halifax…

      ALL?!? Hah! Never! But having a few things under control is immensely satisfying, no?

      I think if you had a dangling bit of caviar on a stick and string you’d be attacked by Seagulls, ’round here.

      Let’s keep looking for a song that moves you. 🙂

  4. Definitely adding that song to my playlist. One of my biggest motivators (and also puts a smile on my face, while being COMPLETELY inappropriate) is Fat Bottom Girls by Queen. Cheeky, I know 😉

  5. On my running playlist is Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine. When it gets to the chorus, “Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
    Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
    Leave all your love and your longing behind
    You can’t carry it with you if you want to survive”, I run faster for that bit.

    Dunno. Just someone in a song saying “run faster”, makes me run faster!

    • This made me laugh! You are so right. Sometimes it’s just a literal “Go! Go! Go!” that makes me go, too.

      I mean, the song is *literally* called “The Walker”. Hah!

      I am happy I have such good influences with whom to be easily led. 😀

      Thanks for reading and commenting. You made my day!

  6. Such a cool vid. Reminds me of waiting to get the sticker for my licence plate.
    In a room full of agitated people, numbers in hand, on the verge of exploding.
    We should just dance then.

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