5 Tips for Using Music to Get Motivated

by Robyn Wright on January 27, 2014

in Weight Loss


Around this time of year folks start falling off their goals to be more active. It is tough with the January blahs setting in. One thing you can do to help stave off those blahs is to use music – peppy music – to keep you moving and motivated!

Over the past year I have tried a lot of different devices to track my fitness and activity. Best Buy has a ton of different activity tracking devices available. Right now I am using a Jawbone UP and loving it. While I have already lost 120 pounds, I still have quite a ways to go with my weight loss and getting healthier. Regardless of what I use to track things though there is another essential, music. Whenever I exercise, having a peppy beat that is at my pace keeps me moving and makes the workout seem shorter even and that makes me happy because honestly working out is still not my favorite thing to do. Here are some tips for using music to get motivated.

  • yurbudsMake Playlists
    Find your favorite songs and make playlists just for working out. Think about warm up and cool down music as well as the peppiest songs for the actual workout.
  • Use Songs You Know
    For me, I find that using songs that I know the words to makes it even better. This way I sort of focus on singing along rather than wondering how much longer until I am done exercising.
  • Ask Friends
    If you have friends who workout to music ask them what some of their favorite songs are to use.
  • Keep Your Lists Updated
    Be open to adding and removing songs to keep your workout playlists fresh. If you do the same songs every single time you might start to get bored with it. Mix it up!
  • Use Good Headphones
    This really is imperative. You want headphones or earbuds that will stay on while you work out and that sound good to you too! I highly recommend using cordless earbuds – this means you are connected wirelessly to your music source.

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Do you use music when you workout or walk? What is your current favorite song to listen to while you exercise?


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1 Jane m January 27, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I absolutely love music, while cleaning cooking My little DIY projects. It’s a great motivator. To be totally honest I have never found a pair of ear buds that were comfortable.

2 Robyn Wright January 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

It is hard to find the right earbuds for sure. If you buy some be sure to know the return policy on open products from wherever you buy them in case you find they are not the right fit for you. Also look for earbuds that come with different sized attachments to put on them to custom fit for your ears to help make them more comfortable.

3 Robin January 28, 2014 at 7:07 am

I often listen to music when I work out–any upbeat country songs are my favorites, because they put me in a good mood!

4 Robyn Wright January 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I love Ain’t My Mommas Broken Heart these days for working out – it has a nice beat. Plus I love the video for it LOL

5 Janice F. March 14, 2014 at 9:47 am

My favorite exercise definitely requires music…line dancing. The music can be varied. I sometimes end of dancing the night away. LOL

6 Justin March 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

These are all great tips. I’m doing about 3 out of the 5 tips and I have to tell you that music really helps a lot in motivating me to workout. It’s the best workout partner ever. I believe I can be a fit dad to my kids!

7 Debbie S. March 27, 2015 at 12:45 am

Music helps me exercise longer as my mind can get involved in the song and time goes by faster. It can also help me exercise more intensely if it has a good beat.

8 Robyn Wright March 31, 2015 at 4:08 pm

I agree – it keeps me moving longer too!

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