Winter Weather + Workout Tunes

by Jen on January 25, 2013

It’s a gray, cold and icy day here in Charlotte. It’s 27 degrees and we are supposed to get a lot of freezing rain and ice this afternoon. Of course that has caused the closure of many schools and businesses but our plan here at the gym is to stay open and run classes as normal. Crossing my fingers that the road conditions stay okay…especially since I’m planning on attending a master class with Bryan Kest tonight (he’s the founder of power yoga!!!).

Sullie and I have been trying to stay warm. I broke out my winter hat for the first time this season. And then got laughed at when I walked into the gym! Whatever, I’ll take warmth over cuteness any day! :D

Lunch today leftover pine nut cous cous from last night’s dinner (see below) with sauteed spinach, sundried tomatoes, smoked salmon and feta mixed in. Topped with avocado, hummus and plain Greek yogurt. Why is smoked salmon so good?

Backtracking to last night’s dinner, I feel like all I’ve been eating lately is chicken, chicken and more chicken so I stopped by the grocery on my way home last night to pick up some fish. Lucky for me, they were having a great sale on mahi. This dinner was healthy, delicious and ready in under 30 minutes.

I have this week’s fitness Friday workout and video ready for you but I’m just waiting for the video to finish uploading to YouTube. Unfortunately, it takes hours for them to upload when I shoot in HD so I’m trying to be patient but I wish there was an easier solution!

In the meantime, here are a few songs I’m loving lately for you to check out and possibly download to get you through your workout!

Pretty much obsessed with all things Zedd right now.

One song I’m not obsessed with right now?

JT finally comes out with a new album after like 5 years and I don’t love the first single, Suit & Tie. I’m a little devastated. Hopefully the rest of the album will make up for it.

I’ll be back later with your Fitness Friday workout! Stay warm!

New JT song…dig it or not so much? What songs are powering you through your workouts lately?

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie January 25, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I don’t love the new JT song either and it makes me sad :(

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2 Winnie January 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Totally agree on the new JT song…I keep trying to force myself to listen and like it, but it’s not happening. See you tonight for Bryan Kest!

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3 Jessica January 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Your winter hat IS cute!

I’m not really loving the new JT song either. :(

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4 Ashley January 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I am a HUGE JT and Jay-Z fan, and I just cannot get into the song either. I’ve listened to it seveal times, hoping it will finally get me, but its not working. Oh well. I don’t really care what he sings, as long as he goes on tour again soon!

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5 Shannon January 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

i love JT and have to change the station everytime the new song comes on. like everyone else i keep hoping to start liking it all of a sudden. so far, not so much. :-(

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6 Sarah January 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I think that hat is cute!! And I totally agree on the JT thing. No good. I thought the other day that it is certainly no sexy back!! Have fun tonight, cant wait to read about it!!

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7 Diana January 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I’ve been hearing nothing but negative things about the JT song, but I can’t help it, I think it’s catchy!

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8 Nathalie January 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I really like it too, Diana!

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9 jrm January 25, 2013 at 5:13 pm

What all is in pine nut cous cous? That may be a rhetorical question. Both those meals look and sound delish. I must be hungry.

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10 Ashley January 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I am obsessed with Justin Timberlake. I feel like I am rationalizing his new song and saying I like it, but deep down I know it’s not that great. :) I love “Scream and Shout” by Britney, “How to be a Heartbreaker” by Marina and the Diamonds, and “Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris lately!

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11 Katie January 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Quick question for you — how do you usually cook your fish? Looks delicious!

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12 Michelle January 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I LOVE your hat! And I think it’s especially cute on you. Smoked salmon is so delish.

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13 Trish January 25, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I didn’t like the new song the first time I listened to it – it brought back unpleasant memories of the 1970s – a very bad fashion decade. But it has grown on me. I can’t decide about Will.i.am and Britney – it’s very techno.

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14 Alaina January 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I think you look cute in that hat! :-) lately I have been LOVING Hall of Fame by the Script. Pretty much on repeat on my iPod. Have a great weekend!

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15 jin January 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

yeah, I live in charlotte too and it’s really icy out….looks like I’ll be pulling out my winter hat too.
I have every NSync and JT album…I’m sad that I don’t like his new single. I’m hoping that it will grow on me.

xo, jin
http://www.jinfitness.com

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16 jin January 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

yeah, I live in charlotte too and it’s really icy out….looks like I’ll be pulling out my winter hat too.
I have every NSync and JT album…I’m sad that I don’t like his new single. I’m hoping that it will grow on me.

xo, jin

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17 Jo (livingmintgreen) January 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Totally agree- JT’s new song is seriously underwhelming. It makes ok background music though… at best. ;)

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18 kaila@ healthy helper blog! January 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Suit and tie is kind of a disappointment…not gonna lie. But I’m still a JT fan. Just not for this one. :)

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19 Tara | Treble in the Kitchen January 26, 2013 at 7:05 am

Yum, your lunch and dinner look delicious! This is the first week that our gym is teaching the newest Bodypump release (84)….so lately that is all I have been listening to! I need to get some other tunes going in my brain!

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20 Amber January 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

Not impressed with the new JT song! I was extremely disappointed when I heard it on the radio. What boosted my mood? Hearing that NKOTB/98*/BoyzIIMen are touring this summer!!!

My current go to song is Maroon 5 – One More Night

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21 She Rocks Fitness January 26, 2013 at 10:22 am

Haven’t heard the song yet, but I’ve been rocking out to lots of country music lately, because I’ve been bored with what’s been on the radio! HA! It always puts me in a good mood. As for working out music, I’ve been kind of digging the Maroon 5 station on Pandora. Stay warm!

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22 Megan January 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

Ohhhh Guy Sebastian! I studied abroad in Australia in 2003 when we won Australian Idol and went to a taping of the show. I’m so excited every time I hear him. haha.

Oh and not a fan of the new JT song either. Sad.

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23 Kelsey K. January 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I loveeee when you post songs/workout playlists! You find the best music!! Thank you! :)

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