Wednesday, September 14, 2011

music linkup week 30: Everything Counts

I've been putting my song title into the blog title for this linkup, so I can easily scan my previous posts to avoid duplication, and I can NOT believe I have not done this song 30 weeks! 

Most of you know I have just embarked on a pretty amazing weight loss journey - I am in a local competition called "Valley's Biggest Loser" that just started last weekend and runs for 12 weeks.  In the competition my goal is to lose 60 lbs, and then I need to lose the other 65 or so on my own, before my birthday next May. 

I'm doing a lot of power walking so little Bobblehead can come with me in the stroller, and then I do a second workout while he's napping.  Once a week I also get a group workout with 39 of my fellow VBL contestants, with personal trainers pushing us the whole way.  OK, not PERSONAL trainers, since 40 of us share 3 trainers, but they're trainers. 

ANYWAY, Tuesday night was our first weekly group workout and it HURT LIKE HELL.  (Still does!) Somehow I managed to peel my aching body out of bed at 5:30 the next morning for my hour long power walk, and was groaning and dragging until the iPod clicked on this song:

(pardon the guys talking in the first few seconds of this video, but this is the ACTUAL version that I have on my iPod - from the album "Depeche Mode: 101" which is all live recordings, and this one is the actual performance AT THE ROSE BOWL in 1988.  I would have gone, being a so-cal girl, but I was 14 at the time of that concert.)

If you have EVER read my blog before, you know I am a huge fan of Depeche Mode, so they dominate my iPod.  When this song came on, I almost clicked past it, thinking most of DM's stuff is not really workout music.  Then I started to listen to the words, in context of what I am doing now, and I literally stood there laughing on the sidewalk in the pre-dawn haze for almost a full minute.  It's a good thing there aren't many people out at that hour, because I had to have looked completely crazy.  Anyway, that laughter gave me the energy to somehow complete my walk....a mile or so shorter than I usually walk, but still at a brisk pace, still enough to work up a great sweat. Half the walk, I didn't even have the iPod turned on, since I was humming to myself, "everything counts in large amounts" and thinking about the ENORMITY (pun intended) of what I am doing right now.

I am still in a ton of pain, but still found enough humor in this song AND in the final song of my walk today, also from DM: A Pain That I'm Used To.   HA HA HA!

What song are you feeling right now?  Go link up with the lovely Amber over at Goodnight Moon so we can groove with you!


Athena said...

Oh man, I am having 80's hair flashbacks! I am sure the hole in the ozone is from all the cans of Rave that I used ;)

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