Music and Exercise


Though I did catch a cold, I have managed to continue my exercise program. While I am not able to do it every day, I have managed to keep it pretty regular.  I have also managed to reduce my sugar consumption.  While there is still work to do in all areas, I have noticed an improvement in some areas.

  • a thinner waist
  • improved cardiovascular
  • increased workout time
  • increased number of push-ups/sit-ups
  • increased plank time
  • increased flexibility
  • loss of several pounds
  • decreased craving for pop and other junk food

While all of these things are slight, they are motivating. That alone qualifies for Today’s Perfect Moment

That being said, I wanted to use today’s post to solicit advice from everyone. It has to do with music, and working out to music.


img_20190117_180920563I tried working out with headphones on and didn’t really enjoy it. Maybe it was the sweat, maybe it was being tethered to sometime, even though that something was a small mp3 player.  I switched to a Sony speaker.  I bought this one because a friend has one.  At their place (using their phone and Bluetooth) the sound really fills up the room easily.  However, when I use it with a line-in cable and my mp3 player, the sound isn’t that good.  Is it the line-in cable?  Is it my recordings?  I think I did them on the highest quality, but it was quite a long time ago and I really don’t remember.  Is Bluetooth that much better than having it wired in?  I would be grateful for any thoughts or advice.  What do you think?


Does anyone have a killer playlist for working out. I need something that distracts me by letting me sing to it, and is upbeat, but not so upbeat that I kill myself on the rowing machine and bike.  I am into 60’s to 80’s rock mostly, throwing in some stuff from the 90’s.  Just curious.  What do you usually work out to?

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to Music and Exercise

  1. Laura Beth says:

    I’m impressed! I don’t typically listen to music, although I do have some music video playlists through YouTube. My husband uses Spotify a lot, and has created several awesome playlists through there.

  2. lkvy says:

    Uh, I’m the wrong person to ask. 😂 But given how addicted I am to my phone (or tv, or the laptop), I see exercising without entertainment as a way for me to meditate.

  3. Heide says:

    It sounds like we work out to the same playlist, Anthony! Though I do very much like the singer/songwriters from the 70s when I’m not trying to force myself to sweat. There is a wonderful element of storytelling to that music that you seldom find today. (Yes, I know I sound old, ha ha.)

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