This post is sponsored by Collectively on behalf of HP.
Hi friends! I can’t believe February is just a couple of days away! Keep up the amazing work with Winter Shape Up. I love seeing all of your check-ins (and pics!), so please keep them coming via the hashtag #wintershapeup, the comments, or in our Facebook group.
Since Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to do a little themed playlist. No Celine Dion ahead; these are some of my favorite non-cheesy love-inspired songs. I also included some cardio guidelines below, and a Spotify playlist, if you’d like to use it for your next workout.
(Ok, so “Jealous” probably falls under the “Creepy Valentine” category, but it’s so dang catchy I had to include it.)
All of Me- John Legend (Tiësto remix). Warm up. Take about 5 minutes to find and keep a moderate pace and incline. Take some deep breaths, get into your “zone,” and think about how you want to feel when your workout is over.
Wild Wild Love- Pitbull (feat. G.R.L). Easy tempo work. For the first half of the song, keep the moderate, steady pace. For the second half of the song, go 1-2mph above your base pace and maintain it. Keep incline moderate.
Outside- Calvin Harris (feat. Ellie Goulding). Sprints. Keep your steady pace during the verses, and during the choruses, sprint as fast as you can. Recover in between.
Pitch Perfect Mashup- Titanium vs. Proclaimers. For the first half of the song, keep a steady pace (or take it down to a walk) and focus on increasing the resistance to a moderate climb (RPE 7 on a scale of 1-10). For the second half of the song (“Titanium”) you are going to decrease the incline to a flat road, and sprint your heart out for the choruses.
Alone Together- Fallout Boy. Heavy climb. Take your pace down (to a quick walk or easy jog) and gradually start to add incline/resistance. By the end of the song, you should be at your personal max.
Heartbeat Song- Kelly Clarkson. Decrease the incline back to moderate, and find a steady quick pace. Maintain this for the entire song, and use this is a bit of a recovery.
Shut Up and Dance- Walk the Moon. Keep your steady pace, and during each chorus, increase the resistance 1-2% until you hit your max. Hold it for 1 minute before decreasing. Repeat for the duration of the song.
Come Get It Bae- Pharrell Williams. Heavy resistance. Find an incline of RPE 7-8, and hold it, keeping a steady quick walk, or easy jog for the entire song.
Jealous (The Rooftop Boys Remix)- Nick Jonas. Decrease the resistance back to moderate, and pick up your pace. Every 30 seconds, add .5 to 1mph to your pace. Finish the song at a sprint.
XO- Beyonce. Slow down your pace to a walk. Start to increase the incline. By the end of the song, hit your personal RPE 9 (1-10 scale).
Stay With Me- Sam Smith. Cool down. Slow down your pace, decrease the resistance. Use this song as an easy song to bring the heart rate back down and recover.
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran. Stretch and/or foam roll.
To make the image above, it was super simple using my HP Sprout.
The Sprout enables users to fuse reality with technology, and my very favorite feature is the ability to scan items into high-quality images. I picked up some of the conversation hearts at the drugstore. (Confession: I think these chalky candies are actually very tasty.) Next, I scattered them on the work station and pressed “scan.”
Next thing I knew, I had images of the hearts, ready to be edited (to remove shadows), sized, and moved around on the workstation.
Boom! This took me about 5 minutes, and would have taken about 30 with my usual processes on my laptop. I imported the cute little heart frame into Picmonkey to add the text, and the image was done. For more info about the Sprout, check out my post with a video on how to use it here!
Hope you guys enjoy the workout and playlist!
What’s your favorite over-the-top or non-cheesy love song? I live for anything Michael Buble, but my very favorite is “Home.”
See ya later today with some happenings and a new barre workout!
This post is sponsored by Collectively on behalf of HP Sprout. Thank you for supporting the companies who help to support our family. xo