As a praise and worship leader, I love music and I find that fast beats give me some extra oomph to work harder and last longer during a workout. I, however, do not appreciate “music” that berates women, describes sex explicitly or uses the f-bomb every two words. It is extremely difficult to feel like a beautiful Women of God working to improve my health when I am hearing popular recording artists spew profanity. There have been times during my workout class that I have literally stopped what I was doing (usually burpees) because I was so extremely shocked by what was coming out of the speakers.
This blog is going to be a positive space, so instead of complaining all day, I wanted to share with you what I listen to as an alternative. I love listening to Jesus Culture, Josh Hamilton and pretty much any 80’s rock music! Most of it is uplifting and non-offensive. It doesn’t tell me that I was made to drink till I drop, or that my only asset is my, ahem, assets. I like monitoring what I listen to, especially when I work out. I find that afterwards I feel confident and encouraged, and maybe a bit sweaty.
Final thought: To keep your attitude and spirits high, try to avoid listening to music that will convince you that you are anything but special and unique!