female fitness health blogger 2016So, guess who's injured her knee?  This girl!  I'd forgotten how frustrating it was to be unable to run for a little while. Yesterday, I even went as far as getting changed and putting on my trainers before remembering running wasn't an option!  However, looking on the bright side, it's forced me to switch things up again and re-evaluate my workouts.  I've definitely become a creature of habit and so perhaps injuring my knee could be interpreted as a stroke of good luck? Okay, maybe not.  But it has helped me to place more focus on my workouts outside of running.  I've most likely still got another week or so of 'resting up' remaining and so to accompany my arms/abs sessions, I've revamped my workout playlist and listed the cherry-picked songs below.  So far, they've helped to keep me motivated throughout my current plan until I'm able to run again.  If you're looking for a 'refresh' then fingers crossed some of these will help to spur you on as well!
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Kyodan pro-series leggingsLike most people, I listen to a huge mixture of genres.  However when it comes to the argument of fitness music, I stand by the opinion of fast tempos helping - along with obtrusive sounds and when possible, motivational lyrics!  Basically anything that pumps you up and convinces you to go faster, harder or simply just to last that bit longer.  So with that said, here's my current workout playlist!


WARM UP

Flight Facilities ft. Giselle - Crave You
Sean Kingston - Beat It
BONES - RestInPeace
Hippie Sabotage - Stay High (STRSIK Remix)
K'naan - Hurt Me Tomorrow
SRH - My Moment (Remix)
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
The Knife - Is It Medicine
Major Lazer - Be Together
Tomcraft - Loneliness
Ciara - Like A Boy


WORKOUT

Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again 
Booba - Paname
Booty Luv - Say It (Nero Remix)
Borgore - Afro Blue
Oliver Heldens ft. KStewart - Last All Night
Cassius - I Love You So
Chase & Status - Hocus Pocus
The Chemical Brothers - Go
Stromae - Ta Fete
Sleigh Bells - Demons
Crystal Castles - Doe Deer
Nero - Crush On You
Crystal Castles - Kerosene (Valy Mo Remix)
Refresh - A Step Too Far
Ellie Goulding - We Can't Move To This
Grimes - Kill vs. Maim
New Boyz ft. YG - Crush On You
Scratch21 - Sorry Jack
Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
Iggy Azalea - My World
Kanye West - I'm In It
The Knife - Listen Now
Les Jumo ft. Mohombi - Sexy
The Living Tombstone - Five Nights at Freddy's
Nero - Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto - Can't Stop Playing

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WARM DOWN

FKA Twigs - In time
Shura - 2Shy
Tinashe - 2 On (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
Rene LaVice ft. Ivy Mairi - The Calling
Grimes ft. Majical Cloudz - Nightmusic
Otto Knows - Million Voices
Jessie Ware - Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)
Justin Bieber - I'll Show You
Shlohmo ft. D33J - Apathy
Lilly Wood & The Prick - Prayer in C (Robin Schulz remix)
Loreen - In My Head
M.I.A. - Platforms
Purity Ring - Bodyache


IF YOU LISTEN TO JUST TWO...

To start:  Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again 

To end:  Majid Jordan - Her


As you can imagine, this insanely long playlist is really helping me as I see through my current routine before turning most of my attention back to running.  I love looking back over previous playlists and seeing how my taste has changed. Last month I seemed to favour more heavy dance from the early 00s, though the month before that it was all about rock. Anyway, I hope one or two of these make it onto your current playlist and help to motivate you as a result!  Speaking of which, what's on your personal fitness playlist right now?  Anything I should be adding to mine?!
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uk female fitness fashion blogger 2016Though I may not be able to run for another week or so, that hasn't stopped me from keeping up my activewear game since my last fitness post!  For my current workout plan I'm still adoring Kyodan, a Canadian brand that focuses on activewear built for endurance, performance and comfort.

Sports Jacket - Adidas

Top - Kyodan Lighting Speed Print Sports Bra c/o

Leggings - Kyodan Black Pro-Series Leggings c/o

Whether you work out or don't work out, have a fitness playlist the length of your arm or don't have one at all... I hope some of these tracks help kickstart your week!

With love,

Gabrielle x