Today I’m sharing another 80’s workout playlist because the first one was so popular.
If you liked my first 80’s playlist, I’m sure you’ll like this one too. There are a few songs that are on both playlists, but that’s because they’re my absolute favorites. Although I was born in the early 80’s, I didn’t get interested in music until I became a teenager in the 90’s. So while I didn’t get to enjoy any of the music on this playlist the first time around, I’m definitely enjoying it now.
Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance with Somebody is such an iconic song from the 80’s, I knew that I wanted to include it in. It’s hard to believe that she’s been gone for 6 years already. My mom was a big fan of hers, so I grew up listening to Whitney Houston.
As with any playlist from the 80’s, I wanted to make sure that I got a Michael Jackson song on there too, so I decided to add Beat It. Madonna was iconic during the 80’s too, so I made sure that a song of her’s make it on the playlist too.
I actually listened to this playlist while I was at the gym on Monday getting my workout done. My focus was steady state cardio, so I went to my go to form – the elliptical. My warm up was walking the track, and then I found myself and elliptical and got to it. I spent about 30 minutes trying to stay between a 6 and 7 RPE. By the time I was done I spent a few more minutes on the track cooling down to get my heart rate to come back down.
I love that I can download music from Spotify now that I’m a Spotify Premium member. Being able to download workout playlists is perfect for when I’m at the gym but don’t want to use my data plan. While I’m on a great intro promo right now (3 months for $0.99), I’m pretty sure that I’ll keep it once the regular pricing starts in a few months. Having it commercial free is another huge perk.
Once I got home from the gym I made myself a protein smoothie made of protein powder (affiliate link), frozen berries, vanilla yogurt, and a splash of orange juice. That’s the recipe that I usually use, and I just estimate the amounts.
What do you listen to during workouts? Music? Podcasts? Audio books? Let me know in the comments below.
I usually listen to playlists (most of the time) and every once in awhile podcasts.