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MOVEment Playlist (Formerly Known as Melisscious’ Delicious Discography) #45

I have been trying REALLY hard to pull back in terms of my training intensity and ridiculous frequency for the past while to allow my body to heal. The minor injuries I can get by on but your spine is not something to mess with nor is all kinds of ย burnout! Really much better now but I’ll give it another couple of weeks I think is best. I know better in terms of the importance of recovery but doing it has been another not to mention my serious dislike for backing down from a challenge (or what in my ego perceives to be a challenge :p). You absolutely have to take a step back so you can make giant leaps forward. Hard to do for some, but essential I promise you.

I have found that back in the day it was another thing to implement the important side of recovery methods like yoga, meditation, foam rolling, mobility and flexibilty etc. I easily bore and quite simply find I do not enjoy and therefore do not make time for it. If this sounds like you can I get a hellllll yah! Ok so what do I do to forcefully yet joyfully endure this necessity? I LOVE to dance! Dancing (all kinds but especially choreography-style) is a great way to keep you challenged, helps you be in the moment, and it seriously helps you with your fluidity in movement. ย I have been getting back to my love of dancing, although choreography is something I just started this past year but I love it so much! I have been subbing it in for where I would do non-stop horrible things to myself lol and I am also not as angry ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have to keep a balance because i want to have that and to ME that means kicking ass but with that “feminine” sass ๐Ÿ˜‰

Aside from dancing, another great way to help with the recovery is to use guided meditation apps, mp3 and the like. It is tough to slow down your mind and be totally present and the guided for, as well as in-person classes, helps tremendously.

Alright so this playlist is going to be dedicated to my bringing some of my yin back to my yang, or is it yang back to my yin? I digress but you will no doubt see (hear) what I mean. To those of you looking for my typical hardcoreness, meh, we ALL need a lil bit o the softer side ๐Ÿ˜‰ (btw if you are a guy reading this, chicks REALLY dig guys who can dance so figure it out)

1. Beyonce – 7/11

2. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

3. Janet Jackson – All Night

4. LL Cool J feat Raekwon and Murder Mook – I’m Nice

5. Outkast – Da Art of Storytellin part 1

6. Da Brat feat Tyrese – Watchu Like

7. Foxy Brown – Get You Home

8. Mavado and Nicki Minaj – Give It All To Me

9. Gyptian feat Nicki Minaj – Hold Yuh

10. Tinashe – All Hands On Deck

Your health tip for this month:

This is probably one of the most stress filled times of year. A time when we often take many things, many people for granted. Take that this is a chill list and regardless if you like these tunes or not, take some time to CHILL. You owe no one anything if it means your health and sanity. Take time to write down something every day you are grateful for. Start each day, not with news of ANY sort, but with a song you love, a quote that inspires you, and end your days the same. Make love to your loved one (even if that is yourself lol!!!). If you feel alone this holiday season or have a hard time this time of year, reach out to someone or better yet, get outside of yourself and help others by volunteering somewhere. You are amazing, know that, remember that, take time to chill and appreciate that ๐Ÿ˜‰

Don’t worry the next playlist will be more RAWR-ish ๐Ÿ˜‰

Melisscious’ Delicious Discography 21- Sweet Summer Sweat

I just realized that June has come and gone. Wow I guess it was a cray-cray month :p With the competition, traveling, the ISSN conference, the Luminato event, moving, work, work,training, work and some new things on the horizon, I guess it just passed me by (kind of like how the girl keeps passing them by here I guess lol )

Well I will be posting up on how the conference went as well as touching on a few other things in my next posts but for now I just want to send you all some tunes to swerve to and get your sweet summer sweat on to (yeah summer wooooooooooh!) as well as your health/fit tip at the bottom of the playlist. Here is your ya-mon-we-be-jammin’ for the month of July. Enjoy and stay awesome wut wut ๐Ÿ˜€ (ok so really this isn’t much of a summery-dancey playlist but these are training playlists so that is just unfortunate ahaha)

1. Kanye West – Black Skinhead

2. Eve ft Snoop – Momma in the Kitchen

3. Ciara feat Nicki Minaj- I’m Out

4. Bullet for My Valentine – Waking the Demon

5. Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted

6. Eisenfunk – Pong

7. Deftones – My Own Summer

8. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload

9. Azelia Banks- 212

10. Cool down jam: Jamiroquai – You Give Me Something

Whatever music you love, crank it and just dance like no one is watching or at least surround yourself with people who might watch but will join in ๐Ÿ˜‰ Dancing is an unfreaking real way to increase your mobility, fitness and improve your health while having crazy fun! It improves balance, coordination and mental health. If you really give it, you can burn some serious calories! Sure I LOVE to kill it in training, a bit too much I have learned ๐Ÿ˜‰ but nothing will ever get me like some good music and dancing. After all, see above, I am all about music and movement of all sorts. If this is like you too, hit me up anytime to get freakay on the dance floor or in the front yard lol whatever just mooooooove! ๐Ÿ˜€ Who cares if you don’t have rhythm just have fun and surround yourself with the right people and no one will even notice…promise ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here in Toronto there are a ton ofย music and dance events so take advantage if you’re in the area or make the trip (Toronto is amazing with so much culture and a bit of something for everyone. LOVE it).ย Music moves the soul. Music brings people together. Music facilitates change of various degrees. Music makes the world go ’round.