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#MPOWERment Playlist #48

Again, for those who have followed my blog on the other site in the past, these #MPOWERment playlists are like the artist formerly known as Prince in that these are playlists formerly known as Melisscious’ Delicious Discography 😉 As per usual, you have your warmup and cooldown jams.

Plug in or Play it Loud and Go Get it!

1. Punjabi MC feat Jay Z and Pharrell – Beware of the Boyz

2. Die Mannequin – Sucker Punch

3. Fito Blanko feat Fat Joe and Sophia Del Carmen – Take Over

4. Calvin Harris and R3Hab – Burnin

5. Jessie J feat 2 Chainz – Burnin’ Up

6. Travis Barker feat Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, Yelawolf & Twista – Let’s Go

7. Fergie – A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody

8. Showtek – We Like to Party

9. Shaggy Mohambi Faydee Costi – Habibi

10. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

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  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.  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 😉 I have to keep a balance because i want to have that and to ME that means kicking ass but with that “feminine” sass 😉

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 😉 (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 😉

Don’t worry the next playlist will be more RAWR-ish 😉

Melisscious’ Delicious Discography number 45: Work it out… #music #MOVEment

Ok so this post is going to be a quickie with just your playlist because I am a bit busy but I still luv ya…So here is your October workout playlist peeps! 😀

1. Disclosure – F for you

2. Hardwell – Three Triangles

3. Junior Jack – Es Samba

4. Lumidee VS Fatman Scoop – Dance

5. R3hab & Nervo – Ready for the weekend

6. Nyemiah Supreme feat Timbaland – Thorough Bitch

7. Melanie Martinez (Chocolate Puma remix) – Dollhouse

8. AK9 – Some Shit Title No one Cares About

9. Cranksters – Call My Name

10. Cooldown Jam…Birdy – Not About Angels

Free Music and MOVEment

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I am spending most of my day today working from home and am currently updating my playlist. Home work is great because my breaks can consist of whatever the eff I want such as random outbursts of loud music and flailing myself around the room. Yeah I know right, good times 😉 I just got back in after doing some running around and was chatting it up with this super cool guy.

Why am I telling you this? I tell you this because our conversation consisted of discussing music and movement of all kinds. Ok the majority of the movement we pigeonholed on was in regards to lifting but REAL movement like martial arts/combat sports and dancing came up too. FYI those are four of my favorite things with the 5th being something I plead the 5th on (yup it is totally what you are thinking of womp wommmmp).

Oh geez sorry I still have yet to get to the point of this random post and the title’s correlation to the randomness ramblings at hand. I just wasted your time to lead up to this little gifty-gift for you…this dude hooked me up with a free way to get tunes for when you are doing MOVEment (bowel or orchestral not presumptively included lol). I apologize to the artists out there, I really do and this is not meant to be a form of disrespect for your craft but I like to share things that make me happy to help others be happy too. I have also learned from one Will-I-am that that is not how you make your moolah anyhoo 😉

To get some tunes use this site http://www.youtube-mp3.org/ . You find the jam on youtube, copy the link and paste it in the box. You than convert it, download the mp3 and copy it to your Ipod, android or other device. Magical ain’t it 😉

I can survive without music sure, but I cannot thrive nor truly LIVE without it. Still just doing what I can in terms of my loves (MRI comes soon and will give me some answers. This damn ankle and foot thing is yet to be determined than watch out lol) If you are like me and feel the same way, try this out and get your swerve on my beautiful freaks geeks and weirdos ;D Woooooh to you!

Mind Muscle Connection

It is a given that in order to reshape your body and change your body composition, you must put on some lean muscle. This can mean different amounts to different people but having a good foundation of muscle will help with adding shape, the repartitioning of nutrients for fat loss, energy and health, as well as preventing injury, making you stronger, and helping “tighten up” your body.images

There are many different styles of resistance training out there. None of them are flat out wrong per se, but very often there is a major factor missing that will hold you back regardless of the method. This factor is the mind to muscle connection, the ability to actually create tension in the muscles.

Truly concentrating on creating tension aka putting stress on the muscles you are working, be it in lifting weights or with calisthenics, you will facilitate greater strength, movement ability and a better level of body composition due to the awesome muscle you can build with focus. This mind to muscle connection prevents you from just going through the motions and putting all of the stress on your nervous system or joints

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From learning how to properly brace, to being able to put actual tension on your muscles instead of using momentum, it takes a lot of practice, focus and intention. This particular practice is so often ignored but is one of the most important for preventing injuries as well as for developing a body that is healthy, lean, athletic, agile and functional. You must also realize the importance of being in that moment and focusing on your goal instead of just checking out the hotties in the gym 😉

Our minds are our most powerful weapons when it comes to our bodies. They must work together to be optimal. To simply focus on dieting, cardio, circuits and throwing weights, is shortchanging yourself from being your best. The ability to focus and work with intent should first be the goal as it will make the more superficial things like losing fat, building a booty, become that much simpler. Control your mind and you can control your body.