Summer Workout

To accompany the healthy eating habits I’ve put together a short (iPod) play list for the workout at the gym or the beach or wherever!

LL Cool J – Going Back to Cali

It has perfect beat to start with and gets you going. Just think of LL’s muscles and his sexy lips and you’re all fired up!

Kanye West – The New Workout Plan

This is the center piece of the play list. Kanye is a cutie! Repeat the song as often as you like. The beat changes once or twice, so it’ll suit the tempo changes of your cross trainer or spinning session. The lyrics are hilarious, just a few excerpts:

So first of all we gon’ work on the stomach
Nobody wants a little tight ass!

All the mocha lattes you gotta do Pilates
You gotta pop this tape in before you start back dating

Half way through the song, a bunch of girls share their success stories, here’s the first one:

Hi may name is Jill, I just want to say thanks to Kanye’s workout plan.
I was able to pull a NBA player and like now I shop every day on Rodeo drive
I just want to say, thank you Kanye! woooo! woooo! woooo! woooo! woooo! woooo!

The final conclusion is:

That’s right put in work, move your ass, go bezerk
Eat your salad, no dessert
Get that man you deserve

Missy Elliott – Work It

Maybe this song is too obvious and worn out but I couldn’t resist the beat and lines like these:

See my ass and my lips don’tcha
Lost a few pounds in my waist for ya

Prince – The Marring Kind

Slowing the tempo and allowing for your heart rate to go down, here comes Prince and he gets back at Missy on this one:

I’m gonna put her on the same diet Missy went on
U know she eat 2 much

Top 10 May 2004

  1. Kanye West – The New Workout Plan (from the brilliant ‘The College Dropout’ CD) – Roc-A-Fella Records
  2. Aaron-Carl – Hateful – Wallshaker Records
  3. Felix Da Housecat – Devin Dazzle & The Neon Fever CD – Emperor Norton
  4. Brandy – Talk About Our Love feat. Kanye West – Atlantic
  5. Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You (Kanye West Remix) – J Records
  6. Beck – Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes – Soundtrack on Hollywood Records
  7. Air – Surfing On A Rocket (Joakim To The Smiling Sun Remix & Juan Maclean Remix) – Virgin
  8. Permanent4 – Naughty Batgirl (Beyonce / Prince Mash Up)
  9. Scissor Sisters – Laura (City Hi-Fi Vocal Mix) – Polydor
  10. Traffic Signs 3 – Work Yeah – Traffic Signs

Lo C

A very well informed reader sent me the link to this brilliant low carb site. They have such great news items as:

  • Avril Lavigne blames carbs for her angry lyrics
  • Brad Pitt used low-carb to train for Troy
  • Mid carb cola this summer: Coke C2 and Pepsi Edge (US and Japan only)

I’m especially keen on Coke C2 and Pepsi Edge with 50 percent less sugar and carbohydrates than regular cola! Wow!

Like The Sunshine

Last week, I finally saw the brilliant Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film starts in Germany this Thursday, May 20 (with a stupid German title). Go, see it!
The movie is highly romantic, in a different, Michel Gondry way. I was very touched by the ending and then over the credits I got to hear Becks version of "Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes". Wonderful.

One of my favourite moments is when Clementine (Kate Winslet) slides on ice and talks to herself: "Slidy, Slidy!".

The title of the film is explained in a scene where Mary (Kirsten Dunst) reads to Dr. Mierzwiak out of "Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations"; the lines are from Alexander Pope’s poem "Eloisa to Abelard":

How happy is the blameless Vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d."



This is what I have each day! It’s a great meal, instead of bread, the burger is
wrapped in salad! Low carb is the way to go! Who wants to eat bread anyway?

I’m still waiting for the day when I can buy a low carb & low fat burger. It would
probably be salad with onions and tomatoes between salad. Fantastic! I don’t know when I’ll try the breakfast bowl, looks scary and the ad doesn’t really give away the ingredients. I heard it’s good, though.