Now, if you’re not a girl, don’t tune out yet! When I first started compiling this list, my focus was my daughter. She’s just entering those precarious adolescent years, and I started noticing and keeping track of songs that spoke empowerment to me. The messages I want for my daughter, though, work for all of us. Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re good enough? Worthy? Powerful? Capable? Full of potential?Some of these are girl focused and have an obvious message. Others just have an appealing line here or there. They all have beats or music that kept me going on my workouts.
My list for you this month is all about knowing that, no matter who you are, you are strong, you are sufficient, and you have greatness within you.
Links to the songs below take you to iTunes, so if you’d like, you can purchase these songs and load them onto your iPod. We’ve provided song lengths and beats per minute to help you use the playlist for your swim or workout. Songs with beats per minute in the 125-140 range are ideal for stamina and energy efficiency. Faster or slower songs are great for interval training or warm up/cool down.
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