Kelli on couch with coffee

I’m not talking about working out to funk music *although, hold that idea for a possible class;* I’m talking about when you just can’t find the motivation to get your workout in for a couple days, weeks, months, or even years! (Queue the “Friend’s” theme…)

When I first had the idea to start this blog, I had no idea that I was soon going to be challenged with an abrupt end to my fitness routine. Like you, everything got out of whack with the outbreak of COVID-19 in the States and it happened fast! I remember the last workout class I took at the gym and it makes me sad that so many weeks have passed.

Like many people, I tried to keep my routine going at home. After my work day, starting a little earlier than I would if I was going to the gym because of no commute time, I would get at least a 45 minute to an hour workout in. And I was consistent with it for about two and a half to three weeks. I felt pretty damn good about myself. Then, like a ton of bricks, I got strep throat! In the middle of a pandemic, where everyone is afraid to catch COVID-19, I get knocked down and thrown into bed with a virus I haven’t had since adolescence for over two weeks! Shit.

I still haven’t gotten my groove back

Needless to say, my fitness routine and goals got completely trashed. I’ve been feeling better for a couple weeks now and I still haven’t gotten my groove back. I’m trying. I’ve gotten in 20 minutes here, 30 minutes there, but I can’t seem to get myself back on track.

I’m writing this all down in hopes that it will push me to get going again. Maybe if I shame myself it will get my ass back into gear. I know it’s totally normal to get into funks. I will hopefully find some motivation soon. In the meantime, here’s my top five funk songs that could make for some good workout grooves!

Top 5 Funk Workout Songs:

  1. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
  2. The Jacksons – Shake Your Body
  3. Kool & The Gang – Jungle Jazz
  4. Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
  5. Carl Carlton – She’s a Bad Mama Jama