My brothers and I would work out at a gym with my dad when I came home from college on breaks. It was an activity I looked forward to because we had passed the age of fighting and I enjoyed my brothers immensely. To this day, I am desperate to be a part of their bromance duo, but it probably is not going to happen. I would like to ask them what stunt I can pull to prove I am no longer the tattle tale, goody two shoes sister, but this would just confirm to them that I am not cool enough to be in their club. They are the funniest people I know and I adore them. This particular time, one brother went to play basketball with my dad while my other brother and I hit the treadmill. I always run with headphones on and block out the rest of the world. A huge, giant thud interrupted me, however, and when I looked over, my brother was a couple feet behind the treadmill in face plant position. I started laughing, uncontrollably, from the gut. He looked up with blood on his face, and I still laughed. (Horrible, I am aware, but instincts are instincts.) I asked him what happened and he said that he thought he would rest his eyes for a few minutes. We had family pictures the next day. My mom was not happy.
I thought of this today because I found some old itunes gems that brought me back to the old days. They just appeared out of nowhere. I thought I lost them forever years ago, and magically, they came back! One of them was Bone Thugs and Harmony’s ‘Tha Crossroads’ which always reminds me of that good old gym. I am only a hipster when it comes to musical theater (I faked liking Nirvana in high school), but I have some good old boy band and hip hop songs that make your workout better. I like a strong beat. I ran an extra 2 blocks today with my playlist back in action. Go thighs! I get the clean versions when possible…
Backstreet Boys: The Call
Britney Spears featuring Lil Kim: Gimme More
Busta Rhymes, Mary J Blige, Missy Elliott: Touch It
Destiny’s Child: Soldier
DMX: Where the Hood At (fantastic for a last ditch push)
House of Pain: Jump Around
Jay Z: Big Pimpin’ (favorite Jay song EVER)
Naughty by Nature: O.P.P
NSync: Girlfriend (Neptunes Remix featuring Nelly)
P Diddy and Snoop: Welcome to Atlanta (Remix)
Tag Team: Whoomp There It Is
P.S. If you know all 3 of us, I’m taking bets on which brother you think bit the dust big time.