I don’t know about you, but I cannot workout unless I have some good tunes pumping in my ears. The more upbeat, the better, in my opinion. The only problem is that, since I go to the gym so frequently, I end up listening to the same songs over and over (and over!) again, which can be kind of boring. But whenever I load new music onto my iPod Shuffle, I actually look forward to going to the gym, and I find my workouts fly by much faster.

I try to update my gym playlist every 2 weeks or so, which means I have collected A LOT of fabulous workout songs over the past year or so, and since I know I’m not the only one trying to step up my workout routine in an effort to lose weight and get toned in time for bikini season, I decided to share 40 of my favorites with you.

I’m really digging 5, 7, 10, and 21 right now, but all of these workout songs will keep you pumped and (hopefully) give you the motivation you need to get back in shape (and stay in shape)!

Good luck, and please share your favorite workout songs in the comments section as I’m ALWAYS looking for fresh tunes to add to my iPod!

1. Boom Clap by Charli XCX

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2. Goodbye (feat. Islove) by Glenn Morrison

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This is an excerpt from the article 40 Workout Songs to Help Keep You Motivated which originally appeared on http://www.cloudywithachanceofwine.com/.