One of my all-time favorite sagas is Rocky but my favorite is Rocky IV. I was sitting around with the boys this morning talking about Mozart (I don’t even remember how that conversation started) when I opened YouTube to find the Falco song “Rock Me Amadeus” for my oldest. Because this song was released in the mid-80’s, YouTube so graciously showed similar videos and some of them were from the Rocky movies. Needless to say, I watched them and realized something.

Training for a fight is no different than losing weight. Both involve hard word, dedication, determination, and blood, sweat and tears. Every time I hear a song from the Rocky soundtrack, I’m instantly taken to that part of the film (no matter which one it is) and I find myself getting excited (hey, don’t judge me). Anyway, as I’m watching each video this morning, I realize that these songs provide motivation for me.

My motivation is so on again, off again with regards to weight loss. I’m confident in almost every other part of my life and it’s frustrating that my motivation wanes so much when it comes to weight loss.

So, without further adieu, here are the ones that inspire me the most.