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28 Songs to Dance to in the Kitchen on Valentine’s Day

28 Songs to Dance to in the Kitchen on Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to do something nice for your sweetie. Want to make it special and sexy? What better way than to press up against each other in the kitchen after a romantic candlelit dinner, just the two of you? Here’s a playlist of 28 songs to dance to in the kitchen on Valentine’s Day.

1. A Dedication by Washed Out

“Don’t be scared it’s over now, I swear.”
Everything’s okay when you’re in each other’s arms.

2. It’s Different by Dear Rouge

“It’s so different when we touch.”
A Valentine song for the sweet and passionate butterflies that last.

3. Beth/Rest by Bon Iver

“Our love is a star, sure some hazardry, for the light before and after most indefinitely.”
Poetic and lovely.

4. Hot Dreams by Timber Timbre

“I wanna wake, I wanna wake, I wanna wake from hot dreams of you.”
If you want something sexy, this is the one.

5. Journal of Ardency by Class Actress

“This game of cruelty is easily the most boring part of the week.”
Love can be so cruel.

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6. Summer Wine by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood

“Strawberries, cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring. My summer wine is really made from all these things.”
Maybe you’re tipsy on each other’s company, or maybe it’s the wine.

7. Voilà by Françoise Hardy

“Voilà je regarde les autres pourtant je ne leur trouve rien.”
Just say, “Je t’aime.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqegv4qoEdo

8. Stay by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko

“All along it was a fever. A cold sweat hot-headed believer.”
Is it hot in here?

9. Pull Me Down by Mikky Ekko

“But your name is a wave washing over me. No games just a slave to you totally.”
You know you’re in it for good when you’ll let your lover pull you down.

10. Tiff by Poliça ft. Justin Vernon

“Go ahead and play for keeps.”
Embrace and sway a little with this tune.

11. You Got Me by The Roots ft. Erykah Badu

“If you were worried ’bout where I been or who I saw or what club I went to with my homies, baby don’t worry you know that you got me.”
Some hot hip hop for lovers.

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12. Under Your Spell by Desire

“I don’t eat, I don’t sleep, I do nothing but think of you.”
You can both drink the love potion tonight.

13. Fifteen by Goldroom ft. Chela

“It’s been a long time, wondering why the summer smells like sin and wonder.”
It’s like being back in high school with this Valentine song.

14. Big Jet Plane by Angus and Julia Stone

“She said, ‘Hello mister, pleased to meet ya.’ I wanna hold her, I wanna kiss her. She smelled of daisies.”
A Valentine song full of longing and wanderlust.

15. Harvest Moon by Neil Young

“When we were strangers, I watched you from afar. When we were lovers, I loved you with all my heart.”
For dancing in the moonlight, or the candlelight.

16. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis

“Like a river flows surely to the sea, Darling, so it goes, some things are meant to be.”
Maybe it’s foolish, maybe it’s fate. It’s surely a sweet Valentine song.

17. Cigarettes and Coffee by Otis Redding

“Darling, I’ve been so satisfied. Honey, since I met you.”
The fatal attraction of coffee and cigarettes can’t keep you from dancing to this Valentine song.

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18. Sea of Love by Phil Phillips

“Do you remember when we met? That’s the day I knew you were my pet.”
An oldie but goodie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EroRtEUmZcU

19. Coffee by Sylvan Esso

“Wrap me in your arms. I can’t feel it, but rock me in your arms.”
Just do as Sylvan says there.

20. Let Her Go by Passenger

“You see her when you close your eyes. Maybe one day you’ll understand why.”
All you need to understand is the feeling of each other close and swaying.

21. Anna Mashup by Taken by Trees and CFCF

“You will never see what you mean to me.”
It’s cute and it’s sweet.

22. For Your Love by Stevie Wonder

“And for your love I would do anything. Just to see you smile upon your face.”
If you would do anything, start by dancing to a Valentine song in the kitchen.

23. Je Suis Perdue by Gigi Gaston

“Je perde le sommeil et je perde le pétille.”
If you’re losing sleep, let it be to dancing to this Valentine song.

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24. Your Sweet Touch by Bahamas

“Time means so much if all I have is your sweet touch.”
A Valentine song for the sweet touch of dancing close.

25. Don’t Worry Baby by The Beach Boys

“Well it’s been building up inside of me for, oh, I don’t know how long. I don’t know why, but I keep thinking something’s bound to go wrong.”
Not much can go wrong when you’re dancing in the kitchen to a Valentine song.

26. Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac

“You could be my silver springs, blue green colors flashing. I would be your only dream, your shining autumn, ocean crashing.”
A sort of sad one, but lovely nonetheless.

27. Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan

“When the rain is blowin’ in your face, and the whole world is on your case, I could offer you a warm embrace, to make you feel my love.”
A Valentine song for a sweet embrace.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql2qlO8HH20

28. You’re the Best by Wet

“I can’t forget. Hold these arms around me. Think of how you found me, found me in those arms.”
A Valentine song for the best one yet.

If you’re still looking for some sizzling Valentine’s Day date ideas, read this: How to Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day Date for Your Loved One.

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Last Updated on September 18, 2020

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

1. Exercise Daily

It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

3. Acknowledge Your Limits

Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

The basic nutritional advice includes:

  • Eat unprocessed foods
  • Eat more veggies
  • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
  • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

    5. Watch Out for Travel

    Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

    This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

    If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

    6. Start Slow

    Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

    If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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    7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

    Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

    My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

    If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

    I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

    Final Thoughts

    Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

    Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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