My thrifty solution:
Check out music CDs at my local library! I found tons of great music and used a new playlist for the first time today. I ran faster and further without even realizing it! That is the power of music. My husband loves to look at the CDs that I check out and laugh at me because I like a little bit of everything (I check out pop, country, punk, rock, classical, and soundtracks to movies). I am going to put together 7 playlists so that I can have a different one for every day of the week. To buy all of these songs from iTunes would cost around $50, so FREE at the library is great.
Here is my first exercise playlist:
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
My Paper Heart - The All-American Rejects
Your Star - The All-American Rejects
Best Years of Our Lives - Baha Men, Shrek Soundtrack
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
I'm a Believer - Eddie Murphy, Shrik Soundtrack
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears For Fears
I would love for you to post in the comments your favorite work-out music. I am still going to the library every week in search for great work-out music and would love any suggestions.