Behind The Groove by Tina Marie Inspires A Fit and Healthy Lifestyle

Using Music to Achieve Fitness Goals!

Teena Marie Songs

The other day I was just sitting around the house listening to my Ipod when Teena Marie’s “Behind The Groove” started playing. As I was listening to the lyrics, this part grabbed my attention the most:

“(Behind the groove)
There’s another side inside of you
(Behind the groove)
You can make your wildest dreams come true

So get on up (Behind the groove)
And shake your body (Get behind the groove)
Open up and take the music in (Get behind the groove)
You better get on up (Behind the groove)
Come to the party (Get behind the groove)
Life is waitin’ for you to begin…”

So I started deciphering the lyrics and applying it to a fit and healthy lifestyle. The first part says: “(Behind the groove)
There’s another side inside of you (Behind the groove) You can make your wildest dreams come true..” We all have that inner demon who tries to tell us that we can’t do something or we may have someone who just doesn’t believe in us. This is where:” There’s another side inside of you..” comes into play because there is another side inside of you that you just have to find and work with. Then: “You can make your wildest dreams come true..”

This is absolutely true. You can get that flat stomach, the nice toned arms, lower your cholesterol or accomplish whatever you set out to do. You have to get behind the groove and just say forget everyone else and do it just for you.

Then the song continues to play and the next 3 lines say: “So get on up (Behind the groove) And shake your body (Get behind the groove). Open up and take the music in (Get behind the groove)” I interpreted this as: Get up off your butt, put your muscles to work and take in the fact that you are changing your life for the better. You will feel so much better about yourself and the fact that you’re accomplishing something that you may have never thought was even possible makes the reward that much better.

Last but not least: “You better get on up (Behind the groove) Come to the party (Get behind the groove) Life is waitin’ for you to begin…” The last few lyrics say it best: GET UP!! The party that I feel you should be going to is the fun one where everyone is happy and excited about the changes they’ve made to their lives for the better. You only get one life and one body WHY NOT make both AMAZING?!?! Teena Marie said it best: “Life is waitin’ for you to begin!”

Stop putting off getting things in your life in order. There is no better time than the present and the longer you put it off, the longer it will take for it to actually happen. So my advice to you is: “GET BEHIND THE GROOVE!!”

Here are a few tips to get your groove back:

  1. Make a vision board
  2. Plan your day out everyday or the night before and set times for when you want to get things done
  3. Get your family involved (set up a challenge with family and/or friends and have fun)

Hope you all get behind the groove and get moving. You Only Live Once!!!

About MoniqueB

Hi I'm Monique. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Kinesiology. I'm a personal trainer and NPC Figure competitor who loves transforming bodies. I am also currently enrolled in a Master's program.