Michael Slezak
July 09, 2007 AT 12:00 PM EDT

I need your help, PopWatchers. You see, last Wednesday, while downing my umpteenth cup of vacation gelato, I made a vow that when I got back home, I was going to return to working out a minimum of three days a week — no excuses. Trouble is, Mother Nature has decided to celebrate my commitment to exercise by delivering a crushing heat wave to the New York region. In other words, it’s 95 degrees in the shade (and humid!) — and just the mere thought of physical activity is sending me to the emotional mojito bar. Clearly, the only thing that’s going to prevent me from ditching the gym today is a killer cardio playlist, which I started working on during lunch today. Here’s what I’ve got so far…

Amanda Ghost, “Filthy Mind
The Breeders’ “Cannonball
The Butchies, “Send Me You
B-52s, “Private Idaho
Christina Aguilera, “Fighter

Okay, so clearly I’ve only made it through ‘C’ in my music library (yes, C+C Music Factory has secretly made the cut… just don’t tell anyone), but it’s clear I need some help if I’m ever going to have abs like Daniel Craig. (Hey! I can dream!) So help a blogger out; channel your inner Richard Simmons (minus the hideous candycane shorts, please) and contribute to the ultimate cardio playlist in the comments section below.

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