I hate cardio

It’s hot and stuffy in some gyms, especially, around this time of year. At the gym you jog in place on the treadmill and listen to the pounding underneath you as you countdown the minutes for it to be over. You are starting to sweat, your heat is pounding through your chest, and you are becoming short of breath! Now, is cardio really that bad? Some people would say yes. Especially if they are a newbie to the gym and they are completely out of shape. Forcing yourself to do something that you don’t like and often are not even good at is never a pleasant experience. Don’t quit though! It is all a mindset and there are ways to make your workout pleasant for you. Overtime working out gets easier and will become part of your daily routine (something you look forward to). If you have to spend a majority of your time on the cardio equipment remember before you start despising that treadmill that it is going to help you get to your goal! Often we are requires to do things that we may not necessary enjoy like lots of cardio. The end result is always worth the struggle otherwise it wouldn’t be so rewarding. Try some of the Passing Time Pointers to make your experience bearable:

  1. Listen to your Ipod
  2. Watch T.V.
  3. Chat with a friend
  4. Take a class
  5. Change it up (cardio machines)
  6. Write a To Do List
  7. Reflect
  8. Read a book
  9. Challenge yourself (maybe by doing some interval training you can keep it interesting)
  10. If outside, look around and enjoy the scenery