The one exercise I hate more than anything in the world is cardio. I have many reasons why, which I’ll go into detail about here; however, the biggest reason why is because it isn’t fun and it makes me feel like crap! There are times when doing cardio is absolutely necessary to get the results you want, but there are also plenty of other ways to get your heart rate up without putting yourself through boredom and misery. Check out this article if you have trouble keeping your motivation high when it comes to cardio exercises such as jogging or using the elliptical machine.
1) Doing too much cardio
I hate cardio because my definition of cardio is any exercise that is done on a machine in a gym, which usually means that I’m being forced to do something I really don’t want to do. If you’re one of those people who hates going to your gym, don’t worry—you are not alone.
2) Not being able to workout on your terms
You see, there are these things called life responsibilities that keep us from being able to workout whenever we want. And depending on what those responsibilities are, it can be hard to find time to fit in a good workout. As with any life change (diet, exercise program), you have to make it work for you and your lifestyle.
3) Not getting results fast enough
Some days when I go to work out at lunch, I feel like all I’m doing is killing time. It can be hard to stay motivated when you’re not seeing results quickly. It’s really easy to want to give up and stop working out if you don’t see that your body has changed in a couple of weeks. But that’s one of many reasons why cardio is so important for weight loss.
4) Hating the gym
While many of us have come to terms with hating going to the gym, there are still a few things that make it all that much more painful. Here are 7 things that I personally hate about cardio and how you can avoid them!
5) Not understanding how to use equipment properly
If you’re working out at a gym or fitness center, chances are that you can use any of their cardio equipment. But, it’s not just a matter of jumping on and going until you need to stop because your heart is pounding in your ears. There are a few things you should know to get the most from your experience: first, learn how to use each machine properly; then, ask for help if necessary; and finally, don’t feel shy about making up your own routine.
6) Showing up late
No matter how much you love cardio, there’s no denying that it’s an unpleasant experience for a lot of people. It could be too early in your morning or too late at night, but either way—those initial 30 minutes can be painful. They say every journey begins with a single step, and in terms of getting fit and losing weight, starting cardio is definitely that first step.