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Old 03-22-2007, 12:20 PM   #16
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Yes, you CAN learn to love cardio! I used to HATE it. HATE. As in, it was torture. Once, someone dragged me to the gym and I cried, true story.

Fast forward a year, doing my cardio 6 times a week, and you know what? I look FORWARD to it and throw in "bonus" workouts, which are basically extra cardio workouts I do beyond what I've planned. Cardio time is one of my favorite times of day - I have learned to embrace my sweatiness (and boy, do I sweat...more than most, I think), learned to love the slight muscle burning, all of it. I also love the effects - the extra energy, the lowered stress and anxiety levels, the improved physical fitness and improved mental health, and the extra weight loss. So YES, you can learn to love it!
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:57 AM   #17
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I havent cried but felt close to it the other day, turns out it was almost that "TIME OF THE MONTH". I went last nite and worked out 3 hours and guess how much was cardio!!!!!! 2 hrs and 15 mins, YAAAAAAAAAAAA It wasnt 2 hours straight on the equipment but a salsa dancing class and belly dancing, still defientely makes you sweat. I feel pretty good today and have finally lost that weight I gained on that 3-day 10lb binge from last weekend.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:41 PM   #18
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I actually like cardio. I like it when I'm really tired after jogging. I just hate it when my legs itch so much.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:27 PM   #19
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I'm a big talker so I go with my girlfriend and we yack it up (through gasping for air) and the time flies. If I am a lone I watch TV, but we are able to hear with our headsets. Try to focus on how wonderful what you are doing is for your body!

And I get the sleepy toes too!
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:04 AM   #20
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I've never been an active person, even as a child, and through high school, I used my "women's problems" to get out of exercise any time but I think the problem was not doing things I enjoyed. I love to dance. Absolutely can dance (like freestyle in a club) for hours on end, and if I don't have the opportunity to dance, I do aerobics, which for me is the same kinda thing - moving to the beat of the music. I have a whole heap of DVDs at home that I do whenever I get the chance.

I HATE walking and jogging!! Oh dear Lord, it's torture. It doesn't matter if it's on a treadmill or outdoors, I can't think of anything more boring. Also, I don't care much for being outside so I don't miss all that "getting back to nature". Wow, that sounds cold, but ya know what I mean? Does anybody else find it more difficult to run without losing breath, than to do bouncing type activities like aerobics? I can't jog for more than a couple of minutes without feeling like I'm dying, but I can do a 50 minute aerobic workout quite happily.. it's weird..
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:56 AM   #21
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Yes, you CAN learn to love cardio! I used to HATE it. HATE. As in, it was torture. Once, someone dragged me to the gym and I cried, true story.

Fast forward a year, doing my cardio 6 times a week, and you know what? I look FORWARD to it and throw in "bonus" workouts, which are basically extra cardio workouts I do beyond what I've planned. Cardio time is one of my favorite times of day - I have learned to embrace my sweatiness (and boy, do I sweat...more than most, I think), learned to love the slight muscle burning, all of it. I also love the effects - the extra energy, the lowered stress and anxiety levels, the improved physical fitness and improved mental health, and the extra weight loss. So YES, you can learn to love it!
I agree completely. I've gotten used to the physical strain of cardio, but the boredom is what gets me. I'm thinking that when I have enough money, I might upgrade my Ipod to a video one and put movies and TV shows on it to entertain me while I exercise, because music just isn't enough sometimes.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:02 AM   #22
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I'm one who loves it, but on the right machines. I love the elliptical and the treadmill. Hate the rower with a passion that is holy. Not a huge fan of the bike. I'm planning to add a Cycle class once a week for the bike though.

I just wish I could do 45 min on treadmill and elliptical, but until I can work up on the elliptical I'm screwed
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:49 AM   #23
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Does anybody else find it more difficult to run without losing breath, than to do bouncing type activities like aerobics? I can't jog for more than a couple of minutes without feeling like I'm dying, but I can do a 50 minute aerobic workout quite happily.. it's weird..
I can run for hours (literally - I've done a half marathon) but couldn't do an aerobic dvd if you paid me. Torture for me, but I thinks its because I have the co-ordination of a baby giraffe
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:08 AM   #24
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I like cardio... but I need variety... just the "dreadmill" or the elliptical are boring for me, I like classes
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I get soooooo booorrrreed doing cardio. I do the eliptical for 25 mins and bike or tread for 15 -20 and honestly i can hardly stand it.
My gym has TV's but at 6am the morning news just doesn't cut it.
I actually tried reading a book this morning and it helped. but ugh... i guess that's the price of getting rid of the fat!
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I hate HATE the gym. But I love to run outside!
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:02 PM   #27
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I can run for hours (literally - I've done a half marathon) but couldn't do an aerobic dvd if you paid me. Torture for me, but I thinks its because I have the co-ordination of a baby giraffe

Haha - this is me too! Never been able to do any aerobics classes or dvds without looking like a fool
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I like doing the elliptical, as much as a person could like doing such a thing, and usually hang on for about an hour, but sometimes I do get very bored, and look for any excuse to get off (yesterday:Oh, I think I feel the beginnings of a blister! Best get off!). I've been toying with the idea of getting an audio book, but I think that when I listen to music (as I am doing now), the beat helps me stay motivated and going faster than a snail's pace. Maybe if I liked the treadmill better, I'd listen to the audio books then. Does anyone find that they have a hard time going at a good pace if they aren't listening to music?
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:47 PM   #29
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I agree completely. I've gotten used to the physical strain of cardio, but the boredom is what gets me. I'm thinking that when I have enough money, I might upgrade my Ipod to a video one and put movies and TV shows on it to entertain me while I exercise, because music just isn't enough sometimes.
So worth the money! You have to be careful with them because they have a hard drive (no running with them, for example), but it's so much easier when I can prop it up on the elliptical and I can measure my workout by the length of a Scrubs episode.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:54 PM   #30
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Maybe it would help to mix it up a bit with some DVDs. I do Turbo Jam, HipHopAbs, cardio circuits with Karen Voight, and I also walk with Leslie (WATP). Because I mix THOSE up with work on my exercise ball and yoga and Pilates, I never am bored.

I would not choose to use a gym because I would feel too intimidated by people watching me.

My future daughter-in-law is training for her first ULTRA this summer (100 mile race). Even SHE gets tired of running! Sometimes she does Turbo Jam or other DVDs with me. I have her doing yoga, too. She enjoys the change of pace which helps energize her for her continuing daily runs.

Maybe you just need to look for some FUN in your cardio workouts! As I do my HipHopAbs with Shaun T., I actually giggle as I'm dancing! I'm sweating bullets, too!
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