Here’s the reasons I hate cardio. If I’m gonna do cardio, I’ll need to reduce the level of hatred from these items as much as possible.
3. Excessive eating afterwards
4. I hate walking / running
#1 Boredom & #4 I hate walking/running
Feels like I’ve tried every walking / running app out there to motivate me and combat boredom. Zombie Runs!, the NPR podcast for walkers, joining online forums for walkers/runners, etc…just didn’t work for me and I would STILL get bored.
Plus, I hate to walk or run as exercise.
Treadmill exercise is out, I’m NOT buying another treadmill. And I’m not willing to walk outside. Between the weather, speeding cars, and the fear of actually having to interact with my neighbors – just not something I’m gonna do. And it hurts the bottom of my feet.
I had mild success at using a spin bike. I already own a spin bike that I added a Wahoo cadence and speed sensor. I was trying to make a poor-man’s Peloton, just like I saw in this article.
By the way, why does my spin bike have reflectors on the back of the peddles?
For $15 a month, I can use the Peloton app even if I don’t own a Peloton bike. It offers on demand rides and live sessions, durations from 15 minutes and longer.
The instructors are high energy and engaging. So, maybe that will help me stay engaged and not get bored?
Well, this one seems straight forward. While I would always feel awkward walking the neighborhood with a towel sling across my shoulders, I can easily use a towel in my house to mop off the buckets of sweat that I create.
#3 Excessive eating afterwards
This one is gonna be hard. I know it happens. It happens every time. It’s a combination of being truly hungry after exertion AND the I Deserve phenomenom.
I did cardio, so I DESERVE ice cream.
Water will be key. I’ll need lots of water to keep myself hydrated and to fill my stomach.
I will have to eat something. I’ll try to do cardio just before dinner, but I’ll still have to avoid overeating at dinner and not just rely on willpower.
So, can I just add more dinner? Maybe more vegetables or a salad? I know I’m just working on cardio these next two weeks, but I have to counterbalance the risk of overeating.
I’ll allow myself to eat a bit more dinner, as long as it’s the healthy part of my dinner.
Did I mention I hate Cardio?