Trying to enjoy cardio

I’ve been discussing my weight loss goals with a friend who is equally as into the gym and fitness as I am. Now one thing I have always hated doing is cardio. It is literally the biggest bugbear of my life. Alas, without cardio I cannot and will not lose the weight I want to. Cardio is such a crucial part of training.

So, with that in mind I’ve set myself a personal goal to run at least 3 times a week around where I live, do more HIIT training at the gym and also at home. Now I’m not going to lie, this week it has been a struggle. Getting up at 6am to get my butt out of bed and get dressed so I can do a decent run, get back, shower and get to work on time but, it will be worth it in the end! This week I have so far done two runs with one still to do tomorrow (yay Friday running…).

To be totally honest, they’ve not been too bad, I can’t say I love them, but I do feel great afterwards. Although saying that, shit, yesterday morning was a struggle! My problem you see is not that I’m lazy, by god I work my butt off at the gym, but I just hate running, like literally hate it. Well hates a strong word….

….I strongly dislike it.

I’ll get there with it. I suppose like anything you have to keep trying before you like/love it. Plus it takes 21 days or so to develop a habit so I guess this would be a good “habit” to develop in the long run!

One thing I must invest in is a good pair of wireless headphones…you see all those horrendously cool looking folk at the gym with them. No worries about catching wires on themselves. If you have any recommendations please do let me know…I’ve spent ages so far looking at reviews on Amazon so any help would be appreciated!

I’m looking forward to being able to enjoy going on runs. I live in such a beautiful part of Yorkshire that it would be a shame not to love them. I’m hoping that I can get to my goals, I’m sick of saying this year will be it, I’ll do it and then just never getting there. I suppose this time is different as I have some good support behind me, plus a gift to myself of some new gym kit if I get there is also a good bonus!

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