I normally do my cardiovascular exercise after I finish my weight lifting routine. As it is the last activity, I seldom run for too long. Therefore, I set the timer to do the count down of time, say 15 or 20 minutes. It can be pretty boring after some time. If you feel the same, read on because lately, I found a new way to bust the boredom.
Instead of focusing on duration, I go for distance. Start with half a mile (about 800 meter), then 1 mile (about 1.6 kilometer) and more if I have more time to kill. Some of the treadmill, bike or elliptical trainer allows you to set the pre determined distance.
While you are going for that distance, even though you may not be paying attention to the time, you should still push yourself to do your best. Not to worry too much about calories burnt, just run or cycle. When someone ask you what you have done in the gym, you can proudly say, “I have run 2 miles today.”
Of course, others have much better way to beat the boredom of doing a routine. The above example is just one of the ways. If you use other methods, I would want to hear from you too.
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