Day: 03/13/2012

Hatin’ on Cardio — Back to the Exercise Grind

It’s like rockin’ to the oldies, only truer. If I’m to raise my heart rate for an extended period, please distract me with something fun. I don’t want to run someplace just to turn around and run home unless I’ve got an ice cream cone to show for my trouble. I’d rather poke at my eyes with semi-dull implements. Really. I play tennis. Yes, I realize it’s not full-on cardio. Just bursts here and there. But I do get my heart pumping, and like a dog, I’m chasing after the ball and have a goal. I’m motivated and will push myself. About half the time there’s a victory to celebrate with my teammates. The past few years, I’ve not been especially motivated to workout beyond my ball chasing. But this recent five pounds have annoyed me enough that I’ve agreed to slither back onto the treadmill/elliptical machines and other assorted torture devices. Weight and strength training, abs, blah, blah, gag. I know many of you love–nay–live for this stuff, but I do not count myself among …