Exercise

How to distract yourself during a long cardio session

Ok so this isn’t going to be a long post but I wanted to share. Some people naturally enjoy their cardio sessions. There is nothing wrong with that! But for some of us 30-45 minutes of a treadmill, elliptical, or stair climber is pure torture.

Now I have always been one to enjoy listening to music and zoning out while working out. However someone one day advised me to try watching a movie or a show instead. I was skeptical at first. After all, watching the TVs at the gym never helped distract me so why would watching a show on my phone be any different? So I tried it one day. I picked a show that really interested me that I never had seen before and started watching it from my phone through Netflix. And wow did the time fly! Not only that but I ONLY allowed myself to watch that show while doing cardio. So it became that I would look forward to my cardio sessions so I could catch up on the next episode. Looking forward to cardio? Crazy right??

The trick is to find something you really think will be interesting and distracting for you personally. I have tried a few shows that just didn’t really distract me enough and I became too annoyed and had to pick another show. You don’t want anything too slow, too sexy, or too emotional. Something light, funny, or riveting is good.

I promise this is a game changer for getting in that boring but necessary cardio. Especially during contest prep when cardio is prescribed so often and long.

Don’t ask me why it took so long for me to figure this out! I hope this helps someone who was in the same boat as me! Feel free to comment and let me know how it worked for you or if you already do this, what shows are your favorite?☺️

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