Here's a screen shot from my cardio. So, this first one is a machine called an Adaptive Motion Trainer, I swear if I could fall in love with a machine - this baby would be it! You are dripping in sweat and it's easy on the joints which I love, plus that was 50 minutes and the calorie burn is incredible!!! And then I did 6.5 miles on the bike in the 2nd screen shot.
And trust me I know how easy it is to come up with excuses on not working out, whether a quick workout at home or going to the gym. But in actuality a 1 hour workout is only 4% of your day. Even 20 minutes would be better then 0 minutes!
The next thing that helps motivate a good workout is of course having a great workout playlist. I've been working on getting mine compiled. I originally googled workout playlists - there are tons of great lists out there. A pretty cool site I stumbled across is jog.fm, or they have a walking or cycling version as well, you put in your pace per mile, and it'll bring up songs that go with that pace. So, if you have a 9 minute mile when jogging it tailors songs to that. You should definitely check it out if you do any of those 3 things.
These are just a couple I've found I like and keep my pace up:
- Pitbull - Shake Senora & Something For the DJ's
- Beyonce - Get Me Bodied
- Gym Class Heroes - The Fighter & Ass Back Home
- Flo Rida - Wild Ones
- Cher Lloyd - Want U Back & Superhero
- Karmin - Brokenhearted
- Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
- Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
- LMFAO - Sexy and I know it
So, what do you do to stay motivated to workout? What is on your playlist that just really keeps you pumped while doing your workout?