...they will come!
I must admit, cardio bores me to tears in it's more "common" forms. Walking on a treadmill, gliding on an eliptical, pedaling on a recumbant bike...*SNORE* I can tolerate the stair master but it's moreso because I'm concentrating on keeping my clumsiness suppressed than the actual exercise. You put me on a cardio machine and it's like I develop A.D.D., EVERYTHING seems more appealing at the time than the task at hand. I try to mix it up with a bike ride or walking on the street where at least the scenery is changing.
Another venue I actually enjoy is group exercise. Research has shown that people who participate in group exercise are more likely to stick with an exercise routine than those who workout alone. The accountability and fellowship that comes from group activity keeps peoples interest levels high. You are less likely to miss a workout when you feel others are counting on you or expecting your company. I know for me, when I know I'm working out alone it's easy to say "I'll do it after work," or "I'll do it tomorrow," because I'm simply cancelling on myself - not those anticipating my arrival.
I LOVE classes like Zumba or step aerobics; boot camps or water aerobics; but the problem is those can become costly and let's face it - funds aren't endless in my account. One day I'm going to have a floodgate break and $$money$$ come rolling in...then I'll have state-of-the-art cardio equipment in the movie theatre of my custom built house rather than lounge chairs. I can see it now, I'll have all my friends over for ACTION movie night. Who knows, that just may increase my interest in those fat burning cardio machines (Wha? I can dream...).
ANYWAY...back to the basis of my post.
"He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."