Are You in a Cardio Rut? Break Free!

cardio-rut-585Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you’re quite likely in a rut, and when you’re in a rut, it’s easy to fall off the fitness wagon because motivation and excitement are G-O-N-E.

So how do you get your aerobic mojo back? You shake things up! You try new activities and refocus your workouts so that they’re more exciting and motivating than ever.

We all know how important cardiovascular exercise is for health and weight-loss (plus it just makes you feel good), so read on for six surefire ways to break out of the cardio rut now and forever!


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  1. Hannah says:

    One thing that I have found helpful in keeping my cardio routine interesting and keeping me motivated to do it is setting goals. I am training for my first 5K run on July 3rd, so maybe the motivation to keep training is easier because I have a date and goal to work toward. Mixing up my non-running days with the elliptical, swimming, elliptical and workout dvds keeps me going!

  2. Angela says:

    great article! i couldn’t add anything because my thoughts were already there!

    changing my music definitely keeps things new for me. oh – and leaving my iPod on “shuffle” so i don’t know what to expect next. (knowing what to expect is when things get mind-numbing.) and keep pushing the limits! one extra mile, one extra mile…:)