The longer I did cardio, the more weight I thought I would lose. That couldn't have been further from the truth.
If fact, I actually lost muscle, my body looked flat & my joints began to ache. (you would think extreme low back & knee pain would stop me from running.)
I no longer pound myself into the ground or stay on "dreaded" cardio equipment.
I leave the gym (or usually my living room) feeling better than when I started. Otherwise it's just another stressor.
So, your probably wondering what changed?
I discovered jump roping and never looked back.
10 minutes of jump roping is the equivalent to 30 minutes of running & burns up to 360 calories in 30 mins. (it's also portable & can be done anywhere!)
I now workout smarter, for shorter periods of time (usually 10-20 min a day).
If done correctly, it's very low impact!
Rather than focusing on weight-loss, I switched my mindset/goals to have more energy and move without pain!