Cardio can be terrifying. Starting in the 1st grade, cardio is used as punishment during your P.E. class! If your classmate screws up, everyone has to take a lap. Or who remembers hearing the pacer and having panic set in with every beep?
We were conditioned to fear cardio! But let’s be real for a second: cardio is super important. Not only does it help get your heart rate up, it can help burn fat so you can build a more toned, lean body!
Let’s run through 15 things that are WAAAAY scarier than cardio.
1. The sound of your alarm clock
There are thousands of scary noises out there; nails on a chalkboard, screaming toddlers, your phone hitting the ground, and so much more.
But none compare to the sound of your alarm clock when you feel like you just barely fell asleep.
No matter what ringtone you set it to, it physically pains you whenever you hear it. It’s a literal shot in the heart, ripping you out of dreamland and into harsh morning reality.
Your alarm going off at 5:45 for your morning run, terrifying.
2. Your phone battery dying
A dying phone battery is more terrifying than almost anything on planet Earth. If your phone battery dies, you might as well just go home and sleep for the rest of the day, because the day has basically ended.
If we all put half as much effort into our own physical health and recharging, the world would be in a different place.
3. The “January Rush” at every gym
Have you been to a gym on January 5? Don’t even dream of waiting less than 17 minutes to use the ab machine.
New Years Resolutions don’t usually last longer than a couple weeks, but during those early days of January, every local gym is a war zone.
4. Leg day
(trying to walk after leg day ?)
To many people, leg day is the worst -just ask your local bro. 😉 Juuust kidding. (But really, leg day is super important for building strong lower body! )
The awful kicker of leg day, you are probably gonna be too sore to walk.
Aching muscles the next day means skipping the gym, say goodbye to your routine. That is, if you have a routine!
Don’t have one?
We’ve got your back, girl!
5. Clowns, and pretty much any Halloween decoration
Alright, I’m about half-past done hearing about the movie It. As if I didn’t already hate clowns and everything they represent.
To make matters worse, people think sending me clown gifs and videos is hilarious.
I honestly think I’d rather face a marathon head on than a clown, and that’s saying something. (I actually just did my first half marathon last month!)
6. Nasty Protein Bars or Shakes
You’ve probably tried your boyfriend’s or husband’s protein shake that tasted like a rotten dog treat. But protein can’t taste good AND be healthy for you….right?
This is 2018 (almost 2019, for that matter) and tasty and healthy protein shakes are 100% a real thing. But, they’ve got to have the right ingredients for us ladies to support our own goals.
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