We were talking about setting up some equipment (mats, resistance bands, free weights, exercise ball, etc...) in my basement so we could work out down there regularly. We both don't mind strength or resistance training but we both hate cardio (treadmill, running, biking). As a matter of fact, I hate cardio so much that I often dread it so much that I just don't do anything.
Is cardio beneficial? ABSOLUTELY. Is it something that should be done for good overall health? Of course. Ideally, would I be better off if I combined cardio and strength training? I think so. BUT, if I am currently at a place in my journey where I feel like I've tried to stick by all of the "shoulds" and "should nots" and have repeatedly failed, maybe I need to make my own lists of things I should and shouldn't do. Stop beating myself over what I haven't been able to do and start looking at what I CAN do and then build on it.
I'm not trying to convince you to not do cardio exercises, I promise. But I am asking you to just pay attention to what areas repeatedly seem to thwart your efforts and then see if you can work around it. Maybe, for where you currently are in your journey, you are asking too much of yourself. Start small and then work your way up to where you want to be.
In my last post I mentioned that I was making some adjustments to my weightloss plan. I'm adding something else. I am going to temporarily suspend my daily cardio and replace it with some resistance exercises. Because doing something is better than doing nothing.