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Break It Down: How I Like My Cardio

I Hate Cardio

I ran track in high school and I think that's probably where I learned to hate cardio! Then the Navy and the super fun PT consisting of running uphill in humid weather didn't grow my love for the heart strengthening exercise. After the Navy, since fitness was no longer part of my job description, I definitely let cardio go for a while! Then I decided to enter the Pageant life and well, fitness became a regular thing again. Only I was NOT running, jumping, skipping any of it! After MUCH protest, I finally found the Fitness Marshall and I haven't had a single problem keeping up with cardio once I get on a routine. 

Here is my most recent playlist:



In this playlist, we start with a Rihanna warm up and finish with a Zayn cool down. I love EVERY single minute of this Dance Cardio Get Down and can't wait until I'm ready to step up to a new one. Or may I'll just keep adding on to this one!

Make sure you stay hydrated all day long, not just during your workout. I like this bottle because it's a constant reminder that you should be drinking water without having to use a cell phone app.



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