A couple of weeks back at SonPower, I discovered something that should have been blatantly obvious. A great way to fool yourself into exercising is by combining it with something that totally distracts you.
Of course, consult your physician, I don't condone this, yada yada.
This kind of happened in a "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter" sort of way. I brought my PSP down to the workout room to listen to some podcasts while I walked on the treadmill. When I flipped it on, I realized I hadn't finished a game of Lumines, so I started walking and playing at the same time.
75 minutes later, I knew I was on to something.
Lumines is kind of Tetris-like - it requires your brain to be engaged, but that's it. And, the score to the game is very europop, so it encourages you to get a good tempo going for cardio.
The bottom line? I really look forward to hopping on our elliptical trainer now, and I get a good workout, a good game (my high score has skyrocketed from 247673 to this morning's high of 584584) and I don't have to look like a fool while I'm doing it.