First, a little history. I have always been relatively slim. I can eat almost as much as I want and I don't really get "fat". I get a little belly in the midsection but mostly I stay slim.
As I've grown older, and as I've started working out more intensely, and seeing results, I notice diet changes a lot more (when my abs start getting covered in fat, I start noticing!)
Here's my problem: I HATE cardio. Hate it. But I know it's a necessary evil. Even when I eat right, and work out 5x a week, it's still hard to shed the extra fat. I realize a good diet plus cardio is key to losing fat (and working out, duh), but my problem is I have trouble getting motivated to do cardio. I'll get on the treadmill, seriously intending on staying on for an hour, even at least 30 minutes, but after 10 or 15 minutes I get bored and fed up and want to stop.
I've tried everything I can think of. I play music on my headphones, I watch TV, I try different machines (elyptical, steps, bike), I've tried "real" cardio (running outside, riding my bike, swimming). I just don't get into it. Anyone have any suggestions? I really want to bring my bodyfat down. I haven't measured it in a while, but I'm sure I've got at least 18-20%.