Cardio doesn't have to be mindless. It is what you make of it, and I actually enjoy my time quite often.
Vary the exercises. Vary the intensity. Imagery works well. Music or audio books can help. Tabata.
It sometimes amuses me the constant putdown of aerobic type work. Like somehow the only manly workout has to be weight oriented. Depending on your current condition, you may only want/need cardio 2x per week. Surely you can find something you enjoy.
How about pushing yourself away from the table?