I don’t know about y’all but I am PUMPED for fall TV to start in a few weeks! I know some people are good about limiting their hours in front of the TV but for me, I just love my shows too much. Here’s a rundown of my favorite shows returning this fall…
Personally, I am OBSESSED with Scandal! If you didn’t watch it last spring, I HIGHLY recommend catching up on it and then watching it this fall. It’s amazing. The other shows are just personal favorites and I’ve watched them since they started.
Now one of the reasons I love watching TV in the evening is because it gives me time to relax, it’s my “me time” (Neal doesn’t like the same shows), and it’s just something I really enjoy having. If you find yourself watching a lot of TV though and not getting your workouts in, then it becomes a little bit more of an issue.
Exercising while watching TV doesn’t have to be difficult though or take away from your TV time. Depending on your situation, you could commit to going to the gym specifically to watch a TV show while you’re on a cardio machine. A few years back I would run every Tuesday during the first hour of the Biggest Loser and then every Thursday during Grey’s Anatomy. Twice a week I had my butt in the gym, burning calories, and enjoying my favorite shows! Killing two birds with one stone, always a plus!
Another great option is to make a game out of it. Create a plan before your TV show starts, connecting an exercise to something on the show or each time something happens. Let’s take Modern family for example…
For these TV workouts you can choose to focus on one part of your body, like abs, or you can do a combination of exercises. The bottom line is, you’re moving… and moving for 30 minutes to an hour! I also do the same thing when I’m watching sports. Touchdown = pushups. Penalty = Burpees. Field Goal = Squats. Commercial breaks = abs. You get the idea. Sports are much more challenging as you’ll be moving and shaking for 2-3 hours, but it’s so worth it.
In the end, if I end up watching all of the shows listed above I’ll end up watching at least 6 hours of TV a week (not including sports). If I turn 3 of those hours into workouts then that’s 3 extra hours of calorie burning I’m getting in each day vs. just sitting on the couch during the show.
So now it’s your turn! Try it out this fall! Turn one of your shows into a workout. It’s a great way to keep your mind and your body focused on your goals of stay in shape or getting into even better shape!
If you watch TV, what show are you most looking forward to seeing this fall?
If you did a TV workout, what would it look like?
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