I don’t know about you but I really enjoy vegging out and watching television. A little Kardashian here, a little Big Bang Theory there… okay but really I have a list of eight shows that I watch regularly. Oh my gosh that sounds so bad! They aren’t all an hour but I know, that’s a lot of television each week.
Sitting on the couch, snacking and watching TV is often associated with lazy, unhealthy habits. Sure most nights I am lounging with a mug of tea or bowl of oatmeal just enjoying the entertainment but watching TV can actually become part of your workout schedule. Do you love me or do you love me?
A few weeks ago, I made an at-home workout for my mom but she has not been super excited dragging her tush to the basement to sweat for 30 minutes. She’s a busy lady and I totally get that after a long day at the office and running errands, working out isn’t always her idea of fun.
So… I made a new workout that we have been doing as we watch some of our favorite shows.
I know there are all these fancy devices to record shows so we can skip the commercials all together… put down that remote. Rather than fast-forwarding through commercials during your next show, get a quick workout in :)
When doing “research” for this post, I found that an average 60-minute program has four commercial breaks that are approximately four minutes long. So grab a timer and your favorite show and let’s get to this.
There are two circuits composed of four exercises each lasting 1 minute in length. For a 60-minute program, complete each circuit twice. The exercises combine cardio, arm strengthening and ab work — I’ve posted links below that will explain the exercises if you are unsure.
Now that’s my kind of multi-tasking.
Questions of the day…
What’s your favorite TV show? How much TV do you watch per week?