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TV Time CAN Contribute to Fitness

Monday, September 01, 2014

Yesterday was our first football game of the season. My husband is a University of Tennessee graduate and football fanatic. He loves anything Tennessee. He is a big fan of basketball, both mens and womens, and baseball, softball, anything Tennessee. I do suspect, though, that football is his favorite. So I had to have supper done and cleaned up to join him at 7pm last eve and I couldn't go to bed until 10:30pm because it wasn't over. By the way, TN won big, 38 to 7 maybe, something like. So he's really, really happy and very much looking forward to this football year. (Incidentally, I graduated from University of Missouri, but I didn't go to football games when I attended and don't see any point on cheering them on now.) My enthusiasm for the sport is truly nothing but enthusiasm for my hubby's enthusiasm.

You who have been following my blogs know I have been returning to a theme of how I got active, and I've been threatening to write about how I pack a gym bag, but haven't gotten that far yet. Last night reminded me. An important part of my getting active was I watching TV. After I found Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds I learned those and lots more moves I can do while I watch. I particularly like to workout to sports events. Love to see those athletic men and women perform -- seems to inspire me to do more!! Women's basketball is my fave!!

So even though I had already done 2 hours of fitness classes yesterday, I could not sit still to see Tennessee enjoy its romp. I was up there on the carpet stepping and kicking and hopping and grapevining. There was a time when getting up early to exercise just seemed impossible. I never got enough sleep and always started my day so rough. Exercising in the evening after I got home while watching TV was a great way for me to start getting active.

Now days I enjoy as many sunrises as sunsets. I've learned to love being active, especially in the morning. My 5 miles this morning included a great sunrise and lots of birds singing. But it would have been too hard for me to change my sleep pattern and my exercise habits at the same time. Do what you can handle. Get started. We can tweak, improve, grow and learn as we go!!! Yes, I will enjoy football season again this year.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LAILATN 9/3/2014 11:27AM

    Go Vols! (I'm from Knoxville, live just outside, didn't go to UT, but still like to see them win.) Thanks for sharing the tips. I especially liked reading about how changing your activity level and your sleep habits was too much at first. I am not a morning person. But perhaps I can change that eventually.


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    Such a good idea - with a husband and 2 boys who love football, one of my goals this fall is to exercise during all football games we watch - thanks for the inspiration

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AQUAGIRL08 9/2/2014 7:12AM

    Go Tennessee! Mike wore his big orange T hat on Sunday in honor of Gary's team! I am always so impressed by your activity level Marsha. You are an inspiration!

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_LINDA 9/2/2014 1:56AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
That is also great your hubby doesn't mind all that commotion and movement while he is watching! Win win!

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MJREIMERS 9/1/2014 7:40PM

    How fun! I'm not a TV watching, most of the time, but I may consider it if I can watch it "your way."

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TRAVELGRRL 9/1/2014 6:57PM

    AWESOME! You are making the TV time work for you. A little multitasking never hurt anyone!

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WATERMELLEN 9/1/2014 5:40PM

    What a great idea -- I'm not a TV watcher but I can see this is a nice incremental strategy!!

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SANDICANE 9/1/2014 2:42PM

    I exercise in front of the TV too. (not that I watch all that much) And, I also exercise while riding in the car!

Woo hoo to us!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/1/2014 1:23PM

    I exercise to TV all the time doing the same types of moves you describe. I still continue to be amazed and grateful for what a good workout I can get without leaving the house!

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GABY1948 9/1/2014 12:49PM

    emoticon ideas, Marsha....some I do now but think I will add some others... emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 9/1/2014 12:11PM

    good advice Marsha emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/1/2014 12:02PM

    Sounds like a life being well lived to me! emoticon

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FROSTY99 9/1/2014 11:58AM

    Excellent advice

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