There's tons of cardio moves you can do while watching TV, and as long as you're doing them at a decent intensity for at least 10 minutes, getting your HR up, or at a high intensity in an interval/circuit style, then yes, it counts as exercise. I'm not sure what your current fitness level is, but there's jumping jacks, "ghost" rope (fake jump roping), mountain climbers, goriners, high knees, burpees, football runs, skaters, lateral jumps, running in place, jump squats, tire jogs, grapevine, butt kickers and tuck jumps, just off the top of my head.
If you're a beginner, or have trouble getting on the ground, I'd suggets doing jumping jacks, running in place, ghost rope and butt kickers for a minute apiece with 30 seconds rest in between each exericse for 2-3 rounds, with a minute of rest in between rounds, and see how you feel.
YouTube also has lots of videos, if you're willing to follow a video instead of watching TV. Honestly, you could just jog in place for 20 minutes as well.
For strength moves, push-ups (you can start with wall push-ups and work your way to full ones), squats, lateral lunges, lunges, planks for bodyweight exercises. Invest in some adjustable dumbbells or resistance bands, find some exercises here on SP and put together a TV time routine. You could do flys, reverse flys, lateral raises, front raises, overhead press, etc.
Edited by: JENMC14 at: 1/17/2013 (08:44)
I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!
| current weight: 127.2