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Off the couch, on the floor..

Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 9/2/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Review and Tweak the Plan~

Whenever i'm getting off track or even when i'm feeling a little bored I look over my old blogs. Almost all of them give me a more positive perspective or solutions to what I want to tweak or change. Should I not feel more empowered or motivated to a new direction then I hit some of my SP friends blogs.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Watch your favorite shows!

It is always easier for me to exercise when watching my favorite tv shows. An hour flies by, and before I know it I have my exercise in for the day!

- Submitted by ONEFINEDAY185 1/10/2012 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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It's ok, you can step away from the TV!

I always find myself sucked into TV shows that are repeats or not something I'd normally watch. So when I realize I'm sucked in, I hit the record button for my DVR and step away. This way I know I can watch later if I get my stuff done, but most of the time I just end up deleting it later!

- Submitted by THECHILD86 7/2/2011 in Getting Started | 4 Comments
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Turn the Tv and extra light off when not actively watching.

I have an L shaped living/computer room. I always have a light by my birds cage and the tv on all the time when I'm awake and home. When I am on the computer or elsewhere other than in front of the tv I can turn off the light and tv and bring the bird to her play-stand next to me at the computer. She enjoys knowing where I am and I get to save on my electric bill. I even got a "Clapper" with a remote so I can turn the light on before I get to the dark part of the room. emoticon

- Submitted by QUAKER-LOVE 1/31/2011 in Saving Money | 0 Comments
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No-cost workouts

Exercise TV On Demand is a FANTASTIC way to get structured workouts for free! They have all different sorts of exercise, and even some of the most popular ones, like the Jillian Michaels workouts. Even better, they switch them up periodically so you never get bored! I love this because all too often, I've bought DVDs that I thought would be great and ended up hating them, never using them again, and wasting that money. Now it is not a concern!

- Submitted by GISPIN 1/7/2011 in Exercise | 5 Comments
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Mindless eating

Donít eat while watching television. You can become so engrossed in your program that donít realize how much you are eating.

- Submitted by MOTLEM 12/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 10 Comments
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High Knees and TV

Don't feel like working out because your favorite show is on? Stand up and do some walking high knees during the program. Walk or do active stretching during commercials. Bam! You've just done a 20+ minute workout!

- Submitted by MISSTELLIA910 11/17/2010 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Even If I Don't Feel Like Working Out...

If I have a day where I get home and I am just beat from the day, I still exercise.

I will watch my favorite TV show and during commercials I will get up and start stretching my body out. Then when the show comes back on I rest and when the next commercial comes on I will do lunges, then rest. Next commercial I will do a few pushups and stretch again.

Something it better than nothing at all!

- Submitted by ERICA_NICOLE83 9/1/2010 in Exercise | 31 Comments
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Sit-up during the commercials

If you're watching a show and get interrupted by the commercials you have a great opportunity to pop off some quick sit ups, push ups, squats or leg raises. By choosing an activity that doesn't require any special tools, you can squeeze in a bit more conditioning that will make a difference week after week.

- Submitted by LUMPS_GOMAH 8/20/2010 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Evening Munchies

When I get those evening munchies - those times when I'm watching TV and craving chips or something - I eat unshelled sunflower seeds. I eat them one at a time, and that really seems to fulfill the hand-to-mouth thing, the crunch thing, and it's low cal, low fat and inexpensive!

- Submitted by RHIDENISSEN 8/1/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Online Entertainment for Free (Great shows from the past)

If you're like us, you may not have cable TV. If you like old shows, and have high speed internet, try hulu.com. Old shows for free. Not to mention that the ads are only 15 seconds long. These are mostly wholesome shows. We all like to kick back now and then. Eh? Enjoy. (Not too much!) emoticon

- Submitted by SPARKYLES 7/6/2010 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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Chin and Neck Exercise

I saw a machine on TV to exercise the neck and the chin. I went and bought a semi hard rubber ball 3 to 4 inches in diameter, place under the chin and press on it for 15 minutes 3 times a week. Great to do while watching TV or just sitting some where.

- Submitted by MSROBY 6/21/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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Cancel Cable

About a month ago we decided we were fed up with paying a ton for cable TV when all the shows we watch are available for free on the internet (Hulu, etc.). So we canceled our cable, invested $30 in an HD antenna that picks up enough stations for live sports, and rely on Netflix for everything else.

- Submitted by EPONABLACKHORSE 6/18/2010 in Saving Money | 7 Comments
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TV Doesn't Always Make You Fat

Got DVR? DVR your fav tv exercise shows and do the workout over and over and over until you have it. FitTV on digital cable has great exercise & dance shows which I DVR to do later when the house is quiet.

- Submitted by MOIRADOON 6/4/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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What You Don't Know May Help...

I cover up the display on the machines at the gym in order to focus more on the workout and not the time. Then as I start to feel tired I will peek at the display and realized how much time went by quickly--it helps to focus on music or the tv if there is one.

- Submitted by PLUSTODOWNSIZE 5/20/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Getting in extra exercise

When I am watching TV, I do some sort of exercise in the commercials; walk in place, bicep curls, squats. This gets me a little extra in at the end of my day, and I don't feel guilty about watching TV instead of exercising...I can do both!

- Submitted by JJSSPARK 5/18/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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TV Time used wisely

I keep a 2 lb. dumbbell by where I sit. While I'm watching shows, I use it! There are really a lot of arm exercises you can do while sitting.

- Submitted by REVELATIONGIRL 5/12/2010 in Around The House | 3 Comments
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T.V. on the Treadmill

I hate to admit it but I love watching TV on the treadmill. I often extend my workout time to finish watching a program. I also like watching exercise-based programs (Tommy Europe's Last 10 Pounds or Bulging Brides) while I workout. Seeing what a difference ten pounds makes can be quite amazing.

- Submitted by WINTERWINGS 5/6/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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How I have No Cable Bill

I do not spend 1 penny on cable. I also get to see most every TV show and movie I want for around $15 a month. This is what I do. First, I have a subscription of 1 movie at a time with Netflix which allows me to watch unlimited online movies even on my television.

- Submitted by JRMORFORD 5/3/2010 in Saving Money | 14 Comments
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commercial break

When the commercials come on during your favorite TV show, get up and walk around or run up and down the steps a few times. You will be amazed at how much extra activity that will add to your day.

- Submitted by GRAMMAOFFIVE 4/22/2010 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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NO GYM!

Many cable companies offer on demand viewing of the latest workouts. I've worked out with the Dallas Cowboy's cheerleaders, Jillian Michaels and this power yoga guy with very impressive form;) Perfect for when you're feeling guilty about skipping the gym or have no membership at all.

- Submitted by MSSHELZ 4/17/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Calling all TV Addicts!

I'm one, too. I've made myself a schedule of 1 hour of TV every weekday that I'm only allowed to watch while working out. The key is, that if you stop exercising, you HAVE to turn off the TV. I love my shows so much that I keep going right up unti lthe "Next time on..." is over!

- Submitted by VENART 4/16/2010 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Exercise while watching TV

It doesn't matter what you do, just MOVE! I say "anything is better than slouching on the couch" for example: I really like jumping, so I do jumping jacks for about 5-10 minute than I move on to a different exercise.

- Submitted by HAPPYCHERRY 4/14/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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My iPod and the Treadmill

I am wondering if listening to my iPod while on the treadmill will help me stay on it longer? Does anyone listen to their iPods or watch TV while on the treadmill?

- Submitted by ANDY-N-ANGIE 4/14/2010 in Exercise | 11 Comments
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