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I get some of my favorite tv shows (Friends, Sex and the City, Bones, etc.) on DVD (usually from Netflix) and ONLY allow myself to watch an episode if I'm working out! Plus, it helps the 45 minutes to an hour go very fast! emoticon

- Submitted by SWEETTEACHER123 5/3/2010 in Exercise | 23 Comments
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GINGERVISTA 7/23/2012 9:42:00 AM

    Reading something from Dr. Oz I think it was......he never watches a TV show unless he either exercises at the same time OR exercises the same amt of time he watches TV, say 1/2 hr or so & I've tried to do the same thing. When I used to watch The Biggest Loser (I rarely watch TV any more), I'd lift weights right along with the people on TV.
emoticon idea to reinforce! emoticon
HYATTI1 7/23/2012 10:33:00 AM

    glad you enjoy it..doing double duty with things you like is always a plus.

Joanna
LUCY419 5/4/2010 1:58:00 PM

    this is a very helpful tip thank you.. i'll be doing the same from now on,i'm sure the time must fly by this will be great with my mini trampoline!
CJLOVELY1 1/1/2013 7:26:00 PM

    That makes a lot of sense to me, thanks for the motivating tip!
LEANMEAN2 11/27/2012 7:17:00 AM

    Thanks
MITCHDY 11/26/2012 6:15:00 PM

    I do the same thing!! I love it... plus you get to watch the shows without commercials.
MARYHENNIG 11/26/2012 2:26:00 PM

    wonderful idea
HYATTI1 11/26/2012 7:53:00 AM

    Wow this was fast to come back around to me...but once again way to go.

Joanna
CMORISAK 11/26/2012 6:36:00 AM

    emoticon
EPATTEN79 11/26/2012 6:25:00 AM

    This is how I get myself to exercise some days too.
DJHUMPHREY 11/26/2012 5:20:00 AM

    That's what my DVR is for
CHERYLSBUTT 7/23/2012 9:40:00 PM

    I do the same thing with news
I can listen and not need to watch while taking my trmill out for a run or just hooping for a session!!!
HIGHNOON 7/23/2012 6:55:00 PM

    Wonderful idea. emoticon emoticon

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ILOVEJIM851991 7/23/2012 5:36:00 PM

    sounds like a good idea emoticon
SUCCESS68 7/23/2012 2:37:00 PM

    I do this with taped shows or on demand shows. i just pick up where I left of the day before.
DEARTOMYHEART 7/23/2012 2:18:00 PM

    Great ideas from everyone. Thanks for sharing. emoticon
GALINAZ 7/23/2012 12:36:00 PM

    Just caught up on the Mad Men series, when I watch the next season, this will be my rule!
JULIENMM 7/23/2012 11:54:00 AM

    I also do this, but I watch the shows on my iPhone at the gym. I'm currently watching season 6 of The Biggest Loser and it is very motivating to watch while working out. I only allow myself to watch it while working out and sometimes I'm dying to know what happens next, so that inspires me to go work out!
4THELOVEOFDOLLS 7/23/2012 11:37:00 AM

    Good Idea I will give it a try.
BAPSANN 7/23/2012 10:07:00 AM

    Good idea, I will try this to help the time go by faster.
INGMARIE 7/23/2012 7:36:00 AM

    emoticon this was a great idea.
GARDENSFORLIFE 7/23/2012 6:59:00 AM

    Good idea! Time flies when you are watching something interesting. emoticon
HAPPYMOM8 5/3/2010 10:37:00 PM

    good for you! I do the same thing. I always almost workout during my Netflix viewing. I get my workout in, am entertained at the same time and I am spending qualaity time with DH as well.

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