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What Shows Are You Watching?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I enjoy watching TV shows on my iPod Touch while working out. I'll be honest and admit that I find treadmills, ellipticals and the like to be a drag. I'd much rather be on my real bike with the wind in my face, but as we all know, realities of modern life doesn't make that possible regularly. So, in order to get my exercise, I have to do what makes it bearable. That means TV, movies or music on my iPod. TV shows are ideal for getting my 30-45 minute workouts done.

I watched "Lost", "Desperate Housewives", "Heroes", and "Battlestar Galactica" during my workouts in the past. But I don't watch a lot of network TV, so I'm out of the loop on what's the latest and greatest. I'm not a big fan of reality TV. The last reality TV show I watched was "Real World: Seattle"!

Are there any shows you are particularly enjoying these days? Since I will be watching them in a public place, the show needs to be PG-13, so no HBO series, unfortunately!
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  • JOLIE_
    I like watching the voice and Dancing with the Stars while on the treadmill as gets me some music as well as tv :)

    I also can't wait for Biggest loser to start as that is motivating to work out to.
    1999 days ago
  • IRP1114
    I also watch shows during cardio :-)! Watched all of Heros and Lost all on the treadmill. Actually finished watching every last episode of Lost during my last pregnancy lol! Don't know why they cut off Heros like that. I was also looking to start watching Dr Who. been hearing a few good things about it. And definitely watch episodes of biggest loser. That is very motivating to watch. I know you said you don't enjoy reality much but I love watching survivor. We actually watch it as a family but since I don't hear most of what goes on with the little ones I end up watching it again on the treadmill in the mornings. Plus there is always more of it to watch online ;-)
    1999 days ago
    I just thought of another one...

    The Newsroom...really good...only ine season so far and it comes on again in June...the waiting!

    2004 days ago
    House, up until season 7, and nature documentary shows. David Attenborough's various shows (Earth, Life, Madagascar, etc.) are all gorgeous to watch and utterly fascinating! I don't watch any TV, but I've got 7 different nature shows on blu-ray.
    2006 days ago
    Thanks for the suggestions! I'll see if I can't check them out!

    2008 days ago
    Sons of Anarchy (not for the faint of heart emoticon )
    Army Wives
    Grey's Anatomy

    I've watched all of these on Netflix so if you have that...you can too!
    2009 days ago
    Doctor Who.
    2009 days ago
    I rarely watch TV, the only show I'm watching right now is The Walking Dead on AMC. I watched the entire Season 1 on Netflix while using the stationary bike at the gym.
    2009 days ago
    BBC's "Sherlock" and "Downton Abbey" are emoticon
    (Sherlock's got a tiny bit of nakey every rare once in a while, but no more than what you'd see on nighttime network TV)
    2009 days ago
    Music is my drug of choice while on the treadmill or elliptical.

    Most recent acquisitions:

    Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz
    This Is Why We Fight by Decemberists
    First Dance by Never Shout Never
    Monster by Skillet
    Cheap and Cheerful by The Kills

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    2009 days ago
    On my way in to work I thought of a few more:

    The Good Wife...I know there are some racy scenes but I don't think there is actual nudity...Great show.

    Harry's Law...sadly only ran a few seasons but soooo good!

    Nikita...fun, exciting but a tad bit sappy at times

    Downton Abbey...English...really good

    The Firm...only lasted a few seasons but it is good twisty fun also

    2009 days ago
  • DEELB1
    I enjoy the oldies like Star Trek and Desperate Housewives.
    2009 days ago
    Not a big TV watcher, but if you want to rev up your workouts check out the apps by Lolo. They are available for elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike and are awesome!

    It scans your music library and, without altering the pitch, can tailor a workout altering the BPM of your music. It can design 15, 30, & 45 min workouts replete with intervals, climbs, etc

    Get 'em all!
    2009 days ago
    I have to download all my TV too so I am also really interested in what people are watching...also very out of the loop!

    Here are some of what we have found...we watch one evening a week.
    Scandle...very fun and twisty

    Smash...so surprising that a musical would work on TV but it does

    Damages... quite dark but kind of fun with Glen Close

    Revenge...maybe for a younger crowd but we find it fun

    I have to get to work but I will probably think of more once the coffee has had time to work!

    p.s. I loved Heros! So sad it didn't take.

    2009 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2012 3:13:00 AM
    I tend to get bored in the gym. But I get just as bored with most of what is on TV. So I try to exercise outside whenever possible. If I have to use the gym I do something like change the incline or speed on the treamill or elliptical every minute to keep it more interesting. On the recumbent bike I'll read a book while doing an easy workout.
    2009 days ago
    LADYIRISH317: Me too! Those are the few shows that I do watch on TV! But I don't watch them while working out because it makes me hungry - haha!

    NEILITHICMAN: I haven't watched the Biggest Loser in a long time, but I found it very motivating for me too! I heart Bob - he is great.
    2009 days ago
    I watch biggest loser while riding my bike sometimes. Seeing those fatties working out motivates me to work out. Sometimes I pretend Bob is screaming at me to go faster rather than the contestants.
    2009 days ago
    I live on the Food Network. Chopped is my favorite, but I also love Iron Chef America and ANYTHING with either Bobby Flay or Alton Brown.
    2009 days ago
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