I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately, for my acting study actually. And, I’ve never really been a TV person, I have always been a movie hound, but never really TV. So having to watch it almost everyday has been a real big challenge for me. Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, Lost, Ive been watching all of them.
So, for me, while I am watching these shows I NEED to do something active so that I don’t feel guilty and unproductive. There are several ways that I have been being active:
One is walking/running slowly on the treadmill while I watch these shows, I place my computer on my treadmill and watch them from netflix.
Another way is doing mat exercises, pushups, sit ups, lunges, anything I can do without equipment that tones, and slightly gets my heart rate up.
It helps keep me sane, and, its an easy way to “kill two birds with one stone”. I get a workout in, and get my acting homework/study out of the way. Seems silly right? Poor me I have to watch TV as homework, but when you are studying body language and facial expressions, its not exactly a walk in the park.
You may not need to watch TV as homework, but a lot of us watch TV and movies anyway. But, you can still do some form of exercise while you are doing tv, here is an example of a circuit you can do:
- 100 cruches
- 50 lunges each leg
- 100 squats
- 100 jumping jacks
- 25 pushups
Or you can just stretch!!! Any way you can move your body is better than just sitting on the sofa.