Warning: In this post I will talk about both exercising and Breaking Bad. There will be no spoilers on either topic. Thank you.
Holy crap, you guys! Did you know you can combine exercise with television? Did you? Anyone? How did I miss this memo?
Maybe it's because my basement, though it contains a television, isn't exactly set up for treadmill-based viewability. Maybe it's because I've been so gung ho about running that I never considered not listening to music while on the 'mill.
Whatever the case, I decided a few weeks ago to give my ailing foot a rest from the run, and set out to walk every day in an effort to keep this old bod moving on a daily basis.
Then, I signed up for Netflix and figured out how to use my iPad on the treadmill.
Let me just say this: I have logged over 140,000 steps during the past two weeks and I owe it all to Mr. White.
Someone once told me I would probably like Breaking Bad. But you know how it is: there are only so many hours in the day to start watching a new TV show, and honestly, I don't have a lot of loyalty so many shows. I watch The Walking Dead, Glee, American Horror Story and New Girl. Anything else I manage to catch is gravy.
I knocked back all four seasons of Breaking Bad in two weeks, much of it while walking and logging steps with my FitBit.
I'm not going to say anything about the show to spoil it (and I have yet to start the first half of Season 5, so please no spoilers) but I'm sort of in love with this show.
Though it has me shaking my head in disbelief and actually shouting at the iPad: Walter? What the HELL? I really think it's a brilliant little bit of television.
I always wondered why the show and its actors kept winning Emmy's. Now I know why.
But the best part is that I combined the ultimate time suck (TV) with exercise, and both me and my foot are very thankful for the past two weeks.
Granted, I won't say it's made me notably thinner, but it has given me a little peek into a crazy world that I find fascinating and simultaneously sad and repulsive.
Still, let's be honest here: Jesse Pinkman is kind of hot.
So my question for you today, how many of you find ways to combine a little exercise with something you love? Be it TV, or music, or whatever?
This year, one of my goals is to continue to find sustainable ways to move more. If I can't run because something's amiss with a body part, well, what can I do instead? Another goal is to not be so hard core in my efforts. Meaning, I'm trying to just be realistic and balance my life with family, food, work and play.
Breaking Bad certainly fills part of the play bill, so to speak.
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