When life gives you TV, work out to it!

So it’s no secret that our society is full of a bunch of lazy butts that just sit around in their free time and watch TV, while checking up on Facebook, while scoping ideas on Pintrest, while scanning videos on YouTube and tweeting about the whole thing. But let’s get one thing straight. TV is a great invention. I don’t condone excessive watching, but as an extrovert who spends a lot of time home alone (and by alone I mean without anyone over the age of two) flipping on the tube every now and again makes me feel not so alone. So when my friend sent me this website I thought maybe the universe had heard my new and healthy fitness loving self arguing with my old lonely TV loving self and decided to solve my problem.

I present to you: TV Show Workouts!




Scandal’s one of my favorite shows so this will be a great one. Plus Olivia is almost always in white so I have a feeling I’ll be doing a lot of shoulder presses, sumo squats (I don’t even know what those are) and russian twists.


I don’t really watch friends anymore since I basically only do Netflix but this routine just may have me calling my sister to ask if I can borrow all 10 of her seasons.


I haven’t been watching this season because I don’t care for what’s-her-face but I’ll have to try this the the next time I decide to watch it (which may be not be ever again because is anyone else really tired of the producers making the show exponentially more unnecessarily dramatic each season? And those previews? Come on! Totally misleading!)Image


Because who doesn’t love this show? Maybe this workout will get me closer to having legs like Zoey Deschanel.


Maybe one of the best shows alongside Parks and Recreation. If this workout had been around when I binged on this show and watch all of the seasons in an ungodly amount of time I’d be out walking the town in my bathing suit instead of blogging about being excited at being under 200 pounds.


And this show is just so raunchy that one can burn the same amount of calories as this workout just by watching from the couch. I think I sweat my entire day’s worth of water every time Alex screws over Piper. Maybe that’s a sign of being too invested in a fictional character’s emotional state.


My Current Workout Regime

Good morning my radiant readers! Today I’d like to share with you what I am currently doing in terms of working out. With one kid demanding that I partake with him in a variety of gravity defying 2 year old activities every 5 minutes and the other attached to my boob more often than not, going to the gym is hardly an option. Unless, of course, the gym offered to come to my house complete with child care services. In which case I would say ‘Adios!’ and bolt for the spa before they realized that I’d rather have a pedicure than visible biceps.

So I have from when my husband gets home until we go to bed to get all of my fat burning cardio and muscle sculpting weight training in. Luckily it’s beautiful here in northeast Ohio and  I have our nearly deserted back country road at my disposal and my best friend who lives right around the corner is working out with me and has a pseudo-gym in her basement. So here’s what she and I are doing as of now:

Cardio 3 times a week which consists of interval training which looks like this:

1 minute walking warmup

10  sets of 30 seconds of all out sprinting and 45 seconds of walking

This workout only takes about 15 minutes but it really gets the heart pumping and the sweat glands producing! The idea behind the intervals is to keep the heart rate up and keep it up without having to run for a full 15 minutes.

Weight lifting 2 times a week

The evening before last I worked out with my friend and her fiance and our workout looked like this:

3 x 12 sets of bench presses (I could only lift the bar with no added weights)

3 x 12 sets of hammer curls

3 x 12 sets of squats with the bench press bar

3 x 12 sets of calf raises, again with bench bar

3 x 12 sets of bar lifts (I really have no idea what they’re called but you hold a bar (half the length of a bench bar) at your hips and while lifting it, palms down towards the floor, to your chin while flexing back and shoulder muscles)

With bicycle crunches and wall sits between sets.

So that’s my workout plan for the next few weeks! I’ll keep you posted on how its going!

Tomorrow I’ll share what I’ve been eating 🙂

Stay healthy!