nus the commercials, most hourlong TV shows translate to about 45 minutes, which is a good workout time for me.
When an episode ends, I go into my cool-down phase, walking at a slower pace for a few minutes.
It's a better way to watch TV, at least for me. I have something to focus on other than the treadmill's timer and calorie tracker, which I tend to stare at otherwise. It also limits my time in front of the TV. I'm not going to stay on the treadmill for eight or 10 hours at a pop (although if I did, I could probably crack walnuts with my thighs).
Exercise is paying dividends for me. My weight loss slowed for a couple of months, mainly because I wasn't exercising enough. Last week, I was more regimented about working out ... and I dropped 2 pounds. I'm down to 273.
So I've lost interest in "Lost” marathons. I'm not saying I won't watch a couple episodes on the couch, but I'm not going to sit there like a lump for hours on end.
That series is over.