You need to really want to change. When you look in the mirror, do you say “I need to work out” just to forget about it 2 minutes later? When you are watching your favorite sitcom, do you think, “I probably could some sit-ups now”, but you chase the uncomfortable thought away. How do we end up being so comfortable in our 50-80 extra pounds? Here is my solution for your comfy couch syndrome.
Find something else to sit on
I swear do not sit on the couch! Sit on the exercise ball, floor or whatever else, but stay away from the damn couch and other soft objects.
Do not eat in front of the TV
You will overheat if you eat while watching TV. What portion control? You don’t even see what you eat – you are watching TV.
Make the TV work for you
Stick with DVR, Hulu or Netflix and watch the programs when it’s convenient for you. In other words, don’t plan your life around TV schedule – make it work for you (you are paying for it, don’t you?)
Move Your Butt
You can still see and hear while you do crunches, sit ups or whatever else. Dedicate first 10 minutes of your TV time to workout. Make it YOUR thing. Reward yourself with some time off when you are done.
Enough is Enough
Set the timer on the TV to shut it off and put the remote on the shelf, someplace you have to walk to get it. Do not plan to spend more than an hour in front of the TV and don’t keep TV as a background noise. You are just fooling yourself if you thinking it doesn’t slow you down.