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11 Shows To Bingewatch While Burning Calories

Perfect for when you want to binge netflix instead of go to the gym.

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It's sunday night, and you're watching The Office for the thousandth time. As you look down at the bag of popcorn next to you and click "yes, I am still watching," you vow to go to the gym the following morning. It is a promise we have all made to ourselves, and yet we wake up and continue our binge watching anyways. It is a never-ending cycle that we repeat each sunday so that we can tell ourselves that we at least made an effort. Well, it's time to get on the couch and bring the gym to you. Yes, you can continue to watch whatever guilty pleasure dramedy you were binging this past weekend while still getting fit. TV show workouts are the perfect way to workout while never being more than a few feet away from the couch.

1. "Grey's Anatomy"

voice over -- 30 second plank

a beeper goes off -- 15 squats

someone has sex -- 20 sit ups

someone cries -- 15 jumping jacks

bailey gives an order -- 10 leg lifts

someone dies -- 10 push ups

someone scrubs in -- 10 lunges

2. "Stranger Things"

theme song -- 30 second plank

lights flicker -- 5 pushups

music plays -- 15 jumping jacks

eleven enters a scene -- 10 squats

demogorgon appears -- 10 burpees

kids get on their bikes -- 10 lunges

upside down is mentioned -- 15 leg lifts

3. "Friends"

theme song -- 30 second plank

joey eats -- 5 pushups

phoebe sings -- 15 squats

someone has sex -- 10 jumping jacks

everyone's at central perk -- 10 leg lifts

ross and rachel kiss -- 10 lunges

chandler is sarcastic -- 10 burpees

4. "Riverdale"

theme song -- 30 second plank

someone mentions blackhood -- 10 situps

someone kisses -- 10 squats

someone argues -- 20 jumping jacks

someone is at pop's -- 10 bicycle crunches

betty's ringtone plays -- 5 pushups

someone cries -- 10 crunches

5. "The Office"

theme song -- 30 second plank

jim looks at the camera -- 15 squats

dwight says "fact" -- 10 leg lifts

angela gets annoyed -- 10 burpees

michael offends someone -- 5 pushups

jim pranks dwight -- 10 lunges

stanley is annoyed -- 20 situps

6. "Criminal Minds"

theme song -- 30 second plank

someone says "unsub" -- 10 squats

reid says a fact -- 20 jumping jacks

a weapon is drawn -- 10 bicycle crunches

morgan & garcia flirt -- 10 situps

unsub is caught -- 5 pushups

unsub dies -- 20 lunges

7. "Parks and Recreation"

theme song -- 30 second plank

leslie compliments ann -- 10 crunches

someone insults jerry -- 10 squats

chris says "literally" -- 5 pushups

tom praises himself -- 10 lunges

ron scowls -- 10 jumping jacks

april gets irritated -- 10 situps

8. "Supernatural"

theme song -- 30 second plank

someone dies -- 20 jumping jacks

sam is on his laptop -- 10 lunges

castiel teleports -- 10 crunches

someone hugs -- 10 leg raises

dean flirts -- 5 pushups

dean says "son of a bitch" -- 10 situps

9. "Game of Thrones"

opening credits -- 30 second plank

someone says their house words -- 20 russian twists

arya is called "boy" -- 10 pushups

stark's wolves are shown -- 10 leg raises

someone has sex -- 10 lunges

jon is called "bastard" -- 20 jumping jacks

10. "How I Met Your Mother"

barney says something inappropriate -- 10 crunches

lily and marshall talk -- 15 bicycle crunches

ted goes on a date -- 5 pushups

ted's kids are shown -- 10 squats

the narrator speaks -- 10 lunges

robin complains -- 10 leg raises

11. "The Big Bang Theory"

opening song -- 30 second plank

sheldon says a scientific fact -- 10 pushups

comic book reference -- 10 lunges

hallway/stairway conversation -- 10 pushups

howard hits on penny -- 15 jumping jacks

sheldon misunderstands sarcasm -- 10 squats

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PSA: Keep Your Body-Negative Opinions Away From Little Girls This Summer

But our own baggage shouldn't be shoved on to those we surround ourselves with.

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It's officially swimsuit season, y'all.

The temperature is rising, the sun is bright and shining, and a trip to the beach couldn't look more appealing than it does right now. This is the time of year that many of us have been rather impatiently waiting for. It's also the time of year that a lot of us feel our most self-conscious.

I could take the time to remind you that every body is a bikini body. I could type out how everyone is stunning in their own unique way and that no one should feel the need to conform to a certain standard of beauty to feel beautiful, male or female. I could sit here and tell you that the measurement of your waistline is not a reflection of your worth. I completely believe every single one of these things.

Hell, I've shared these exact thoughts more times than I can count. This time around, however, I'm not going to say all these things. Instead, I'm begging you to push your insecurities to the side and fake some confidence in yourself when you're in front of others.

Why?

Because our negative self-image is toxic and contagious and we're spreading this negative thinking on to others.

We're all guilty of this, we're with family or a friend and we make a nasty comment about some aspect of our appearance, not even giving a single thought to the impact our words have on the person with us. You might think that it shouldn't bother them- after all, we're not saying anything bad about them! We're just expressing our feelings about something we dislike about ourselves. While I agree that having conversations about our insecurities and feelings are important for our mental and emotional health, there is a proper and improper way of doing it. An open conversation can leave room for growth, acceptance, understanding, and healing. Making a rude or disheartening remark about yourself is destructive not only to yourself, but it will make the person you are saying these things around question their own self worth or body image by comparing themselves to you.

My little sister thinks she's "fat." She doesn't like how she looks. To use her own words, she thinks she's "too chubby" and that she "looks bad in everything."

She's 12 years old.

Do you want to know why she has this mindset? As her older sister, I failed in leading her by example. There were plenty of times when I was slightly younger, less sure of myself, and far more self-conscious than I am now, that I would look in the mirror and say that I looked too chubby, that my body didn't look good enough, that I wished I could change the size of my legs or stomach.

My little sister had to see the older sibling she looks up to, the big sis she thinks always looks beautiful, say awful and untrue things about herself because her own sense of body image was warped by media, puberty, and comparing herself to others.

My negativity rubbed off onto her and shaped how she looks at herself. I can just imagine her watching me fret over how I look thinking, "If she thinks she's too big, what does that make me?"

It makes me feel sick.

All of us are dealing with our own insecurities. It takes some of us longer than others to view ourselves in a positive, loving light. We're all working on ourselves every day, whether it be mentally, physically, or emotionally. But our own baggage shouldn't be shoved on to those we surround ourselves with, our struggles and insecurities should not form into their own burdens.

Work on yourself in private. Speak kindly of yourself in front of others. Let your positivity, real or not, spread to others instead of the bad feelings we have a bad habit of letting loose.

The little girls of the world don't need your or my negative self-image this summer. Another kid doesn't need to feel worthless because we couldn't be a little more loving to ourselves and a lot more conscious of what we say out loud.

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Being Skinny Isn’t As Great As You Think

A reflection on the struggles that come with a person's body image.

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Body image. It is one of the most powerful and harmful things on a person's self-esteem. Society and media have placed so many images of what we "should" look like. How we need to be eating, exercising, dressing, EVERYTHING. According to others, we always need to change ourselves or second guess how we see our bodies.

For as long as I can remember everyone has called me "tiny". Sure, being small and being able to fit into a lot of clothes is fun, but being tiny or thin isn't always a good thing. I am your typical college kid eating whatever I want whenever I want.

The only difference between myself and other students is that I almost never gain weight. Some girls or guys may read that part and think that I have a gift or blessing. That I can do whatever I want and still stay small and "pretty".

Have you ever finished a meal then looked at yourself and felt like something wasn't right? Some people in today's world and in history will spend time looking at themselves and seeing multiple things that are wrong with their body.

Some handled that by exercising and losing weight or gaining muscle, others have gone as far as throwing up their food or taking pills that force their bodies not to gain ANY weight. Hearing about that from adults or doctors seems crazy but people do it all the time. Possibly the people around you and you would never know.

I went to middle school with a girl that always finished her lunch walking to the trash and then taking herself to the bathroom. She wouldn't come back to our table until the lunch bell rang. Most people didn't give a second thought to this situation, me however, I followed her one day. What I saw next was something I wasn't prepared for as a 7th grader.

Two sinks, a mirror, and three stalls. One was occupied and the rest were empty. I walked into crying and nothing else. The girl had already taken care of her food and was trying to gather herself after what she just did.

People told her that she was gaining weight, that she was "chunky" or fat. She wasn't the only girl around that dealt with horrible comments like that. It's also not just girls dealing with issues like this.

Boys and men are constantly judged and only "ideal" if they are muscular. Young boys are called pigs or disgusting only because of their weight and looking bigger than the "average" person. Men are downgraded to a lesser meaning when they are thin and "stick like".

Even as we grow up kids and sometimes adults say things without realizing the effect. Being called tiny or skinny all of the time can make someone just feel small. Getting comments to eat a hamburger and fries can make someone feel insulted.

Having comments made about your skin or hair and people making assumptions about you can make someone feel misunderstood or judged. Being told that you need to eat more or go tanning because your body doesn't "look right" can torture a person.

There are so many things that play into a person's self-esteem. Average size, too small or too big is simply just words coming out of someone's mouth that don't understand the true beauties in life.

Do you ever look at a big oak tree and say, "You're too fat, you should really lose some weight."

Do you ever see a flower that blooms smaller than a quarter and tells it, "You are tiny! Why don't you go eat a burrito or something?"

No. You probably don't. Just replace the oak tree with mom and see how that feels coming out of your mouth. Replace flower with a teenage girl and see if you can actually say all of those things. Imagine if you were a parent and it was your little girl or boy that you were talking to and you said those words. Would you be happy with yourself? Would you feel guilty? Would you push them to make their body unhealthy just to fit society's standards?

I hope that you wouldn't

There are so many of us out there being told what to do with ourselves in order to be happy with our bodies. How can someone else determine our happiness for us? I have personally gotten to the point of breaking.

I see friends on a daily basis that want to change their body because it's "ugly". Many of those thoughts are because of things society has put in our minds, and not what truly matters.

As a society, we need to push towards total acceptance. Now, I am not meaning the sexuality or ethnicity type of acceptance because those are important on a different level. Respecting each other and our bodies are something that needs to be understood and enforced as much as sexuality acceptance is pushed.

I want to live in a world and raise children in a world that doesn't make people feel horrible about their bodies. It is THEIR body, not ours. The only body we should be worrying about is our own. I want my future daughter to grow and love playing dress up without wondering if her body looks right in what she's wearing. I want my future son to go to gym class and be able to do only one pull up with all of the other boys cheering him on to do better.

Is that too much to ask?

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