Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Health Enemy

The TV is probably my absolute worst enemy when it comes to health and fitness. Here's why:
  • After my workday, I am more likely to plop on the couch instead of going for a walk.
  • I eat a lot of meals in front of the TV, which means I'm not really conscious about my portion sizes (and it takes more food to satisfy my appetite).
  • When I watch movies and fun shows, I like to munch on snack foods.
  • Watching TV means lying practically motionless on the sofa.
I'd like to combat my TV addiction and start doing smarter things for my health. So I've decided to try and:
  • Limit the amount of TV I watch... down to 2 hours per day.
  • Switch to healthier snacks such as air-popped popcorn and fresh veggies.
  • Try to be "active" during TV time, even if I'm just knitting a scarf.
  • Start eating meals at the dining table instead of in the living room.
  • Give myself exercise rewards: If I workout that day, I get extra TV time.
It may take me a while to make all those changes, but those are my ultimate goals.


Fatinah said...

gee, I could have written this post myself!

the veggie paparazzo said...

We gave away our tv, and it was one of the best decisions EVUH. I rarely miss it. Good for you for cutting back!