I discovered something amazing today–I can connect my phone to the individual machine TVs at the gym and play Netflix! I intended to do a quick 20 minutes on the elliptical and be on my merry way, but this discovery led to 40 minutes on the recumbent bike spent watching the first episode of Revenge.
Watching cable on the machines is great but I always found myself getting antsy during the commercials, wishing time would go faster. Watching a dramatic show I’ve never seen before with no commercials kept me totally engaged through a workout twice as long as I usually spend on a gym machine. Granted the recumbent bike is not as strenuous as the elliptical but I think I can allow myself this gentler workout once a week. It’s a new guilty pleasure!