I enjoy working out, but sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I hate it. The conundrum of everyone, right? But, if I can find a good show to watch while working out, it makes the workout so much more tolerable and even enjoyable. I need to work out because I need it mentally, physically, and for a break as a busy work at home mom (aka all the work is never done and I can always do more). I’m sharing my exercise hacks with all you women out there who want to workout, but find it to be another blasted chore that needs to get done. Here are my top Best Shows for Women to Watch While on the Treadmill. Shows that make the task of working out way more enticing;)
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Exercise…make it better, these shows might even make it fun for you because you can get some self-care time alone. Grab your phone, earbuds, and a subscription to an online media service (my fave is Netflix).
Some of these shows for women are oldies, but fantastic; some are new and awesome, and still making new shows. These are my favorite shows, the ones that when I watch them, the workout literally flies by. That is definitely something I need!
A good show will help you actually look forward to your workout time, and that’s a major win. Entertain yourself while you work out your bod and feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and alive. All good things!
I have watched all twenty-eight of these shows. I really enjoyed watching them, I hope you do too!
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Of course, these shows are also packed with drama, love, relationships, family, and friendships. There are struggles and betrayals, joys and sorrows. They are shows I shake my head at after watching it and say, “Damn, that was good!” I’m eagerly awaiting finishing “iZombie”, that is my current go to show for the treadmill.
Plus, I’m chomping at the bit for the next season of “The 100” and “Stranger Things”.
“The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” were so good, I so wish I could watch them again for the first time. Stellar shows!
- The 100
- Once Upon a Time
- The Vampire Diaries
- iZombie (good adult humor in this one, like sometimes I just flat out LOL)
- The Originals
- Stranger Things
- The X-files
Best Shows for Women with Lots of Drama
Some of these suggestions are shows that were made several years ago, some are more current, but all are awesome, stupendous, amazing, and unforgettable (ie. addictive, but in a good way;) Some of my faves!
- Will and Grace
- Picket Fences
- Northern Exposure
- Sex and the City
- Grey’s Anatomy
- Dharma and Greg
- How to Get Away with Murder
- Ally McBeal
- The Blacklist
- Party of Five
- Charmed (I’m a sucker for this show!)
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Shows for Women that are Edgier, yet I LOVED Watching Them:
Parts of these shows listed below scared the absolute crap out of me. No lie. And, at times they grossed me out, but the drama is unparalleled and the wow factor is GIANT! I’ve had zombie apocalypse dreams as a result, not fun to endure or wake up from, but the drama and the humanity in all three of these shows are huge.
For these shows, think hot mess with a glorious streak, absolute worse case scenarios mixed with love, dedication, and true caring with a mix of horrid shock. Brutality is a part of these shows, but the characters are also so dang loveable (now that’s good writing!).
AKA: good stuff!
- The Walking Dead
- Breaking Bad
Want Really Edgy?
Now, some women will hate this show. I cringed at some parts, for sure, but I loved the overall theme, the romance, the drama and the absolute unbreakable glue that holds members of families together, whether that bond is genetic or by choice that ties that family together. Want to try really edgy? Try:
- Sons of Anarchy
Shows with Crime Solving
- Criminal Minds
Take Time for Self-Care Activities
Taking time for self-care activities is totally a necessity for women, especially she is also a mother. We need to take time for ourselves. We need to clear our minds to be good moms, wives, friends. Make it a priority, I’ve gone through periods of my life where I sucked at self-care. When I make time for self-care, I am so much happier, so much better equipped to do what I need to do for my kids, family, and my business.
Take it…take time for yourself moms, all women, you deserve it! Make it a daily occurrence to give yourself a little bit of time for self-care, and hopefully, you will have the time to enjoy a show during your workout;) A good show and a good workout will make you feel amazing!!
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find this list helpful. AND I hope you find the time to exercise today! Let me know your favorite tv show in the comments, I’m also on the lookout to try something new:)
Eat well and enjoy life!
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I find that watching any franchise of the real housewives just passes the time for me…I can do cardio for 40 minutes no problem when I have something entertaining to watch!
Julie Hoag says
Exactly! Having a show to watch makes the 40 minutes fly by and gets your mind off of your own life for a while. It’s a great way to exercise! Thank you:)
oh my goodness what a great post! I am a total sucker to the office too!
Julie Hoag says
Yes, that’s a good suggestion to add in:) Thanks!
OMG, Julie! I so needed this… thank you!!!! It will be so helpful.
Oh wow I love this list! I get so bored on the treadmill and the music will only take you so far, especially when it’s the same handful of playlists. Some great ideas here!
Julie Hoag says
Yes, I totally feel like it goes so much faster and better if I watch something, it makes time fly and I’m even enjoying myself! Getting some me time too:) Thanks!
Okay this post was made for me lol I can never be on the treadmill without watching something! And we def watch the same types of shows because I love most/all of these!!
Julie Hoag says
Awesome! We both have good taste!! Yeah, I pretty much am either watching something or reading something, I need entertainment to get through it!! Thanks for the comment:)