This is not, I repeat not, what our living room looks like right now...
If you have been around this blog for the last couple weeks, you know Chris and I are in the process of moving. A process it is! I cut our cable service off a couple weeks ago thinking we would be moving soon after. Well, one set back after another, we have now been without cable for almost three weeks. Here are a list of things that having no TV has forced us to do.
1. It forces you to cook, clean, and do things around the house instead of park your booty on the couch for countless hours. Just to get out of the house I have been going to the grocery store almost every afternoon and picking out dinner for the night. We have been eating so healthy because I have been picking some sort of meat and pairing it with tons of fresh veggies!
2. It forces you get get out of the house. I have taken the dogs on more walks in the last two weeks than I have all year. Sad, but true. At the same time, since it is my spring break, it has caused me to spend more money than I normally would because, let's face it...if you're not home, you're probably out spending money.
3. It forces you to pop in the workout DVD you got for Christmas and get your booty in shape for summer! Yesterday I did the Tone It Up girls HIIT video and then the stretch yoga one. Wow, I know I am not flexible, but wow...I am reallyyyy not flexible.
4. It forces you to really think about what you need in life. Chris and I were driving over the weekend and he said, "I knida don't even think we need TV..." I told him how I was sort of thinking the same thing. Then, THEN, he remembered baseball season is quickly approaching and he proceeded to take back his previous comment. Although we will have cable when we finally close on our house, this process has made us aware that we need to limit our time sitting in front of the television.
5. It forces you to watch a record number of movies in one day, be on the computer for more hours than I like, and not be current with what is going on in the world. I would say this is my least favorite part of not having TV. Everyday, for the last couple weeks, when I would get home from work, I would get on the computer. Then I'd cook, walk the dogs, eat, and get back on the computer. Personally, the last thing I want to do when I get home is be trapped in some chair staring at a 12" screen. With the TV, I feel less trapped and more relaxed...even if I am not interested in what is actually on TV.
Although the Tucker Family is a huge advocate for cable (hello, reality TV is my guilty pleasure...), going without for the last couple weeks has made us aware that we need to make what's on TV less of a priority!
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