Lady and the mini-Tramp: “Dead to Me” made me buy it!
Like 30 million other households, Netflix sucked me in with Christina Applegate’s “Dead to Me.” Kind of a weird concept, lady buddy dramedy, with a dark twist. I devoured it. But also, let’s be honest, I’m built for binge-watching.
We all get different things out of our TV shows. “Dawson’s Creek” gave me (and let’s be honest, the world) Pacey, and “Dead to Me” got me a trampoline.
In what amounts to approximately 30 seconds of screen time, James Marsden wakes up and does his AM workout on a mini-trampoline on his balcony.
And that’s all it took. I had to have one. It’s in my living room right now.
I can’t explain it. I had to have one. HAD. TO. HAVE. ONE.
I looked up the trampoline workouts on Pinterest and did a little “research” on the benefits. 10 minutes being roughly the equivalent of a 30-minute jog. And better on your joints. Done. Sold. I was already getting one. But now I was ordering it on Amazon Prime. Two-day shipping kids!
I thought this will be perfect for me to do while enjoying the aforementioned binge-watching. Two birds. One stone.
So far, this is what I’ve learned…
- It’s hard. 10 minutes may be equivalent to a 30-min job, but, first you have to get to 10 minutes. After 45 seconds, I was nearly falling over. And I was sweating profusely. I can kill 10 minutes on social media in no time at all. 10 minutes on the mini-tramp is an eternity.
- No matter what I’m burning more calories and getting my heart beat pumping way more than it ever has during crochet and binge-watch days.
- I really like it. It’s rather freeing. And, the commute is right. 3 second walk to my living room. Though, I do really wonder what my neighbors think, but then again, they probably already have so many questions about me.
We’ll be coming back to the trampoline…