Thursday, April 28, 2011

Goodbye TV, Hello Me


There was a point in my life where I couldn't imagine life without DVR, much less life without TV. Well, when a friend needed his TV back after graciously letting me borrow it for several months in my new place, I was forced to face this dilemma. I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a slight twinge of anxiety at first (a new TV isn't exactly in my budget, or at least there are about 3 big things I want before a TV), but after wise words from friends and my mom and a little reflection time, I got kind of excited about not having a TV. My mind swirled with activities to fill my time in place of ridiculous Kardashian re-runs. And while there are things I miss about having a TV, especially since it can get a little quiet living alone, I'm having a lot of fun learning how to be my own best friend :) (Thanks Sarah).

Here are some of the things I plan on doing instead of watching TV:
  • Bought a book (Great Gatsby) and can't wait to spend nights snuggled on my couch reading
  • Bike Rides!
  • More time at the gym (because I'm a big Lakers fan, and the playoffs are sorta a big deal to me, I just plan my gym times around games. Which means I spend waaay more time at the gym than what I'm used to. Gotta love uphill walking on the treadmill for an hour!)
  • Spend more time focusing on my health coaching
  • Go places alone. Have you ever gone somewhere to eat by yourself? It's fun :)


Now if I could just delete my facebook...


  1. Congratulations, Sweet Pea! I "downsized" from TCM but am ready to can the whole thing! Not only a BIG waste of time, but Comcast is getting way too much of my hard-earned $$$....

  2. I totally agree with you. I wish I could pull myself away from media/electronics. Thsi world we live in is based around it!

    xo Lynzy

  3. Love this post! Totally can relate, not sure what I would do without my dvr and kardashian re-runs... but then again i still have a tv lol.

    I do love taking time for myself, doing things on my own, reading a book, etc. - love your list of becoming your own best friend ♥

  4. Congrats on kicking the tube to the curb! If only I were that strong at handling all the unnecessary guilty pleasures...yup, you're right FB is right up there...Can't wait to see what else you come up with to fill the time!

    Happy Weekend hun!


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  5. I have a tv.. but no cable. and I love it...

    ((but the facebook stays.))

  6. We don't have a TV and now I can't imagine life with one! You will love is amazing how much there is to do (that doesn't have commercials intermittent through it all). PS: The Great Gatsby is amazing-the movie is almost exactly the book.
    Also, read "Same kind of different as me" after that. Will change your life :)
    xoxoxoxo, Anna
    YOu are awesome.