thanks to kelly, i now have a new way of keeping myself on the elliptical trainer and motivated for more than 20 minutes at a time. she suggested that i download an episode of an hour-long show and watch it as i exercise, thereby guaranteeing at least 42 minutes of entertainment (um, and exercise).
after a good half-hour surfing itunes, i decided to buy the first episode of the fourth season of the o.c. the o.c. was a guilty pleasure that i shared with my cousin emily when it first began to air, and she and i watched the first two seasons regularly. then, she got a new job, our weekly get-togethers stopped, and i didn't keep up with watching the third season. but, as with any good soap opera, i picked up a season later and still know exactly what's going on.
after burning a whopping 595 calories in 45 minutes while watching the first episode, i knew this would be the way to go for my cardio-only days. so i downloaded the entire season. who knew a silly television show could have health benefits?