Tired of waiting for Netflix to offer anything beyond the second season of the Duggar family's TV show (they're now on Season Six), I discovered the Duggar Family blog, which despite the name is a fan blog, not run by any of the Duggars themselves. Apparently with the blessing of host channel TLC, this site has links to all episodes from the first specials through Season Five!
Now this discovery bodes ill for my overflowing inboxes, my piles of files and files of piles, and my endless backlog of past-due work and future projects. I had to figure out a way to redeem the time, and I did. Because the videos are hosted on YouTube, each episode is divided into three parts of five to ten minutes each. Not only does this slice them into manageable portions that can be squeezed into odd bits of time here and there, but it also suggested my new exercise plan: I only allow myself to watch while exercising. The anticipation of watching a show gets me started, the distraction of the show keeps me going until the end, and the exercise requirement sets a limit on how much I'll watch in a day. I'm a very wimpy exerciser. Some people can watch a whole movie while exercising; I'm doing well to manage eight minutes at at time.
It's a lot more fun to watch the shows guilt free, knowing I'm doing something healthful and productive!