I used to watch TV while I exercised on the elliptical trainer. It was exciting to catch up on various shows without the guilt that I was wasting time.
Then I got bored with it.
Unlike other fitness machines, you aren't bouncing all over with the elliptical trainer, your head stays study and it makes reading a wonderful option. Of course if I'm going fast, reading isn't going to work. But most of the time I up the resistance and go at a slower pace. I have read many a pages while burning calories. I have come to cherish my elliptical reading time.
I just started a new book last night, If I stay by Gayle Forman. So far it's riveting because it's a graphic account of one of my worst nightmares: a car accident.
A friend of mine did an amazing review of the book. It's the main reason I decided to pick it up in the first place. If the book is half as good as his review, I'll be satisfied.