I needed to do two things yesterday. I needed to watch a specific stylized movie, “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” because I’m working on a short film noir screenplay. And I needed to workout. And I didn’t have time for both if I did them separately.
So I combined them.
I got in my workout gear, turned on my fan (because it’s summer in LA and I don’t have air conditioning) and I watched my movie while working out.
And I giggled. And I sweat. And I was productive.
To be fair, I used to be mildly obsessed with this movie- so it was really just a refresher as I watched it. If it had been the first time I’d ever seen it, I’d probably not be distracted by working out. It’s worth your full attention.
It wasn’t the best workout I’ve ever had. But it was a lot better than if I had chosen to just watch the movie and not go to the gym. Because… let’s be honest, if I had made it an either/or thing… I would not have worked out at all.