In the old days, I couldn't last more than 30 minutes on a treadmill - and some days that's the only choice.
My first 30 minutes went by without noticing. I only stopped because I want to save some energy for tomorrow.
Sadly even watching something I can barely last 30 min on the trainer. Thinking new trainer and Zwift some day.
I felt that way about TV too - but I think you’ll enjoy Zwift.
TV shows or movies feel like a really enjoyable indulgence for me. I can spend two hours on the bike on Friday night watching a movie, and feel guilty when I am done, as if I was lazy and not working out, just watching movies :)
(but there are a few days where even the movie or TV show isn't enough)
One of the bike shops in Calgary used to offer "spin and a movie" on Friday night. A bunch of you would get together, set up your trainers and rollers, and they would put on an action movie, with multiple screens and a good sound system. It gave you that social atmosphere and felt like you were getting out and doing something on Friday night.
I think our local bike shop still does a Friday night spin. I'm not sure what they use for entertainment/diversion though.
'Bent and I used to spin and watch movies but the basement TV isn't as nice as our upstairs TV so it definitely doesn't feel like a treat. Also, the complaints from my fellow spinner can get a little old. ;)
Sounds like you need to take over the living room as your spin studio, and kick someone out :)
He'd *love* to move his bike to the living room. We have free weights, resistance bands, balance disk, bosu, yoga mats, foam rollers and exercise balls in the living room but so far I've drawn the line at anything that has a good chance of staining the carpet. I know - fussy, fussy!
Stuuuupid furniture taking up all the space too.