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30 Day No TV Challenge

Before taking part in the 30 day no tv challenge, I admit that I used to watch way too much tv. I would get home and watch 4-6 hours of Netflix or cable. I decided I needed a change. So in August I said I wouldn’t watch any tv at all. I did pretty well. Out of 31 days, I went 30 days without tv. Only once I watched tv, it was a soccer match.

The first few days were really tough! I missed tv so much. I felt like I was going through withdrawals. It got better as the time went on. It helped that a few days into the no tv challenge I went to Las Vegas, so that was a distraction for me. I did watch tv once while in Vegas because we were waiting to get seated and the restaurant we were at just happened to have a Real Madrid friendly game on.

Whenever I would tell people that I was giving up tv for the month, they would tell me that I was crazy! They couldn’t imagine not watching tv for so long. It’s such a normal thing to go home from work and school and watch tv. People who decide not to watch tv for whatever reason are seen as being odd or weird.

Even though watching a lot of tv- or Netflix, Hulu etc- is what many people in the United States like doing in their spare time, it’s not very healthy for us. Here are a couple articles I found online talking about the bad effects that watching too much tv has on our health.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/health-risk-of-watching-tv_us_56200c55e4b06462a13b5eb4

http://time.com/5023129/tv-blood-clots/

By the end of the challenge, I didn’t really miss watching tv at all. I really enjoyed having more time to workout and read. I even started writing more. I really felt much healthier and better overall because I wasn’t glued to the couch all the time.

I have started watching tv again, but not like I used to before. Now I might watch only 2 hours of tv a few times a week. I have found much better things to do with my time like reading or walking or just spending time with my family.

If you want to cut back on tv or do a no tv challenge like I did, here are some things you can do besides watch tv.

Play board games
Go to the gym or workout at home
Run
Walk
Read
Write
Spend time with family
Volunteer
Organize and clean your house
Start a blog
Go to a museum
Sporting event
Have a picnic
Start a business
Learn a new language
Learn to play an instrument
Plant a garden
Go to the park
Learn new recipes

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Top 8 Favorite Shows That Got Cancelled

In the last few years(2016-2018), a few of my favorite tv shows have gotten cancelled. As a result, I haven’t been watching tv as much and I havent really started watching any new shows. Here is my list of tv shows that were cancelled that were my favorites!

1. Vampire Diaries
2. The Originals
3. Once Upon a Time
4. New Girl
5. The Middle
6. Teen Wolf
7. Nashville
8. Young and Hungry

Famous in Love (hasn’t been cancelled or renewed yet, future is uncertain)

Even Jane the Virgin announced that their next season will be their last season!

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Although I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and have been for over 10+ years, I barely watched this movie a few days ago. I know it came out a while back in 2016 but for many reasons, I wasn’t in a hurry to watch it. One of the reasons I was hesitant to watch the movie was because the original cast wouldn’t be in the movie. I thought it wouldn’t be good so I just never gave it a chance. 

I was so wrong. A few days ago I saw that it was on HBO, so I decided to finally give it a chance and I’m so glad I did. 

This movie takes place in New York in the 1920s, way before Harry Potter’s time. The main character is Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne. Although the movie is part of the Harry Potter/wizarding world, there are many differences between this movie and the Harry Potter series. In this movie, the wizards interact with muggles, or no majs as they are called, on a daily basis. In the Harry Potter movies, we didn’t see this too often. 

There are different magical creatures in this movie. One of the cutest ones, who is also a trouble maker, is the niffler. I really liked seeing all the new creatures, it was interesting.

Newt was by far my favorite character. He’s a bit awkward and eccentric, but he’s a true Hufflepuff, cares about his friends (which includes the magical creature), loyal, and dedicated. He reminds me of Luna Lovegood, although she is a Ravenclaw. 

I can’t wait for next Fantastic Beasts movie to come out. That will be coming out towards the end of the year, November 2018. 

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My 10 Favorite TV Couples of All Time

Over the years, there have been many tv couples that I have loved and they would definitely be considered “relationship goals”, such as Jane and Michael from “Jane the Virgin” or Damon and Elena from “The Vampire Diaries”. This was a tough one but I narrowed it to my top 10 favorite tv couples of all time. Enjoy! Let me know if you agree or disagree with my choices πŸ™‚

1. Jane and Michael (Jane the Virgin)
I know many people are Jane/Rafa fans but Jane and Michael were each other’s true love! As embarassing as it is to admit, I cried when Michael died. Seeing Jane’s rection was heartbreaking. These two were so cute together and they realy knew how to be silly and have fun. Michael was such a good dad to Mateo even though he wasn’t his son. Not many guys can do that.

2. Sabrina and Harvey (Sabrina Teenage Witch)
They were each other’s first loves. Yes they broke up and dated other people, but in the end they were meant to be. I didn’t really like her other boyfriends, like Josh or Aaron. Crazy that after all those years, they ended up together. Marrying Aaron would have been a huge mistake for Sabrina. So happy she ended up with Harvey.

3. Emma Swan and Captain Hook/Killian (Once Upon a Time)
At first I thought Emma would be good for Graham, but then he died. Then I thought she would be good with Neal, but he died too. I was not a fan of Hook, especially not with Emma, but this relationship grew on me. I was so happy when they got married, you could tell they really cared about each other a lot.

4. Cory and Topanga (Boy Meets World)
These two grew up together. They dated each other, then dated other people, but ended up getting married and having kids. They cared for each other and had to go through so many hard times to get to where they were.

5. Melinda and Jim (Ghost Whisperer)
I loved these two together. I really liked Jim because he was so supportive of Melinda even when a lot of people thought she was crazy or didn’t believe in her. It was so sad when he died. But she was able to stay with him because he went into someone else’s body, though it took time for him to remember her, when he did it was so sweet and cute.

6. Marshall and Lily (How I Met Your Mother)
Such a fun couple! The show was based on who Ted married, but I cared more about this relationship. Seeing them become parents and move into a house togther was definitely relationship goals.

7. Elena and Damon (Vampire Diaries)
Elena first dated Damon’s brother Stefan and they were cute, but that was just puppy love. Damon and Elena were true love. Damon changed so much because of his love for Elena.

8. Bonnie and Enzo (Vampire Diaries)
At first this looked like an odd couple. The more i saw them together the more i saw how much they cared about each other. He was always a selfish, arrogant vampire. When he fell in love with Bonnie, he changed. But then he died. Well, he was killed, byt Stefan. It was so sad seeing Bonnie lose her love that way.

9. Mindy and Casey (The Mindy Project)
Many people might say Danny was perfect for her but I disagree. In the beginning, I thought they were such a good couple and was rooting for them. But then he turned out to be kind of a jerk. Casey was such a fun guy for her. They had a good time together and they were so cute.

10. Robin Hood and Regina/Evil Queen (Once Upon a Time)
I didn’t think Regina aka the Evil Queen would ever find love, but along came Robin Hood. He showed her what true love was. On the surface, it seemed these two had nothing in common, but opposites attract. It was so sad when he died.

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My Top 20 Taylor Swift Songs

Taylor Swift released her 6th album Reputation today! I decided to take a look at her first five albums and pick my top 20 songs. Of all her previous albums, Speak Now is definitely my favorite one.

1. Last Kiss
2. Mean
3. Tell me Why
4. Dear John
5. The Story of Us
6. Should’ve Said No
7. Enchanted
8. A Perfectly Good Heart
9. Wildest Dreams
10. Innocent
11. I Knew You Were Trouble
12. Bad Blood
13. Safe and Sound
14. Love Story
15. You Belong With Me
16. Forever and Always
17. Sad Beautiful Tragic
18. Never Grow Up
19. Cold As You
20. Blank Space

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Favorite Tv Shows

I admit that every once in a while I like to binge watch my favorite tv shows! Here are my absolute favorite shows!

M*A*S*H
Degrassi:The Next Generation (seasons 1-9)

Jane The Virgin
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Once Upon A Time
Hart of Dixie

Gilmore Girls

Ghost Whisperer

Nashvillee

Lost

Degrassi: The Next Generation (season 10-14)

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Favorite Movies

I don’t have one type of movie genre that I like. Here are a few of my all time favorites, my topΒ 25 movies to be exact.

1.Frozen

2. Wizard of Oz

3. Hairspray

4. Selena

5. Harry Potter

6. Bride of Frankenstein

7. It’s A Wonderful World

8. Enchanted

9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

10.Dracula

11. Titanic

12. The Patriot

13. Pretty in Pink

14. Hunger Games

15. The Notebook

16. The Vow

17. 10 Things I Hate About you

18. Never Been Kissed

19.She’s All That

20. Letters to Juliet

21. Home

22. Tangled

23. Legally Blonde 1 & 2

24. From Prada to Nada

25. My Fair Lady