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Food Network at The Gym: Distracting or Motivating?

Oftentimes I'll end up watching Martha Stewart when I'm at the gym, it's not that I love the show, but it's always on when I am there and I like her tips. While watching her make some ridiculously decadent baked goods, I sometimes wonder if those who are working out behind me are wondering why the heck I am watching a show about food while at the gym.

For me, it's all about the cooking tips, but after reading an interesting article on how food TV is eye candy for fitness fiends, I could see how it would make someone else angry. Some say it's motivating since those 20 minutes at the gym may mean you can actually eat that piece of cake at home. Others think that food is the last thing they want to see when they're at the gym -- Why do you think I'm here in the first place often controls those of us that feel this way. So the debate is out and I am curious: What do you think about people watching food TV while at the gym...


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