I try to stay active, and do things that help me burn calories, but I don't count them as exercise. For example, walking through town with my husband. Technically, it is exercise, but I don't count it as such.
The only thing I count as exercise is exercise. It's that special time when I put on special equipment (running shoes, swim suit, yoga pants), and I focus my mind on burning calories.
Doing housework is just part of my daily routine. It's part of being a responsible adult.
I only count it if its extra...like if I already worked out that day with something that raises your heart rate. ;)
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I agree with the other two comments, I would try to avoid telling yourself that it counts as exercise. For me, my job requires me to be on my feet for 8 hours and even though it makes me tired, when I told myself I was exercising I felt validated to eat wayyy more than I should (which showed up on the scales). So I guess what I'm trying to say is I think it is more of a mindset thing. It's better to be cautious and not count it as exercise than to overestimate the calories you are burning.
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