Fitness Minutes: (85,382)
6/25/13 8:17 A
With 3 small children (and being a bit OCD) I do about 4-6 hours a day of house cleaning/chores straight in the morning/early afternoon after my workout. I don't own a dishwasher so I wash my dishes by hand for a family of five. I hang my clothes out to dry in the spring/summer/fall to save on electricity. I tend to my veggie/fruit garden and flower gardens. I go through a 3 day cycle of dusting and general surface cleaning/vacuuming/mopping. I make the beds every day. Then there's meal prepping and I make 90% of our meals from scratch. I don't drive so when my husband is at work, we walk to do errands.
I try to get everything done (incl. my workout) from 6am to about 1-2pm. Then we have relaxation and family time in the backyard (I sit and enjoy a homemade frozen yogurt or tassimo skinny latte) and at dinner it starts back up again until bedtime! I love keeping busy. When I'm bored, I eat. :(
We also usually take an evening nature hike for an hour or two 3-4 days a week.
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
6/25/13 7:37 A
Gotta say that would be productive all the way around. One thing I do when I have to take things to the basement is to make as many trips as possible up and down the stairs. Drives my husband crazy because he views it as working harder not smarter - I see it completely differently.
6/25/13 3:33 A
i would ideally do a half hour of housework to add some extra activity to my exercise routtine.
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