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Does housework count?

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I think I have a handle on the whole nutrition thing for the moment. What has got me really confounded is finding time to exercise. Part of my struggle is trying to create a balance between finding time for myself and keeping the house out of total chaos. I know I have some time every afternoon when the girls are sleeping and my son is busy doing his own thing, but that is usually when I clean up the kitchen which at this point is truly a disaster area. And although I'd really like it to be, I just don't see how doing dishes can be counted as cardio. I can't even convince myself its strength training, the dishes just aren't heavy enough. ;-) I guess I will just have to get a bit more organized and try to clean as I go and then totally commit that time to working out, no matter what. Because if I don't make it a priority, no else is going to do it for me.
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  • v BETH09
    Hahaha. I know exactly what you mean! I am always trying to find ways to make my house work more aerobic so that I feel like I am killing two birds with one stone. Helps to put music on and try and dance a bit while I am going. I do calve raises and stretches while I do dishes. Denise Austin used to have a morning workout on lifetime and I would do some cleaning up during the commercials and try to keep my activity going that way.
    3003 days ago
  • v FOODFROMAFAR
    I often unload the dishwasher or fold clothes while doing a workout dvd! I use Walk Away the Pounds for that very reason. I can workout and get some necessary chores done at the same time!
    3004 days ago
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