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Day #10: Does crazy housework count for exercise?

Friday, December 07, 2012

Today was sooooo busy! I went to my MIL's house & helped her get ready for the annual extended family Christmas get together she is hosting tomorrow. From noon until seven we worked non stop with no sitting breaks. I baked (did not taste though, yay for me!), decorated, cleaned, organized, and hauled stuff from one place to another all day long. I did a little leg ST (lunges & calf raises) while we worked. Does running around all day without sitting count for exercise? Well, it will have to for today!

NUTRITION: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Good news is I stayed within my calorie range, but what did I eat today? Cookie dough for breakfast (homemade & organic... better, right?), sugar snap peas, apple & coconut oil for lunch, and pizza hut supreme pizza for dinner. I was proud of myself for only eating 2.5 pieces, giving my crust to my husband, eating very slowly & enjoying every last bite!

I'm so thankful it's the weekend! Tomorrow is the family get together so I am mentally preparing myself now and strategizing (word?) to avoid binging.

Have a great weekend!!! emoticon

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TEAGUE1612 12/10/2012 3:57PM

    it counts for sure!

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BARCLE 12/9/2012 11:26PM

    I think it does emoticon

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LIBBYL1 12/8/2012 10:44PM

  absolutely - I have been packing up a house and cleaning. think of it as weights, cardio and general exercise. Feel so tired at night (that muscle tiredness from exercise) so definitely think it burned calories - and am often too busy to think about snacking all day.

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/8/2012 9:31AM

    I added my own "regular down on your knees housework" to the tracker with a low calorie guess just to perk me up. I know I'm too slow to burn many calories, but the minutes help!

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JIBBIE49 12/8/2012 8:41AM

    Yes, I often get 120 minutes of Sparkpoint Exercise for doing HEAVY CLEANING. It certainly counts as exercise.

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    emoticon emoticon

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IMREITE 12/8/2012 2:08AM

    it definatly used some energy. especially becase you didn't eat cookies all day. that tends to be my downfall.

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NATPLUMMER 12/7/2012 10:50PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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GOOSIEMOON 12/7/2012 10:31PM

    That sounds like a day well-spent!

Good for you! Enjoy your holiday with your family!

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