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Didn't go the the gym!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Well yesterday I wrote about not wanting to go to the gym .. now .. I didn't go .. however I did ...
Shovel the driveway, move furniture in my daughter's room .. (she being 16 needed to switch it up) ... vacuum the upstairs floor of our house ...

And when I entered all of that activity in the fitness tracker .. it works out that I am more than halfway to my weekly exercise minutes goal and have surpassed my weekly calories burned!!

I learned from this .. that even if I want to skip a day at the gym .. I can always look for cleaning and chores to do around the house to give me those minutes and opportunities to burn calories..

In a nutshell,, Exercise doesn't always need to happen in a gym.. my lesson for the day! And my house is all the cleaner for it!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STITCHINGNAN 1/31/2013 3:07AM

    Thanks for that, we can not all go to a gym , it's good to realise we are burning calories all day. I put more effort into things like emptying the washer. Bend take out one item , stretch to put it on a surface, bend again , so it goes.
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WINDSONG28 1/29/2013 9:52PM

    Awesome! Yay for you!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/29/2013 12:21PM


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DALID414 1/29/2013 11:55AM

    I used to think workouts only counted at the gym too. Common misconception.

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SHOSHANA192 1/29/2013 8:03AM


I never thought to track any of my house cleaning. I am going to have to remember to do that. Have a great day!

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MICHIGANLORI 1/29/2013 7:03AM


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