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Workouts that you don't think about

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This morning I went to the gym, did the elliptical and then circuit training came home and have been cleaning the garage, moving boxes and preparing boxes for good will. after a solid 3 hours cleaning, I took a break and realized, I really did a workout in the garage.

I never think about housework activity as a valuable exercise activity. Will start to pay attention to this. Plus I notice that when I am working in such a way that I am not tempted to eat, just to eat ( I'm a boredom eater).

So this was a win-win for me; the garage is tidy and I got an extra workout. Hope your day is Terrific!

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HEALTHYNCGAL 5/17/2013 9:24PM

    I feel you on this one. I have been a part-time housekeeper on the side for a number of years. I was so sore when I first started cleaning houses and then I realized why: cleaning one house burns about 800 calories! Sometimes I even clean two in one day. It is a GREAT workout!

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BESSHAILE 5/17/2013 6:45AM

    I ALWAYS count the Saturday housecleaning as a workout. My little activity monitor agrees.

and yeah - that bonus of the tidy house or garage .... sweet.

Happy workouts!

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KIKIMAV 5/14/2013 7:38PM

    housework is the cheapest and fastest form of exercise! (I mean since you don't spend extra time on it, you would spent that time doing chores anyway)


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11TERRY20 5/14/2013 7:29PM

    It's so easy to forget about other work as exercise. I was flummoxed when I was moving and eating ravenously until I remembered that moving burns lots of calories and it was normal for me to be extra hungry. I decided that during that time period I would need to watch the overdoing and give myself credit for what I was doing.

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BECCA315 5/14/2013 4:42PM

    Thanks for the reminders about 'non-exercise' exercise! Becca

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ALMIGHTYSWEDE 5/14/2013 4:20PM

    sounds like a busy day! emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 5/14/2013 3:32PM

    emoticon Thats a great day!!!
Exercise and getting what you need done!

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