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Today's Wellness Challenge

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Today's wellness challenge for me was to do something to burn an extra 200 calories. That seemed like a lot of calories for extras. In addition these were not to be our regular workout but trying to incorporate them into our regular day. Suggestions were walk to the grocery store instead of ride, add to chores like washing dishes and they even gave us the amount of calories each of these suggestions would burn.

I finally decided emoticon I would find extra things to do inside since it is cold here today. I then decided to do extra cleaning in two bedrooms and a sitting area in our upstairs. This would involve moving furniture and vacuuming in places I don't get to every week. emoticon

The sitting area was easy, only 5 pieces to move and dust windowsills and baseboards. emoticon

The bedroom was next. OK, so here we gotta emoticon slow down and decide how much can I do. The first thing was to clean my desk , organize books, pictures and other small items. The desk is in front of a window, so more windowsills. Found emoticon 's behind books . I think they love any warm place. I found more behind things I had not moved lately. When I vacuumed the floor I decided I just might shampoo the carpet, but, I still had the other bedroom to do and I knew we were talking about some hours here. emoticon Here's where it was gonna get tricky. I decided I needed DH's help. Using my best southern girl charm I timidly asked if he had plans for the day. Lucky for me , he didn't.

With him taking over in the other bedroom and me shampooing the bedroom and the stairs we were able to get the job done around 1:00. I am pretty sure I met the challenge, if sweat counts for burning calories. emoticon
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PURPLEBEAR1963 2/6/2014 10:37AM

    I'm sure you did you!
2 killed 2 birds with one stone - I don't like that saying but it was representative of what I meant ;-)

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KMVBBAM 2/4/2014 7:06PM

    I shampooed one room today and plan to do two rooms tomorrow. Doesn't it feel great looking at your accomplishments today and also knowing you burned those calories. Now I just wish the pounds would come off a little better but it took many years to get hear and it will be a while to take them off.


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WILSHAR7 2/4/2014 2:50PM

    That made me tired just reading that. I guess that might be because I am sick. I plan on shampooing my rugs this month with my son's help. Glad you got to burn 200 extra calories.

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SHESMITH1 2/4/2014 2:40PM

    Good grief! I'm impressed!!! Next time you want to burn extra calories, call me. I have lots of "extra" cleaning that can be done :)

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