For me, any of those things would be extra activity that I might not do, or do differently, if I was not trying to get in more exercise, so I would include them.
Walking to the mailbox, washing dishes, doing laundry, etc that is what I consider my day to day activities, so I dont count it even though I can do lots of squats and lots of calf raises during those activities but nothing cardio. I let my dog out this morning and I did all kinds of calf raises while standing on my front porch just waiting on her to come back. I dont count those because I do that so often, I forget anyways. But when I go on a big cleaning spree, I count it.
Household activities take on a new life for me sometimes now. Like mowing the yard, I got a push mower. I have to do it every week, it is a weekly routine, but you bet your boots I count it. I work up more sweat than any dvd I have ever done. If I rode for an hour to go see the doctor, you bet I would count it. That is above and beyond normal activity to me because I would just hop in the car.
I also dont add alot of exercise into my tracker. So that keeps my calories on the lower side anyways. For example, I just now took my exercise out to see what it would do and it did not change my daily calories.
This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!
| Pounds lost: 62.7