I don't count anything that I don't do as exercise, for several reasons:
1. Next to impossible to know how many calories are burned. Surely fewer than I like to have burned.
2. I don't want to screw up my exercise schedule. Exercise needs to be programmed, and should be done on a schedule to reap the benefits. If you break the schedule often, you get used to a broken schedule, which will yield little progress.
3. Random acts of small amounts of calories burned do not help, rather they create a false hope of having burned away some fat. Next follows the frustration of still not breaking the plateau.
I would do the chore as fast as possible (that way I don't get excessively bored) and forget about it. I would just try to keep up with my eating and exercise schedule.
``Don't break the chain." -Jerry Seinfeld
``Moments of silence are part of the music." -Anonymous
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