Last summer I did a warehouse temp job. I certainly didn't get paid much, but I figured I was getting paid to work out. I was conservative about how much time was continuous activity. Here's how I tracked some of my activities:
1. Sweeping the floor of the whole warehouse with the wide broom, I counted as raking leaves.
2. Putting together pieces of metal and plywood and mdf sheets, some heavier than others, I counted as stagehand time or moving boxes, depending on what I was picking up and carrying.
3. Cleaning display shelf after shelf after shelf that had been pulled out of the store, to be re-used or refurbished, I tracked as heavy cleaning.
Now, it's important to change your calorie range so that you're eating enough for your activity level. Not eating enough is the quickest way to slow weight loss way down or stop it. Adjust your calorie range from the Fitness Tracker, not the Nutrition Tracker.
A. When you've tracked all this for last week, note the calories burned for the week at the bottom of the page then click on Change Fitness Goals at the top of your fitness tracking page.
B. Put that week's calorie figure in at the bottom of the Change Fitness Goals page.
c. Then voila, your Nutrition Tracker's calorie range will automatically reset according to the calories burned which you just entered.
Thanks to both of you for replies! Yeah, there are points in the day where I actually start sweating; & I'm always completely worn out when I'm done with a shift, in a far different way than when I'm done with school for the day. I think I'll count at least little bit of it.
Maybe this is information that's just slipping my mind, but I work on weekends at a job that is pretty physical (lifting heavy boxes, stocking, speedy walking, etc); should I be including these hours in the fitness area? Or is it already accounted for with the way my numbers are set up? Thanks in advance!
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