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Housework and Yardwork

Doing housework is not "my thing." My profile picture is more aspirational than representative of what I love doing. Likewise with working in the yard. I took a play from the SparkGuy's playbook, and tried making a LITTLE goal. Now I do 20 min. per day of work outside, and 20 min. per day of hou...

- Submitted by IMEATINGWELL 6/28/2011 in Around The House | 0 Comments
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Exercise while pegging washing out

I have started using a pedometer. I live in a climate where I can peg my washing out. To make me do more steps I put the peg basket a few metres to the right of the washing line and the washing baskets a few metres to the left. So I walk to the peg basket, grab some pegs, walk to the washing bask...

- Submitted by DREAMYGOOSE 10/9/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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Tricking myself into exercise!

I love working out at my gym, but when I'm home, I 'trick' myself into sneaking in a little extra. I do 10-15 minutes of cardio, and then I get to answer a SP mail, play a game on one of my Teams, or write a quick note to a SP friend. Helps me with housework, too!

- Submitted by TURQUOISELOTUS 7/26/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Painting - Add 1-2 Drops of Pure Almond or Vanilla Extract to Avoid Paint Smell

Simply by adding 1-2 drops of pure almond extract or pure vanilla extract to a gallon of paint and stirring it up and using it will neutralize the nasty "fresh paint" smell. Also, it is such a small addition, it won't affect the color of the paint.

- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 7/2/2010 in Around The House | 0 Comments
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Painting is a workout!

Painting the interior of my house uses muscles I didn't even know I had.

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 6/11/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Functional Exercise

Exercise is part of everyday life. In past generations, they had a lot of functional exercise built into their lives, and that is what I work on everyday. I live, and take a few more steps, or lift something, and get up during commercials and do housework. - Submitted by ITGALLO 5/13/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Do House Work in a Bikini

For half a day go around your home in a bikini or sports bra/panties. Do your housework. You will reset your goals and improve your posture, especially when you pass a mirror or DH. a REALITY test.

- Submitted by EGRAMMY 4/15/2010 in Around The House | 3 Comments
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Love Yourself First!

I find that when writing notes as reminders to do chores, if I address them to myself as if I was my own significant other I'm more likely to do them. "Sweetie, could you take out the trash, please?" is just much more loving and caring than, "Trash."

- Submitted by PRANA_DANCER 4/10/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Little Tips That Pay Off Big

I stand instead of sit while doing tasks, folding laundry, pc work, writing, reading also instead of making 1 large delivery of items to the bedrooms upstairs, I purposely make several trips up and down the stair's also do leg lifts and stretches while watching t.v. but really do not count.

- Submitted by SHEWRITESMEMOIR 4/7/2010 in Around The House | 0 Comments
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