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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 housework. This works for me!

- 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 basket and grab an item, then walk to the line and peg it up. Repeat for each item in the basket and I've done a bulk of the 10000 steps I'm aiming for each day.

- 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. emoticon

- 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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