Chores After Cardio... Take Advantage Of Those Endorphins!!!
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After I workout (especially do Cardio) I have this lasting energy that keeps me wanting to stay active for a good amount of time after I leave the gym. I take full advantage of this and plan my cleaning and chores for after gym time. That way I am still burning calories by actively cleaning!!!
Doing this allows me to 1. exercise more and 2. have a clean house!!! Take advantage of your endorphins that are still active and making you full of energy!!! I do my best cleaning post-workout!!!
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Think you have no time to exercise? Use those minutes you spend just standing. Sometimes when there is a minute left on the timer when I am cooking something, I'll use that minute to do jumping jacks, squats, high knees, etc.
Taking advantage of those idle moments can add up to some time that you are moving.
When i feel "down in the dumps" I hop onto the treadmill for just "five" or "ten" minutes. A little cardio boost helps endorphins to pump...sometimes I then end up doing more. It usually helps me to feel less stressed and also proud that I got in some cardio despite not feeilng motivated. Instant mood booster!
I purchased a file box that holds 3.5 index cards, 3.5 colored index cards, months of the year and 1-31 cards. I then took and made a list of all the household chores, hair cuts and yearly apts and seperated them by how often they needed to be done and assigned them by color. Yellow for daily chores, pink 1/week, Green 1/ month, orange every 2 weeks and blue 1/year. I wrote on the cards the chore assigned to the color and then placed them in the index box on the days I wanted to do them
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