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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Sunday is my day off from working out. Instead, I've come up with a variety of ways to push myself into being active without doing an actual workout. One of those ways is to tackle my "to do" list. I use this as activity opportunity time. There were several things on my list today and I got all of them done. I started off by putting together a bookshelf that I purchased last week. All of the bending and contorting to assemble it, made me work up a good sweat. After about 55 minutes, voila! My shelf was complete. Hubby helped me to move it into the front parlor. Next, we went through our collection of records - 33s, 45s and some 78s. We organized them so that they would sit on the bottom shelf of the bookcase, open side facing the back of the bookcase. This meant adjusting the other shelves so that the albums could fit. After we had the albums arranged hubby left the rest of the organization to me. I arranged the 45s in a small record stand and put the audio tapes next to them. I was on a roll! Hubby put our newly purchased turn table/radio/CD player/tape player/CD burner on top. It looks great. We cleared all of the boxes and bags that held the records out of the room and I broke down the giant box from the bookshelves and put it into the recycling bin.

I decided to put part of my collection of paperback books on the top shelf. This required me to walk the lenth of the house about 10 times, carrying armloads of books. The task enabled me to completely clear all the paperbacks off my dresser and nightstand. Who knew that my dresser and nightstand were actually that big! LOL By this time I had worked up a real sweat which made my skin glow, my hair curl and my shirt stick to my back. As long as I was sweaty anyway, I decided to go one step further. I stripped the bed, changed the towels in the kitchen and bathroom, started another load of laundry and remade the bed. Hubby folded the laundry (He is such a keeper!) that was in the dryer and I put another load in the dryer before starting the washer for the sheets and towels. So with the washer and dryer humming, I fixed myself a giant romaine lettuce salad, with a little shredded cheese on top, for lunch. It felt great to sit down to eat. I drank lots of water too!

After lunch, I clipped coupons and went through my stack and pulled out all of the expired coupons. I balanced my checkbook and set up my weekly schedule. Thank goodness we're having leftover turkey chili for dinner because I'm pooped! My tracker says that just by doing the items on the list, which took beween 2 and 3 hours, (I logged 95 minutes) I burned 945 calories. And this was done on my "off" or "rest" day! I'm so grubby that I'll have to take another shower before going to sleep tonight! I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and got in lots of activity at the same time.
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    Very good day!! Good for you. I bet you lit up all the lights on your Active Link!!
    2026 days ago
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    2026 days ago
    awesome job. I also did massive cleaning this weekend. I took all drapes down through the wholew house and washed them and rehung them. Cleaned the bathroom including all the walls and cleaned and washed the whole inside of the fridge. Also on my day off.
    2026 days ago
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