Monday, August 16, 2010

Household Chores and Calories

I am in the last leg of my cooking as I post this. I am cooking our food for tomorrow! Yes, I still have the energy after a very tiring day. I usually do this so that my daughter will have lunch that is prepared from home and not cafeteria food. She can bring it in the morning as she goes to school.

One of the benefits I am experiencing from my regular exercise is the high energy level I have even after a full day. I also dropped by the gym and attended a body pump class plus a few minutes of treadmill. In the same way I do not get lazy anymore doing some household chores.

Honestly, I have never "loved" household chores as I do the past months. Number one, it makes me feel like I am literally running the house the way I like it. It makes me feel more of a mother of the house. No arguments there, that is how I feel if I do some household chores. I make quality time for lost time inside the house. I am a checklist nut too. I love writing off my to-do-list and that includes what I need and want to do inside the house.

Anyway, a close number two reason is because I still burn calories with all the things I still do when I get home. Burn, baby, burn. I look forward to doing some chores which will require some moderate to heavy physical movements specially when I know I have eaten some chips. Haha.

Do I sound obsessed with my weight management program? Not obsessed but trying to discipline myself when it comes to my fitness routine. I know when to give my body a rest.

Check this out, Burn Hundreds of Calories Doing Household Chores. A person weighing 155 lbs doing the chores listed will burn the corresponding calories. Of course we have different body compositions but at least you will get to see the range of how much calories you are burning, say, you prepare dinner or walk up the stairs or mow your lawn.

Now if there is only snow where I am, I just might try shoveling. :)


cessna said...

hi lynn. been living under a rock for months - just saw this new blog! go sister!

Lynn said...

Hello sister! You know me too, I don't post or promote right away what I do. Haha. But I guess I should. Thanks for visiting anyway. :)

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