Friday, January 28, 2011

Unconventional Exercises

I decided I would share some of my unconventional exercises with y'all and see what you think.  The goal is to get moving, any way we can right?  Well, here are some ways I get moving during the day:
  • Sex - great cardio session, sorta like kick-boxing but without the kicking or punching, unless of course, that is your cup of tea
  • Making Love - great for getting your heart rate up and sustained.  Also good for stretching and strengthening your muscles, like pilates.
  • Rearranging the Furniture - five times in one day because it just isn't perfect and well, it really was better the way it was in the first place
  • Playing with the Kids - especially if they weigh 26 lbs and can't walk yet and need to be carried everywhere
  • Vacuuming - have you ever vacuumed a shag length carpet with a $20 wal-mart vacuum?  'nough said.
  • Doing Dishes - if you don't have a dishwasher and you like to dance while you scrub...
  • Folding Laundry - This can be considered a complete day's worth of working out if you are like me and you procrastinate two weeks of laundry until it grows into a 5 ft wide, 2 ft tall pile of clean clothes awaiting folding.
  • Chasing After an Escaped Indoor Cat - On second thought, I don't advise that one.
What are some unconventional exercises you do during your day to keep moving?

Here is a fun calculator that shows you how much you burn doing ALL kinds of activities after you put in your weight, height, and age.  I burn 151 calories per hour taking care of LB for example.
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