Simple Steps Can Lead To More Exercise
Small steps can lead to big results.
Scrub, Sweep, Push, Pull
Keep your body moving by keeping your home spotless.
A 2003 study in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that vacuuming a rug burned a similar amount of calories as a slow walk on a treadmill—you are walking when you use a vacuum, after all. Using upright and canister vacuums without power-assist features burned up to 10 percent more calories.
Good to know I am doing something good for my body when I am at work. lol. That's just vacuuming...they don't mention stripping and making beds, sweeping, mopping, and all of that bending and walking that I do. ;)
I have had cereal so far this morning. After a few more mins of "waking up"... I am going to get ready to go grocery shopping. I dread it and anticipate it at the same time. lol. I need to get food...but, hate doing it.
I was thinking yesterday that I feel "in control" again. I had been feeling like I wasn't in control the last couple of weeks. Not just my eating and exercise...but, in everything. I have also realized that being in control takes an effort on my part. I know that may sound strange...but, I sometimes get overwhelmed with the circumstances of life and don't even realize that I have just basically let life pass me by without taking part in it. That statement might not make sense..but, I know what I mean...lol. I have a hard time putting my thoughts into coherent words...bear with me, please.
Someone once told me that losing weight was "easy". You just have to "do it". lol. I believe that anyone who says that is a) lying to themselves, b) lying to others or c) just freaking lying! It ain't easy!! I do believe that sometimes we make it harder than it has to be...but, easy... no. But, it is very doable. Is doable a word?? I realize that I am rambling....I just have so many thoughts roaming around in my head this morning. lol.
Well, I hope everyone has a great day. I will post any good finds from the grocery store tomorrow.