Monday, November 8, 2010
Housework burns calories???
Sunday - Circuits
Monday - Rest Day
Tuesday - Circuits & Maintenance Run
Wednesday - Circuits
Thursday - Clean house for 3 hrs & Interval Training
Friday - Rest Day
Saturday - Circuits & Long Distance Run
Did you see anything strange? That's right; I include my major house cleaning in my calorie burn. My heart rate isn't up, but I am moving and sweating the entire time. I have been trying to figure out what else I can do on Thursdays for cardio. I'm supposed to burn between 1200 & 1400 calories doing cardio on Thursdays. Running doesn't burn that many calories, we don't own any work out DVD’s, we don't own any cardio equipment and we don't have a gym membership. I was looking at the activity calculator and saw that they have cleaning as a way to burn calories. They have it broken down into many categories so I was able to get pretty close to what I'm actually burning. I figure if I clean for 3 hours I'm burning a little over 800 calories. So guess what. . . my house gets cleaned now. Don’t get me wrong, there are still Thursdays that I don’t want to clean, but I remember how many calories it burns. So it has to be done! Now, I don't count my everyday comings and goings but I decided that something as large as 3 hours has to be counted.
Here's to a clean house and to burning calories!