Monday, May 3, 2010


OMG, y'all. I just spent about 5 1/2 hours cleaning my apartment, and can I tell you what a fantastic workout it was? It was total body!

I was bending, stretching, scrubbing, pulling, pressing- I feel like every single muscle was used. And now my apartment looks great, too.

Don't forget that you don't HAVE to have a leotard and a headband on to be burning some calories. Everything active counts, from folding laundry to pushing a lawn mower.

Don't believe me? Check it out!

Mowing the lawn- 362 calories an hour (Riding lawn mowers only burn 164- get up!)

Vacuuming- 230 calories an hour (Mopping also burns the same amount.)

Scrubbing your bathroom- 230 calories an hour

Folding clothes- 132 calories an hour

Washing the dishes- 148 calories an hour

Dusting- 164 calories an hour

Bathing the dog- 313 calories an hour

It all adds up to a healthy burn and a shiny home. Maybe I'll attach Swifters to the bottom of my running shoes. . .


  1. I always forget to count that as exercise, and then if I remember, I get happy about it. For example, being grumpy about having to do yardwork all Saturday a few weeks ago lead to a big ol' 1200 calorie burning workout and enjoying catching up on some podcasts and being outside.