Busy working mom finding steps and sweat where I can! I try to make up "games" to challenge myself and to change things up.
I usually use our dining room table as a clothes folding station and all bedrooms are upstairs. So I fold 10 pieces of laundry at a time, whatever my hand touches first (socks don't count). After folding 10 pieces, I put each persons clothes away separately. For every 10 pieces I may do the stairs 5 times!
This definitely works best if there's a backlog of laundry, which sadly there is often in my house. One thing I do when I take laundry out of the dryer... I usually try to semi-fold them, or at least lay them out straight to avoid wrinkles. This helps speed the folding and the intervals of stairs!
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sometimes, I sleep in my workout clothes so I can't back out in the morning. I'm already in my clothes so no excuses and they don't like to go into the laundry basket without having a workout because I don't have that many and I don't have time to do laundry often enough. I think of it as a waste of workout clothes if I wear them to bed and not work out before I get out of them.
Finding the time to work out is something with which many of us struggle. I tend to multi-task, so I try to build exercise into my day in ways that fit in with other activities. My treadmill is by the laundry room, so I throw in a load of laundry before I start my run. While I run, I watch the news. I throw the laundry in the dryer before I start my strength training, and then fold the laundry while I do cool down stretches on my exercise mat. Laundry, news and a workout, all at the same time.
Read this today on Yahoo, & had to share. One of the most frustrating aspects of doing laundry is the number of socks that suspiciously go missing. Forget putting out an APB: Simply pin each pair together before throwing it in the machine. No sorting, no matching necessary afterward.
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