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.
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.
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.
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