Exercise Through Doing Chores

I recently had to admit to myself that I haven’t been as active as I once was. Playing baseball really kept me in shape and when I stopped playing, I started gaining a bit of weight. I had a gym membership but I quickly realized it wasn’t for me. The idea of paying $20 a month to drive to a crowded place to torture myself for 30 minutes is not the best use of money or time.

I’ve recently realized there are a ton of chores that can be done around the house on any given day. Last week, I fixed our leaky toilet. Needless to say there was a lot of bending over. When I woke up the next morning I was very sore. Despite this, I had yard work scheduled. So I powered through the pain to get it done. I’ve come to realize that after all of this work I feel amazing though. I have more energy and feel stronger, just like after working out.

So I’ve decided that I shall find a chore to do every day and get it done. The chore will be my workout. This way, I’m killing two birds with one stone. I’ll be getting exercise as well as getting stuff done instead of wasting money and time driving to a gym.

Of course, working hard at chores is not a complete health solution. I’ll do a few curls, crunches and pushups and maybe play Wii Fit every now and then also. My target weight is 180 pounds. I’m not going to share what I currently weigh though. 🙂

Published by Mitch Bartlett

I've been doing things on the Internet since 1994. Former dot-com era IT guy. Currently I provide technical solutions to people for fun and test software for a growing software company.

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