How do you like housework? And remakes? And exercise?
Might as well kill all those birds with one stone, right?
So, this week's question is, "Can housework be a workout?"
The Stepford Wives think it's the only workout. And they've given it a name: Clairobics.
Does Housework Count as Exercise? Workout like a Stepford Wife!
(STEPFORD WIVES RECAP: For those who aren't familiar, married women who moved to Stepford would change overnight a few months after arriving, becoming creepily over-smiley and submissive, conformist and housework-obsessed, among other things).
The pyjama workouts prove you don't have to be in a high tech gym or buy a load of expensive sports equipment to get moving and improve your fitness. And I love them! (Did I give the review away already?)
Also apparently I've been in America long enough to recognise a Canadian accent now - because this is a good one and it's pretty cool 🙂
I wasn't sure I'd like Tammy's Fitness Jammies until I tried it. I'm not (at all!) a morning person. I rush around throwing clothes on and drinking as much coffee as I can before driving my oldest son to the school I really meant to be walking to.
But when I thought about the clothes I wear for the school run: sweatpants and the awesomely warm 'meh' hoodie from Thinkgeek; I realised that apart from looking like outdoor clothes, they weren't really that different from pyjamas.
And since each workout is only 3-5 minutes long, I decided to try one every morning this week. Here's how it worked out:
Can I get away with a bacon and mushroom sandwich for second breakfast (ok, lunch) every day if I walk far enough to get to Mordor and back?
What you'll need:
A pedometer, or smartphone app, that measures how far you walk each day.
I will be aiming to walk 5 miles a day, during the course of the whole day's activities, which for me is about 10,000 steps.
"Frodo now accepted the invitation gratefully, to the relief of Pippin and Sam. The sun was already behind the western hills, and the light was failing. Two of Maggot's sons and his three daughters came in, and a generous supper was laid on the large table. The kitchen was lit with candles and the fire was mended. Mrs Maggot bustled in and out. One or two other hobbits belonging to the farm-household came in. In a short while fourteen sat down to eat. There was beer in plenty, and a mighty dish of mushrooms and bacon, besides much other solid farmhouse fare. The dogs lay by the fire and gnawed rinds and cracked bones."
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