I was reading somewhere about the calories you burn throughout the day and how concentrated exercise is absolutely important but it's such a teeny, tiny part of the calories you burn in a day. The real calorie burning comes from life.... lots of it is from the powering of your body; heart, lungs, kidneys - you know the important stuff... but then the next biggest part is just how you move throughout the day. Making dinner, picking up after the kids, doing laundry, going grocery shopping... yadda, yadda, yadda.
And whatever I was reading or maybe I was watching something said one of the best things you can do to add more calories burned throughout your normal daily living. Like bring in your groceries one bag at a time, put your laundry away in very small piles... that kind of thing. Just find more very intentional ways to move more throughout the day.
So I've been working on this. At work - instead of waiting until I have several things to take throughout the office, I take each thing wherever it needs to go as soon as it's ready - even if I know something else will be going to the same place in just another minute or so. At home, I'm doing whatever I can to find places to move more - in the kitchen, doing laundry, chasing after the kids - whatever I can.
And of course I'm trying to put exercise in wherever I can too - walking around the rugby pitch when Jack has practice, getting in some treadmill time before work - whatever I can.
I just thought I'd through this out there to all of you lovelies. In fact, I think I'm going to see what my pedometer says I'm doing now - not that I measured it before - but there's no doubt I'm moving way more these days!
Have a lovely week!!