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Just Got In 20 Minutes Of Exercise While Cleaning My Bedroom: Here’s How

I told you before that I failed miserably at the gym. I was good for about 3 months and then it all just… ended. The want. The urge. My hair dresser told me that my blonde hair would turn green if I kept going in the pool. That’s all I needed to hear. LOL!

But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to lose weight. I DO want to shed a few pounds  – like 7. Instead of me spending most of my day THINKING about how I WISH I was putting in the effort, I decided to actually put in the effort.

Slow steps at first, right? I got really excited and taped a few work out routines from Fit TV which in theory would be cool. But I just can’t get around to dedicating an hour of my day to fitness.

I thought I’d just squeeze it in while running my everyday errands.

So, today I cleaned my bedroom and instead of bringing a garbage bag in with me, I walked back and forth to the kitchen every single time I had something to throw away. I purposely was not being efficient which forced me to get some cardio. I was rushing around back and forth to my kitchen, kids’ bedrooms and living room. If I found a toy I would walk it to my kids room then come back and look for another. I know it sounds ridiculous, but there would be no other way for me to actually put in the effort. This worked for me today and I feel good about my brisk indoor walk.

Thank goodness Bill wasn’t around to see me in action. I looked like a crazy person! But now my bedroom is clean and I got in a bit of cardio. So, it’s all good.

What do you do to get in a few minutes here and there?


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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. I’m still hooked on Jillian’s dvds. When I don’t have a chunk of time to commit, I always use her 30 day shred because it’s quick but intense. I just cancelled my gym membership to cut back our expenses for the winter so now I’m going to solely work out at home and use the equipment I already have.

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