Friday, August 31, 2012

A Homemaker Can Wish, Can't She?

I need to petition.  I don't know where. I don't know to who. But someone, somewhere needs to change this.  What is 'this' you ask?  It is the workout for homemakers.  Because, if you are like me, and stay at home with kids, and do housework, clean, cook, etc. etc. etc.  There is not a good time to go to the gym. (Why do I need one more place to go and one more hour away from my family??!!??)  And all the energy you spends taking care of kids and house and husband, leaves no energy for a good workout.  Is this just me????
Here is what I think needs to change:
Sweeping/mopping should burn the same amount of calories as running for 30 min.  I sweep at least twice a day. 
Laundry should equal a 20 minute session of lifting weights. This is also done at least once a day with a loaded trip up and/or down the stairs.  This doesn't include marathon days when you are catching up from trips, sickness or anything else that results in extra loads of laundry. 
Dishwasher, playing with kids, fixing things, and numerous other chores should also result in the precise toning of our muscles that others only get from a Personal Trainer.  I can't count the number of times I am up and down and up and down.  And the many steps I  pace all over the floor trying to shuffle away from the kids when I'm on the phone.  The pointer finger of my right hand should be strong enough to carry TWO gallons of milk up from the garage to the house.  But...its not.  And I grow weaker and fatter.   Because my job; homemaker, is not enough for me to stay in shape.  There is always a demand of harder work, extra time, more sweat.