She tackles tall mounds of laundry with minimal bitching. She headlocks smelly shirts infused with teenage-boy armpit funk. She even hangs the clothes out to dry.
Supah Laundrying Woman has got it goin’ on.
According to About.com, an average 150 pound person will burn 136 calories per hour doing light laundry – that’s simply folding, hanging, and transferring clothes to and from the washer and dryer. This does NOT include dragging the damn laundry from the top floor down to the basement (I need a laundry shoot), carrying heavy-azz loads outside to hang on the line (I need a conveyor belt for transport), and other laundry-associated tasks like putting clean sheets on the beds (I need a maid). So any extra effort, and you’re definitely deflating more fat cells per hour.
I did some hardcore laundrying for 3-hours yesterday. There was sweat droplets and body soreness and rapid heart rates from the upstairs-downstairs foot action because nobody offered to help me. Supah Laundrying Woman endorses the high octane maneuver of eradicating dirty laundry as a functional form of fitness. If you are hindered from your workout because your laundry needs attention, do not fret. It totally counts as exercise.
Important Note: If you aren’t feeling Supah or just don’t wanna be, read How to Install a Laundry Shoot to help minimize your physical activity and increase bloat. Because cutting into your walls to throw dirty underwear down the hole is the easy answer to streamlining household chores. (so why do I wish I had one?)