Monday, September 7, 2009

Monthly Grocery Shopping = A Workout!

Sometimes when it's hard to get your exercise in you have to look at unique ways to get it in. Here is one I like to use. At the beginning of the month, I go to the grocery. I like to go by myself and I usually leave early on a Saturday morning when dh is home to watch the kids. Most of the time they are not even up before I go. I buy pretty much all for the month on that day. I usually go back for milk, produce and bread but that's about it. Getting a month's worth of groceries for 6 is no easy thing! I also try to make it harder on myself be making it a race. I race around the store and get everything I need and then I go back in and get all of the cold stuff because it usually takes 1 1/2 carts to get everything. Sometimes I go to one more store because the other one does not carry everything I need. Then I come home and unload ever thing myself and then I organize and put it up. I like doing it this way and it really is a great workout! I think I might even start counting 1 activity point for it!

4 comments:

Christen Farmer said...

That's awesome! I have to shop for 8 so I know what a challenge it is. I do good to buy weekly though. Have never even thought about monthly lol. Its good that u r finding ways to make everyday activities a workout. Keep it up.

Elise said...

Wow. What a great way to get a few extra points! I love that idea! I don't know if I could menu plan that far in advance! Good for you!

Heather said...

Big shopping trips are SUCH a chore, but I like to shake things up by seeing how much I can save with coupons. Saturday, I has 2 carts full of food, and only paid $168!!!!! Except for the Goldfish crackers, all of it was healthy stuff. Oh, and I do my BEST to leave the kids at home. It's so much easier without them. I know that sounds mean, but I know you know what I'm talking about! Most moms do. lol

Lorie said...

Heather I love using coupons too! I had $25 worth i=of them yesterday. That's some serious cash to save!