How would you log.....

Shopping! I mean GROCERY shopping... Pushing a cart thats more like pushing a teenager around the store. LOL Any ideas? would it be "Walking - carrying infant or 15lb load" ?? No i wasnt carrying it.. but I was pushing it! LOL

Any thoughts?

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  • SiltyPigeon
    SiltyPigeon Posts: 920 Member
    I consider that part of my "everyday activity" so I don't log it. I just don't consider walking around a store any different than walking to the bathroom or to my car... which seems silly to log, imo.
    But if you really want to log it.... probably walking at a slow pace (slow to take into consideration all the stopping to look at items).
  • krysydawn
    krysydawn Posts: 231 Member
    I totally understand that.. But the reason I log it is because I only do my grocery shopping once a month. And its normally a 3 - 4 hour adventure. And its normally pretty nuts. So for me, its not part of my normal routine. Which is why I choose to log it. :)
  • MarieNevada
    MarieNevada Posts: 395 Member
    did it elevate your heartrate to 70% to 80% of your maximum for a continuous time of at least 20 mins? if you didn't, don't bother logging it. stuff like that does not give you a workout because it does not challenge your cardio vascular system or your muscles to a degree where it makes a difference. I know it feels like exercise, but it isn't. lol
  • selfdiscipline73
    selfdiscipline73 Posts: 74 Member
    did it elevate your heartrate to 70% to 80% of your maximum for a continuous time of at least 20 mins? if you didn't, don't bother logging it. stuff like that does not give you a workout because it does not challenge your cardio vascular system or your muscles to a degree where it makes a difference. I know it feels like exercise, but it isn't. lol

    I Agree!
  • Shan80
    Shan80 Posts: 47
    I don't know about all the walking around the store while shopping but I bet lugging all those grocery bags into the car, out of the car and into the house was a bit of a workout!! :tongue:
  • SaddyPants
    SaddyPants Posts: 152 Member
    did it elevate your heartrate to 70% to 80% of your maximum for a continuous time of at least 20 mins? if you didn't, don't bother logging it. stuff like that does not give you a workout because it does not challenge your cardio vascular system or your muscles to a degree where it makes a difference. I know it feels like exercise, but it isn't. lol

    I agree with this, too. And if you don't log it your trip to the store will just be an extra little "workout' for you. :)
  • krysydawn
    krysydawn Posts: 231 Member
    Well, I ended up putting in "Walking, slow pace" for 150mins even though it was 210mins.. Had I put in the FULL min time.. It tried telling me waaaaaaaaay more cals burned and I know that just isnt the case.

    Thanks everyone.