Merry Xmas/Happy Holidays to everyone first!
I've been feeling guilty for the last three days in not being able to walk on my treadmill. I've had to run errands walking outside in the snow & slush for family members (i.e. groceries, prescriptions, etc) who are unable to do so themselves due to the horrid snow conditions in the Northwest.
All of this in addition to my standing-on-my-feet all day job. Doing just my job and those errands for relatives of mine stuck in this snowy weather just leaves me drained by the time I get home late at night with no energy to do an aerobic workout (and not counting the evening chores I gotta do around the house each night since my immediate family has pets).
My arms (and now my thigh) muscles are just about feeling ripped out of their sockets from carrying (manually) heavy groceries for blocks up to over half a mile, several times a day the last three days (including today).
I haven't broken a sweat or feel its really aerobic at all when I do that.
Is this still a good kind of exercise that may help me drop a pound on the days I haven't gone on the treadmill? Or should I just chalk it up to some good old fashion muscle workouts?