What you'd classify the work as depends on what you're lifting at the moment, if it's more light items maybe more cardio then the heavier more like lifting. Also depends on the intensity.
DO NOT start a cycle if you aren't going to the gym consistently. Your work may be physically taxing but it does not ensure that each muscle is worked evenly and with lifting many normal items it can be almost impossible to have perfect form. In short working out in the gym ensures a much higher quality workout.