Monday, July 8, 2013
Cleaning the Ins and Outs of Me and the House
As Summer has crept in I have noticed my laziness growing. After all it is hot and humid and these are supposed to be the days when you are out of school and able to throw some of your grown up inhibition to the wind, right?
Unfortunately I also find that my wanting to be a free spirit somehow contradicts itself. I don't want to go to the gym because I don't want to be kept indoors when it is so beautiful outside. I don't want to go running because it is too hot and sticky...see what I mean about contradictory? I don't want to clean because there are so many more fun things to do with the kiddos but then I don't go outside with the kiddos as much as I should because there is just so much to do around the house. Grrrr.
However I find that during quiet time I sit down at the computer to pinterest away at pinning: cleaning tips for cleaning I am not doing, workouts I am not doing, and recipes I am not making. And before I know it my free time is gone and I have accomplished very little to feel satisfaction about.
Yes I know I sound lazy because in these past few weeks I have been incredibly lazy!!!!
So today it hit me as I was playing with the kiddos outside and working out in the yard...
What would our yard look like if I took just 10 minutes every day to work out here? Weeding, picking up sticks, and in general tidying up may not be so daunting if I did a little bit every day.
And in that I thought what if that and my cleaning (which I also felt convicted to do after applying my few minutes a day rule to cleaning roo) were my workout too?
To test it out I cleaned the bathroom today. And in doing that I am not talking my normal cleaning of I got out a clorox wipe and dabbed around a bit but that I did a hard core cleaning. Scrubbing the walls, toothbrushing grout, I was all over the grossness of getting the grody out of the loo. And in doing that I found myself panting, sweating and using muscles that haven't been used in July yet.
So that is my plan for the summer. Cleaning up the inside and outside of this house to get myself cleaned up. We'll see how this goes :) I think it's going to be a messy job!