Can Cleaning Really Be Fun?
I. Have. Always. Hated. Cleaning. Always. With a daughter, it is now a must-do-more-often chore.
As I was vacuuming the other day, I started getting the “omg I hate this crap” feeling. I didn’t want to pitch a fit because my boyfriend is good about cleaning and this actually helps get it done. Then it dawned on me that if I approach this as exercise, it can make it a bit more fun. With a new baby, finding time to exercise is a bit more challenging anyhow. So kill two birds with one stone.
I flexed my arm muscles as I pushed the heavy contraption across the floor. I did squats as I lifted things to vacuum under.
I put all of the laundry in a few baskets to make sure they would give me a challenge to carry down to the laundry room. Carefully, I took them down each step and squeezed my gluteus maximus as I went.
As I wipe the kitchen counter or cook, I do one legged squats. As I carry baby in the Bjorn, I do more squats because I have the beauty of an extra weight.
As I mop, I focus on keeping my back straight, alternate my arms, and make sure I bend with my knees when needed.
Who knew my love of yoga and working my body could bleed over into the chore I loathe the most?
Call me crazy, but I always try to find a positive outlook in things, especially things that I’ve always despised. I haven’t always been that way, but that’s another story.
Get your cleaning on today folks!