This morning I woke up feeling strangely ambitious with a strong desire to clean my bathroom. Yep, this is gonna be an exciting post 😉
I decided I would skip a couple days at the gym this week to do some deep cleaning in my apartment. I figured I would work from the back of the apartment forward but I skipped the bedroom because that won’t take too long and chose the bathroom as the room to be cleaned today.
I didn’t feel my usual guilt for skipping the gym because I got in an amazing workout yesterday. *Funny side story: There was no one in the weight room so I decided to sneak a couple selfies when this guy came in and gave me the most annoyed look. I was so embarrassed to be the person in the gym taking selfies 🙄 * Besides my amazing strength training yesterday I know cleaning house burns some calories.
Most of the cleaning equates to workout moves. Scrubbing is great for the arms & shoulders. Croching down to clean then getting back up again is good for the legs. Stretching to get to tough to reach spots. It definitely felt like a workout.
I then cleaned myself up to go grocery shopping. In an attempt to get in more steps I always park toward the back of the parking lot and it’s quickly becoming a habit. Anybody who reads this and rides with me might want to keep this in mind. Unless I’m in some kind of hurry or the weather is terrible I don’t find myself driving in circles or even driving toward the front to find the closest spot.
My main reason for doing this in the past was because I didn’t want to walk as far, which is terrible when I look back on it now. I didn’t want to park further away because I didn’t want to walk but the problem is I didn’t have any legitimate reason I didn’t want to walk other than laziness.
It’s nice to look back on the behavior and see how my mindset is starting to shift in a way that’s looking for more activity and giving less excuses as to why I can’t do something.
Tonight I’m going to enjoy an after dinner walk (the featured image is from a couple nights ago). I find I like to take a walk in the evening. It’s relaxing and actually makes me tired so I’m all ready to go to bed. Tomorrow I want to do something outside so I’m either going to pick a new hike, go to Kamiak Butte again (I liked it there), or just jump in the car in the morning and see where the road takes me 😉