Thing #1 that I hate, is house work.
I would NEVER claim to be a good house keeper. Never in a million years. I don’t enjoy any part of of it. Some people can find some kind of peace in the meditation of it. Some call it working yoga. To me it’s just plain work, unfortunately. My husband is far better at keeping house than I am. He actually finds it relaxing to do dishes and sweep. I know that he wishes I were more tidy, but he knew going into this marriage that I just wasn’t built that way.
Thing #2 that I hate, is exercising.
Daily exercise doesn’t really exist for me. I do try to keep it going. I’ll be good for a week or so, but after that week, I get bored with it and go back to being sedentary. As sedentary as a stay at home mom can be anyway. I truly admire those that don’t feel good until they get in a run or make it to the gym. I find it much too easy to just plop myself in front of the computer screen (like now for instance) and pretend that I’m too busy to get any exercise in.
The #1 thing I love, is maintaining my weight now that I’m done breastfeeding Juniper.
So, I’ve decided that since I really don’t want to be embarrassed every time someone drops by the house, I’m going to make cleaning house part of my daily exercise. It truly is a good workout, especially in these high temperatures. I’ve been finding myself working up a huge sweat every time I start straightening, sweeping, washing, folding, organizing and so forth. The house and the scale are looking all the better for it.
I don’t know how long this will keep up for me, but I highly recommend it to any other non-house keepers out there that find themselves putting on the pounds. In the end it’s all a vanity thing, but whatevs. Better looking house = better looking me.