Doing housework is not "my thing." My profile picture is more aspirational than representative of what I love doing. Likewise with working in the yard. I took a play from the SparkGuy's playbook, and tried making a LITTLE goal. Now I do 20 min. per day of work outside, and 20 min. per day of housework. This works for me!
I have started using a pedometer. I live in a climate where I can peg my washing out. To make me do more steps I put the peg basket a few metres to the right of the washing line and the washing baskets a few metres to the left. So I walk to the peg basket, grab some pegs, walk to the washing basket and grab an item, then walk to the line and peg it up. Repeat for each item in the basket and I've done a bulk of the 10000 steps I'm aiming for each day.
I love working out at my gym, but when I'm home, I 'trick' myself into sneaking in a little extra. I do 10-15 minutes of cardio, and then I get to answer a SP mail, play a game on one of my Teams, or write a quick note to a SP friend. Helps me with housework, too!
Simply by adding 1-2 drops of pure almond extract or pure vanilla extract to a gallon of paint and stirring it up and using it will neutralize the nasty "fresh paint" smell. Also, it is such a small addition, it won't affect the color of the paint.
Exercise is part of everyday life. In past generations, they had a lot of functional exercise built into their lives, and that is what I work on everyday. I live, and take a few more steps, or lift something, and get up during commercials and do housework.
I find that when writing notes as reminders to do chores, if I address them to myself as if I was my own significant other I'm more likely to do them. "Sweetie, could you take out the trash, please?" is just much more loving and caring than, "Trash."
I stand instead of sit while doing tasks, folding laundry, pc work, writing, reading also instead of making 1 large delivery of items to the bedrooms upstairs, I purposely make several trips up and down the stair's also do leg lifts and stretches while watching t.v. but really do not count.