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This getting in shape thing? What worked for my body seems to be working for my house!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Another week has come and gone. Still maintaining my goal weight easily. Still working out 4-5 times a week. Feeling strong and faster. Happy.

I have now had a clean house for a month. I honestly can't remember the last time the house was this orderly for this long. I hate hate hate housework and used to resent doing so much for the family that they were capable of doing. I decided that that was only hurting me - the resentment AND the refusal to just do it myself. I am 'at peace' with the idea that if I want my house neater than the others want it to be then I have to do the work.

I'm still making progress towards an always-company-ready house which is my big goal. It's much like my progress towards fitness. I started small and every day I do the small and move towards the big goal. Right now that means every morning I make time for my 'chores' - the basic things that keep the house going. On Monday and Thursday I do this even before I go to the gym! Then in the afternoon I make an hour to address deep cleaning or 'projects' - things that aren't up to snuff yet. Some day I want to get to repainting, decorating, etc but I know I'm not ready.

No date for DH and I last weekend. We were going to go out to breakfast and do the next step of our wine-making on Saturday but with the blizzard on the way I suspect we won't be able to do that. BUT DH's office (and the kids' school) have already closed for tomorrow so I'm thinking we'll have plenty of time together over the next 3 days and MAYBE we can sneak out on Sunday.

Fingers crossed we keep power through the storm! Seems like we just dealt with multiple days without power because of Sandy (which fried my computer... which lead to me getting out of the habit of being on sparkpeople everyday)!

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    My house, as well as my life, has also been much more "orderly" lately (by decision). Funny set backs last few days - first I cooked a turkey just to have the turkey in the freezer since I like turkey. Deboned it, took it on trip with us so I would have it on hand, and then found out that I left a large package in the rv freezer after the freezer had been off for days (to the trash). Then made a special casserole (with chicken I roasted on grill) for valentines day on wednes. - cooked in oven and everything so dh and I could just warm it for a special valentine dinner on thurs. Went to warm it up last night and couldn't find it! I had left it in the oven after turning the oven off. Maybe I'm not so cut out for this organizational life lol.
    1925 days ago
    A little every day makes it a smaller project. I dislike a Saturday blitz of cleaning!
    1926 days ago
    Small changes equal BIG progress over time :) emoticon
    1932 days ago
    Like your approach to housecleaning! must feel good to be maintaining both health, fitness, and household! Good luck with the weather and stay warm!

    1932 days ago
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