Today I cleaned bathrooms. Cleaned ’em good.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that for the most part, I went against what I’m supposed to do and let the big stuff be more important than the little stuff.
Wash the bigger dishes left from last night.
Do a pathetic attempt at a pick-up.
So what’s my excuse for deciding that it was okay to neglect daily tasks?
I’ve got the jelly legs. Tap is great, but I’m in need of some shred. I lost thirty pounds two years ago, and in the past 2 to 3 months, I’ve put 6 (this morning it was 7) back on. I have to do some serious losing again.
So, I got out my newest workout DVD, Jillian Michaels’ 30 day shred. Ummm, I can barely lift my fingers to type. I had watched it before, but watching doesn’t really do it justice. It’s only 20 minutes, but it’s 20 horrible minutes, and honestly she scares me a little.
At least I know now that I would be the annoying whiny person if I was on The Biggest Loser. No more delusions of the being the one who toughs it out and inspires people.
But I did it, and I only cheated a little.
And more thoughts on “finishing” from yesterday’s daily checklist post. Maybe part of my problem is what the Big Phil said, a fear of criticism, but really it’s probably more of a desire for praise. I mean, you can’t argue with the fact that hubby is much more likely to notice that the floors have been cleaned if he trips over the mop . . . right?
Lenetta @ Nettacow says
Bathrooms are my nemisis, for sure. Good for you for getting on the shred (or whatever the proper terminology is). Have we talked before about there being a connection between lack of motivation for housework and lack of motivation for exercise? It's true for me, anyway.
Nony (A Slob Comes Clean) says
There has to be a psychologically-researched connection somewhere. For me, though, I'm afraid it's called "being a grown-up and doing what I'm supposed to do." Grrrr.
i know what you mean about the praise….. i’ve been working toward getting my shower tile scrubbed for a few days now. i do a few minutes every day before getting showered. and it’s KILLING me not to say anything about it to the hubs….. and equally killing me that he’s not said anything about it to me yet. and to clarify, it’s a pretty big difference already, even though it’s not completely done yet.
you’re doing a great job and i love the detailed list for the boys! i’m going to share it with my daughter for her kids.
“You can’t argue with the fact that hubby is much more likely to notice that the floors have been cleaned if he trips over the mop . . . right?”…lol! I so do this!