Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Exercising enough? Check your laundry basket!

Yet another interesting observation on the road to being healthy.

This morning when I went to take a shower there seemed to be dirty clothes, wet clothes, half dry clothes and other gym stuff everywhere! We just did laundry on Sunday and here it is only Tuesday and it's taken over the house again. If you've been reading my blog a while you'll know that I'm a total neat freak and this is starting to get to me. My closet smells like the gym. Thank God my husband does most of the laundry because he's been working out just as much and I can't imagine going into the stinky boy laundry basket. I think the swimming has added a whole new level of chaos when it comes to dirty clothes.

Exercising and eating healthy take time and I accept that. I was just surprised by the extra chores I had never thought about before. Same with this post about the dishwasher. Not that I'm complaining or anything because my ass is definitely smaller :)

The scale is still up 1.5 pounds due to girly things but I think because I have been exercising so much, I haven't gained the usual 5 during this time. I hope to see it go down in time for my weigh in tomorrow or I'm just going to have to accept a once a month gain!

Last night's class was good but I burned 100 less calories than I did at Friday night's class. It's a different instructor and I had a feeling I wasn't getting as much of a workout with this guy. I wore my HR monitor for both and I was right. Not sure yet what to do about that. I pushed myself as hard as I could and I was definitely sore this morning. I just may have to add some more cardio to Mondays. Speaking of which I haven't done any yet today so that means I have to when I get home. If I could have gotten out of bed this morning it would have already been done! It's just so hard when it's cold and I'm sore blah blah blah.

Okay time to work. Hope everyone is doing great!!


  1. Great observation on the laundry! I am having to do mine more often as well...hmmm, maybe I just need to buy more workout gear!

  2. I just wandered over here from another blog. I love your observations. Laundry is the gift that keeps on giving, isn't it? Never quits for illness, vacation, or anything else.

  3. I have noticed the same things - I have to do laundry and run my dishwater constantly! Also, a bottle of olive oil used to last me a year (since I never cooked); now I hoover through it in a few months! Sounds like you are doing great with your exercise plan :)

  4. The cold weather will be a thing of the past soon. Can't wait for those warm sunny days that make it fun to do exercise outside again.

  5. I know what you mean about the laundry. I love when I do it and see all my workout clothes in there. For some reason, it's quite satisfying.

  6. I'm new to your blog and have been lurking for a while... Just wanted to say Hi!

    Interesting observation about the laundry basket: I guess it's time to "feed" mine a bit more! :)

    I lament to husband daily how Im always laundering---and do follow up with BUT I LIKE IT BETTER THAN WHEN I HAD LESS AS IT MEANS YOUVE JOINED ME.
    perhaps I should entertain the notion of lessening my whining huh?