Exercising before cleaning

Christmas came and went, and my job before and after that seemed to take over my life in the evenings and weekends. So much so, that I’ve neglected the house. Today I am faced with 2-3 hours to myself (as the others are out having a family haircut) and I want (and desperately need) to tidy up.

I first put some washing on and then walked from room to room wondering where to actually start. Every room needed decluttering and cleaning, and Christmas decorations needed boxing up properly and putting in the loft.

Trouble is, I didn’t feel quite as motivated as I thought I would have done. I actually felt more like sitting down with a cup of tea and watching a rom com. Knowing that this was the only opportunity that I was going to get to make a dent in this massive task, I had to find a way of motivating myself.

Our new Max Trainer sprang to mind. I bought it for my partner for Christmas and so far we have only used it for a few minutes here and there to get used to it. I thought that if pushed myself to do the 14 minutes built in ‘Max Trainer’ interval training program, this might motivate me to spring into cleaning mode.

M5 Bowflex Max Trainer

…and it did! I actually managed to do the fast 25 second interval training every 90 seconds which wasn’t as bad as I thought and I’m feeling much more motivated.

And now I’ve treated myself to a 5 minute sit down to write this blog before I tackle the kitchen/dining room!

Until next time…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com
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