Friday, January 7, 2011

If I Broke a Sweat, It Counts As Exercise

I remember reading somewhere that you can turn a behavior into a habit in one month. Theoretically, that’s how long you have to force yourself to engage in an activity for it to become second nature. That’s bad news when you get used to coming home from work and eating shredded cheese out of the bag before dinner (previously guilty) but good news when you’re a full week into your New Year’s resolutions and on track. Granted, these still seem like exciting, shiny new goals but on the other hand, I’m a quarter of the way to making them feel routine.

Of note, this is the first time in ages that I’ve actually exercised three times in one week. Tuesday night I exiled Beau to his man cave while I bopped around the living room to a free dance video from On Demand and I spent an hour on Wednesday and Thursday nights painting the powder room (see post title). Even if we only count each of those as ½ an exercise session each – which we shouldn’t since my biceps still hurt and the only way to paint a lower wall is sustained deep squats – then I’ll still meet my goal by the end of tomorrow. We’re leaving town in the morning for a snow shoeing trip up north. So, I’m feeling pretty good about that resolution.

The aforementioned powder room is also coming along nicely. It’s gone from Contractor’s Special…
All in all, I’d call this a successful week. Next up, a weekend trip to Vermont.

No one needs that much grout!
… to gutted down to the bare plumbing with a lovely new wall color and artfully done new tiles.
Beau feels some sort of yuppie shame that he hasn’t grouted yet

1 comment:

  1. WOW!!!!!!!! I think for my birthday we should have a bathroom renovation party!! OOORRR maybe since he has been a good boy, a T's SpeakEasy renovation party!!!!!