Egg Salad And Cleaning As Exercise

There was some good that came out of my crazy shopping rampage yesterday – this egg salad that I picked up from Trader Joes. It’s definitely one of my favorites!

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I piled it in a sandwich and paired it with cucs, carrots and a sliced apple. So much crunch packed in one plate! I also snagged some hummus for the carrots because that’s how I do.

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I usually try and clean before I leave for a trip, but staying tidy got away from me between coming back from Florida and Arizona this weekend. I couldn’t stand it anymore and went on a clean sweep of the house.

I do not like cleaning at all. I totally don’t “get” people that LOVE cleaning, but I do wish I was one of them.www.nataliedee.com
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Wait. Actually I like 2 aspects of cleaning: 1) being able to relax in your clean house 2) the exercise part of it. I think of cleaning as exercise and since I enjoy being on my feet I blast the trash TV (sorry neighbors) so I can hear it from anywhere in the house  and clean away.

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Now I’m chopping on some blackberries while trying to figure out my schedule for the next couple of months. Since I’m not organized I keep signing up for races on a whim and overextending myself. I don’t have time to do them all (boo) so I want to pick and choose better.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m one of those weirdos; I like to clean. I actually like to have cleaned, more than actually cleaning, but cleaning does serve as perfect stress relief for me.

    Your sandwich looks tasty!

  2. says

    I actually find cleaning therapeutic if and only if I have nothing else to do. Which rarely happens so I don’t know if that counts. You know, as much as I love eggs, I have never had egg salad. Something I need to add to my list to try. I’m sure I would love it.

  3. says

    I only like some types of cleaning: laundry and vacuuming. That’s it. I hate everything to do with the kitchen and bathroom…but I do it anyways.

    When my husband and I first lived together while we were dating, he remarked how “it’s so strange how our toilet just doesn’t get that dirty. It always used to get so nasty when I lived with other dudes.” …Yeah, that’s because I was cleaning it!!! That’s one of my favorite [and most absurd] man stories. *Sigh*

  4. says

    I consider grocery shopping with a baby to be cardio, so I think cleaning qualifies too :)

    I got a rubbermaid reveal mop for christmas (exciting, I know) and it’s changed how I feel about cleaning kitchen floors. Although with the dog, it’s never clean for long….

  5. says

    I HATE cleaning, but I absolutely love the feeling afterwards. It’s pretty much like every workout for me. lol

    I used to totally blast the music when I was cleaning my bedroom as a kid, and I really miss it now that I live in an apartment. One day I will have a house and will blast it to my heart’s content!

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