So what does the kitchen sink have to do with losing weight?
There is a certain group of people, myself included, who have never quite grasped the concept the housework. In this day and age, it is often a life skill that is looked down upon and many even brag about their ineptitude at basic cleaning. And the issue for many a person (especially one who cares for a number of people) is washing up. This is how it goes.
- Busy day at work
- Cook Dinner
- Too tired to clean up so leave till the morning
- Rushing to get to work.. leave cleaning till the afternoon
- Get home from work
- See the pile of dishes
- Clean up
- Too tired to cook dinner so call take out or cook something ‘easy’
- Way too tired to clean up
- Begin cycle again.
If our sink is clean, we can wash up. If the dishes are washed, the benches are most likely wiped down – the kitchen is ready for you to prepare your healthy meals. So the first step we have to take to a healthy lifestyle is getting that kitchen sink under control by creating good habits.
My challenge is to create a habit – thirty days is all it takes to cement a change.
Habit: Shine my sink– each night before bed, no matter what. It should only take 5mins, and it doesn’t even matter if I don’t wash up! Just get my sink shining and keep it that way.
Note: to ‘shine’ your sink, give it a good scrub, making sure you clean the icky bits around the edges of the drain, the faucet, and the sink itself. Rinse it of thoroughly, dry it off and then spray on some window cleaner to polish it up!
So here we go… the first steps to changing my life.