You know those days when taking the stairs seems like it might as well be going to the gym? For years, I’ve secretly counted things like living in a third-floor walkup and carrying chubby babies all over town. What are those random little things you count as exercise? Emily’s illustration made me laugh.

This is part of a series with illustrator Emily McDowell, who asks us one pressing question every month, such as what are your pet peeves and what do you do when you’re home alone?

(Illustration by Emily McDowell for Cup of Jo)