They may have a point about alcohol being equivalent to an hours exercise.
Years ago the bartender at "The Krebs" told me that the elderly folks used to huff and puff up the stairs to the second floor bar for a drink before dinner. He said after a couple of his Manhattans or Whiskey Sours they skipped down the stairs like school kids!
This was all the motivation I needed to get me out to grocery shop. I need to get more wine quickly in order to have enough time later for two or three hours of "exercise".
"Cooking is the art of adjustment." ~~~Jacques Pépin
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” ~Julia Child
"A dream is a festival of lights within your mind." ~~~ Joan Walsh Anglund