I think my favorite way to give my body a workout is to workout while working—functional exercise. Doing yard work and pushing myself a little harder. Lifting something a little heavier. Moving a little faster while at it. It might not sound like much, but I enjoy it and I can feel the effects of it!
So today, hubby and I started edging my flower beds. My job was to haul loads of the bricks to him. I challenged myself by loading more and more bricks on each load. Each time I got to him, I was out of breath and feeling strong! The picture above is a little deceiving. There were actually two stacks of those bricks on there!
I hauled sandbags to him. Took 5 gallon buckets loaded full of dirt and hauled them across the yard and dumped them in another location. Lugged bags of mulch. There was a lot of moving up and down, lifting and moving in general. And now that we’re done, my legs are sore and my arms are tired. And I enjoyed it!
It used to be a hassle and a half when my parents used to ask me to rake the lawn, mow the grass, or shovel the driveway. Now I’m all about it!
The flower beds are starting so look much better! I just need to get more flowers planted, add more mulch, and the yard will be looking good!