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My own, personal indoor track, or "Ya might be a Redneck if...."

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

As is the case most mornings, this morning while straightening up the house, I found myself walking from one end of the house to the other. Then back again, and again. And again. Why not make this count ??

And in an attempt to create a list of fitness options that fits MY life, I decided to accomplish two goals with one gallant effort. (I think that sounds way better than killing two birds with one stone.)

So, on my next trip through the house, I didn't take the shortest route from here to there... I walked the outside perimeter of the rooms. Then I walked a loop around the island in the kitchen. In my office, I pulled the hassock away from the chair and walked a figure 8 around them. Then I did the same thing with the piano bench and keyboard. Then I pulled the recliner away from the wall and walked circles around it and the coffee table. You get the idea.

Then, I began to pump my arms like when I used to run. Okay, I did a couple laps like that. Now I'm starting to break a sweat. Then I started cornering alternating between 'airplane' and 'Superman' style (one arm out front or side, guiding my flight).

Okay, by now, Bad Leroy Brown is starting to freak out, looking at me as if to say "What's up with mom?"

Well, that backfired on him cos I said "you little tugboat, you need some exercise too!" So I grabbed one of his treats and teased him with it until he started chasing me.

I'm REALLY glad we live out in the country on 5 acres with a gate across the driveway so none of the neighbors can see what's going on inside!

That was fun!


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RICHILA 12/19/2012 1:18PM


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LOSINIT52 12/19/2012 10:35AM

    Love it! Who needs a gym. And one great part of it is that you can do this in any weather. Once I tried running up and down stairs repeatedly. My husband thought I kept forgetting something but finally asked.
Have a great day!

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CELIAMINER 12/19/2012 9:25AM

    Tee hee, I do things like that sometimes, too! I'll walk each paper individually from where I'm doing mail triage to the trash can, the recycle bag, or the shred bin, for example. The steps add up!

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KALANTHA 12/18/2012 8:39PM

    I LOVE it!!! You have fun at your place!!! Good for you!!!

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ANDY_54 12/18/2012 5:47PM

    You're awesome! I never would have thought to do those things. Maybe I'll get in a few lunges and squats while I vacuum tomorrow. Thanks for the post!

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MSLZZY 12/18/2012 5:43PM

    I am sure the neighbors would have just laughed
about it. I am sure mine do when I start in on one
of my antics. You made it count, every step! HUGS!

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BLESSED2BEME 12/18/2012 4:46PM

    Thanks for the laugh - I needed it! Very creative:)

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NITTINNANA 12/18/2012 4:37PM

    That DOES sound like fun!

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THOMASINA57 12/18/2012 4:15PM

    This is too funny!!

I often think the same about having 5 acres and living in the country "good thing the neighbours can't see me"!! I take our 2 out every afternoon before feeding time and I call it Property patrol. We have lots of trails and they get to sniff to see if any deer have been by, neighbourhood loose dogs, leaving what I call "P" mail messages etc.. While they sniff.. I do squats, lunges and so on.. It's only a 10 minute outing, but they sure like it! And I get a bit of workout too! emoticon

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