I don't always find time for a defined workout, but I do a lot of gardening, so I try to make that into a mini workout, I do a lot of bending and lifting and stretching and try to maximize those movements to get a benefit. If one works at it you can really work up a sweat!
Lifting bags of mulch is a great muscle builder. Pulling weeds gives a much needed tummy tightener if you bend just right and pull in those abdominals while doing it. Even watering can become a great workout if you stretch and reach while holding the hose.
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I have started a herb garden in addition to my veggie garden[with flowers outlining it!] and since my hubby mulched the herb garden for me, those weeds are being stifled and much LESS showing UP! So, it's off to the garden supply store to get mulch for the rest of the veggie garden now! Am planning to show photos in my gallery of the gardens as they progress!The mulching also SAVES WATER as it helps to keep the ground moist so LESS WATER is needed!
Today I planted myself a vision garden. I thought of the garden as a metaphor of sorts for my own journey of renewal. My garden symbolizes a fresh beautiful start in life... so, when I go out to tend my garden it serves as a reminder that I, much like my garden, can only flourish when tended to. 87
I love to garden and I have found gardening has played a huge part in reaching my goals. Growing a garden is a lot of physical work and it gets me outside. I really enjoy growing my own salads, I know there are no harmful chemicals involved and taking my basket out to snitch leaves off my lettuce, spinach and chard is a stress free, relaxing, thankful experience. If you don't have enough land for a garden you can use containers on your patio or just set a pot outside anywhere. 436
Winter is a bleak and depressing time for me so I have learned how to grow cherry tomatoes and strawberries in my big sunny windows. Food can be fun and healthy!
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