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Old 04-09-22, 09:07 PM  
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Yard workout?

Does anyone else count yard work as their workout for the day? I know itís not up there with Shovel Max, but I cut some small trees down today and Iím calling it a day (probably eaten up with poison ivy, too).
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Old 04-09-22, 10:55 PM  
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I do when I'm going to be at it for a few hours. I worked in the yard for about three hours on Wednesday, so I skipped a workout that morning in order to have the energy I needed.

Did you use a chain saw or hand saw to cut the trees? Either way, it's a big job!

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Old 04-09-22, 10:57 PM  
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Location: West coast of Canada, eh. ;)
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Old 04-10-22, 07:56 AM  
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Yes, and I agree with Pam. Some days I am out there up to 5 hours; especially in the spring and fall with leaves etc. On days like that if I feel exhausted I will add yoga or stretching at the end of the day.
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Old 04-10-22, 08:31 AM  
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Absolutely!
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Old 04-10-22, 09:10 AM  
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I donít because my goal is to do a DVD workout every day regardless. While I know that I get exercise walking the dogs and shoveling snow and raking leaves, I consider it just a part of my daily life. I do know that shoveling snow and raking leaves are tougher than my regular workouts, especially raking leaves. The only time I might skip a DVD workout is when I mow the cemetery. That takes 8 hours and wears me out.
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Old 04-10-22, 09:32 AM  
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Did you use a chain saw or hand saw to cut the trees? Either way, it's a big job!

Susan
I purchased a hand saw to cut them. Otherwise, Iíd still be out there.

I have more work to do today! I like the idea of doing a shorts stretch or gentle yoga afterwardsÖ

Gams - you are amazing! 8 hours would wipe me out, too!
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Old 04-10-22, 10:10 AM  
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Whenever I have a big physical chore to do, I fit it into whatever rotation I'm doing. Exercise is a lot more fun but sometimes things just have to be done.
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Old 04-10-22, 10:59 AM  
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I do. A lot of gardening requires squatting, up and down off ground, digging... I consider it a total body workout.
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Old 04-10-22, 11:53 AM  
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I donít because my goal is to do a DVD workout every day regardless. While I know that I get exercise walking the dogs and shoveling snow and raking leaves, I consider it just a part of my daily life. I do know that shoveling snow and raking leaves are tougher than my regular workouts, especially raking leaves. The only time I might skip a DVD workout is when I mow the cemetery. That takes 8 hours and wears me out.
I can see this logic. Where as I donít do DVDS everyday I do a workout everyday. I guess I would say after hours of yard work and I am pooped I will do yoga or stretching. But if I have energy I will walk or ride my bike. I guess it is more that if I do hours of yard work I donít beat myself up if I donít do a regular workout on top of it.
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