It might sound crazy, but I awoke this morning thrilled with the seven inches of snow that Winter Storm Titan had so thoughtfully dumped on my little corner of the world. First of all, it allowed my husband and younger daughter to stay home today, since the neighboring state that they work in got hit even worse than we did. Secondly, I was excited by the prospect of making my driveway and sidewalks completely free of the white stuff. In spite of the fact that I’m a little stir crazy from not seeing actual bare ground for the past few months, I was totally stoked to put on my snow gear and shovel. So stoked that I did my driveway and sidewalks as well as my elderly neighbor’s.
Shoveling is a REAL workout; one where actual work, besides burning fat and building muscle, gets done and I like that. Please don’t think that I’m deeming all of the hard work that I do at the gym as worthless, because I know it’s extremely beneficial to my mind and body. I just prefer the kind of workouts that (pardon the expression) “kill two birds with one stone.” I’m practical like that, and I always have been. Just like I enjoy getting useful gifts, like the new blender I got for Christmas, I like building up a sweat while cleaning out our shed, mowing, or digging in my flower beds. If I can’t quite have the spring weather that will allow me create the vegetable garden that I’ve been fantasizing about planting all winter, then bring on the snow. I’m happy to, literally, shovel my butt off! 🙂
What sorts of chores do you enjoy doing for their exercise aspect? Are you tired of the snow?