00:28 – Move differently than normal and work different muscles
00:35 – Landscaping can work every muscle in your body
00:40 – You’ll discover muscles you didn’t know you had
01:03 – Digging works your entire body
01:44 – Remember to stretch!
01:57 – There’s always some exercise you can do
Hi it’s Casey Stevens here with RealFitWomen.com and in this Real Fit Women tips video I’m just going to share with you some things you can do around the home to exercise, to get your heart rate up and beating really fast and to start sweating and to start working those muscles that, well, some of them you won’t even know you had.
So today I’ve been shovelling dirt, I’ve been raking dirt, I’ve been moving dirt in a wheel barrow, I’ve been using a rotary hoe. I’ve been using a pick axe. And let me tell you, a pick axe, I didn’t know half of these muscles in my back existed.
And to top it all off I had to move all these wall building bricks here. A whole pallet full and there’s still 3 more pallet fulls to move.
Oh and let’s not forget all of the concrete and the brick over there that we had to dig up and move.
So while this may seem like a lot of work to do just to get in shape, and trust me we’re not doing it just to get fit, there is a purpose here. It’s actually turning out to be really good exercise and I really wasn’t expecting that.
I knew it would be hard and I knew it would be tough but I’m actually feeling stronger and I’m feeling like my muscles are actually getting stronger rather than just lifting weights. I’m actually doing functional exercise.
Anyway, just something to keep in mind. If you want to landscape your backyard, it’s great exercise, just remember to stretch. I haven’t been stretching because I’m going ‘oh it’s not exercise I don’t need to stretch’. Yeah, you need to stretch.
And remember to sunscreen up because I’ve been getting a bit burnt which is not cool at all.
Anyway I’ve been Casey Stevens for RealFitWomen.com