Sunday, June 20, 2010

Redneck Exercise Program

Since we bought the new car for "me" to replace the Pathfinder, strangely, I have been driving the pickup truck as my mode of transportation. Something about the car getting such better gas mileage was the justification Gampy used to steal the little beauty out from under (literally) my butt! But, I don't mind. The realtor Gail saw some recent posts on this website and asked me if I have lost weight? Answer...No, put I have slimmed down my stomach and put on some muscle recently and I attribute it to my new lifestyle.

You see the stepping board under the door in the picture above? That's not just for show. I have to grab hold of the steering wheel and boost myself up into the seat of the big-rig. I called that my "pull-ups". Then there's my usual stop at Lowe's or Home Depot for gardening supplies. That bag of Citrus fertilizer weighs 20 pounds!!! I do 8 reps with that: (1) lift it from the shelf (2) place in cart (3) pick up from cart put on counter (4) put back in cart (5) out of cart into back of truck...well, you get the picture.

Then there's my free stones to build the planting beds, about 15 pounds a piece. Try picking up and putting down 10 of them about 10 times for each one.

Add the plants to put in the ground. These are my deep knee bends, squats, etc. Digging the hole really builds the muscle on the biceps too. Altogether a great fitness plan.

So, if you're getting a little soft and need to join a gym, why not skip it and come vacation with me. I have some free weights just waiting for you.


  1. I think you have a lot of spunk to lift all those bags and stones. You are apt to have some spiffy abs and a very flat tummy! How I envy that. But I couldn't pick up one of those stones.

  2. Redneck training funny, but so true. I can't wait to see the finished product. It has been so long since I've actually gone to the garden center, you're making me really really want to go.