Open Work, Keeping Fit, and Lawn Care

I've been participating in Sun's Open Work program now for about 4 years.  I used to live in Colorado and worked at Sun's Broomfield campus, but I wanted to be closer to my extended family as I started my own family.  And, Sun's work-from-home program allowed me to do just that.

Two kids later, I am still enjoying the benefits of working from home and it has really worked well for me.  There are a number of advantages about working from home, but one downside is the tendency to keep working through the day without ever leaving the house...or your chair.  This is bad for both your mental and physical health.

Another problem I have is that my lawn is getting out of control.  The weeds outnumber the blades of grass and it's starting to become kind of embarrassing. 

So, to combat these multiple problems, I'm going to start a new lawn care fitness routine.  Every day, I'm going to try to take 30 minutes out of my day to go outside and do yard work.  I'll get some exercise, get some fresh air, clear my head, and start making my yard look better. 

I'll let give an update in the next few weeks to see how things are going.


Comments:

This is REALLY effective exercise if you use an antique manual push mower - the duller the blades, the more exercise you get. Sharpening the blades with a hand-held whetstone is also good exercise. And don't forget turning the compost heap.

After all, in the old days farmers didn't need to go to gyms...

Posted by DeirdreStraughan on August 07, 2008 at 04:19 AM CDT #

I'm going to stick to my gas mower, but I do have a large hill in my backyard. ;)

I did some weeding yesterday...it was a nice break and my front yard already looks better.

Posted by Paul on August 07, 2008 at 04:37 AM CDT #

Leveling that hill would be GREAT exercise -- use a pick ax and a shovel, and in a week you'd be Conan the Barbarian. ;-)

Posted by Elizabeth on September 25, 2008 at 12:00 PM CDT #

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