working out

By Harlen Latest Reply 2010-01-04 20:22:14 -0600
Started 2010-01-03 20:41:55 -0600

Did you know that removing snow was a work out lol we got 22in up here in Maine.and for the fist time I have taken my pump off while working and my BS was good when I come back inside 3 hr of hard working lol. best wishes to all

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judy makowski
judy makowski 2010-01-04 20:22:14 -0600 Report

Good for you Harlen. I know when I do exptra physical labor or walk more than usual my sugar gets better. I also feel better when I go for a walk especially if it is cool. Like in the 40's-50's. Just being outside makes me feel better.

We are exsperiencing the coldest weather
in 40 years here in N.C. It hasn't been above freesing for several days and in the teens and low 20's at night. We do have days and nights like that occassionally but not steady. It will be that way all week.

We might even get some snow flurries. I love it when the snow falls and everything seems so quiet and peaceful. But then of course it usually melts in a day or two as well .

I grew up in upstate NY at the base of the Catskill mountains and the change of seasons, well I just loved it. I must admit I don't miss the gray and dirty snow. I also don't miss the ice. I can fall without ice to slip and slide on although if we had ice iet would make more sense LOL

Monalisa 2010-01-04 12:22:17 -0600 Report

Harlen, it's nice that you feel that you achieved something productive for you and your home, please take care of your feet and hands, you know how us diabetics dont' always feel our feet and fingers and extreme cold can do lots of harm, take care and enjoy the snow while it lasts…LISA

Pauline B
Pauline B 2010-01-04 09:57:15 -0600 Report

I miss shoveling snow. Year I lived in Juneau there was over 6 feet of it that I shoeveled just to get my car ready for traveling to work. When the weather got cool here in Seattle last month my brain went back to Alaska and loved the chilly air. Gardening is also good exercise, from pulling weeds to spading and hoeing. I seem to do better with the exercise when there is an aura of productivity to it.

Happy New Year… let's get moving no matter method we use.

ptsparkle 2010-01-04 09:48:05 -0600 Report

Way to go Harlen.1967 was last time I shoveled any signifigant snowfall.That was back in N.Y. Yesterday I tried to shovel some snow, but it was 70* here. Couldn't find a flake! Good workout shoveling 22" of global warming.LOL Just be careful with the ticker.

Hinboyz3 2010-01-04 07:52:24 -0600 Report

I know it's a big workout Harlen, Im glad you could be free of the pump for a little while, better than none at all. Just be careful with all that nice fluffy snow. Im in Michigan and I just love the snow, not the ice just snow.

Susie624 2010-01-04 09:39:10 -0600 Report

hINBOYZ3,KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THAT FLUFFY WHITE STUFF.i LIVED IN Detroit off and on from 1953 until 1967 and I loved the ice in its proper place, the skating rink.wish I could still do that ,it was loads of fun and good exercise.

Elrond 2010-01-04 01:24:10 -0600 Report

Snow is the reason I moved from Iowa to Arizona. My old heart just wasn't up to the midwest winters any more. My doctor ordered me not to even OWN a snow shovel and the subzero temps were getting increasingly difficult to bear. Where I am now, the current overnight lows of 40 are considered unusually chilly.

AddassaMari 2010-01-04 09:01:41 -0600 Report

I haven't shoveled snow since we lived in Colorado. It was hard work and I don't miss it one bit. But I do miss the softness, beauty and quiet of falling snow. Still it is a good work out, if you can manage it.

spiritwalker 2010-01-03 21:30:05 -0600 Report

I can"t shove snow any more, but I don"t miss it!
My exercise comes in the form of a Nustep cross training
machine,5# weights and stretch bands.

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