Ideas for Productive Workouts
January 15, 2013 7:51 AM Subscribe
I do not like working out for the sake of working out. But I do love working hard and vigorously if it means I am being productive and getting something done. Can you help me come up with ideas of working hard and having a tangible result at the end?
posted by Sassyfras to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I recently took a job cleaning horse stalls twice a week. It takes me 3-4 hours to get 16-19 stalls cleaned. It's hard work shoveling horse poop into a bucket, then lifting the (very heavy) bucket to empty into the tractor. I work non-stop when I am doing this. And when I am done, I look back at all those sparkly clean stalls and I feel like I've really accomplished something. The added benefit is that I was moving and working hard the entire time. My arms, shoulders and back get quite the work out.
But this is only two times a week. I'd like to find some other tasks/jobs that I can do regularly (a few times a week) that make me work hard and have a tangible result at the end (i.e. clean stalls!). Any ideas?
I am a 37 year-old female. I would like to lose 10 pounds eventually. I'd most like to get in shape and be strong.