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Old 09-05-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Im Too Fat To Weed The Garden!!!!

I spent probably 45 minutes in the hedges last night, pulling weeds. This morning, I could barely walk, and I appeared to have strained a hamstring. My back didnt bother me from bending over or my neck, its my legs! They feel like I ran a 5K!!!!!


Im glad I can giggle about it now, cuz IM doing something about it, but MAN!!!!! I think I need to do more mr carrot moves!
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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I've felt the exact same way after weeding. Its rough!
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:42 PM   #3
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Weeding for hours is harder than ANY workout I've ever done! I know it's good for me, but I'm seriously considering getting a gardener.

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Old 09-05-2007, 09:39 PM   #4
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Weeding is tough for me sometimes too, especially if I spend a lot of time squatting. Good job getting in shape, though. The more you build up those leg muscles the less they'll be sore!

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Old 09-05-2007, 10:04 PM   #5
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Funny how gardening uses leg muscles we don't normally notice! It does the same to all of us, but the good news is your legs get used to it eventually.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:30 AM   #6
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My garden is so overgrown I cant even see my fish pond. I have been avoiding it cause it is so hot. But I think it is high time I get out there and make some progress. I pulled something in my back the other day so we will both be out there hump backed and limping......
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:51 AM   #7
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I hear ya!! Weeding is the worst!!

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Old 09-06-2007, 09:54 AM   #8
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Ditto on that! But the benefits are worth it--a neat tidy house AND burned calories!
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:26 AM   #9
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Let the weeds win....

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Old 09-06-2007, 11:23 AM   #10
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I did a LOT of weeding on my butt! There were tons of weeds in the rows of the garden and it would take ten minutes or more just to clear out a few feet, so I plopped down on my behind quite a bit.

Unfortunately, eventually the rows got a lot cleaner, and weeding on my butt didn't make sense anymore, so I do the squat and bend now.

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Old 09-06-2007, 01:35 PM   #11
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Weeding is tough on your lower back and hamstrings no matter what you weigh. It's basically repeating a full hamstring stretch over and over and over and over (repeat times number of weeds), so it's a flexibility issue more than a fat issue. Or at least, that's my excuse.

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Old 09-06-2007, 01:43 PM   #12
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My son has begged for "chores" to do to earn money....yep, weeding! hehehe

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Old 09-06-2007, 01:55 PM   #13
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The first few times I weeded, I was soo sore! It's really hard work!

After that, I didn't really notice it as much, although if I put in a big day in the garden, I can be quite sore...
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:34 PM   #14
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Oh yes.. I trimmed up a bush about a month back and the next morning my arms were aching.
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:35 PM   #15
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Weeding and putting down mulch are two of the most strenuous gardening chores, aren't they? I did a lot of weeding earlier this week, yanking up the thistles that threatened to take over one of my beds. They are wicked things, healthy despite the lack of rain. That plus my neighbors' home has been vacant for a year while it's been up for sale and the thistles there have gone to seed and blown into my yard. I'd go into a gardening rant, but your eyes would all glaze over. LOL
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