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    Default gym vs gardening

    I am thinking about dropping my gym membership for the summer.
    Gardening is no joke! I have been shoveling mulch and my arms are so sore.
    Thanks for listening!

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    I can relate. I use a spading fork to turn the soil in my raised beds so my back takes the brunt of it. I shoveled compost into my beds first, then 'fluffed' the soil with the fork. Lots of work, but once it's planted....it's all worth the work.

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    I agree! It is so worth the hard work and a sense of accomplishment!

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    I think I prefer gardening because I'm paying less attention to the fact I'm getting exercise and more on what I'm doing to get the garden going.

    When I"m at the gym here in my apartment complex, I'm watching the time, watching how many reps I've done....

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    yes i agree! we dug potatoes yesterday! that was a workout!

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    It all counts! Do you have a dog? I also make myself walk the dogs more when I'm feeling that guilty nag that I should exercise. "They" say that you should be exercising and getting that heart rate up 3 times a week so if your gardening is vigorous on a regular basis it would work as a replacement but if you are just doing a lot on a weekend and then it sits and grows the gardening wouldn't really be filling in the same body need for exercise. That's where I fill in with dog walking.

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    Dog walk: 2 miles per day

    Last weekend: put down 3 yards on compost and 1200 pounds of rock on a front border! And planted 18 pots of flowers.

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    I will be adding walking the dog and walking with my hubby. Mulching, weeding, planting, shoveling, lifting and just being active is helping me out a lot.

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