12 Apr 2011 No Comments
Yes, ladies, embrace the power of gardening. Your body will thank you!
With spring in full sprint, I’ve been tilling my beds, amending my soil, planting my seeds, mulching my rows, and let me tell you–my muscles are looking good! They don’t feel good, but they look good and if given the choice–I’ll take the latter, thank you very much. I’d rather be fit, fantastic and forty than flabby, forgettable and *my age*.
Who wouldn’t? And now I can finally fit into my shorts. My skinny shorts.
What? Don’t you have three sizes of clothes in your closet at all times? I do. They are: skinny, normal, carrying a bit extra. A girl has to have hope, doesn’t she? That one day she might fit back into those old clothes? I mean, it’s no fun living in “realistic land” all the time. Ugh. And today, I can wear the slims!
You can, too–if you take up gardening–and replace that bothersome exercise bicycle (or relegate it to towel holder), because you’ll be getting all the exercise you need–and the vitamin D–from working in your garden. In fact, keep it up through your golden years and you’ll be the picture of health. You can even reach centenarian status! It’s true. Read an article about it in the newspaper.
Of course staying fit also entails healthy eating choices–which you’ll have plenty to choose from in your garden. Greens, reds, oranges, blues… A veritable rainbow of delectables can be found at your fingertips. Be sure to clean them first–and your veggies–else you die from some horrific parasite. Not good. Especially after all your hard work!
Believe me, after a while, you’ll feel stronger, have more energy, and you’ll look great. And when you run out of rows to hoe, toss some wildflower seed around your garden. It’s easy to do (put a check mark in the “can do” column!) and the scenery will do wonders for your state of mind. And isn’t that half the battle?
Life is hard enough without a little beauty to appease our senses, soothe our frazzled minds, as we stop and smell the roses, so to speak. I know “they” say attitude is everything, but when your positive attitude cap is drenched in sweat, your muscles fatigued, your back aching and your throat tight and dry, take a water break and enjoy the view.
Sometimes ambiance makes all the difference in the world.