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Full Responsibility

One of the more helpful habits I've developed is taking responsibility for everything in my life. This is a strong contrast to the average victim / "things happen to me" mentality that a lot of people have.

Basically I assume that anything "bad" that happens in my life is a direct result of actions I took. If I lose money in the stock market I don't think, "Oh man... I'm so unlucky... the stocks went down."

Instead I think, "I bought those stocks and I lost money because of a decision I made."

The Endless Health Benefits of Farming.

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As I mentioned in my earlier post, I have been doing lots of outdoor work as part of my health regimen.

Originally I started doing it simply because it's something I thought I'd enjoy. The idea of getting health benefits out of it was nothing more than a whispering side-thought, adding it's meager two cents to my brain's decision making process.But once I started using the steel rake to make 30 foot rows and scraping up weeds with the push cultivator, It soon dawned on me.

"This is frickin' intense."

More than the cardio, more than the weight lifting, more than the planking and squatting and copious sit-upping, THIS made a difference. Not only does it provide an extremely thorough workout in all parts of the body, but when you're doing a strenuous outdoor activity as opposed to just "working out", it's easy to get lost in it. You spend hours continuously exercising at a steady pace while trying to accomplish a goal. Only after you finish for the day do you realize just how sore and sweaty you are. For someone who has trouble getting themselves to consciously begin a work out or to do their workout long enough before getting bored (in other words, me) it's perfect! And believe me, you don't just lose fat. You gain muscle. On one occasion, I woke up to a soreness so severe in my abdominal muscles, I had trouble getting out of bed. Having never experienced soreness in my abs before, I thought for a split second that something was seriously wrong with me.. until I realized that I had spent 7 hours bending up and down at the waist the day before. Whoops.

People say the two most important sides to weight loss and health is: Diet and Exercise. Everybody knows that. Making your own crop garden attacks it from both ends!This is just some of my harvest:

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