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A Typical Day In Austin

I always want to write about a "typical" day here in Austin, but it seems like no day is actually normal enough for me to write about, so it ends up not happening. So, since I have a few minutes in my RV before it's time to head to late night dinner, I'll just write about today. I always wonder what people do with their days, so maybe my regular day will be interesting to you.

((Note: I'm aware that this is a bit like those rambly livejournal entries that no one actually ever wants to read. ))

I woke up at around 10am, which is pretty early for me. The sun comes in through the RV window at just the right angle to hit me in the face at 9:45. This happens every morning. Sometimes I wake up then and sometimes I roll over and sleep until 11am when it finally gets too hot to keep sleeping.

The Endless Health Benefits of Farming.

On Slack

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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