Does your lsb keep you fit?

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14 years 3 months ago #11541 by hilldweller
I thought it would, and gave up visiting the gym a while after moving here because I was consistently turning up already tired and aching from lsb stuff. But I don't feel fit, at all, which is rather disappointing.

Does your lsb keep you fit? Do you manage to do your lsb work in a way that doubles as a good workout? Or do you do other 'exercise' as well? Where do you find the energy?

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14 years 3 months ago #179053 by oskatd
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Yes, well more fit than living in town would.... I am no gym bunny, find it boring and pointless! The hills around here are good for keeping a basic level of fitness, but now I am riding a bit more seriously I realise I was not very fit at all! Finding the energy is always a hard one, but the less you do, the less you feel like doing, I find!

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14 years 3 months ago #179065 by The Kats Place
Yes much fitter/healthier/happier on LSB. We are very hilly so a 4WD farm bike is not a good option, therefore I walk miles. Even getting the post os 200mtr each way - up hill on the way back to the house. I walk, lift, carry and bend far more than I used to. Sadly the fresh air and the work gives me a ravenous appetite.
I don't drink enough (water, I ment water) for the amount of exercise I get.
What is the reasoning about the water by the way?? Is it something to do with liver function and then the liver breaks down fats? I know I should drink it I am just not sure why.
I do know I am physically stronger, don't get puffed as easily and hardly ever get sick (flu etc) now. I do however get a few more injuries, strains and sprains etc. Loving every minute of it though.

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14 years 3 months ago #179075 by maggies mum
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Aye it does...........fit for nuthin'! ;)

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14 years 3 months ago #179078 by Kiwismum
All depends on weather I get off me rear end and do the things that need doing.

This morning I did several trips between paddock and house with wheel barrow loads of fire wood, so that was a good workout. :D

Don't ride enough though and I did do the lawns today on the ride on rather than the hand mower. :(:o

So could be better, but still better than sitting around in town.[;)]

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14 years 3 months ago #179080 by Birman Babe
Since moving here I have put on weight, lost weight, put it back on again, lost it again & now I am the heaviest I have ever been in my life :-(
I dont think I am as motivated to walk my dogs, etc, like I was when I lived in the city either.

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14 years 3 months ago #179110 by sod
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Why! do we need to be fit for wot:D

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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14 years 3 months ago #179112 by kate
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It depends on what we're doing - while we were fencing and planting and mulching in the steep paddocks a couple of years ago, I was very fit. This year it's been more about trimming goat feet and that just means you end up with a bad back [:I] Maybe we need to build more fences...?

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14 years 3 months ago #179115 by Kiwi303
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I'm alright. probably the heaviest I have ever been, but not so much of that is fat. muscle is heavier than fat so I've never been fussed about losing weight. I just try and shift weight from adipose tissue into musculature.

Farm work like posts, building stuff, firewood, cuttign brush etc, is good exercise, even when I'm addicted to the quad and ute rather than foot power :P

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14 years 3 months ago #179151 by Jan
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Depends on whether I decide to use the 4wheeler bike or walk. As our place does have a few hills I always seem to opt for the bike.

As for any other physical jobs...well thats what hubbys are for isn't it ? [;)]

So I would say...nope i'm not any fitter (truth be known im more unfit) than when i was in the city 10 years ago... mind you i used to bike to and from work ..up Ngauranga Gorge...couldn't do that now :( And hey im older now..

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14 years 3 months ago #179174 by kate
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I think Jan has a point - way back in my youth when I lived in a town things were different. I cycled to work and back, now I work from home. I walked up the stairs at work, now I have three small steps up onto my deck. I walked to the shops, now the shops are a 20 minute drive away. We walked to the pub at night, now we open a bottle of wine at home.

Living in the country means less day to day exercise UNLESS you're out every day on your land and walking around some pretty steep hills.

That's my excuse...

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14 years 3 months ago #179188 by Ronney
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Yes, it does keep me fit. I milk cows so I walk to get them, walk to put them away, walk to bring them into the shed, walk to put the milk in drums, walk about feeding calves, cleaning up etc. etc. etc.

I keep sheep. I walk to bring them into the yards, I'm moving while drenching, vaccinating, rouseing for the shearer. I'm walking when they get shifted.

I have weeds. I do HEAPS of walking dealing with those. I do have a Mule and I'll use it to carry all my bits and pieces to wherever I want to work but from there on in, it's shank's pony. I climb the Japanese Cedars to prune them, still use a chainsaw but had to give up on the scrub bar.

So yes, probably much fitter than most women my age and definately much fitter than I would be if I lived in town. I was 45kgs 35 years ago and I'm still the same weight. And I smoke[^]

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14 years 3 months ago #179192 by terralee
Whoa Ronney ... I don't think I have ever been 45ks[:0][:I] but I am reasonably fit for my age :D ... this place (well any LSB we have had) does keep me going [^]... winter is especially good as there is so much more trudging to be done with feeding out , checking the animals , lambing etc I love it when city folk come visit ... thats when you realise just how fit you are[;)]
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14 years 3 months ago #179195 by gemini kiwi
I used to be a little Chubby, but fit, anwyay after a bout of illness I weighted about 45 kilo's, I was very weak and I got my fitness back by walking. Just gentle walking, nothing too taxing but gradually I built my muscle strength back up and I'm doing really well right now.
If I would give anyone any advise about keeping your fitness up, it would be to buy a Pedometre and try to do your recommended 10,000 steps each day. They really are a great incentive to move that butt, and I acheive that in a morning somedays if I'm really busy, 10,000 steps would be on the low end of the amount of steps I do each day just getting from A to b, its good to see the counter go up, but if you buy one get the elastic clip as well, that way you won't loose them.

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14 years 3 months ago #179226 by sundaysbest
Well I lost 10kgs when I first got going on the farm!!! AWESOME!
But then what happens is that your body does get accustomed to the amount of work you do... so you need to up the anti... and do concious exercise - not just farm work. I walk and run (very badly) with the dogs and do some weights at home these days... I hated the gym - but my new gym is our deck (where no one can see me and I can watch the farm for entertainment).
For me the hard yakka was poo pick up after his royal highness (Horse) - constantly setting up hot fences and lots of hand mowing - we now have a ride-on and I have 10kgs back - hahaha! SHOCKER!

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