We have a weed problem. Not the kind you can cover up with eye drops. No, our weed problem is far more obvious.
They’ve taken over our flower beds (are they still flower beds if they contain no flowers?) and are infiltrating our lawn. David seems to think the solution is just to spray them. I prefer removal from the root, up. However, I prefer someone else to do this, so, in short, in never gets done.
Yesterday I took advantage of the beautiful, warm weather and headed out for a wog. Everywhere, neighbors were out working on their beautiful yards. Grass was trimmed, flower beds free of weeds, and bright flowers demanded my attention.
The wog was very enjoyable. It was just a short 2.5 miles with the stroller and Koda, but it felt… well, enjoyable.
When I returned home, I couldn’t help but to notice our yard in comparison to the rest I’d seen. No bright flowers; tons of weeds. Finally, I reached my tipping point. I set up my audience.
I enlisted Koda’s help in trimming back the intruders.
And, I got to weeding.
1 hour and 1 supersized trash bag later, I had almost finished 1 flower bed. That was it.
I couldn’t help but think about the similarities between weeding and wogging. Before I started wogging, jogging for 1 minute straight sounded impossible. When I first began wogging, it was. But now it’s part of my routine. Fitness is something I keep up with and it’s not only manageable now, it’s actually enjoyable.
Not that I’ll ever find weeding enjoyable, but if I maintained it consistently, I wouldn’t be stuck doing this major overhaul. The same is similar with fitness. Ever notice how difficult it is to get back to the gym after a week or two off? It’s like you’re allowing all those weeds to come back and starting from scratch, which can seem daunting.
So even though days may be stressful and allergies are out in full-blown madness, I encourage you (and myself) to not let the weeds grow back. Staying on top of our fitness (and our yards) is actually the easier way to go over having to continuously start from scratch.
And now, this concludes deep thoughts from the yard.
What are you doing to keep the fitness weeds away today?
Ill be doing Workout C from Best Body Bootcamp (a full body circuit), plus 20 minutes steady state cardio. Oh Tina, you are one serious drill sergeant!