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New backyard brings new fitness opportunities.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 by  
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I’m sorry, but I didn’t have time to complete the home gym page yesterday. I promise to carve out some time this weekend and get it done by Monday morning at the latest! I know some of you are anxious to learn where I bought everything, my thoughts on the new equipment and the approximate costs, so thanks for your patience as I get everything typed up!

Our vinyl backyard fence will be completed today! It’s 95% done as of this morning – all that remains is the gate and about 8 more feet of fence. Our new backyard is about 4 times as large as our old backyard, and there is a huge amount of open space. The large fenced backyard has several fitness-related benefits:

First of all, as I mentioned yesterday, I can finally put my grill on the back patio again. I love to grill my chicken breasts, steak and shrimp, so not having easy access to my grill was driving me nuts. That ends today!

New  backyard

New backyard

Something else occurred to me this morning while I was out back enjoying the sunrise… all that extra space is going to be AWESOME for walking lunges!

We plan to put in a pool and do some landscaping around the patio and pool area, but there is still going to be a huge amount of open space that I won’t ever get rid of. This extra space is a great place for the dogs to play, and for me to do outdoor weight training. I’m very excited about that prospect, and will be definitely be doing some walking barbell lunges (aka “parking lot lunges”) this week on leg day!

I’ve got a lot to do today, so I’d better get it in gear. Have a great Saturday!

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