Don’t we live in a great country? We are so prosperous (for now) that we actually have the luxury of worrying about eating too much and not being physically active enough. I’ve lost almost five pounds in the last two weeks. What is my secret, you might ask? The Manual Labor Diet.
It’s very simple, it works like this:
6:30 a.m. – wake up. Maybe eat breakfast, usually eggs and sausage; or maybe go right to work.
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Heavy manual labor. Feed cows, shovel manure, carry buckets of grain, walk/crawl/run through mud and snow a lot, feed cows some more, pick up 70-100# wet and wiggling baby calves while trying not to be stomped to death by freaking out mama cows and haul them 100 yards– 1/2 mile to barn, haul tons of hay by hand to bed down barn because it’s too muddy to do it any other way, shovel snow, feed cows again, chop ice, try to convince 1200# angry cow that she really does want to go in/go out of barn/corral, weep gently and repeat.
8:30 p.m. – eat whatever isn’t nailed down in house.
12:00 a.m. – check heifers
12:30 a.m. – go to bed, if you are lucky and no heifers have indicated that they will be giving birth in the next six hours.
What do you think? Can I market this diet and be endorsed by some lovely Hollywood starlet?
On a serious note: VS Athletics is having a great sale on their weightlifting shoes. $45.00! (I’m not bitter, even though I paid almost twice that a few months ago.) You can’t beat that and they are great shoes. No women’s sizes, unfortunately, but I wear a women’s size 8 and the 6.5 fits me perfectly. They are awesome shoes and I can’t recommend them enough. If you have been pining for a pair now’s a great time to pick some up.