View Full Version : Staying fit?

01-23-2004, 05:14 PM
Just wondering if everyone is keeping fit during the off season? Normally I put on a few pounds and drop them by the 2nd month of the season, but last year I didn't really drop my winter weight (Darn ZTR).
This winter I set some goals and I am going to come out of winter a lot trimmer. Don't get me wrong I'm no lard butt by any standard. I'm just trying to get back to my fighting weight!

Just wanted to make sure you guys and gals are staying in shape.


01-23-2004, 05:31 PM
See, now I knew I forgot to do something,
Now I need to go get in shape! :help:

01-23-2004, 05:32 PM
Nope. I've been packing them on myself. I did start working out this week a bit, but with the weather so cold here it's hard to get out and walk or move around to get the exercise I need. I'm going to have to gear up to shape up soon, though.

01-23-2004, 05:34 PM
I have picked up about 20lbs, but I have been working out a lot too. I am ready for the upcoming season, but man is it easy to slack off and waste away in the off season!

01-23-2004, 05:40 PM
Up until last year I had been only using a 21" on small residential yards. I always lost about 15 pounds from my "winter weight". I bought a WB with a velkey last year and I didn't drop anything...darn productivity from a WB...I guess I'm not in the biz for the weight loss...maybe I should give Jenny C a call!!

01-23-2004, 05:40 PM
Staying fit? Nope, I'm working on my winter coat.

01-23-2004, 05:57 PM
I put on some weight every winter. By the end of the first month of cutting season I'm loosing all of it. There aint no shortcuts on trimmer work.

Neet thing about ivin in Florida...you sweat bullets 9 months of the year.


01-23-2004, 06:13 PM
can you say .............tripple bypass? man u gotta stay in shape.

01-23-2004, 06:54 PM
Actually, I have my full annual physical exam in December of each year. Full blood work done, chlorestorol count, the whole 9 yards, etc. Then my doc jumps in my s*** that I'm not 21 anymore. Really...no kiddin doc???

01-23-2004, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by sheppard
I put on some weight every winter. By the end of the first month of cutting season I'm loosing all of it. There aint no shortcuts on trimmer work.

Neet thing about ivin in Florida...you sweat bullets 9 months of the year.


Same here. This year I'm trying the Atkins diet to shed a few. Slowly but surely it seems to be working. and YES about sweating bullets.LOL

01-23-2004, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by rodfather
Staying fit? Nope, I'm working on my winter coat.

I had my coat since mid December....:D :D

01-23-2004, 07:13 PM
No i add a few pounds for hibernation, then lose them during the season.

01-23-2004, 09:07 PM
Every winter for about the past five or six, I have gained about 20-25 lbs.. This winter, thanks to a fiancee that cooks me alot of sweets, I have packed on about 30 lbs. I have been running the past few weeks, but haven't really lost much. I need to try that new low carb beer.

01-23-2004, 09:18 PM
I never put on any weight off season lift weights 12 months out of the year ... and i just bought 5 acres and have on it what amounts to a army ranger training setup.im the same height and weight as i was at 18 years old ...6/1 and a half 213lbs.

Im in the best shape of my life best since i did the real army training .

01-23-2004, 09:23 PM
Always! I work out 4 times a week..

01-23-2004, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by captaingreen
I need to try that new low carb beer.

My husband likes that stuff. He says it has a good taste.

01-23-2004, 10:53 PM
Carrying scrap drywall out of houses and throwing it on the truck keeps me in shape. Each house averages three tons of scrap. If it has a basement and about 70% do then I carry about a ton up basement stairs. I don't take breaks very often so it's usually about a four hour non stop work out. Who needs a stair master. LOL

P&C Lawn Care
01-23-2004, 11:55 PM
When it is cold outside (and we don't push snow in the winter in OK) use a Bowflex

Mark P
01-23-2004, 11:56 PM
:) I guess ive put on a few pounds, Im 6/1 and weigh 216lbs but still fit in my 36" waist Wrangler's..........Im still working now and then. In fact ive got one to mow Saturday, and older lady that always has me mow it at least onece a month in the winter because some of her neighbors have leafs blow on her lawn.....Marks Mowing Service

SUPERIOR Lawn Design
01-24-2004, 12:03 AM
Welp... I've probably put on 12 lbs. myself... Enough to notice anyway, so I have started workin out too... Also looking into Atkins...

01-24-2004, 12:47 AM
Heck I like bobbys plan I just get the triple bypass have them suck out 20 pds when I'm still there maybe tuck the chin a little and since I'm allready there have do one of those penile implants, just pump it up and i'm ready to go, should be set till age 90. That way when the doc says your not 21 anymore I can prove him wrong.


01-24-2004, 01:02 AM
hey otd, i thought you said you didnt need help in the penile department!!

01-24-2004, 01:26 AM
Not now, but no need to wait till I'm 90 to find out its working a little on the slow side. If I'm gonna be under the knife let get a full tune up a little PM, and besides they only work 1 way you pump them up and they stay that way till you deflate them, what do you think the doc would say when I got my physical at 90 and she got a look at the great condition I was still in.


01-24-2004, 01:29 AM
she'd probably congradulate you on your prowess but i dont think she would want to try it out

01-24-2004, 01:38 AM
she might if she had any loose nails that she needed pounded in lol


01-24-2004, 01:51 AM
what was this thread about? i think it's off track now

01-24-2004, 01:57 AM
It was about staying fit and if I'm fat and lazy but Ican pound nails at 90 with my tool then I say I'm in good shape.