Planting Flowers = Great Exercise

Today I planted a bunch of flowers outside.  I also created a wildflower bed along part of the driveway.  This should look really cool once the wild flowers start to sprout later on this summer.

Lugging around dirt, digging up weeds, raking leaves, and finally planting is a good workout for sure.  I have been averaging around 15,000 to 20,000 steps when I do yard work.  About 5 to 7 miles of walking around the yard.  Not much by some standards but not bad for me.

The good news is all the work has actually lowered my blood sugar reading about 10 points on average.  So adding flowers to the yard is helping me lower my blood sugar.  Not bad at all.

Here are some pics of the flowers added today.

Joseph Sollner - Early Summer Flowers
Driveway wildflower bed.
Joseph Sollner - Early Summer Flowers
Flowers in the front yard.
Joseph Sollner - Early Summer Flowers
These grow like crazy.
Joseph Sollner - Early Summer Flowers
Flowers in the front yard.
Joseph Sollner - Early Summer Flowers
Marigolds to protect the vegetable garden.
Joseph Sollner - Early Summer Flowers
Climbing plants for the shed.
Joseph Sollner - Early Summer Flowers
Climbing plants for the shed.