With all the snowstorms that have hit the east coast, many of you are probably dreading having to head out to shovel, but I swear, it can be so much fun (and a sick workout)! Shoveling is insane cardio & total body work: just 20 minutes can leave you breathless, burning and sore for days. Like running or obstacle racing, it’s also a “mission” which can help keep you motivated throughout (starting is a another issue, but once you’ve started, you’ve got to finish!).
I used to HATE to shovel, but I found a few ways to make it really fun. Add your own tips below!
Ideas to make shoveling more awesome than ever…
1. WICKED TUNES. Duh. Loud and proud, unless it’s too early. Eye of the Tiger works really well. 80’s anthems, hip hop, rock etc… A fun playlist keeps things moving and cuts your time down. Play them from your car or speakers, but try to avoid earphones if you’re shoveling in high traffic areas (too many accidents).
2. RACE A NEIGHBOUR. A LOT of fun AND gets the job done faster! If your neighbour’s snowed in, suggest a friendly wager. If you have kids/multiple helpers, make teams! Losers makes hot chocolate for the winning team. Bam.