Originally Posted by Cacowgirl
Where is everybody? I've been retired since Dec. Of 2011. I'm just rattling around at our new home, & the lack of $$ is troublesome.I have heard of an opening-graveyard-2 nights a week. A neighbor is doing it & they need another person on different nights. Yes, she's 20+ years younger than me, but I think I could get my fitness level back fairly quickly. And w/just 2 nights I should be able to make up the sleep as I adjust to the hours. It's a baking job, have to be able to lift 40 pounds (which I can) & I'm hoping there would be a good discount on the food as DH has lost 40 pounds over the last year. The biggest advantage is it's close-about 5 miles away-town is about 20 miles away. I can get there on dirt roads or freeway-so no traffic jams, unless I make the wrong decision.Also, might be able to add in a 3rd day sometimes-just want to keep the hours down so I don't run amuck w/S.Sec- Again!
Sorry to hear about the troubles going on at the moment but on a brighter note Cacowgirl here is an exercise to build up the strength for employment.
Take a 30 pound potato sack in each hand and start lifting untill you have them out at shoulder height arms must be stretched out to your sides. I know it will hurt a litle but you must keep at it.
Once you have mastered the 30 pound potato sack move on up to a 50. Now that is going to start to work those shoulders but it is worth it keep at it Cacowgirl.
Next is to move on up to the 80 pound potato sack. One in each hand and stick with it. I know it hurts and is stretching all of the fibre in your arms, neck shoulders but it is building your fitness.
I have been doing this for some months now and have made it to the 100 pound potato sack I can now lift of the floor, arms out stretched from my sides, and I can get them to shoulder height. Without bending my knees.
The power I now feel in my arms, neck. Shoulders, and my back has grown in strength. It has improved my horse riding no end. I have been doing this exercise each day for three months now and feel very confident I can tackle the next stage.
I am going to try it with a potato in each sack.