Let's not end the day on a down note. Excercise lifts your spirits, as Phoebe was just blogging about, and this handy tip was just posted over on the Bibliophile list. As many of us sit at desks all day, and are past an age where physical fitness is an easy attainment, I thought I would pass the routine along.
My friend suggested doing it three days a week. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
With a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides, and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, then relax. Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.
After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks. Then 15-lb. potato sacks, and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 25-lb. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.
Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.