It’s true. Mom said we have lost a few hours a day in the past year. How can that be you say? Well, Bailie and I started taking K9 nose work classes and Bailie started tracking. The classes themselves take a few hours a week and then we have homework on the non-class days that takes anywhere from 1-2 hours a day. Katie has really slowed down which means her walks have gotten shorter but doubled in time. I also blog pretty much six days a week and that takes a lot of my time as well, thus, we are missing a few hours each day. Mom just gets up earlier and earlier to fit everything in and it works for us. If you are not a morning team, then stay up later to squeeze everything in if you need to.
How can we still get everything accomplished? I sat down on my K9 FitBone with my calendar and planner and started working out a plan. Health is the number one priority at our house. We try to eat healthy and exercise. Health is something you have that cannot be bought or replaced, so it will always be a top priority. We are also lucky that Mom is really self motivated. No matter what, we get our fitness in every day.
If you want to set goals for walking or running with your dog in 2015, that is pawsome, but make sure you keep those goals, don’t fail, or cheat on yourself. If you don’t want to get up some mornings, get up anyway because you need to reach your goals. Don’t want to walk because it is too cold, raining, or some other weather condition? Make sure you have the proper attire in your closet and get out in all the elements. If you know it will be pouring during your morning walk the next day, mentally prepare for it so you can be ready and actually enjoy getting soaked. If you don’t have enough time for fitness, get up earlier or stay up later. There is always time if you really want to do something.
The start of a new year is the ideal time to start your fitness program with a clean slate. Make a plan and stick to it no matter what! You and your pooch will feel so much better and be much healthier if you are a fit team! If you need additional motivation, try challenging yourself to join the FitDog Friday blog hop every week with a post about your activity during each week.
I’m co hosting the FitDog Friday Blog Hop with SlimDoggy, and To Dog With Love! Please join us on Fridays to share your fitness stories with others, find new ways to have fun, and new fitness ideas too! Tell your friends to stop by as well – fit dogs are healthier, happier dogs!