Thursday, May 23, 2013

Physical Activity

No, I don't mean the gym. I mean my life-style.

Since it's summer, I live a pretty (OK, very) lethargic lifestyle. Other than the hour to hour and a half I spend in the gym, I'm a very sedentary person. My days consist of me sitting on the sofa or bed, watching TV and/or doing homework.

I read online that your metabolism slows down and basically becomes as lazy as you are. Therefore, I am going to try to lead a more active life-style. I don't really know what this entails, as my whole family is pretty sedentary as well, but I'm going to give it a whirl.

Through all of this change that I'm going to try to incorporate in my life, I'll employ my beloved dogs, Jackie and Jackson to come with me. Today, I took them on a 1.5 mile walk and it tired them out as much as it did me. It was groggy and humid out, but I know they appreciated the physical activity.

Tomorrow, I think I'm going to try to work in some fetch (that doesn't really work very well with my dogs, but I'll try). The only problem is that my dogs LOVE to play with other dogs, but don't realize that their enthusiasm isn't matched by the strange dogs that they don't know. Therefore, they end up getting hyper and excited, and it's pretty hard to control these two when that happens.

I don't know if I can take them for runs or to the doggie park, but I'm going to spend at least 30 minutes a day doing something active with my dogs. I'm gonna start with a walk every morning and night, but I'm sure that'll be a huge change for even my dogs.

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