Thursday, April 03, 2008
I am thinking about this time last year. April 2007, the snow was gone and I started getting healthier. I knew for years I had to do something about my health. My weight was on a constant up tick, I was smoking (I have asthma), and I had no strength or energy. On weekends my favourite activity was sleeping.
Over the winter I had been watching The Dog Whisper. Caesar said repeatedly you have to exercise your dog for the dogís physical and mental health. Because of the cold weather, my dog hadnít been out for a walk in months. The sun was shining as I looked at Kali. She was bored, lazy and sleeping a lot. I thought we are both in need of a walk.
When I put the dog on her leash, turned on my audio book and walked out the door, Kali was thrilled. Her happiness was contagious, and so we began the habit of having a daily walk. We took short walks on the trails, but then the walks began to get longer and longer, till we were doing 1 hr and 15 min. on hilly trails.
Now that it is warm and we are walking again, we are doing 30 min. walks. I have been going to the gym over the winter, but my little buddy is still getting back in shape.