I'm worried about the family dog
Monday, August 06, 2012
So, DH and I have been living with my in-laws all summer, waiting to hear back from the bank on the short-sale we've had an offer on since May.
When we first moved in, I tried running with the dog. She loved it! And I did too, but then my knees started acting up again, so I had to stop. My new program is great -- elliptical three times per week, daily yoga, and a 60 day Pinterest challenge I picked up -- but the dog can't participate.
Unfortunately, I've noticed the dog packing on the pounds. Granted, this is not my fault: she was overweight at the beginning of the summer too. And I don't get to control how she's fed (her bowl is filled whenever it's empty, and she gets leftovers from the table) but I think I am going to talk to my mother-in-law about that. At any rate, since I haven't been running, neither has she.
So here's my plan: daily 30 minute walks with her, after work. It won't be *my* exercise plan. I'm going to continue my elliptical/yoga program, working my way up to running in the mornings instead of elliptical. When that happens, I'll bring her along, and do the 30 minute walks in the evening too. By that point, we'll both be in good enough shape!
I hope that the walks will help. It is such a shame for a dog to be overweight! She loves to play fetch, but it's just not enough for the amount of food she's eating. Wish us both luck on our journey!