Day 288

Monday, October 08, 2012

Today's fitness tip from Dr. Oz ~

Write it Down

Don't forget to track your progress!

When, how long, how you felt -- remember to keep track of every time you work out in your fitness log. Keeping a record not only holds you accountable, it is also an accurate measure of how far you've come.

If you're not a pen-and-paper type of person, there are a number of online fitness trackers, including DotFit, Livestrong, and Spark People. It doesn't matter what method you use, the important thing is that you are consistent and accurate. You'll be amazed how far you come!

Hey! How 'bout that!!! Dr. Oz gives a shout out to SP!!! This tip is right on the money too. WRITE IT DOWN!! I think this makes all the difference - love the full accountability aspect of it. Holding my feet to the fire. Personal experience has proven to me that it sure does work.

I had a great day, but my dear old friend Oz didn't. He finally began to come around around 6:00 pm. Never ate his breakfast or dinner, his eyes were dull and he had such a hard time walking. Then he began to feel a bit better when he knew I was walking on the trail in the woods. He wanted to come with me badly, but I told DH to keep him at home, so he wouldn't strain himself or hurt himself. I decided to get all of my cardio walking done, then go back to the house to see if Oz wanted to come with me for a 'fun' walk. We could stop if he didn't want to go on. He did want to go, so we did 1 full circuit on the hiking trail. I was surprised that he could do it. He went with me just yesterday but his condition was so much worse today. When we got back to the house he even ate a cookie and wanted to eat his dinner. I'm just taking it one day at a time with him. Trying to make him comfortable and give him little bits of joy where ever I can find them. He LOVES to go with me in the woods so I know this really made him happy to go on our fun walk.

Did a strength training session tonight - core; lower body.

Thanks for bearing with me as I talk about my incredible, beloved Oz. This is significant because, you see, it has been Oz who has been with me since Day 1 of my SP journey. Going with me every day for our hikes. He with his sunny disposition and in the beginning me, huffing & puffing, plodding along, putting one foot in front of the other. Oz urging me on with my foot injury, telling me that I could do it, with a gleam in his eye. On days when I thought he was not feeling well enough to go with me, I'd get to the end of the trail to head back where I came from. I'd look up on the hill and there he'd be smiling at me, waiting. He'd whirl around and off we'd go for another round. He has made his own visible short cuts on the trail, so he wouldn't have to walk quite as far, but could still see me all the while. I can't tell you how hard it's going to be when the last day comes and I'll have to walk out there alone. Oz is a SP too. He walks with such joy and a sense of adventure. 'Scuse me while I tend to the water works....I just can't talk about him without getting misty. What a great 11 years it's been with him.

Thanks for stopping by today if you had time. Hope you had a wonderful Monday. The weather couldn't have been better. emoticon
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    emoticon emoticon Yes, OZ is a SP, too! emoticon emoticon
    2933 days ago
    Enjoy each day with Oz and make memories
    with him. He is one lucky dog to have
    you in his life. HUGS!
    2934 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/9/2012 7:54:45 AM
    I feel so much of your pain! I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Keep taking pics. Keep talking!
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