Trim down & tone up? Get a dog
Saturday, May 21, 2016
We have just adopted Cora, who is a Samoyed mix and she is a real sweetheart. Even though I was a walker before we adopted her I am walking a lot more with her. We start our day with about a mile walk in the early morning all by ourselves. I'm still working out at the gym, taking yoga, doing my strength training but my average steps/day have gone from the 15,000 - 16,000 range to 19,000 - 21,000/day.
A couple of things I've noticed: First, I was more tired than usual just from upping the steps. Second - my hips have slimmed down. Weight is right where I want it to be, but my hips and thighs are more toned.
Third - my stomach is flatter! Guess I'm using different muscles walking her?
This is a whole new experience with Cora and it has enriched our lives. Figured she would make a difference and never expected she would have fitness benefits along with everything else.
If you have a dog, how does that help you meet your fitness goals?