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11/6/17 2:46 P

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Your post caught my eye bc I need a Kick Start too! I've been doing well over the summer but the Fall here (MA) means shorter evenings and less time for getting in the walks. Years ago we lived in PA and I got in the habit of walking the dog after lunch in the winter bc it was usually the warmest time of day and I got a bit of sunshine in the process. So maybe switching up your time of day will help? Good luck and I'm headed out right now to walk the old pup (he's really good at the cocker spaniel look of "please walk me")!

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11/5/17 3:24 P

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11/5/17 6:43 A

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I bet those dogs would LOVE to go on a walk! My Pug sure does. He especially loves it now that the weather is colder here in Minnesota as his smashed-in nose doesn't do well in extreme heat and humidity. He encourages you to help a dog out and get them outside.

Plus, as Rebcca says, it's a great way to get to know your neighbors and neighborhood.

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11/4/17 9:53 P

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Hello EdamCheese,

Start a streak. I had a calendar and everyday I took a walk I put star on the calendar. Some days I just went for a walk to earn a star but soon it became a habit. I noticed the sky and my thinking became so much more peaceful Then there is that awesome feeling after as it does awaken those feel good endorphins. Bonus is that now neighbors for 2.5 miles around me all wave and greet me with smiles as I have become part of their day.

Lots of other wonderful benefits that you will you eliminate the need for ever clipping your dogs' claws if you walk on sidewalks or pavement as they get filed down. I have two dogs too and they so LOVE to go on walks.


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11/4/17 5:36 P

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Hello Everyone,

I live in a great place for walking and biking -- plus, I have 2 dogs that need exercise as well! I'm not doing anything -- help! Please send some hugs my way -- I'm in OHIO. Thanks!

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