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Appreciating my dogs


MargieK

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I did 1 hour and 45 minutes on my dog hike today. Thank goodness I have two young dogs who love to hike in the woods as much as I do. My hardest thing with exercise is getting started and they have no problem letting me know when it's time for a walk - 3 times a day, every single day, rain or shine. It was actually snowing this morning when we took off. I figured I would do an hour, but we just kept going. 1 hour and 45 minutes - woo hoo! I already updated the ticker, but I still have two more walks left for today.

I started thinking about my goal of 10 hours of exercise every week and I was wondering if that was too much. I usually do 8 hours a week, so I didn't think 10 hours would be that much of a stretch. But then I figured out it would be 1 1/2 hours a day 6 days a week, and an hour on my rest day. I'm going to keep the 80 hours on my ticker, but if it takes me 9 or 10 weeks to complete it that's ok. It's still a good goal to shoot for and I think I can do it if nothing totally unexpected happens.

I also figured out that I can save my blog posts as a draft, so I've been recording my exercise every day and I think I"ll just post on Saturdays and Wednesdays. I weigh myself almost every day, but I'll report on my weight on those two days as well. So here is the recap:

Thursday I did a little over an hour and curbed my dinner time eating.

Friday: morning: 1 hr 10 min walk, plus 10 and 15 = 1.5 total.

Eating was not good yesterday. I was hungry all day long, but I did focus on fruits and veggies as much as I could. I made a veggie curry for dinner and that was pretty good. I do best on a diet of high protein, veggies, and good fats, but I'm just not that into meat right now.

Sat: 1.75 hrs morning, will record rest later. Edit - did another hour, so the total for the day is 2.75 hours. If I can do this two days I week I'll be able to make my goal no problem.

Plan for next few days:

Sunday - go to gym, do 1 or 2 dog walks = 1.5 hrs

Monday - long hike day, plus 1 or 2 more walks = 2 hrs

Tuesday - easy day, 3 short dog walks = 1 hr

Wed - gym again, 2 dog walks = 1.75 hrs

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