Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

The Dog Days of Summer

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

I never really understood what “The Dog Days of Summer” were or how many days were given to man’s best friend? A couple? A week? 10? Who knows? It’s one if the great mysteries of life, I guess.

I know my dog thinks that there can never be enough days dedicated to dogs. Apparently she thinks everyday is about her and lucky for her she gets to spend a lot of time outside walking or running around with me.

As you know there is an obesity epidemic in North America and many other countries and unfortunately it’s not just humans who are battling the bulge; it is  also our pets. I don’t know of any dog who has pockets to carry money in so that they can go to the store or fast food restaurant and buy their own food so it must be the humans who are helping them to pack on the pounds. Obesity has the same effects on your pets as it does on you so please don’t feed them human food, give them too many treats and  do make sure to portion their food correctly. They can’t love you the way they want to if they’re not around.

Working out with your favorite furry friend is not only good for you but for them as well. Dogs NEED to play EVERYDAY- just like kids. A bored dog is a destructive dog and letting them out in the backyard to do their business is not enough. They need to smell the smells of the great outdoors and they need to bond with you during long walks and play time . Become your dog’s Personal Trainer or let him become yours.

Taking the pounds off of your dog will also take the pounds off of you and walking 30- 60 minutes a day with your dog will  not only reduce stress for both of you,  but will also improve your sleep and general well being in so many ways.

So grab your shoes, the leash and  water for both of you and go play. Your doggy will thank you.

 

The holidays

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

It’s that time of year again- THE HOLIDAYS. The time when you eat too much, drink too much and exercise too little (except for all of the running around that you’re doing to get everything done).

For me the holidays have always represented a time of personal reflection. I think it’s also because my birthday is at this time of year as well.

Every year when I put my Christmas decorations away, I think of what will be going on in my life when I take them out the following year. I wonder if I will I have the same job, the same residence, be living in the same city? Perhaps a new and exciting person will come into my life and I always hope that the people that I have in my life will be there next year- happy and healthy.
And you know what? Every year I am surprised by how my life is when I take those decorations out. I am very blessed to have the life that I have and am thankful to be able to enjoy the holidays in whatever form they take.

I love everything about Christmas. So much so that every year in July or August I find myself starting to sing Christmas songs. It’s strange, but true. I love the music, the lights and watching the kindness of others. I also like watching Frosty, Rudolph and all of the other must sees shows, spending time with family and friends, all of the food- OH, HOW I LOVE THE FOOD, going to movies and just enjoying the slow and relaxed pace.
You see, I refuse to get stressed out over the holidays. I don’t want to miss out on the pleasures of this time of year and you never know what the next year will bring.

So, enjoy the holidays. EAT, DRINK, BE MERRY (in moderation) and just remember that I’ll be looking for you in the gym in January.
Lisa

Why I love the Holidays and why you should too!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

It’s that time of year again. THE HOLIDAYS.

The time when you eat too much, drink too much and exercise too little (except for all of the running around that you’re doing to get everything done).

For me the holidays have always represented a time of personal reflection. I think it’s also because my birthday is at this time of year as well.

Every year when I put my Christmas decorations away, I think of what will be going on in my life when I take them out the following year. I wonder if I will I have the same job, the same residence, be living in the same city?

Perhaps a new and exciting person will come into my life and I always hope that the people that I have in my life will be there next year- happy and healthy.

And you know what? Every year I am surprised by how my life is when I take those decorations out.

I am very blessed to have the life that I have and am thankful to be able to enjoy the holidays in whatever form they take.

I love everything about Christmas. So much so that every year in July or August I find myself starting to sing Christmas songs. It’s strange, but true.

I love the music, the lights and watching the kindness of others. I also like watching Frosty, Rudolph and all of the other must sees shows, spending time with family and friends, all of the food- OH HOW I LOVE THE FOOD, going to movies and just enjoying the slow and relaxed pace.

You see, I refuse to get stressed out over the holidays. I don’t want to miss out on the pleasures of this time of year and you never know what the next year will bring.

So, enjoy the holidays.

EAT, DRINK, BE MERRY and just remember that I’ll be looking for you in the gym in January.