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I may want to have more coffee, not get dressed as early and generally laze around in the morning. My dogs have very a different idea as to what should happen from the moment I open my eyes.
Truthfully, I am so grateful for the motivation. Trust me, I cannot put my pants on in the morining until I am ready to head for the door. My dogs are ankle bracelets from that moment on. Jumping, whining, turning very excited circles until they are in harness and we are off.
I feel great on the days I walk. I start my day strong and seem to have more energy, a better attitude and I know I am in better shape. I have started working out at a gym, but my morning sojourn from the rat race offers me time to think, plan my day and laugh because the dynamic duo never cease to amuse me with their antics.
I have learned much on these walks. There is more to smell than flowers! Take time to make any decision. Your bark says much about your feelings. There is no reason to NOT walk. Weather is just an excuse to dress up. Dark is a wonderful time to practice caution. Heat makes you grateful for water and cool breezes.
So, I think walking is wonderful. It's helped me move on from my bout of depression after my husband died. I had no desire to get up and go out. I had to get up and go out. How smart those dogs were to see to it that I got going again.
On days we have to miss our walk, and it has to be something very important, my days are more hectic. I don't focus as well, I feel edgy and tire more easily.
I am healthier, happier and in better shape. Like I said, I started walking and now I even go to a gym. Life is good. To see a picture of my best buds, Maggie and Karl are featured on my photos...
Your post was what I needed to read. I lost my husband a few months ago after months of hospitalization following a head injury.
I have two young Yorkies and I need to begin to walk them and live again.
I hope that I can get the courage and energy to do as you have done.