Workout Wednesday

Blogpaws is celebrating Get Fit With Your Pet Month, and this is a subject with which we have become intimately acquainted.  It’s winter in Florida, which means more enjoyable hikes due to a break in the stifling heat that we normally have here in the Sunshine State.  After tackling Springer Mountain a few months ago, I realized how far in my fitness journey I had yet to go.

The dogs have also been fairly sedentary lately, with only urban hikes to our credit in the past few months, and we are preparing for some upcoming trips into the woods very soon.  The dogs must be conditioned for longer distances.  After missing a week at the gym due to some doctor appointments, two vet visits and a broken windshield on my new Jeep, I hit it again yesterday feeling pretty meh.  I had a horrible headache and hadn’t slept well the night before.  I really didn’t want to be there.  I complained more than I usually do (I’m a whiny bitch at the gym, I’m not about to lie), but I got through it.  This will not be the year of failure.  I look at it this way–every second I spend in the gym is chipping away at the parts of my body that need to be improved upon.  Every time I show up it’s a victory.


Incline push ups.  

What are your fitness goals for this year?  Will you be working out with your dog?  Share your exercise plan with us!



















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  1. Kathryn January 13, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Ugh. I am SO horrible about exercise in the winter time. I just want to hibernate. My dog likes winter time though, and he is a firecracker full of energy, so he forces me to kinda-sorta stay in shape during the winter months. 😉

    1. Shannon Adams January 14, 2016 at 8:46 am

      If I could hibernate, I would, too! It’s great that your dog has the energy to expend. That will definitely keep you moving! Thanks for coming by!

  2. The Daily Pip January 13, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    LOL. I will probably not get in shape walking Ruby as she doesn’t much like cold and snow. I would like to work on strength and flexibility for myself this year.

    1. Shannon Adams January 14, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Aw, bless Ruby. I don’t blame her. 🙂 Good! You will feel so much better!

  3. Dachshund Nola January 13, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I love how each visit a victory! That’s such a great outlook to have.

    For my goals, I’m just keeping up with walking, running when my weak ankle can handle it, and yoga. Maybe a bit of free weight lifting. Nola is walks or runs right along with me! We’re doing a minimum of 5 miles a day, usually more along the lines of 7-8. In addition to that, Nola does things with FitPaws equipment and some fun Parkour stuff.

    1. Shannon Adams January 14, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Five miles a day is awesome. Great job! Oh and the yoga…I love yoga. I used to go 2 times per week and since I started with the trainer I haven’t gone. One of my goals for the yer is to get back to that class. I must check out the FitPaws stuff! I’ve not heard of that! Keep up the great work!

  4. GROOVY GOLDENDOODLES January 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Since I’m now residing in a climate where I feel bad calling this winter I have no real excuse. I am trying to ride my bicycle more. Gotta work on my donut cravings though LOL You are inspiring so please don’t stop and continue to share your journey with us.

    1. Shannon Adams January 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      You can do it! Gah! I would LOVE to have some donuts! Thanks for the compliment and I’m so glad so many folks are interested in following the journey. 🙂