I haven’t said much about fitness on here lately, but for once it isn’t because I’ve fallen off the wagon. In fact, I’m very much ON the wagon with the second week of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp. I love the strength workouts she provides because it keeps things feeling new every 2 weeks, which is great for my exercise ADD.
I’m also feeling more fit than I have in a long time. I know I kind of fell off the post-baby body updates because it felt like the posts had run their course, but to my surprise I’ve lost a couple more pounds now that we’re down to nursing only once a day and feel firmer in my midsection. Next up, back of my arms!
Anyways, while I’m feeling great, there is one family member who isn’t feeling as fit.
Aw, I just want to hug her.
GREAT news, though, is that she is really bouncing back from whatever sickness she had. They still aren’t quite sure what it was, but are guessing a severe upper respiratory infection that got out of control. All I know is that she’s back to bouncing around while we finish off her antibiotics and it makes my heart so happy!
However, I have a confession. Since Hailey arrived, Koda has packed on the lbs. She is a vizsla, which is a breed known for their sleek, svelte bodies. Take Sadie for example. Well, Koda has ballooned her way up to 58 pounds, when she should be around 45. She’s embarrassed.
…but she shouldn’t be. This is through no fault of her own, so I’m feeling MAJOR mommy guilt. We don’t run with her as much as we did before Hailey and now she’s eating more, too, thanks to her little buddy’s messy highchair habits.
So I decided November will be Operation Skinny Dog month. (#operationskinnydog) Everyday in November, Koda and I will go for at least a 1 mile wog. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but that will be the minimum and we are free to go above and beyond. (Side note, that isn’t all the exercise she will get. She roams the yard through the day and swims in the lake, too).
No matter what, we’re doing at least a mile. Yesterday was busy and the day got away from us, so once David got home and Hailey went down, we went for it.
Koda pranced along beside me and was clearly happy to be out. It wasn’t the longest or fastest run, but we were out there. Together.
My walkameter app showed we didn’t quite cover 2 miles, but it felt great. I’m excited for the mile-a-day challenge and ready to help Koda get back to her fighting weight. She’s pumped up, too, and wanted a before picture so she could track her progress.
Check in at the end of the month to see how she’s done!
I always like to say that pets are people, too and I’m so excited to help my sweet pup get back to being as healthy as she wants to be.
Do you run with your dog?
Daily? How far?